Video from 2016 shared as recent blast in Istanbul

The viral footage is six years old and shows a suicide bombing that happened in Istanbul on March 19, 2016. Six people were killed and 81 others wounded in an explosion rocked a busy pesdestrian street in Istikal Avenue in central Istanbul. The blast happened at about 16:20 local time (13:20 GMT) on Sunday November […]

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Turkey has not announced reward for Muskan Khan, the Hijab girl from Karnataka

Muskan Khan has confirmed to Fact Crescendo that she has not received any such reward from the Turkish government. Recently a video of a burqa-clad student named Muskan Khan shouting slogans of ‘Allah-hu-Akbar’ went viral on the internet amidst the hijab controversy. According to Muskan she shouted slogans of ‘Allah-hu-Akbar’ in response to the chanting […]

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Old images from Turkey viral as live footage from Afghanistan after an earthquake

A day after an earthquake of 4.9 magnitude on the Richter scale occurred in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan on Thursday, 11th February 2021. A massive earthquake hit Afghanistan once again on Friday, 12th February 2021. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake was felt in Afghanistan. Amidst this, few images have been circulating on social media claiming […]

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Defunct NSA listening station in Germany passed off as a mosque in Turkey

Image of a dilapidated building shaped like giant golf balls on a cylinder is doing rounds on social media. It is being passed off as an odd-shaped mosque in Turkey. Many even mocked it as a poor-taste of Islamic architecture. Fact Crescendo received several requests on our WhatsApp Factline (9049053770) about this photo.  We found […]

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A video of an incident that took place in Turkey in 2012 is being made viral as the French police’s action on Muslims in present day France.

After the recent violence in France, where a teacher was beheaded in Paris over a controversial sketch of the Prophet Mohammad, social media is swamped with misinformation related to the ongoing protests in France. Amidst this a video of the police using water cannons and tear gas shells on people is doing rounds on social media with a […]

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