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Explainer: Misleading message regarding COVID-19 vaccine policy guidelines

COVID-19 vaccination drive has come to a new phase and the state has opened up vaccination for senior citizens and those above 45 years with co-morbidities. Amidst this a message is going viral on social media claiming that they are the guidelines of the new COVID-19 vaccination policy of India which are set to be […]

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This Video of man attacking a person with a rod from Sri Lanka is going viral as a hate crime in India.

A video showing a man attacking another man with a rod is doing rounds on social media claiming that it is from India along with a narrative that suggests a communal angle. It is being claimed that the attacker belongs to the Muslim community and he is attacking a man from the Hindu community. It […]

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Protest by Shiv Sena viral as Bajrang Dal protesting against Farm Laws in UP

After the increase in fuel prices, protest are being organized by Shiv Sena at different places in Maharashtra. A video of this protest is also being shared with wrong narratives on social forums with claims that in Uttar Pradesh, Bajrang Dal activists are protesting against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the farm laws. The title […]

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Video of stone pelting by BJP activists in Telangana viral as West Bengal

A video is spreading widely on social media in which some people are seen pelting stones at a house and some security personnel are trying to disperse these people. Through this video, it is being claimed that this clip is from West Bengal, where the workers of Bharatiya Janata Party pelted stones recently.  Individuals seen […]

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Did Israel gun down a mosque in Palestine during the Azaan?

A video of heavy gunfire on a minaret of a mosque is going viral on Indian social media with the claim that Israeli forces shut down the azaan (Islamic call to prayer) in a mosque in Palestine.  Fact Crescendo received many requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770). We found out that the […]

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No, Man Spitting on Pizza is Not Muslim Immigrant in London Restaurant

A video clip of a man spitting on food is doing rounds on social media. Users are claiming that it is from London and the man in the video is a Muslim immigrant from Algeria. Fact Crescendo received many requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770). Upon investigating, it is found that the […]

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2018 Video of bridge collapse in Varanasi shared as recent incident

A video of a bridge collapse is doing rounds on social media with a claim that this incident took place in Uttar Pradesh on 23 February. The same video is also being claimed as being from Hyderabad where the Balanagar-Jeedimetla flyover is allegedly said to have crashed down. Fact Crescendo received many requests about this […]

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Delhi Govt’s aid poster morphed to portray that aid is provided to a particular community

An image of a Hindi newspaper advertising the Delhi government’s assistance scheme for riot victims is circulating on social media claiming that the Arvind Kejriwal government is providing monetary help only to Muslim victims of the Delhi riots. The viral image shows the word Muslim’ in the top right corner beside the header. It gives […]

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Explainer- Has the WHO certified “Coronil” as a medicinal treatment for COVID-19

A viral claim, suggesting that the World Health Organisation (WHO) has certified Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ as a medicine for the COVID-19 has been doing rounds on social media. Several social media users have shared posts claiming that Patanjali’s Coronil, which is an Ayurvedic medicine, has been approved by WHO for the treatment for COVID-19. The caption […]

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No, Maharashtra Did Not declare a 15-day lockdown from 1st March

A screengrab of a Marathi news channel is going viral with a claim that the Maharashtra government declared a 15-day lockdown in the state starting from 1st March. It is being circulated after CM Uddhav Thackeray did an online address on Sunday in which he warned about the rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the […]

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