Video of spectators chanting ‘Bharat Tere Tukde Hoge…’ at Gautam Gambhir is Edited 

A video has gone viral since yesterday, showing former Indian cricketer and Lok Sabha MP, Gautam Gambhir, making an obscene gesture at spectators. The spectators were trolling him, which made Gambhir irate. This created controversy and prompted the Delhi MP to explain his actions. Gambhir stated that the spectators were raising anti-India slogans, and unable […]

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Did Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Insult Santosh Trophy Winning Footballers? Here’s the truth…

A video showing Karnataka Football team sitting on footpath with the Santosh Trophy is going viral on social media platforms. It is alleged that the Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meted out this mistreatment to the Champion footballers.  However, when we investigated the video, we found that the incident is three months old and Siddaramaiah was not […]

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The Complete Truth of the 1966 Protests Outside the Indian Parliament Demanding Anti-Cow Slaughter Legislation, Led by Sadhus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new building of the Indian Parliament last Sunday. This event was mired with a number of controversies, ranging from the boycott of the event by 20 opposition parties, the installation of Sengol as the symbol of power and the arrest of wrestlers protesting against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan […]

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Understanding the New TCS Rules and its Impact on International Transactions Using Credit Cards

Representative Image, Courtesy: Emil Kalibradov, Unsplash  The Economic Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance issued a Gazette notification on 16 May 2023 announcing amendments in the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules. These amendments brings the overseas spending done with the help of Credit Cards under RBI’s Liberalized Remittances Scheme (LRS). This meant that […]

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An Old and Unrelated Video from Bengal Shared as Voter Fraud in Karnataka Assembly Elections

A video showing a person casting votes multiple times inside a polling booth is going viral on social media platforms. It is being alleged that this video is from Gulbarga North, where the Congress party is accused of committing fraud to win the assembly elections. https://www.twitter.com/Himanshi_mehra_/status/1658007671348543489 Archived Link In the viral tweet given above, we […]

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False News of David Fincher Movie on 2002 Gujarat Riots Falsely Circulated with BBC Hindi Attribution

American film director David Fincher is renowned worldwide for his thought-provoking and soul-stirring movies, including “Seven,” “Fight Club,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Social Network,” among others. He has also received critical acclaim for his work on the Netflix series “House of Cards” and “Mindhunter.”  A news card attributed to […]

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Twitter User Shares Edited Image Showing Mia Khalifa with Wrestlers Protesting at Jantar Mantar…

Indian wrestlers have been protesting in Jantar Mantar accusing Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh of sexually assaulting female wrestlers. The wrestlers are protesting because, despite numerous accusations of sexual misconduct, no FIR has been launched against Singh. The protesting wrestlers include stars of Indian wrestling like Olympic […]

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Rumour Alert: Nike has not filed a case of Copyright Infringement against an 11-year-old Filipino girl Rhea Bullos…

Rhea Bullos, an 11-year-old girl from the Philippines, captured the attention of the world a few years ago when images of her running barefoot in a school race with only bandages wrapped around her feet went viral. Unable to afford expensive shoes, the impoverished girl drew Nike’s “Swoosh” logo and the word “Nike” on the […]

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Video of Muskan Khan standing up against Anti-Hijab Protestors falsely shared in the name of Karnataka PUC Topper Tabassum Sheikh…

Left: Muskan Khan, the 2nd year graduation student who braved anti-hijab protestors last year and Right: Tabassum Shaikh the Karnataka 2nd PUC Topper in Arts Stream. Image Courtesy: Google. Karnataka Pre-University Course (PUC) Exam results were declared recently. 18-year-old Tabassum Sheikh topped the Arts stream of the PUC exams. Following this achievement by a Hijab-clad […]

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Media and Social Media Users Share Unrelated Images as the Train Set Ablaze in Kerala…

On Sunday night, a man poured an inflammable fluid on his co-passengers and set them on fire while traveling on the Alappuzha-Kannur Express near Kozhikode, Kerala. The incident occurred while the train was passing over the Korapuzha Railway Bridge. The passengers were able to stop the train and escape, but unfortunately, three people, including a […]

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Interchange fee introduced by NPCI is only for PPI Merchant Transactions and not for Regular P2P transactions…

Many social media users have claimed that UPI transactions over Rs.2000 will be charged 1.1% as interchange fee from 1 April 2023. However, we found that UPI transactions remain free of cost. Only PPI merchant transactions over Rs.2000 will be charged 1.1% as interchange fee. Social Media Narrative View post here – Instagram | Archived […]

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Old Video of a Shocking Broad Daylight Murder from Hyderabad Shared as Hindi-Speaking Worker Murdered in Tamil Nadu…

The barrage of disinformation on how Hindi-speaking migrant labourers in Tamil Nadu are being targeted and lethally assaulted does not seem to cease. This onslaught of disinformation has made migrant labourers stay away from work in panic. As per a report by the Hindu, the MSME sector in Tamil Nadu has been deeply affected by […]

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Video of a Youth Setting Ablaze a Lottery Shop in Kerala Falsely Shared as an Incident in Tamil Nadu…

Recently, miscreants have circulated many false videos as acts of violence perpetrated on North Indian migrant workers in Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu Police has called these videos a part of the false propaganda spreading among the migrant workers in the state. Police have dismissed rumors of attack on North Indian migrant workers in Tamil Nadu […]

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Unrelated Video showing damaged buildings shared as Devastation caused by the recent earthquake in Tajikistan…

An old video that has been around for a few weeks on the internet is going viral as the damage done by recent earthquake in Tajikistan. A massive earthquake hit the central Asian country of Tajikistan yesterday morning. The epicenter of this earthquake was reported to be in the Gorno-Badakhshan semi-autonomous region that borders Afghanistan […]

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Old Unrelated Image of a Dog sitting on a rubble Shared As Scene from Recent Earthquake in Turkey and Syria…

After a series of massive earthquakes hit Turkey and neighbouring Syria, thousands have been reported dead. As per the latest reports, more than 11000 people have lost their lives in this catastrophe. Search and rescue operations are being carried out on a large scale as prayers pour in from around the globe.  Images and videos […]

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Old video of Explosion shared as Blast in Nuclear Plant in Turkey during Recent Earthquake…

Heart-wrenching reports of destruction keep surfacing from Turkey after a series of massive earthquakes rocked Turkey and its neighbouring countries. Many videos of the catastrophe and the devastation it left are shared on social media. Among these, we found few unrelated videos that are shared as earthquake in Turkey.  One of the video shows huge […]

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Will Cristiano Ronaldo play for Newcastle United in case they qualify for UEFA Champions League? Here is the truth…

Image Courtesy: Newcastle United Times group, Facebook The charismatic Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is often regarded as one of the GOATs of the game of Football. He has earned huge popularity across the world due to his impeccable and elegant soccer skills. The 37 year old shocked the world in an interview with Piers Morgan, […]

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Old Video of Tucker Carlson interviewing Andrew Tate Shared as Tate’s Recent Interview After his Arrest in Romania…

American kick-boxer Andrew Tate who is notoriously known for his extremely misogynistic views is not new to controversies. This time he stirred up a new controversy after he poked teenage climate justice activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.  Displaying his fleet of 33 luxurious cars, Tate mocked Greta Thunberg and asked her to provide her email […]

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Viral Video of Muslim Women Allegedly Assaulted by Police during Voting is from UP and not Gujarat

A reel showing some women displaying their wounds and alleging that Police stopped them from casting their votes is going viral on Facebook. Text etched over the video says that this incident happened in Gujarat during the recent assembly elections. However, when we investigated the incident, we found that the incident happened in Uttar Pradesh […]

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Photo of Hostel on Jamia Campus Falsely Shared as Exclusive Hostel at JNU for Muslim Students from Jammu & Kashmir…

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is making headlines again. This time for anti-Brahmin graffiti on the walls of the university. On Thursday several walls of a building at JNU were defaced with anti-Brahmin slogans, reported The Hindu.  The images of these graffiti on the walls of JNU went viral on social media platforms. This in turn […]

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Fake 1977 Edition TIME Magazine Cover Photo Predicting ‘Coming Ice Age’ Revived To Spread Misinformation about Climate Change

We continue to witness the consequences of climate change across the globe in the form of wildfires, devastating floods and scorching heatwaves. It becomes difficult to deny the existence of climate change day by day as it is affecting millions of people, globally. Despite this, Climate Change Deniers do not seem to budge. While denying […]

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Video of Students Sent Back Home by Institution for Not Wearing Uniform Shared With False Communal Narrative…

A video is being shared widely on social media platforms with a claim that Muslim girls were stopped from celebrating Onam by fundamentalists. However, when we checked the video we found out that the communal narrative shared along with the video is False. The institution sent the students home for not wearing school uniform. Let’s […]

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Clipped Video of an old interview shared to claim Anushka Sharma Revealed Ranbir Kapoor’s Drug Issues…

 In an interview in 2015, Anushka joked about spreading rumors of Ranbir’s drug use. This video is being shared out of context with a misleading claim. Recently, Twitter has been buzzing with trends calling for the boycott of Bollywood. Some Twitter users have been using anti-Bollywood hashtags such as #BoycottBrahmastra, #BoycottBollywood among others. Many users […]

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Muslim organization protesting against Alappuzha collector S. Venkitaraman shared with misleading narrative…

A video of Muslims protesting in Kerala was shared by Twitter account of Indu Makkal Katchi (Offl) alleging that these Muslims are protesting in Alappuzha against the newly appointed collector of the district, Sriram Venkitaraman, because he is a Brahmin. However, we found that the allegation is untrue and misleading. The protesters took out a […]

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Altered and Unrelated Photos go Viral as Photos of PM Modi, Prez. Murmu and Maha CM Eknath Shinde in their youth…

Four images claimed to be of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde in their youth are going viral on Twitter.  However, we found the images to be either altered or unrelated. Let’s check out the reality of these photos. Viral Photographs Four photos […]

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Photo of a Protest in Pakistan Falsely Shared as Indian Muslims Burning Indian National Flag…

An image of some protestors burning the Indian National Flag is being shared on social media claiming that these are Indian Muslims protesting against Nupur Sharma’s controversial statement on Prophet Muhammad. However, the image is not from India. We found that the image is from a protest organized in Lahore, Pakistan.  Viral Image on Social […]

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Old video of a Protest in Pakistan Shared Falsely as Foreigners Protesting against Nupur Sharma…

A video of a group of men and women raising slogans and burning the Indian National Flag is doing rounds on social media platforms with a claim that these are foreigners, protesting against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s controversial statement on Prophet Muhammad.  Nupur Sharma had made a controversial statement about Prophet Muhammad during a […]

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Media, Web Portals, and Social Media Misreport that the top 4 UPSC rank-holders are women… 

The Union Public Services Commission announced the results of Civil Services (Main) examination 2021 last Monday. Shruti Sharma topped the list of rank holders with 54.56 per cent marks. Followed by Ankita Agarwal and Gamini Singla who secured the second and third positions respectively. Meanwhile media organizations, web portals and social media posts claimed that […]

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Russia-Ukraine War | Visuals from a Movie Shared as Ukrainian Soldiers Bidding Farewell To Their Wives & Girlfriends…

A video is being shared on social media in which some soldiers can be seen hugging and kissing their wives/girlfriends before leaving for war. The video is being shared widely as Ukrainian soldiers bidding farewell to their loved ones before joining the war. However, when we fact checked the video we found that the video […]

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Old images of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in Military Uniform Shared as Him Joining His Soldiers on The War Front…

As Ukraine battles the Russian troops to defend its sovereignty and autonomy, a barrage of images and videos claiming to be from the warzone can be seen on mainstream and social media. Over the last few days, fact checkers across the world have debunked hundreds of fake claims made on videos and photos purported to […]

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Media Misreports the tragic Death of a Pregnant Elephant in Malappuram instead of Palakkad; Triggers Islamophobic Posts On Social Media…

Posts lamenting the loss of the life of a pregnant elephant and her unborn calf in a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded in Kerala, have flooded the social media. Be it on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other platform, netizens and celebrities raised their voices to condemn the incident. However, the initial reports by the media […]

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Fake WhatsApp message claiming no COVID-19 Deaths in Israel due to miraculous solution of Lemon and Bicarbonate…

COVID-19 pandemic has brought down the world to an unprecedented halt momentarily. The deadly novel coronavirus has so far infected over 8 lac people across the globe with COVID-19 related deaths approaching 40K. The Pandemic has hit almost every country on the globe with a few exceptions like North Korea. While the world is battling […]

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Fact Check: Did Kodiyeri Balakrishnan gave such a statement on the accusations made against Binoy Kodiyeri…?

Narrative on social media A Facebook page called Kondotty Sakhakal has been circulating a Malayalam post on Facebook, which has garnered over 300 shares in mere 19 hours. The Malayalam post claims that CPM’s Kerala State Secretary has responded on allegations made against his elder son Binoy Kodiyeri by a woman who is a resident […]

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Fact Check: News about man who battered his wife’s feet with a baseball bat after mistaking her snake print stockings for real snake is false.

While surfing online, we come across several bizarre news about incidents happening around the world. Most of the times these fascinating incidents turn out to be true but not every time what we read, is reality. Sometimes these news are a result of misunderstanding by the publisher. For example, a prank believed to be true […]

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Fact Check: Were total number of votes polled in 373 constituencies found to be less than the total number of EVM votes counted…?

Narrative on social media Archived Link A post in Malayalam, claiming discrepancies in data of polled votes and votes counted on EVM, has gone viral on Facebook. The post claims that in 373 constituencies, the total number of polled votes is less than the total number of votes counted. The caption of the post, published […]

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Fact Check: No, Kerala Police has not issued any Such Warning to the Public as claimed by viral social media posts!

Narrative on social media The following Facebook pages Youth Icon Media, SouthViral Health , ആരോഗ്യം, Love Media, PrimeReel Media, Youth Icon Media, Latest Home Designs, ആരോഗ്യം Life Plus, രുചിക്കൂട്ട്,  have been spreading posts that claim that Kerala police has issued a warning to people of Kerala against robbers who attack homes at night. Such posts […]

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Fact Check: Do these 5 videos prove that BJP manipulated EVMs to win more than 300 seats…?

Narrative: Archived Link A facebook user, Prince Abraham has published the above embedded post on Facebook with the following caption in Malayalam whose translation is as such: “The figure of 300 is not projected casually…New model has arrived, Modi’s Make In India EVM! Watch with your eyes wide open.” The post contains five videos. The […]

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Fact Check: Is Sanghaparivar involved in Begusarai incident where a Muslim youth was shot after he was asked his name…?

Narrative on Social Media: Archived Link The above post shared by a Facebook user named Sagav Vapputty claims that the reign of terror unleashed by Sanghaparivar continues. Muslim youth shot with a bullet after being asked his name by the attacker. The caption of the post in Malayalam reads as follows: “ Muslim youth shot […]

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