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Fake Bengali video goes viral, wrongly cited instigating fear

Here’s a video that is widely being circulated among the users on WhatsApp and Facebook, showcasing violent clashes among two Muslim groups. More than the video, the caption warns that not voting for BJP in 2019 elections would put them in a similar situation in the future as shown in the video, an “example of the Islamic terror.” See the ...

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Is polio vaccine shortage a fake news?

Just 10 days before the country was to take up the pulse polio drive, fake news started appearing that there is a shortage of polio vaccine and the National Immunization Day scheduled for February 3 will be postponed. While the message was slowly gaining readership on social media, online news publication “The Print” published a story on Thursday headlined, “India ...

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Fact-check: Rajiv Gandhi was not PM when he was killed

The Congress Party has made a video on the occasion of its leader and mentor Sonia Gandhi’s birthday on December 9. It was widely shared on Facebook by the party’s Social media head Divya Spandana or Ramya, as she is popularly known among Kannadigas. However, the video missed a crucial fact when a screen-shot declared:”Soon after in 1991, India again ...

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Telangana Poll: Congress manifesto in Telugu divides media, who’s right?

First, the saga over a Muslim-centric manifesto by Congress Party surfaced when Times Now reporter Paul Oomen has claimed to have obtained a draft version of it, which had at least 7 Minority schemes with special emphasis on promises made to Muslims. See the picture below with marked ones. In fact, the version he shared with Quint in Telugu was ...

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Will women face genetic mutation if they enter Sabarimala? Fact check

Following the historical verdict by the Supreme Court regarding the women entry in Sabarimala, Subramanian Swamy, a top brass BJP leader claimed that women will suffer genetic mutation if they enter Sannidhanam. Subramanian Swamy’s series of tweets soon went viral on online platforms, and many people claimed that the BJP leader is also proclaiming the ancient notion that menstrual blood ...

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Rahul Gandhi saluting with left hand? Flipped fake photo goes viral

The attack on Congress President Rahul Gandhi by rivals is visible from the following photograph, which at first glance creates resentment for any reader. This photo was not a real one, but flipped, hence showing the right as left hand. Here’s how it was traced by our team: The wording says that Rahul Gandhi was saluting the national flag with ...

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