Author Archives: Snigdha Nalini

Fact Check: Did archaeologists find a Shivlingam inside a South African cave?

A post on social media claims that archaeologists have found a “6000 year old Shivalinga in a cave named Sudwara in South Africa”. The post claims that the structure is made of hard granite stone. The post has been shared and forwarded numerous times on social media, especially among WhatsApp circles and groups. Digiteye India too received it for fact ...

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Viral list of black money holding accounts in Swiss Bank is fake

Various posts on social media claim that WikiLeaks has released the “first list” of black money holders in Swiss Bank. The post is going viral on all social media platforms. DigitEye Team also received the message on its Whatsapp fact-checking number. Fact Check: The list contains 24 names — Sonia Gandhi, A Raja, Rahul Gandhi, Sharad Pawar, P Chidambaram to name ...

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Do you need to register via phone call to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Fact Check

With a few countries already administering the COVID-19 vaccines to their citizens, vaccine talk has increased the momentum. News about the vaccine distribution mechanism are of utmost importance and many countries, including India, have decided to give the first dosages to frontline workers and then the others. DigitEye Team received a fact check query on its WhatsApp number. The claim ...

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Viral message about PM Modi’s family is false

In a series of tweets, few netizens have delineated the family tree of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The thread packs in 12 names and states the relationship the said person has with Modi along with their professions to highlight how “all of them are millionaires and some billionaires.” The thread specifically mentions that “1 to 4 are, PM Modi’s brothers ...

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Do the ration cards in Andhra Pradesh carry the picture of Jesus Christ on them? Fact Check

A social media post claims that the ration cards issued to families in Andhra Pradesh have the picture of Jesus Christ printed on them. The post also included a picture of a ration card with the photo of Christ printed on it. The viral post states “यह आंध्रप्रदेश का राशन कार्ड है, जिस पर देवी-देवता का फोटो होता तो देश ...

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Is IRCTC confusing senior citizens to give up their concession? Fact Check

As the Unlock process in full swing in various Indian states owing to the coronavirus pandemic, many train routes are slowly opening up. Train routes across various states were diverted or closed off previously due to travel restrictions in certain states. New guidelines have been put in place along with revised fares. Digiteye India team received a message on its ...

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