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FACT CHECK: Old Video of Police Performing Aarti of Lockdown Violators from M.P. Shared as Guwahati…

A video going viral on social media platforms shows Police Personnel performing “Aarti” of people on a street. The captions accompanying some of the posts claim it to be from Guwahati. The text on some of the videos further specify that it is from Ganeshguri in Guwahati.  Original Link- Facebook | Archived Link We also […]

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2015 video from Sweden viral as Israeli police strangling a Palestinian child to death

Amid the escalating violent conflict between Israel and Palestine, a video is circulating on social media platforms claiming that it shows Israeli police personnel strangling a Palestinian child to death. Further the post claims that the incident had taken place during the Palestinians protest against moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, the post adds that the […]

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Video from Saudi Arabia viral as footage of cyclone Tauktae at Nariman point

Cyclone Tauktae, an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, made landfall in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar on 17 May 2021. While the ‘eye’ of the storm bypassed Mumbai, heavy rainfall and winds up to 100 km per hour lashed Mumbai. Amidst this, a video is circulating on social media claiming that it shows the destruction caused by Cyclone Tauktae […]

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2017 video from Lakshwadweep island viral as effects of Cyclone Tauktae in Diu and Gujarat

Amidst the Cyclone Tauktae, an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’,  a video has been circulating on social media claiming that it shows huge waves hitting the shores of Diu and Chorwad situated in Gujarat as an effect of cyclone Tauktae. The video shows huge waves from the sea gushing towards the shore. The caption of the […]

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FactCheck:- Have Indians Abandoned their Gods as They Failed To save them from Covid-19?

Several users and media outlets, especially outside India, have been claiming that people in India are angry with their gods and are smashing their idols because they failed to protect them from Covid-19.  In viral post, visuals of thousands of idols are seen lying on the street and people seemingly throwing Ganesh idols off the […]

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FACT CHECK: Assam’s Time 8 was not the worldwide most viewed page on Facebook during recent elections

An infographic going viral on Facebook and other social media platforms in Assam claims that a Facebook page named Time 8 was globally the most viewed page on Facebook during the recently concluded Assembly Elections in Assam. The text is in Assamese. It has been uploaded by multiple profiles on Facebook.  Original Link- Facebook | […]

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No, Benjamin Netanyahu did not have a video call with Saudi Prince MBS

Amid the Israel-Palestine conflict, social media is flooded with misleading claims. In a recent addition to that misinformation cycle, a video is going viral with the claim that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu had a video call with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this […]

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No, Israel has not captured Al-Aqsa Mosque; the Viral video is from Iraq

The Israel-Palestine conflict has unleashed a deluge of misinformation on social media. In one such example, a video of an on-ground combat action is going viral with a claim that Israeli soldiers have captured the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770).  We found […]

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Old Spanish Video Shared as Recent Cyclone Tauktae Visuals from India

As cyclone Tauktae raging on the western coast of India, old videos of storms are being shared on social media with misleading claims.  One such video of huge waves is doing rounds claiming to be from Maharashtra as well as Gujrat region of India.  Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our […]

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ARMA-3 video game visuals shared as Israel’s air defence system footage

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media is flooded with gruesome videos and images claiming to show the current situation in the region.  One such video is doing rounds with a claim that it shows the Israel air defence system in action. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline […]

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