No Movie Named ‘The Omicron Variant’ Was Released in 1963; Altered Photo of Another Movie’s Poster Shared With Misleading Claim…

The original poster of the film named “Phase IV” released in 1974 was digitally edited to create the viral poster. Becky Cheatle, who photoshopped the original poster, has clarified the same on Twitter. On November 26, World Health Organization (WHO) designated the new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 as a ‘variant of concern’ and named it Omicron. According […]

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Image of Satyajit Ray with a luxury car is digitally edited

The image is digitally edited to shows filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Original image was taken in 1964 showing actor Sean Connery as James Bond. An image of filmmaker Satyajit Ray standing with his luxurious sedan Aston martin is widely circulating on social media claiming that Ray’s image was captured in 1953. The caption of the image […]

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Image showing NGO placard against Indo-China border road construction is digitally altered

The trustee of the NGO confirmed to us that the image is digitally edited and is being spread with malicious intent. An image is circulating on social media claiming that an NGO named “Citizen for Green Doon” have filed a petition in the Supreme Court urging SC to stop the construction of roads along the […]

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Digitally Altered Image of AAP’s Banner Shared To Claim the Party Resorting to Caste Politics in Goa…

The Media Team of AAP confirmed to Fact Crescendo that the viral image is digitally edited. The original image talks about Employment in Goa. Amid the campaigning for the Assembly Elections in Goa in 2022, an image is being widely shared on social media. The image shows a billboard by Aam Aadmi Party saying “Kejriwal’s […]

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Digitally Altered images from PM Modi’s Italy visit shared with misleading claims

Edited photos from PM Modi’s recent visit to Italy are being shared on social media to falsely claim that Modi had to travel in a taxi. A couple of images related to PM Modi’s 5 day visit to UK and Italy is doing rounds on social media, claiming the Italian government did not provide any […]

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FACT CHECK: Morphed image of PM Modi in Pope’s costume and holding a cross goes viral

An image of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in what looks like the Pope’s outfit, complete with the headgear worn by the head of Vatican on special occasions is getting shared a lot across social media platforms in multiple languages. The image shows the Prime Minister amidst many people and holding a cross in his […]

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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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The image of a man in a burqa in a Pro-Taliban rally is EDITED

Several news reports coming from Afghanistan mention that women in Afghanistan are supporting the Taliban Government. On 11 September 2021, around 300 Afghan women organised a rally in support of the Taliban and attended a lecture at Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul. Amidst this, an image showing burqa clad women holding the Taliban flag […]

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FACT CHECK: Assam CM has not tweeted that schools will reopen in November instead of September

Assam is going through a gradual unlock phase with the number of Covid-19 positive cases steadily coming down in the state. After being put on hold for many months now, classes are to resume from the Higher Secondary to the PG level in the state from September 1, 2021 as per a recent government announcement. […]

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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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