Fact Alert: Guwahati’s Girl Facebook photo shared on WhatsApp for soliciting clients

Recently on various WhatsApp groups a Guwahatiplus.com article is being shared wherein a young girls Facebook photo has been shared on WhatsApp groups for soliciting clients in Guwahati, Assam. NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA This message brings out awareness to the misuse of social media for propagating false news & scams. Guwahatiplus.com published an article about […]

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FACT CHECK: Fake Images Of ABP News Displaying Photo-shopped Comments

Recently on various WhatsApp groups photo-shopped images displaying headlines from ABP News, which display false comments allegedly by Rahul Gandhi, are being shared. Translation of Hindi text: 1st Breaking News Headline: “My ancestors were Muslims, I’m Muslim – Rahul Gandhi” 2nd Breaking News Headline: “Moment we make our own government, we would give Pakistan an […]

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Fact Check: Misleading Video Alleging Pakistani Flag Waved in Rajasthan Rally Celebrating Congress Win

Recently on various WhatsApp groups, a video is being shared. It shows a Congress supporters taking out a celebration rally in Rajasthan post election results. The man making the video is saying loudly: “कांग्रेस की रैली और कैसे पाकिस्तान का झंडा लहराया जा रहा है, गौर से देखिये आप | गौर से देखिये इस रैली […]

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Fact Alert: Fake Twitter Account of Navjot Singh Sidhu Creates Viral Tweet Storm

Recently on various Twitter handles, a misleading tweet is being shared from twitter handle ‘@Navjot_S_Si’: The tweet says- “Today I have been invited by the Government of Pakistan On the occasion of opening the #KartarpurCorridor. I am grateful 2Prime Minister Imran khan & Army chief. All Sikh community is thankful 2Pakistan. Pakistan is my second […]

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Fact Check: ‘Aurangzeb’ Photo-Shopped Into The Picture Of Rahul Gandhi Filing The Nomination For The President Of Congress

Recently on various Twitter handles, a fake image is being shared. It shows a framed picture of ‘Aurangzeb’ behind Rahul Gandhi, while he was filing the nomination for the President of Congress, sitting along with senior congress leaders, on 4th December at All India Congress Committee (AICC) HQ, in New Delhi. NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA […]

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Fact Check: Photo-shopped Text ‘420’ On A Football Jersey Held By PM Modi

Recently on various Twitter handles, a fake image is being shared. It shows PM Modi holding a football jersey displaying team number as ‘420’, implying that he is a cheat & a fraudster. जिसने यह टी शर्ट बनाया और नंबर चूज किया है उसे 121 तोपों की बेहतरीन सलामी !! सही टी शर्ट दिया है। […]

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Fact Check: Hoax Message Claiming That Russian President, Vladimir Putin Says: Pakistan Is A Cemetery For Pakistani’s

Recently on various WhatsApp groups, a fake text is being shared. It claims that “RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, Vladimir Putin Says: Pakistan Is A Cemetery For Pakistani’s.” Fake WhatsApp Message Text: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, Vladimir Putin Says: Pakistan Is A Cemetery For Pakistani’s: “When a Pakistani becomes rich, his bank accounts are in Switzerland. He travels to London/America […]

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Fact Check: Hoax Message Claiming That 125,000 Retired Income Tax Officers Aged 58-61 Years Have Been Recalled By PM Modi

Recently on various WhatsApp groups, a fake text is being shared a lot. It claims that 125,000 Retired Income Tax officers aged 58-61 years have been recalled by PM Modi. Fake WhatsApp Message Text: 125,000 Retired Income Tax officers aged 58-61 years have been recalled by Modi. They have 3 day training from 28-30 Nov […]

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Fake Alert: Fraudulent Data Gathering Site: http://sarkari-yojana.club

Recently on various WhatsApp groups, a fake text is being shared a lot. It is written to create urgency in people to click on the link shared and update their personal data. *प्रधानमंत्री आयुष्मान भारत योजना 2018* 13 से 70 साल के लोगो के लिए ख़ुशख़बरी, *भारत सरकार* द्वारा दिया जा रहा है *5 लाख […]

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FAKE ALERT: Fake Reviews of Nutralyfe Garcinia

Recently online reviews of so called “miracle” weight loss medicine Nutralyfe Garcinia have been shared on social media and WhatsApp. You can view the webpage here: https://bit.ly/2QaXysB You can also view the archived version of the website here. NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA itisrealstoryz.com healthyindia.life fitnesspro.live slimfitness itrealstory.com steemit.com #nutralyfegarcinia – This makes it hard to […]

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Fact Check: A Muslim boy is mercilessly beating a Naga Sadhu in Dehradhun.

Recently on various social media sites and WhatsApp, a video is being forwarded where a man is beating an alleged Naga Sadhu. This video is accompanied by the following text: देहरादून में एक मुसलमान लड़का ,नागा साधु को बुरी तरह पीट रहा है ,जब लोगों ने आपत्ति की तो वो पुलिस से बचने के लिए […]

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Did 56 women Died After Using Sanitary Pads?

A story doing the rounds on social media claims: 56 women died at a Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai because of sanitary pads such as Whisper, Stayfree, etc. The chemical used in ultra napkins, which converts liquid into gel, causes cancer in bladder and Uterus. However, the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, has professed […]

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Can Wearing a Black Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

After actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with cancer, several messages regarding cancer and how to avoid getting the disease, started circulating on WhatsApp. One such forward on breast cancer reads as below: This message has been widely circualted on all the social platforms, however Tata memorial Hospital has clarified that “Tata Memorial Hospital doesn’t circulate […]

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