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    Poster Claiming 'Fix Rate' For Shaheen Bagh Protesters Is Morphed

    An image purported to show Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protesters are bribed with Rs 500 a day for participating in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests is morphed. The image shows a group of women and children standing in front of a closed shop. A banner, with the text "Fix Rate Rs. 500/ Day. 7 pm to 12 pm Shaheen Bagh" can be seen stuck on the shutter. BOOM...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Video Game Footage Shared As US Shooting Down Iranian Missiles

    A viral video claiming to show a war like situation where American anti-missile batteries are shooting down Iranian missile units, is false. The clip has been culled out of a user-generated video based on a video game. The 2 minute 50 second long video is originally from a video game called 'ARMA 3', a futuristic open military sandbox game that was released by Bohemia...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Burqa Dress Code For Anti-CAA Protesters And Other News You Almost Believed

    A flyer of an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest rally in Mumbai featuring a line on 'hijab or burqa' dress code was viral on social media. BOOM spoke to the organisers of the event, that was held on January 17, and found social media posts of the same poster from earlier in the week which do not mention a dress code at all. The viral image of the...

    • 23 hrs ago
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    Video Shows Anti-CAA Protesters Receiving Cash? A FactCheck

    An old video showing a man hand out cash to participants at a Congress rally has been revived online with a claim that alludes that the party paid people to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Furthermore, the video has also overlaid the audio of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi's speech from a rally in Gujarat in 2017. BOOM debunked the same doctored video ahead...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Video Of Jaipur Eviction Drive Shared As Police Crackdown Under NRC

    A video of policemen roughing up illegal encroachers in Jaipur, Rajasthan has resurfaced with a false claim that the footage is from Assam, where the National Register of Citizens (NRC) has resulted in eviction of people from their homes. The video shows policemen dragging men and women as they resist and look for cover. The 21 second long viral footage has been captioned as,...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    Old Photo Of BJP MP Manoj Tiwari With Imam Bukhari Shared As Recent

    An old photograph of Manoj Tiwari, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party MP posing with Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid is being shared as recent. The photo has been revived with Delhi all set to go to the polls in February, 2020, with Tiwari the frontrunner for the Chief Minister's post, if BJP wins the elections. Congress leader Salman Nizami tweeted the...

    • 2 days ago
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    Anti-CAA Protest Poster Calling For Hijab Or Burqa Dress Code Is Photoshopped

    A flyer for an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest rally in Mumbai on Friday calling for a 'hijab or burqa' dress code, is photoshopped. BOOM spoke to the organisers of the event and found social media posts of the same poster from earlier in the week which do not mention a dress code at all, proving that the viral image is doctored. Earlier on Friday,...

    • 3 days ago
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    Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj On $100 Bill?

    An image of $100 bill with Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj created using editing website is being shared on WhatsApp with a false claim that the United States has declared February 19 as 'World Chhatrapati Shivaji Day'. February 19 is listed as the birthday of Shivaji Maharaj by the Maharashtra government and is observed as a holiday commemorating Shivaji's birth, however scholars have...

    • 3 days ago
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    'Rahul Gandhi Se Azaadi': BJP Panelist's Video Revived Without Context

    A video of Nighat Abbass, who describes herself as a media panelist for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Delhi wing, is viral on social media with misleading claims. The video shows Abbass in a burqa chanting 'Azadi' or freedom, from various opposition party leaders. The clip is viral on right-wing Facebook pages which make no mention in their posts that...

    • 3 days ago
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    Is This A Video Of Vajpayee's Niece Slamming The Government On CAA?

    A four-minute-long video of a woman criticising the government at an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act rally in Delhi earlier in January is going viral with a false claim that the woman shows late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece. The caption in Hindi translates to: " Respected Vajpayee ji's niece has finally broken her silence, listen to what she has to...

    • 4 days ago

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