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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No, Adani group doesn’t own Pune Junction; Fact Check

An image of a Platform Ticket Of Pune Railway Junction purportedly owned by Adani group is making rounds. It has ben shared by users on twitter and WhatsApp with a message: “Adani Railway, Railway Ab Hamari Niji Sampati Hai” [Now Railways are the property of Adani group.] It may be recalled that the context of the message relates to the ...

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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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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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