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Fighting Fake News: 10 Truthbombs of the Week to Detox Your Feed

Fake news which was circulated on social media last week


Highlights:

  • Nitin Gadkari does not care about the Parliamentary board!
  • India defeated Pakistan in boxing!
  • Inder Meghwal’s funeral!
  • Scroll for more…

From fake news around Dalit boy Inder Megwal to misleading claims made by Bhartiya Janata Party, we brought you the top 10 fake news circulated on social media last week. Check it out now.

Nitin Gadkari does not care about the Parliamentary board!

Fake news: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says he does not care even if he loses his ministerial post after being removed from the Parliamentary board.

Foolproof: The viral video is cropped. He was talking about Manohar Joshi’s government of Maharashtra, where he served as PWD minister.

India defeated Pakistan in boxing!

Kisne feka: A viral video shows an Indian wrestler defeating a Pakistani boxer in Dubai.

Foolproof: The viral video is from Jalandhar, Punjab. Both wrestlers are from India. It has nothing to do with Pakistan.

Inder Meghwal’s funeral!

Fake news: A viral video shows the funeral procession of Inder Meghwal, who allegedly died after being thrashed by his teacher.

Foolproof: A viral video is of the funeral procession of an Indian Army soldier, ‘Jilajeet Yadav’ from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, who died in 2020.

The AAP government is spreading lies about Delhi schools!

Kisne feka: BJP leaders claimed the Aam Aadmi Party government is using Images of students of private schools to spread lies through international publications.

Foolproof: The image published in the NYT article shows Mother’s Mary school, an all-girls school, whereas Sarvodaya school, a co-educational school. Both schools are different, and the Delhi government runs the Sarvodaya school.

Indian Railways to charge kids below 5 years!

Fake news: Kids below five years will be fully charged for tickets by Indian railways.

Foolproof: Indian railways have not introduced any new changes regarding booking tickets for children. Passengers can buy a ticket and book a berth for their child under five years if they wish. Moreover, if a separate berth is not required, then travel on the train is free.

BJP workers attacked over Nitish Kumar’s political game!

Kisne feka: A viral video shows BJP workers being attacked in Bihar after CM Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with the party. A viral video shows BJP workers being attacked in Bihar after CM Nitish Kumar ended his alliance with the party.

Foolproof: The viral video is not from Bihar, as claimed in the viral posts, but from West Bengal, where a clash occurred between TMC and BJP workers during a rally.

Inder Kumar dancing!

Fake news: This viral video shows Inder Kumar Meghwal dancing, who died after his teacher beat him up for touching water.

Foolproof: This viral video shows Harish Bhil, from Barmer, Rajasthan, giving this performance on No Bag Day. Linked to the death of Indra Kumar Meghwal, it is being shared falsely.

Anangpal Tomar built Delhi’s, Red Fort!

Kisne feka: Prithviraj Chauhan’s maternal grandfather, emperor Anangpal Tomar built Delhi’s, Red Fort.

Foolproof: Shah Jahan built Lal Qila, or Red Fort, in 1648. The claim on social media that the Lal Qila or Red Fort was built by Anangpal Tomar 300 years before Shahjahan is false, as Tomar built the Lal-Kot (Qila Rai Pithora), not the Lal Qila.

Bhim Army Blocked roads!

Fake news: People blocked the road to welcome the Bhim Army chief at Jalore over the Dalit boy’s death.

Foolproof: The viral video is of Shihab Chottur, a 29-year-old man from Kerala who is on his Haj pilgrimage to Mecca on foot.

Saudi defence minister shocked by sudden fireworks!

Kisne feka: The Saudi defence minister and his wife were shocked by sudden fireworks when they were visiting the Chinese embassy.

Foolproof: The viral video is of a mock drill conducted in December 2019 at the Kuwait International Fairground.

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