2015 Image Shared As Litter Left After Greta Thunberg’s Speech In 2022 Glastonbury Festival

An image of the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury festival is going viral on social media. The image shows the area surrounding the pyramid stage filled with litter. Some Twitter users claim that this was after Swedish activist Greta Thunberg delivered her speech at the festival.  However, we found out that though the image is from […]

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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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Did Bicycles exist in India 2000 years ago? Here is the truth behind viral image of TN temple carvings…

Images of bicycle carvings are going viral on Facebook with a claim that these carvings are from a 2000-year-old temple in Tamil Nadu. Users who have shared the images have also claimed that there was the concept of bicycles in ancient India before the invention of bicycles in the 1800s. However, when we fact checked […]

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Image of a Sea Pen Shared as Rare Flower Nagapushpam that blooms only once every 36 years…

An image purported as a rare flower Nagapushpam that blooms once in every 36 years is being shared heavily on Facebook. However, the creature in the viral image is an invertebrate called Sea Pen and not ‘Nagapushpam’.  Viral Post on Facebook Facebook Archived Link As you can see in the screenshot given above, a creature […]

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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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