CGI simulation of Tornado passed off as arrival of Nivar cyclone

As the cyclone Nivar hit along the Tamil Nadu-Puducherry coast, social media is abuzz with videos of its drastic visuals. One such video of a heavy cloudburst into the sea is being shared as the arrival of cyclone Nivar.  Fact Crescendo has received this video on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770) for a fact-check. We found […]

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Don’t Fall For Viral Volkswagen Suicide Bomber Video Ad; It’s just a spoof!

A viral video, seemingly an advertisement for a Volkswagen car, is doing rounds on social media. A rather unusual video shows a suicide bomber driving a VW Polo to a restaurant.  He then detonates the bomb but the blast is contained within the car without blowing itself, saving the lives outside. Believing it to be […]

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FAKE ALERT: Edited video shared as Uddhav Thackeray dissing Hindu Festivals

Amidst the growing pressure for reopening the temples in the state and the debate over the use of firecracker’s on Diwali, a video purportedly showing Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray dissing Hindu Festivals is going viral on social media.  Taking it at the face value, many people expressed their anger over Thackeray’s alleged disparaging comments about […]

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No, Joe Biden did not invite Manmohan Singh as chief guest to his inaugural ceremony

Political turmoil in the US is still brimming with uncertainty. A viral message claiming that Joe Biden has invited former Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as a chief guest to his upcoming inaugural (swearing-in) ceremony has been doing rounds on the social media. Fact Crescendo got in touch with Dr. Singh’s office, which denied […]

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An old video of a Belgian MP denouncing the Quran in Parliament is being shared as a recent incident.

As the world is still in shock after the beheading of a French teacher last month, multiple false claims are being peddled on social media. A clip of a Belgian MP denouncing the Holy book Quran in the parliament has resurfaced again claiming that it is a recent incident.  It is being claimed that Belgian […]

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Did Amul release ‘Not Masoom anymore’ cartoon on Urmila Matondkar recently?

After Kangana Ranaut’s objectionable remark on Urmila Matondkar, social media is abuzz with opinions on the issue. Kangana called Urmila a ‘soft porn star’ in a recent TV interview. After Kangana’s interview, a cartoon apparently issued by Amul in which Urmila Matondkar can be seen in a red dress in a sensuous pose captioned as […]

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