2015 video from Mongolia viral as the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 kick started on July 23, with 120 Indian athletes (67 Men, 53 Women) participating in the tournament. Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won a historic silver medal in the women’s weightlifting (49kg category) on July 24 and ended India’s 21-year wait for an Olympic medal in the discipline. Amidst this, a video is […]

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FACT CHECK- Priya Malik did not win gold in Tokyo Olympics

On 24th July 2021, Mirabai Chanu won India’s 1st medal at Tokyo Olympics with a silver. She bagged the silver medal by successfully lifting 115kg in clean & jerk. While the whole country is cheering and celebrating the achievement of Mirabai Chanu at the Tokyo Olympics, a post is going viral on social media. The […]

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The French police has NOT joined the protest against Macron’s new covid-19 measures

French President Emmanuel Macron’s latest measures to push people to get vaccinated and to curb new Covid infections, announced recently, have generated an angry response from both the far-left and far-right groups in the EU country, with more than 1 lakh protesting nationwide on 17th July 2021. French President Emmanuel Macron has decided to make vaccination compulsory […]

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This picture does not show the celebrations after the Italians won the Euro 2020 Football Cup

A video has been circulating on social media after the much anticipated football match between Italy and England where the former prevailed 3-2 on penalties at Wembley stadium in London on July 11, 2021. In the video we can see a string of firecrackers going off as people standing nearby record the spectacle on their […]

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FACT CHECK: Video of a lookalike goes viral as Cristiano Ronaldo reading the Quran

Ever since the video of football star Cristiano Ronaldo choosing a bottle of water over a bottle of Coca Cola went viral, netizens have flooded the internet with their response, memes and even claims such as the Coca Cola company has gone through a loss after the footballer chose to drink water over their product. […]

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This Digitally altered video shows Greta Thunberg denying the existence of climate change

A video going viral on social media claims that Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has accepted that climate change does not exist. In the viral video the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg can be heard saying, “Since the climate crisis doesn’t exist, how can we expect people to want climate action?”  In the viral video, […]

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2015 video from Sweden viral as Israeli police strangling a Palestinian child to death

Amid the escalating violent conflict between Israel and Palestine, a video is circulating on social media platforms claiming that it shows Israeli police personnel strangling a Palestinian child to death. Further the post claims that the incident had taken place during the Palestinians protest against moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, the post adds that 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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