FACT CHECK: Were Taliban Fighters Playing With Severed Heads In The Video?

A video of a group of people playing with a cut-off human head like a football is going viral on social media. Many have been sharing this video along with a claim that it shows the barbarity of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp FactLine […]

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CNN screenshot stating Taliban banning sanitary napkins is Morphed

A screenshot of a purported news report published by CNN is circulating on social media, which claims that the Taliban has banned the use of sanitary napkins, as the Sharia law does not allow the usage of sanitary napkins. The headline of the article mentions, “Taliban bans sanitory napkins in Afghanistan, says it’s not a […]

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FACT CHECK: Video from 2020 shared as Afghan civilians setting fire to Pakistan’s border Check post recently

A video of violence and arson by a group of people setting what looks like a security post on fire is going viral on social media as Afghan civilians setting fire to a Pakistan security post recently.  The claims are being made in connection with recent reports of a stampede at the Chaman-Spin Boldak crossing […]

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Staged protest in Colombia shared as Taliban suffocating Afghan Christians in nylon bags

A horrifying video of people wrapped up in plastic bags has emerged on social media claiming to show the atrocities carried out by the Taliban on Christians in Afghanistan.  It is has been shared with a claim that Taliban wrapped Christians who refused to give up their faith in nylon bags to suffocate them. Fact […]

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FACT CHECK: Video from Wales passed goes viral as Pakistan jet flying over Panjshir in Afghanistan

A video of a fighter jet flying across a valley has gone viral on Social media with claims that the visuals are from Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan and that the jet is from Pakistan. Facebook Post | Archived Post Fact Crescendo found that the video is actually from Mach Loop, a Welsh training circuit where […]

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Images of an injured couple with their newborn are NOT from Afghanistan

Images of a mother holding her newborn baby in a run-down hospital bed covered in glass shards are going viral on social media. It has been claimed that these images show the horrific situation and sufferings of the Afghan people under the new Taliban rule.  The collage of images also shows the father holding his […]

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This little girl is NOT the victim of atrocities committed by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Social media is witnessing a lot of content showing the atrocities carried out by the Taliban in Afghanistan after the change in power. Amidst this, an image of a little girl wearing a colorful outfit lying lifeless on the floor is widely circulating on social media claiming that the Taliban killed the little girl. The […]

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Clip from a movie falsely shared as Taliban detaining prisoners in Panjshir

After the fight in Panjshir valley there have been several reports claiming that atrocities were carried out by the Taliban in the province. Amidst this, a video showing men pushing alleged prisoners into shipping containers is going viral on social media claiming to show the atrocities carried out by the Taliban on their prisoners in […]

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13 year old image from Iraq viral as US military air craft crash in Afghanistan

After Kabul was captured by the Taliban, social media is flooded with misinformation related to the seize. Amidst this, an image of an aircraft on fire is circulating on social media claiming a US Military C 130 aircraft has crashed in the Farah province which has taken several lives including hundreds of citizens and soldiers. […]

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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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