An old video falsely being shared as footage from a car accident in which cartoonist Lars Vilks was killed

Controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks was killed in a car crash on October 4, 2021, after two murder attempts by fanatics following his drawing of the Prophet Mohammed with a dog. Shortly after the death of the provocateur artist at Sweden, a video is circulating on social media platforms claiming it is from the same […]

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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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Women protesting against the Taliban in Iran shared to be from Kabul in Afghanistan.

After the Taliban seized over the Capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, social media is filled with misinformation related to this incident. Several unrelated images and videos are being shared online as footage of the country post the takeover. Amidst this, a video of the first ever protest by few Afghan women against the Taliban went […]

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ARMA-3 video game visuals shared as Israel’s air defence system footage

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media is flooded with gruesome videos and images claiming to show the current situation in the region.  One such video is doing rounds with a claim that it shows the Israel air defence system in action. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline […]

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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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WhatsApp forward claiming COVID-19 deaths under Govt Insurance Scheme is Misleading

Image Source- DNA India In light of the increasing death’s due to COVID-19 infections a WhatsApp forward is being circulated with the claim that insurance benefits for COVID-19 deaths can be claimed under two of the PM’s Suraksha Yojana Schemes, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY). The […]

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