FACT CHECK- Video does not show MiG aircraft landing on a dam

A video clip showing an aircraft soaring over treetops and descending on a path on top of a dam, coming to a halt, before turning and taking off again, is being widely circulated on social media platforms claiming to show a MiG aircraft landing on a dam. The video is claimed to be an original […]

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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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Facebook’s inside feed on 25 friend algorithm is a myth

Image Credit- The Wall Street Journal Social media has become our best friend in this difficult and lonely time during nationwide lockdowns. We are constantly glued to social media, updating our daily routine, sharing news related to COVID-19 etc. Amidst this, a viral post on social media claims that it shows users how to reset […]

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Video from Bangladesh shared as rape and murder incident in West Bengal

Bengal’s State Assembly election results were announced on 2nd May, 2012. Since then, there have been reports of clashes between political parties from different parts of the state. Somewhere there are allegations that a group of people have killed the supporters of another party and somewhere there have been incidents of burning the party office. This […]

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Video showing nurse administering empty syringe is NOT from India

A video of a ‘volunteer vaccinator’ administering an injection using an empty syringe into the shoulder of an elderly adult has gone viral claiming that the video is from India where vaccines are being sold in the black market and citizens are being fooled by the hospital administrations.  Fact Crescendo received many requests for verification […]

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Fact Check- This old video is from the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Saudi Arabia. It has no connection with Holi.

During the festival of Holi, a video is going viral on social media which shows a spectacular display of colourful smoke near a building. Social media users claim that the video shows how Holi was celebrated at the Atal Tunnel in Himachal Pradesh. A Facebook user shared the video with the caption, “HAPPY HAPPY HOLI. ATAL TUNNEL, […]

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Old news bulletin stating that passenger trains have been cancelled is going viral

With the rise in the number of COVID-19 patients in the country social media is filled with misinformation related to the virus and vaccine. Amidst this, social media users are sharing a news bulletin run byABP News which claims that the Indian Railways has cancelled all passenger train’s till 31st March. The six minute-long breaking […]

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