Misinformation Runs Faster Than Cheetah; Round Up of Misleading Claims About Project Cheetah

We all know Cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. But do you know what’s faster than this wild cat of the jungle?  You guessed it right! Memes and Misinformation run faster than Cheetahs.  Launching the world’s first Cheetah Rehabilitation Project, the Indian government brought 8 Cheetahs from Namibia to India. They arrived on a […]

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Video of Leopard Attack on Cyclist Is From Assam, Not Uttarakhand

With the arrival of 8 cheetahs from Namibia to India, social media is abuzz with wild cat videos. Furthering the ongoing trend, a video of a leopard attack on a cyclist is going viral.  In the viral clip, a leopard jumps out of nowhere on a man riding a bicycle. Fortunately, the wild can returns […]

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EXPLAINER: Everything to Know About Charges on UPI Transactions

The RBI discussion paper merely sought public feedback and suggestions on charges to be applied to UPI transactions. India is leading in the digital payment sector with over 260 million digital payment transactions daily. More than two-thirds of these 260 million transactions are processed by the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system. Just last month, UPI […]

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Video of Father Torturing Son in Pakistan Goes Viral With Communal Spin in India

A video showing a man mercilessly beating a child is going viral on social media. It has been claimed that after marrying a Hindu woman, the Muslim man was forcefully converting her children into Islam. Fact Crescendo received this video on our WhatsApp Helpline (9049053770) with fact-check requests. We found that the viral video is […]

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Rumours about Calls from +140 Numbers Looting Bank Accounts Went Viral Again

Video of Mumbai police warning people against receiving calls from numbers that starts with 140 is going viral again. It is claimed that such calls can “loot your bank balance” and “hack your mobile phone” if you receive them. We received fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp FactLine number (9049053770). We found that […]

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Mumbai Rains: Old Videos Revived As Current Waterlogging and Flood Situation in the City

Over the past few days, Mumbai along with other parts of Maharashtra have been receiving extremely heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has even issued a red alert for the city and its suburbs today.  With rain comes the onslaught of videos showing the city inundated in waist-deep water. Although, some of the viral […]

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