No hostages were held by the farmers protesting at the Red Fort on Republic Day

During the farmers’ tractor rally that took place on Republic Day on 26th January, there was a lot of commotion the Red Fort in Delhi. Social media is filled with images and video related to this event. Meanwhile, a post on social media is largely being circulated with the claim that the children and artists […]

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Viral message claiming WhatsApp will be chargeable is a Hoax

Social media is filled with misinformation related to the messaging app WhatsApp after they announced their new privacy policy. Fact Crescendo has debunked such misinformation in the past as well. Amidst this, a WhatsApp message reportedly sent by the “director of WhatsApp”, Varun Pulyani, has been circulating on social media. The message requests users to […]

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Were 40 students hospitalised after taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the COVID-19 vaccination drive going on in India. Amidst this social media users  posted a newspaper clipping and claimed that 40 students were hospitalized soon after their injection of the COVID-19 vaccine in India. The headline of the newspaper clipping reads as “40 students hospitalised after vaccination in Knp” […]

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Edited ‘Fox News’ screenshot goes viral says 400,000 Americans died within 9 hours of Biden’s Presidentship.

US President Joe Biden took oath as the new President of the US on 20th January 2021.A lot of misleading claims have been circulating on social media since Biden has come to power in the US. Fact Crescendo has debunked several such claims in the past. Recently a screenshot of ‘Fox News’ is circulating on social media […]

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Trump did not write “Joe, you know I won” in his handover letter to Biden

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2021. The transition took place even as Donald Trump continued to claim that he had won the elections and the results were rigged in Biden’s favor. Amidst this a viral post on social media is circulating, claiming that before Trump […]

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Bill Gates did not say that people will die after taking the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the fatalities andside-effects suspected to be linked to COVID-19 vaccines. Amid this, several posts on social media claims that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said in an interview to CNBC that 7 lakh people will face death or disability after taking the vaccines. This message is going […]

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Edited clip of Mamata Banerjee goes viral claiming that state board exams have been cancelled

A short clip of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is going viral on social media where she can be heard announcing in Bengali that students of classes 10 and 12 do not have to appear for state board exams in 2021 and they’ll be promoted automatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The post on […]

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A News Article By The News Minute With edited Headline Goes Viral

A screenshot of a news report by the The News Minute has been going viral. The headline reads, “Kerala born Muslim boy blasts Mumbai.” The screenshot also shows a picture of Mohammad Azharuddeen, a Kasargod-born cricketer representing Kerala, who scored a century of 37 deliveries against Mumbai hitting nine fours and 11 sixes in the […]

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Fact Check: Signal app was not coded in Sanskrit by a villager from UP

After WhatsApp announced their new privacy policy on 4th January 2021 which is to be enforced from 8th February 2021, Signal messaging app has become a trending topic among social media users. While users on social media platforms continue debating on how the privacy settings of the Signal App is better than WhatsApp a viral […]

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This video is not from the protest at Capitol Hill

Pro Trump protestors have created a ruckus in the US Capital. Amidst this a video went viral on social media claiming that the video was shot at the US Capitol Hill when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the building. This video was shared by the verified Twitter handle of the news website Money […]

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