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Old Syrian video passed off as Taliban executing women this time; Fact Check

The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on Sunday, August 15, has sent old memories of their rule during the 1990s return to many people around the world. Here’s one such video that is making rounds. The Taliban or the Islamic militia in Afghanistan are known for their atrocities including denying basic rights to women. Coinciding with the takeover on Sunday, a ...

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Fact Check: Old image of a caravan of Trump supporters resurfaces with new claim

Social media posts featuring a caravan of vehicles claimed that Donald Trumps supporters were heading from California to Washington DC to protest the outcome of US Elections. This was just before the US Congress set to meet to confirm Biden’s victory finally. The claim read: “Just seen this on Twitter!! This Caravan is headed to DC from California RIGHT NOW!!!! ...

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Fact Check: No, Sony and its PlayStation never acquired by Microsoft as claimed on ‘Dec 28’

A Spanish website devoted to Hispanics has put out a breaking news on December 28, 2020 claiming that the global tech giant Microsoft has acquired the Japanese conglomerate Sony for $130 billion, including all its affiliated businesses and PlayStation as well. The headline read: “Microsoft acquires Sony with all its divisions, including PlayStation.” The article went on to describe the ...

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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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No, Barack Obama was not arrested for espionage; Fact Check

A fabricated report published by the Conservative Beaver, a Canadian news site with claims that former US President Barack Obama was arrested on charges of espionage for selling secrets to China has gone viral on Twitter. In its report published on Nov. 28, 2020, the website claimed in the headline: ‘Former President Barack Obama arrested for ESPIONAGE’, under its opinion section. ...

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