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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Image showing a “pool of blood” has no relation with the recent blasts at the Kabul airport

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan post the Taliban take over. Amidst this a terrifying news of a twin blast that took place near Kabul airport claiming lives of at least 170 people including 13 US troop on 26 August 2021 was reported. The Islamic State (IS) -Khorasan, the Afghan unit […]

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Video from Gaza shared as blasts at the Kabul Airport in Afghanistan

With the recent unrest on social media after the Taliban took over the country of Afghanistan, reporters report a terrifying news of a twin blast that took place near Kabul Airport claiming lives of at least 60 Afghans and 13 US troop on 26th August 2021. Amidst this, a video showing a huge blast in […]

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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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This is NOT Abdul Ghani Baradar storming into the Presidential Palace of Afghanistan after the seize

Social media has been flooded with misinformation related to the recent Taliban seize over Afghanistan. Several unrelated images and videos are circulating with misleading claims. Amidst this, an image of a group of men entering the Presidential Palace is circulating on social media claiming to show Abdul Ghani Baradar storming into the Presidential Palace of […]

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FACT CHECK: Video does NOT show Ashraf Ghani fleeing after the Taliban seized Kabul

Soon after the Taliban seized the capital city of Afghanistan, Kabul, social media was flooded with misinformation related to this incident. One such video showing the former President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani boarding a flight and waving goodbye to others. The claim made along with this video is that President Ashraf Ghani fled  Afghanistan leaving […]

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Video of a Wedding Dance in Pakistan viral as Taliban Celebrating after Seizing Power In Afghanistan

After the Taliban seized Kabul, various social media posts in connection with Taliban and the present situation in Afghanistan have flooded social media. One such video doing the rounds is of some armed men dancing together during some kind of celebration. It has been claimed that the men in the video are Talibani militants who […]

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FACT CHECK: Old video from Syria shared as woman shot to death by the Taliban recently at Afghanistan

As India celebrated its 75th Independence Day on Sunday, Taliban forces entered the Afghan capital Kabul forcing the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani to flee.  In the aftermath of the fall of Kabul, social media witnessed a flurry of disturbing that went viral in no time. Some of those videos, however, have been debunked as old […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Screenshot of article stating CNN praised the Taliban for wearing masks is from a satirical website

With the Taliban taking control of Kabul, Afghanistan, a lot of posts are being made on social media in connection to the happenings there. One such post that is going viral is a screenshot of an article with the headline “CNN Praises Taliban For Wearing Masks During Attack.” The screenshot also has an image of […]

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