Fact Check: Was journalist Pragya Mishra murdered in broad daylight?

A gruesome image of a wounded woman sprawled on a road is going viral. The image shows the woman lying on the road with blood around her stomach and people have gathered around her body. The image has been going viral on social media with many netizens claiming that the image is of journalist Pragya Mishra. In one of the ...

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Is CRP Test necessary before taking the COVID vaccine? Fact Check

With the beginning of the third phase of covid vaccinations in India, there is a surge of information regarding the vaccines available online. With the third phase of vaccination, citizens above 18 years of age are eligible for the covid vaccine. Digiteye India received a fact check query regarding the vaccination. The viral message reads, “CARDIOLOGIST DR.SURENDRAN’S SUGGESTION: Before taking ...

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Does lying down on chest in prone position increase oxygen levels? Fact Check

A WhatsApp message forward claims that lying down on the chest and deep breathing increases and improves oxygen levels in the body. The message which has been forwarded many times claims to recount the personal experience of an individual who was suggested this method by “the best pulmonologist of the country.” The message claims that lying down on the chest ...

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Is Govt. providing 3-month data recharge plan for free to 100 million users? Fact Check

According to a widely forwarded WhatsApp message, the Indian government is allegedly giving three-month data packs for free to 100 million users. The forwarded message is in Hindi. DigitEye India team also received the message for fact checking. The message reads “भारत सरकार द्वारा online पढ़ाई के लिए 100 Million यूजर्स को 3 महीने वाला Recharge Plan फ्री में देने ...

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Video claims ordinary nebulizer as substitute for oxygen cylinder; Fact check

A video is going viral on WhatsApp claiming that an ordinary nebulizer is enough to take care of oxygen requirements for the Covid-19 patients. The presenter wearing a stethoscope and claiming himself as Dr Alok from Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad, explains in the video that a nebulizer is a substitute for oxygen cylinder. Here’s the video:   The presenter claims that ...

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Fact Check: PSA suggesting medicines for contact with suspected COVID-19 positive people

A poster with “suggestive treatment for suspected contact with covid-19 positive” people is doing rounds on social media. The poster suggests medicines and vitamin tablets. Along with these medicines, the poster has also laid down “other essential guidelines” which include: Use mask properly and at all times Drink hot water or use it for gargling Maintain social distance Consult M.I ...

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Did a police officer shoot a couple in broad daylight? Fact Check

An alleged video of a police officer shooting a couple in daylight is going viral on social media. The video has been shared multiple times on all social media platforms. Digiteye India team also received the video for fact-checking on its WhatsApp helpline number. The video shows a young man arguing with a police officer. Matters escalate and the officer ...

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Worms in mask or do face masks contain microscopic germs? Fact Check

A viral video shared on WhatsApp shows a medical-grade disposable face mask over a cup of steaming water. The video alleges that the masks have fine microscopic germs which start moving because of the hot steam. The narrator says in Hindi that “these germs get activated when people inhale and exhale through the mask and come out through the fine ...

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Who should not take vaccines? Fake advisory is going viral; Fact Check

A circular stating who should not take vaccines is going viral. The one-page circular is in Hindi states six points. The six points further lay down who should not take the vaccine and why. The message roughly translates to: Women who are not married should not take the vaccine (chances of not being able to conceive) Children should stay away ...

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