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    2018 Image of BJP's Dilip Ghosh In Hospital Shared With COVID Angle

    Social media users shared a photograph of BJP's Dilip Ghosh admitted in a hospital with the text, "Meeting COVID Positive Dilip Ghosh without wearing any Mask. Only BJP Leaders can Show Such Courage." Meeting COVID Positive Dilip Ghosh without wearing any Mask. Only BJP Leaders can Show Such Courage. @MukulR_Official ...

    • 18 hrs ago
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    Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Political And Coronavirus-Related Claims

    This week social media platforms witnessed a variety of misleading and fake claims being circulated with themes ranging from politics, coronavirus, and the pandemic in India. From false claims about the central government giving free Android smartphones to all students to Goa Pradesh Congress Committee's social media in-charge, Pratibha Borkar's image being...

    • 4 days ago
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    Narendra Modi-led Central Government Is Not Giving Free Android Smartphones To All Students

    A Whatsapp message claims that the government is giving free Android smartphones to all students to help them continue their education online during the ongoing pandemic. We received this message on our Whatsapp verification helpline number. The message reads, "Schools and colleges have been closed due to Corona virus and because of this, the...

    • 5 days ago
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    Claims Related To Trump Taking The Russian COVID-19 Vaccine, And Saying His DNA Is USA Are False

    Days after United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 related fake news has been circulating on social media platforms. In one such example, a Twitter user Positive news everyone! We can relax. pic.twitter.com/PcrQkR56uX— Dave Thomas (@AutoBearDave) October 4, 2020 function catchException()...

    • a week ago
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    Weekly Wrap: From A Video Of Children Emerging Out Of A Truck In Syria To India-China Dispute

    For this week's wrap, where Newschecker rounds up key fact checks, we found a video of children and women emerging out of truck being shared with misleading claims related to human trafficking, how images of California's Tom Lantos Tunnels was shared as Atal Tunnel in Rohtang, HP, and how misleading claims related to India-China dispute...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Video Of Children & Women Emerging Out Of A Truck Is Not Related To Human Trafficking

    A Twitter user shared a video which shows children and women emerging out of a truck. The user claimed that the truck from Syria to Iraq was investigated by police at the Kurdistan border for human and child trafficking. Tweeted on 3 October, the 2:20 minute video garnered nearly 3K likes and 2.6K retweets. The video shows semi-conscious children being pulled...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    PLA Did Not Shoot Down Indian Fighter Jet Sukhoi Su-30 In Tibet

    A Twitter user claimed that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force shot down an Indian fighter jet Sukhoi Su-30 in Tibet recently. Shared by the account Zhong Xin (@ZhongXN) on 3 October, the tweet reads, "Breaking News: Our Air force has shutdown Indian fighter jet Sukhoi su-30 in Tibet." Breaking News: Our Air force has...

    • 2 weeks ago
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    Weekly Wrap: From A 3-D Visual Effects Video To Misleading Claims On India-China Dispute

    For this week's wrap, where Newschecker rounds up key fact checks, we found a video of a siren being shared with misleading news related to the ongoing India-China territorial dispute, how PM Narendra Modi's 2017 Ro-Ro ferry initiative was shared as a recent one, and how a 3-D visual effects video of a drone delivering a package in Lagos, Nigeria...

    • 3 weeks ago
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    Claim On Pune's Steam Bar Treating or Preventing COVID-19 Is False

    A social media user claims that a steam bar with inhalers treats or prevents COVID-19 in Pune. The claim is accompanied by a video which shows people seated in front of pipes used as steam inhalers. "Latest business in #India: The Steam bar, It is inhalers, which treats or prevents #COVID19 in Pune" the tweet reads. Latest business...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Cipla Did Not Issue A Statement On Remdesivir's Direct Supply To Hospitals

    Cipla will supply the drug Remdesivir directly to a patient's hospital, shows an image widely circulated on social media platforms. The accompanying image includes details of Cipla helpline for COVID-19 as well as other details on the drug. We received the image in context on our Whatsapp helpline number asking us to verify this claim. Claim on Cipla supplying...

    • 4 weeks ago

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