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    Photoshopped Image Shared To Claim Hillary Clinton Met Osama bin Laden

    An image making the rounds on Facebook claims to show former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shaking hands with late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. This is false: AFP Fact Check found that the image has been doctored to add bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in 2011. The original version shows Clinton with Indian musician Shubhashish Mukherjee at an event in 2004....

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Video Makes Misleading Claims About Crowd Size At Kamala Harris Rally

    A video of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris waving from a platform is circulating in Facebook posts claiming that virtually nobody showed up to her recent rally in Florida. The video is misleading; the rally was a drive-in event and the angle of the footage obscures from view the cars and people who attended. "Harris had six people show up today in...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Bacterial Pneumonia Is Not Caused By Wearing Face Masks

    A claim posted on Twitter says that most deaths in the 1918 influenza pandemic originated from bacterial pneumonia caused by face masks and that Dr Anthony Fauci, the US government's top expert in the fight against COVID-19, knew about it. This is false; the 2008 study referred to in the tweet, and which Fauci co-authored, aimed to help plan for future pandemics and made no link to...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Fact Checking The Final Debate Between Donald Trump And Joe Biden

    President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden sparred over the coronavirus response, US policy on China, and race in America in their second and final debate of the 2020 election. AFP examines what the candidates said on key issues at Thursday's event in Nashville. Coronavirus response Speaking about the coronavirus, Trump said: "2.2 million people modeled...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    2018 Mock Funeral Clip Of Shivraj Singh Chouhan Viral Ahead Of Bypolls

    An old video of a protest march against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has been revived on Facebook ahead of by-elections on 28 Assembly seats to be held in the state on November 3. BOOM found that the viral video is from a protest rally organised by Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers against Chouhan in 2018. MP Congress Includes Mock...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    No, This Image Is Not Of The Teacher Who Was Beheaded In Paris

    An image of a group welcoming refugees in Kent, United Kingdom is viral with claims that it shows Samuel Paty, a French teacher who was decapitated on October 16 for showing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed to his class. The image has three people holding placards reading 'Refugees Welcome'. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member Surendra Poonia in a tweet falsely claimed that the image...

    • 12 hrs ago
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    Bihar Polls: Old Photo Falsely Shared As Crowd At Yogi Adityanath's Rally

    A photo showing a huge crowd of people gathered at a public rally is being shared falsely claiming that it is from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's election rally in Bihar. The photo is being shared in the backdrop of Adityanath addressing his first rally in the poll-bound state in Kaimur district on October 20, 2020. The viral image is being shared with...

    • 13 hrs ago
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    Indian Media Trolled For False Claims Of 'Civil War' In Pakistan

    Mainstream media outlets in India along with some popular social media accounts have been abuzz with talks about 'civil war' happening in Pakistan. However, experts believe this to be a disinformation campaign that grossly misrepresents an ongoing political crisis in the country. In response, Pakistani media challenged the narrative by their Indian counterparts by fact checking...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Air Pollution Killed A Newborn Every 5 Minutes In 2019

    New Delhi: Air pollution killed about 116,000 infants in India within the first month of being born, found a new global study into air pollution's burden on health worldwide.More than half of the infant deaths were due to PM 2.5 (particulate matter 30 times finer than human hair than enters the bloodstream and causes severe health risks) in outdoor air and the rest were linked to household...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    BJP Promises Free COVID-19 Vaccine In Poll-Bound Bihar: What We Know

    Releasing the Bharatiya Janta Party's election manifesto for the upcoming Bihar state elections, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on October 22 promised that every citizen of Bihar would receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free once the BJP is elected in the northern state. As soon as #COVID19 vaccine will be available for production at a...

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