Did Cricketer Matthew Wade say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ after the match?

Australian cricket team booked its place in the finals after defeating the Pakistan team by five wickets in the second semi-final match of the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. Australian batter Matthew Wade played crucial innings in this match.  After the match, several users shared a clip of a man in the Australian cricket team jersey […]

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Video of Mob Attack on Temple in Bangladesh Viral As From West Bengal

Several incidents of attacks on places of worship of Hindu minority communities in Bangladesh were reported during the Durga Puja celebrations last week. On this backdrop, a video of a mob vandalizing the Durga Puja pavilion (Pandal) is going viral. Many have been sharing this video claiming it to be from West Bengal.  Fact Crescendo […]

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Video of Police Rickshaw Overturning into Muddy Water is Not From UP

A video showing a rickshaw carrying policemen overturning into muddy water is going viral. Some claimed that this video is from Uttar Pradesh, and some have shared it as being from Haryana. Many have been sharing this video to show the deplorable condition of the roads in those respective states.  Fact Crescendo received many fact-check […]

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Video of Priyanka Gandhi Sweeping Congress Logo Rangoli is Edited

A video apparently showing Priyanka Gandhi sweeping a rangoli design of the Congress party symbol is making rounds on social media. It has been shared with quirky captions equating it as a step towards “Congress-free” India.  Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp FactLine (9049053770). Readers must note that the […]

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FAKE NEWS: Photoshopped Ad Going Viral Targeting Arvind Kejriwal On Gandhi Jayanti

An image supposedly showing a print advertisement issued by the Delhi government in a newspaper on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s Jayanti has become a trending topic on social media.  On the basis of this viral photo, Netizens are ridiculing Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for “self-promoting” by using a bigger picture of himself while cornering […]

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2014 video of the street play in UK viral as women being auctioned off in Afghanistan

A video allegedly showing women being auctioned off on the street is going viral after news of the seizure of the Afghan capital by the Taliban.  It claims to show the current harrowing situation in Afghanistan.  Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp FactLine (9049053770). The truth is that this […]

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EXPLAINER: Has Live Coronavirus Been Found in Sabarmati River of Gujarat?

Findings of research conducted by IIT Gandhinagar made headlines recently and caused huge panic everywhere.  Citing this research, news media websites reported that scientists found “traces of Coronavirus” in the Sabarmati River in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat.  This led to viral messages and posts claiming “coronavirus was found in drinking water” on social […]

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This Video Does Not Show an Ambulance Driver being Beaten For Disconnecting Oxygen Supply

A video of a group of police officers thrashing a man with sticks is going viral with a claim that an ambulance driver was beaten after he was caught disconnecting the oxygen supply at a hospital.  Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp FactLine (9049053770). We found that this claim […]

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