Is this a video of EVM tampering ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha elections? Know the truth. 

While the country is preparing for the upcoming 2024 Lok Sabha elections, a lot of posts and videos regarding the same can be seen on social media. In one such case, a video of EVM tampering is now quite viral. It can be seen in the video that when a lady presses 2 different buttons […]

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Is this a video of the recent total solar eclipse witnessed by the people of Chile? Know the truth. 

Many regions of North America witnessed the total solar eclipse a couple of days ago. It started from the Pacific coast of Mexico and ended at the Atlantic coast of Canada. Thousands of people gathered to witness this awestruck phenomenon.  Against this backdrop, a video of many people gathered at a sea and watching a […]

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Did Sonia Gandhi say that Indira Gandhi’s victory in Karnataka raped the politics of the nation? Know the truth.

An old video clip of former Congress President Sonia Gandhi is going viral on social media prior to the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. In the video, Sonia Gandhi was mentioning the victory of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the election and how that affected the politics of the nation.  Sharing the video, a user […]

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People attacking the BJP party office out of anger goes viral falsely linking to the 2024 general election

This is an old incident that happened in Malda, West Bengal three years ago. General elections will be held in India from 19 April 2024 to 1 June 2024 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha. As the general elections approach, many images and videos are surfing the internet daily. Meanwhile, a video of a group of people vandalising furniture […]

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Elephant ransacking FCI godown is not Arikomban, and the video is from West Bengal, not Kerala.

This video shows Ramlal, an elephant, breaking into an FCI godown and eating rice in Kalsi Bhanga, a village in West Bengal’s Medinipur area. Elephant videos have always acquired popularity on social media. A video of an elephant breaking the shutter of a storage facility, dragging a gunny sack out, and eating what looks to […]

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Old and unrelated videos shared as recent visuals from Taiwan earthquake.

The viral videos were not from the earthquake that hit Taiwan on 3April 2024. Both are old and unrelated. A strong earthquake that hit Taiwan on 3 April measured magnitude 7.4, according to the United States Geological Survey, was the strongest to hit the island in about 25 years. It killed nine people and injured […]

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Did PM Modi say that he is a thief while addressing a crowd prior to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections? Know the truth

An old video of PM modi addressing a crowd is going viral on social media. In the video, PM Modi can be heard saying, “When I used to do small thefts, if my mother would have stopped me those days, then i would not have been such a big robber.” Users are claiming that PM […]

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President Droupadi Murmu giving Bharat Ratna to LK Advani goes viral with misleading claims.

President Droupadi Murmu was seated before and after presenting LK Advani with the award. She stood only during conferring the award on L.K.Advani. Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani was awarded the prestigious Bharat Ratna at his residence by President Droupadi Murmu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present at the leader’s residence, chosen due […]

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Women shouting abuses at a BJP campaign van goes viral again falsely linking to the 2024 General election

This is an old incident that happened in Bihar three years ago. General elections will be held in India from 19 April 2024 to 1 June 2024 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha.  As the general elections approach, political parties are actively campaigning for them. Meanwhile, in North India, a video of women shouting abuses at a BJP campaign […]

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Does Kerala’s Malappuram branch of SBI accept deposits under Sharia law? Know the truth 

SBI Life offers a mutual fund scheme named Pure Fund that invests exclusively in accordance with Sharia law. It is available across the country, not only in Malappuram. A poster displayed at the State Bank of India’s Kerala, Malappuram branch recently went viral on social media. The poster reads ‘Sharia fund accepted here’ in English. Many individuals […]

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2-Year-Old video from Telangana Shared as Public Outrage against BJP 

As the general elections approach us, the social media platforms buzz with political content. These content are being shared to campaign for political parties and target their rival parties. One such video that is being shared widely shows Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s campaign vehicle being attacked by a mob.  Sharing this video on Twitter, a […]

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Old video of campaign against BJP goes viral again linking to the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

The video shows an anti-BJP campaign that was carried out ahead of the West Bengal assembly elections in 2021. General elections will be held in India from 19 April 2024 to 1 June 2024 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha. Social media is geared up with so many images videos related to elections. Against this backdrop, a video showing […]

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Video of the bullock cart race held in Karnataka shared as Rahul Gandhi’s rally in Maharashtra

This video is not from Maharashtra. It shows a bullock cart race held in Karnataka on 5 March and has no connection with Rahul Gandhi’s rally. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been cornering the Modi government on the issue of electoral bonds for a long time. Recently, after the release of electoral bond data, a video […]

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This video does not show Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma on the way to attend Anant Ambani’s pre-wedding

This viral video is from June 2022. Both Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are currently in London The whole nation and the world are witnessing the year’s biggest event, with celebrities from all walks of life flocking to Jamnagar in Gujarat to attend billionaire industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s son Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding bash. […]

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Old video of a turban-tying camp organised ahead of the prayer meeting for singer Sidhu Moose Wala falsely linked to farmers’ protests

The viral video is from June 2022 and shows a turban tying camp organised ahead of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala’s last prayer meeting. Farmer unions started their protest march to Delhi to force the Union government to meet their demands on 13 February. Pictures and videos from farmers’ protest venues are widely circulated through social […]

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Visitors to Ayodhya will be rewarded with five rupees if they return the empty water bottle- viral claim is misleading

This is a project to control plastic through deposit refund scheme as part of the Ram Bhoomi Swachh Bhoomi campaign being implemented in Ayodhya.  Following the consecration ceremony, the number of visitors to the Ayodhya Ram Temple has increased significantly. Many videos and images about the temple are still viral on social media. One such […]

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Old video of Hrithik Roshan shared linking to Maldives controversy

The viral video shows Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan announcing the cancellation of his Malaysia tour in November 2023 Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the island, Lakshadweep has gained prominence. After a few Maldives MPs made disparaging remarks about PM Modi, the Boycott Maldives began trending on social media. In this scenario Bollywood celebrities […]

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Old video from Turkey shared as recent visuals from Japan earthquake.

Viral video is from an earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria on February 2023. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan on 1 January 2024 afternoon, collapsing buildings, causing fires and triggering tsunami alerts as far away as eastern Russia, prompting orders for residents to evacuate affected coastal areas of Japan. The quake triggered waves of about 1m […]

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Old video of protest against Santa Claus by Rashtriya Bajrang Dal activists goes viral with misleading claims

The video is two years old and the people seen in the video are not members of Sangh Parivar A video showing Sangh Parivar activists protesting against Santa Claus has been circulating on social media since Christmas. In the video, people holding saffron flags are also seen chanting Santa Claus Moordabad. People assume it is a […]

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Are the President, Vice-President and Lok Sabha speaker bowing to PM Modi in the image? Know the truth. 

Currently, a photo of President Draupadi Murmu, Vice President and Lok Sabha Speaker with Prime Minister Modi is going viral on social media. The photo shows the President, Vice-President and Speaker standing with folded hands while Prime Minister Modi is looking at them.  Users are claiming that while the President, Vice-President and Lok Sabha are […]

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Video of ad campaign against fast fashion shared as protest against Zara

The video shows global second-hand luxury fashion platform Vestiaire Collective’s latest advertising campaign against fashion waste titled “Think First Buy Second.” It is unrelated to a protest against Zara after its recent ad campaign triggered outrage. Spanish clothing retailer Zara finds itself entangled in a crisis after the release of its latest ad campaign, titled […]

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Is this a video of a rally with Islamic kalma written on the Indian flag after Congress won in Telangana? Know the truth. 

Recently, Congress won the Telangana Assembly elections 2023 with 64 seats. It has elected TPCC chief Revanth Reddy as its leader. Revanth Reddy sworn as Chief Minister of the state on 7 December.  Against this backdrop, a video of a huge rally is going viral on social media. In the video, people can be seen […]

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Is this a video of a rally by Japanese people demanding to evacuate Muslims from the country? Know the truth. 

Currently, a video of a mob marching on the street is going viral on social media. Users are claiming that this is an incident from Japan where the locals are protesting against Muslims and demanding to evacuate them from the country.  However, Fact Crescendo found the claim to be misleading. This protest is not exclusively […]

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Pakistan flag waved at Congress rally during election campaign in Rajasthan-viral claim is false

The video shows a Congress rally following the party’s victory in the Rajasthan assembly elections in 2018.The supporters were not waving the Pakistan flag, which was debunked by Rajasthan police at that time. Today, on 25th November, voting is taking place for 199 out of 200 assembly seats in Rajasthan. The incumbent Congress aims for a consecutive term […]

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Old video of car ramming into protesters shared linking to Israel-Hamas War

This incident happened on 9 Sept 2023 during a judicial reform protest in Tel- Aviv, Israel. It has no link to the current Israel- Hamas war. An ongoing armed conflict between Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian militant groups has been taking place chiefly in and around the Gaza Strip since 7 October 2023. Hamas-led Palestinian militants launched a multi-pronged invasion of southern Israel from the […]

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An old image of a blast in 2014 during the war between Israel and Palestine went viral as a current incident. 

A few days back, Hamas fundamentalists entered south Israel and killed many civilians and soldiers. According to some reports, they abducted many people and took them to Gaza. Many disturbing videos of this incident are going viral on social media.  Against the backdrop of this, an image showing the explosion in a city is going […]

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Video of a temple decoration shared as wedding hall decorated with currency notes

This video is from Sathya Ganapathy Temple in Bengaluru. The currency notes decorations were prepared as part of the week-long Ganesha Chaturthi celebrations.  A video claiming to show a wedding venue being decorated with Rs 2 crore notes has now gone viral on social media. The visuals show a place beautifully decorated with garlands of different colored […]

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This video does not show a woman collector in Karnataka state wearing a burqa during a flag hoisting ceremony on Independence Day.

The woman officer seen in the video is vice chairman of the District Development Council in Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir A video of a burqa-clad woman, being accompanied by uniformed police officers during a flag hoisting event is going viral on social media with the claim that the she is a collector from Karnataka state. The users […]

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Did Dubai government refused to light Pakistan’s flag on Burj Khalifa on the occasion of its Independence Day? Know the truth

Pakistan celebrates its Independence Day on 14 August. Every year, the flags of both countries, Pakistan and India are hoisted at Burj Khalifa on their Independence Day.  Currently, a video is going viral on social media in which a large number of people are standing near Burj Khalifa and raising slogan ‘Pakistan Zindabad.’ A woman […]

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This video does not show a man falling into the Aharbal waterfall in Jammu and Kashmir: It’s from Karnataka

The viral video shows a man falling into the Arasinagundi waterfall in Karnataka.  Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over the past few weeks led to flood-like situations in various parts of India and caused several waterfalls to overflow with raging torrents. In the wake of this several unverified images, videos, and claims have surfaced on […]

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Did Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah Insult Santosh Trophy Winning Footballers? Here’s the truth…

A video showing Karnataka Football team sitting on footpath with the Santosh Trophy is going viral on social media platforms. It is alleged that the Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah meted out this mistreatment to the Champion footballers.  However, when we investigated the video, we found that the incident is three months old and Siddaramaiah was not […]

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The Complete Truth of the 1966 Protests Outside the Indian Parliament Demanding Anti-Cow Slaughter Legislation, Led by Sadhus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new building of the Indian Parliament last Sunday. This event was mired with a number of controversies, ranging from the boycott of the event by 20 opposition parties, the installation of Sengol as the symbol of power and the arrest of wrestlers protesting against WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan […]

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Video of Muskan Khan standing up against Anti-Hijab Protestors falsely shared in the name of Karnataka PUC Topper Tabassum Sheikh…

Left: Muskan Khan, the 2nd year graduation student who braved anti-hijab protestors last year and Right: Tabassum Shaikh the Karnataka 2nd PUC Topper in Arts Stream. Image Courtesy: Google. Karnataka Pre-University Course (PUC) Exam results were declared recently. 18-year-old Tabassum Sheikh topped the Arts stream of the PUC exams. Following this achievement by a Hijab-clad […]

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Old Image Revived As Mandatory Saffron Scarf At Uttaranchal University Convocation

An image of a group of students has been going viral with a claim that the Uttaranchal University in Uttarakhand has instituted a mandatory dress code for students at the convocation ceremony, requiring them to wear a saffron-coloured scarf instead of black gowns and caps. Fact Crescendo received the claim on our WhatsApp Tipline (9049053770) with fact-check […]

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Interchange fee introduced by NPCI is only for PPI Merchant Transactions and not for Regular P2P transactions…

Many social media users have claimed that UPI transactions over Rs.2000 will be charged 1.1% as interchange fee from 1 April 2023. However, we found that UPI transactions remain free of cost. Only PPI merchant transactions over Rs.2000 will be charged 1.1% as interchange fee. Social Media Narrative View post here – Instagram | Archived […]

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A drone performance ahead of the 36th National Games shared linking it to Australian PM Anthony Albanese’s visit to India.

The video dates back to September 2022 and shows a drone performance prior to the 36th National Games in Ahamedabad Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently paid an official visit to India from March 8 to 11, meeting with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to boost bilateral relations. After arriving in Ahamedabad on his first […]

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Is there a Ban for loud speakers in Saudi Arabia- what’s the truth?

The country has limited the number of external loudspeakers allowed in mosques to four. The minister of Islamic affairs, Sheikh Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al-Sheikh, recently released a circular outlining the Ramadan guidelines. Following the distribution of this circular, a 58-second video reportedly depicting a dialogue between two people conveying a list of new Ramzan restrictions […]

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Tamil Nadu School girls threw away their dupatta in protest of school uniform-viral claim is misleading

Students threw their dupatta as a welcome gesture to Geetha Illangovan [author of Dupatta Podunga Thozhi (Wear the dupatta friend)], who was invited to address them for an event at their school. A video of students lining up in the corridors and flinging their dupattas (scarves) is going viral on social media platforms. According to those who […]

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Are customers queued outside the Bank of Baroda to close their accounts in protest of loan approval to Adani? Know the truth.

Adani who was ranked the world’s second richest businessman slipped a few ranks after the Hindenburg report. This report accused Adani to manipulate its stock with the help of shell companies. According to a recent report Bank of Baroda had agreed to continue to lend money to Adani Groups.  In the backdrop of this, an […]

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Old Unrelated Image of a Dog sitting on a rubble Shared As Scene from Recent Earthquake in Turkey and Syria…

After a series of massive earthquakes hit Turkey and neighbouring Syria, thousands have been reported dead. As per the latest reports, more than 11000 people have lost their lives in this catastrophe. Search and rescue operations are being carried out on a large scale as prayers pour in from around the globe.  Images and videos […]

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Will Cristiano Ronaldo play for Newcastle United in case they qualify for UEFA Champions League? Here is the truth…

Image Courtesy: Newcastle United Times group, Facebook The charismatic Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is often regarded as one of the GOATs of the game of Football. He has earned huge popularity across the world due to his impeccable and elegant soccer skills. The 37 year old shocked the world in an interview with Piers Morgan, […]

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Old Video of Tucker Carlson interviewing Andrew Tate Shared as Tate’s Recent Interview After his Arrest in Romania…

American kick-boxer Andrew Tate who is notoriously known for his extremely misogynistic views is not new to controversies. This time he stirred up a new controversy after he poked teenage climate justice activist Greta Thunberg on Twitter.  Displaying his fleet of 33 luxurious cars, Tate mocked Greta Thunberg and asked her to provide her email […]

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Neena Gupta is not the first Indian woman to win the Ramanujan Prize

Professor Neena Gupta is not the first Indian woman to be honoured with the Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians. Sujatha Ramdorai is the first Indian woman to win this Prize in 2006. Ramanujan Prize for Young Mathematicians from Developing Countries is a mathematics prize awarded annually by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy. The prize is named after […]

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Viral Video of Muslim Women Allegedly Assaulted by Police during Voting is from UP and not Gujarat

A reel showing some women displaying their wounds and alleging that Police stopped them from casting their votes is going viral on Facebook. Text etched over the video says that this incident happened in Gujarat during the recent assembly elections. However, when we investigated the incident, we found that the incident happened in Uttar Pradesh […]

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Misinformation Runs Faster Than Cheetah; Round Up of Misleading Claims About Project Cheetah

We all know Cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. But do you know what’s faster than this wild cat of the jungle?  You guessed it right! Memes and Misinformation run faster than Cheetahs.  Launching the world’s first Cheetah Rehabilitation Project, the Indian government brought 8 Cheetahs from Namibia to India. They arrived on a […]

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Clipped Video of an old interview shared to claim Anushka Sharma Revealed Ranbir Kapoor’s Drug Issues…

 In an interview in 2015, Anushka joked about spreading rumors of Ranbir’s drug use. This video is being shared out of context with a misleading claim. Recently, Twitter has been buzzing with trends calling for the boycott of Bollywood. Some Twitter users have been using anti-Bollywood hashtags such as #BoycottBrahmastra, #BoycottBollywood among others. Many users […]

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Amit Malviya shares clipped video of Rahul Gandhi insinuating Gandhi made anti-India statement…

BJP IT Cell head Amit Malviya has shared a clipped video without a proper context. In the original video, Gandhi speaks about the decline of India’s democratic institutions. Social media users have often targeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and shared clipped and edited videos related to the speeches he has given. Keeping the trend alive, […]

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Muslim organization protesting against Alappuzha collector S. Venkitaraman shared with misleading narrative…

A video of Muslims protesting in Kerala was shared by Twitter account of Indu Makkal Katchi (Offl) alleging that these Muslims are protesting in Alappuzha against the newly appointed collector of the district, Sriram Venkitaraman, because he is a Brahmin. However, we found that the allegation is untrue and misleading. The protesters took out a […]

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Were Education Ministers of India between 1947 and 1977 Muslims Only? Know the Truth. 

An old post resurfaced on social media claiming that all the Education Ministers of India from 1947 to 1977 were Muslims under Congress’s government.  However, Fact Crescendo found that there were ten education ministers from 1947 to 1977. Out of which four were non-Muslims.  Facebook | Archive FACT CHECK Department of School Education and Literacy […]

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