No, May 22-28 is Not the Equinox: Expert Opinion and Scientific Evidence Dispel Myths

At a time when multiple regions across the sub-continent are reeling under a severe heatwave, numerous posts are going viral on social media asking people to consume more water for about a week to avoid dehydration due to a phenomenon called Equinox. Here are two such posts: Facebook Post | Archived Link Facebook Post | […]

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Old video shared as visuals from cabin of Singapore Airlines flight hit by turbulence

A passenger was killed and 71 others injured due to severe turbulence on a flight from London to Singapore.  Flight SQ321, a Boeing 777-300 ER with 211 passengers and 18 crew members, took off from Heathrow on Monday, May 20, 2024 and encountered severe turbulence en route. It was diverted to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, landing […]

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Visuals of Popular Front’s Foundation Day 2020 rally shared as Muslim Private Army marching in Kerala

A video which shows a considerable number of uniformed participants rallying in a disciplined manner is being shared on social media with captions stating that they are members of the Muslim Private Army marching in Kerala.  The participants can be seen holding a banner reading “Unity March” in Malayalam.  The same video was shared with […]

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No, Bill Gates did not “confess” that Covid-19 vaccines are harmful and should be withdrawn immediately

With the number of COVID-19 positives on the rise again, social media is also getting flooded with misinformation related to the infection as well as the vaccines.  One such message being forwarded on instant messaging apps claims that Bill Gates has confessed that the vaccines are harmful and has called for all Covid-19 vaccines to […]

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FACT CHECK: Outdated message claims Celebrity Chef has proven that McDonald’s Burgers are toxic

A passage being shared widely on Social Media platforms claims that McDonald’s burgers are unfit for human consumption. The message attributes the statement who Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver who has reportedly proved that the food they sell is not fit to be ingested as it is highly toxic due to the use of bacteria-killing ammonium […]

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FACT CHECK: Has Japan banned the use and shut down the production of microwaves? Find out the Truth

A viral message listing the harmful effects of Microwave oven is going viral on messaging platforms. The message claims that because of its harmful effects, the use and production of  Microwaves has been banned in Japan. Fact Crescendo received the same message on its 24×7 Factline number 904 905 3770 with a request to verify […]

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FACT CHECK: Afghan National Volleyball Player Mahjabeen Hakimi Was Not Beheaded by Taliban; Here’s the Truth…

Mainstream media and social media users across the world claimed that an Afghan National Volleyball Player Mahjabeen Hakimi was beheaded by the Taliban. However, Fact Crescendo found that these reports were false and Mahjabeen’s was not beheaded by Taliban. In fact, she was found dead under mysterious circumstances even before the fall of Ashraf Ghani […]

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FACT CHECK: Amul has not announced any contest with Cash Prize to commemorate its 75th Anniversary Celebrations

Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF) or Amul, a dairy cooperative based in Anand, Gujarat is India’s largest food product organization. Even as the organization celebrates its 75th Anniversary in 2021, a number of links are going viral on messaging platforms claiming that Amul is giving out cash to winners of a contest. The […]

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FACT CHECK: Old and Unrelated Image Goes Viral as Car Wreck of Controversial Swedish Artist Lars Vilks…

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks was killed in a car crash on October 4, 2021, after two murder attempts by fanatics following his drawing of the Prophet Mohammed with a dog. Shortly after the death of the provocateur artist at Sweden, some pictures have emerged on Social media platforms claiming it is from the same […]

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FACT CHECK: Unrelated Image of an Indo-Russian Bilateral Meeting Goes Viral As Multi-National Intelligence Agencies Meeting in New Delhi…

A photo of a meeting is being shared on social media with captions claiming that shows intelligence agencies from 5 nations including India’s RAW, Israel’s Mossad, America’s CIA, Russia’s KGB and England’s MI6 met at Delhi recently.   The photo went viral on social media, leaving many users believing that there was a meeting in New Delhi […]

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FACT CHECK: Old video passed off as footage of Panjshir Ambush between Northern Alliance and Taliban

The Panjshir province in Afghanistan has been the only province in the country that was not seized earlier by the Taliban. News reports state that the resistance force have inflicted heavy casualties on the Taliban.   Amidst this, a video showing heavy warfare is circulating on social media claiming that it shows the Taliban and Northern Alliance Resistance’s […]

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FACT CHECK: Fake message claims NGO with support from Infosys is offering scholarships to meritorious students

A text message claiming that an NGO, supported by Infosys Foundation is offering financial help to meritorious students from weak financial background is being shared widely on messaging platforms like WhatsApp. The message is: “Hi All, A small help required. Will you please post this message in the known groups so that it gets circulated…. […]

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Video of a Wedding Dance in Pakistan viral as Taliban Celebrating after Seizing Power In Afghanistan

After the Taliban seized Kabul, various social media posts in connection with Taliban and the present situation in Afghanistan have flooded social media. One such video doing the rounds is of some armed men dancing together during some kind of celebration. It has been claimed that the men in the video are Talibani militants who […]

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FACT CHECK: Old video from Syria shared as woman shot to death by the Taliban recently at Afghanistan

As India celebrated its 75th Independence Day on Sunday, Taliban forces entered the Afghan capital Kabul forcing the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani to flee.  In the aftermath of the fall of Kabul, social media witnessed a flurry of disturbing that went viral in no time. Some of those videos, however, have been debunked as old […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Screenshot of article stating CNN praised the Taliban for wearing masks is from a satirical website

With the Taliban taking control of Kabul, Afghanistan, a lot of posts are being made on social media in connection to the happenings there. One such post that is going viral is a screenshot of an article with the headline “CNN Praises Taliban For Wearing Masks During Attack.” The screenshot also has an image of […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Image of Banner with a Picture of PM Modi Congratulating Toppers at a Kerala College is Morphed…

A picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a banner congratulating the toppers of the Government Engineering College in Thiruvananthapuram is going viral in different languages on social media. The photo of the banner has been shared by multiple users with captions like “Height of Narcissism” on platforms like Twitter.  Here is one such post uploaded […]

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FACT CHECK: The Viral Video of a Woman Getting Sexually Assaulted Is Not Related to The Suicide Case of Naga Girl in Jodhpur (WARNING: Physical torture)

A video going viral across social media platforms has led to an outrage amongst netizens. The video showing sexual assault on a woman by a group of men and another woman shook the northeast on May 26, 2021, the day it went viral. A lot of social media users claimed that the victim is from […]

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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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FACT CHECK: Misleading media reports claim Assam’s Joi Barua has won an award at The Cannes Film Festival

News of a popular Singer-Composer from Assam, Joi Barua bagging an award at a prestigious film festival for the background music of an animated film has gone viral on Social media. The news went viral after a media organization, The Assam Tribune, published a Facebook post on its official account with the caption:  “Assamese singer […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Rumors Claiming Pakistan’s ‘Chacha Cricket’ is Dead Are Fake…

A Facebook post doing the rounds in Assam states that Veteran Pakistan Cricket Fan Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, known to cricket enthusiasts across the world as Chacha Cricket has passed away recently.  Jalil is known for his presence in every Pakistani cricket match in his signature green outfit, complete with a green hat embellished with the […]

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FACT CHECK: Tezpur Litchi did not get GI tag recently; tag in place since 2015

Multiple posts celebrating Assam’s famous Tezpur Litchi getting the Geographical Indication Tag have been flooding Facebook Timelines across the state. The posts, many of them made by Assam based leading News Portals are slowly going viral.  One such link of an article was shared with the caption  “The Tezpur litchi is characterised by its distinct […]

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Villages of Arunachal Pradesh along the McMahon line are not getting vacated!

Recently a news has gone viral on Facebook claiming that villagers of Arunachal Pradesh living near the McMahon line (Indo-China border) have vacated their houses following rising tension between the two countries after skirmishes were reported between the Indian and Chinese armies along the border in the last few weeks.  Facebook Link | Archived Link […]

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No, the model in the photograph has not entered the Guinness Book of World Records for having the Darkest Skin Tone on Earth

Facebook Link | Archived Link At a time when racism and issues relating to skin colour are being debated upon and discussed in societies across the world, a post with the photo of a Dark Skinned Model is getting viral on Facebook in Assam. The post bears a caption saying: “Sudanese model, Nyakim, enters Guinness […]

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