Plastic-filled Manila River passed off as Mithi River in Mumbai

A comparison image of two rivers – allegedly of the Sabarmati River of Gujarat and the Mithi River of Mumbai – is going viral. The image tries to show the sorrowful state of the plastic filled Mithi River in comparison to the beautiful Sabarmati Riverfront despite the Maharashtra government spending more than a thousand crore […]

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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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FactCheck:- Have Indians Abandoned their Gods as They Failed To save them from Covid-19?

Several users and media outlets, especially outside India, have been claiming that people in India are angry with their gods and are smashing their idols because they failed to protect them from Covid-19.  In viral post, visuals of thousands of idols are seen lying on the street and people seemingly throwing Ganesh idols off the […]

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No, Benjamin Netanyahu did not have a video call with Saudi Prince MBS

Amid the Israel-Palestine conflict, social media is flooded with misleading claims. In a recent addition to that misinformation cycle, a video is going viral with the claim that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu had a video call with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this […]

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No, Israel has not captured Al-Aqsa Mosque; the Viral video is from Iraq

The Israel-Palestine conflict has unleashed a deluge of misinformation on social media. In one such example, a video of an on-ground combat action is going viral with a claim that Israeli soldiers have captured the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770).  We found […]

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