Top 7 fake news which was circulated on social media last week
From fake news around the Uttar Pradesh Mid-Day scheme to misleading claims made by BJP leaders, we brought you the top 7 fake news circulated on social media last week. Check it out now.
Cheetah Print aircraft brought Namibian Cheetah to Indian Soil!
High Commission of India in Windhoek, Namibia tweets the visual of the Indian aircraft which has reached Namibia to receive cheetahs to be brought to Madhya Pradesh's Kuno National Park. PM Narendra Modi will be present in the park on Sept 17 for the reintroduction. pic.twitter.com/jl3Rk4bigS
— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2022
Fake news: An image of an aircraft with a specially painted animal print has gone viral on social media. The image is viral in the context of the 8 cheetahs being brought in a special cargo Boeing flight from Namibia.
Foolproof: The viral claim is false. In an article from Daily Mail, published on July 3, 2015, the face of an Amur tiger was printed on the front of a Transaero Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The plane is entitled ‘Tiger Flight’, the project aimed to bring attention to tiger conservation efforts. The paint was done for the ‘Caring for Tigers Together’ project. The Indian government is not mentioned in the listing.
Rahul Gandhi forgot to pay respect to Swami Vivekananda!
INC TV के कैमरे से देखिए
स्मृति ईरानी के झूठ का पर्दाफाश…. pic.twitter.com/XrJAmRVhxl
— INC TV (@INC_Television) September 12, 2022
Kisne feka: Social media buzzes with a video of Union Minister Smriti Irani. During the viral video, she claimed that Rahul Gandhi did not pay his respects to Swami Vivekananda at the Vivekananda Memorial in Kanyakumari because Swami Vivekananda was not a Gandhi.
Foolproof: There is no truth to the viral claim. Rahul Gandhi’s video was uploaded to the official YouTube channel of the Indian National Congress on September 7. The clip is titled ‘Shri Rahul Gandhi paid his respects at the Vivekananda Memorial earlier today,’ wherein he can be seen circumambulating the statue of Swami Vivekananda at the memorial.
Celebration in Kashmir after Pakistan defeated India in T20!
Pakistani fans in kashmir/celebration 🎉/somewhere in kashmir pic.twitter.com/2KKKCmwNpx
— Asif Nhra 🇵🇰 (@AsarAli512) October 24, 2021
Fake news: Viral video shows people celebrating in Srinagar after Pakistan defeated India in a T20 match.
Foolproof: The viral video is from 2016 when locals celebrate Pakistan’s Independence Day in the downtown area of Nawakadal in Srinagar.
Healthy food is served in the government’s mid-day meal programme!
Kisne feka: Viral image shows students receiving healthy, wholesome food as part of the government’s mid-day meal programme.
Foolproof: The image is from the ‘Trthi Bhojan’ programme. The village head Amit started the initiative and carried it out with public support.
GST on urinals at Railway stations!
Kisne feka: GST is being charged for using urinals at the Railway station.
Foolproof: GST was charged on using toilets at executive lounges, not on using first class & sleeper toilets at executive
The entry fee for using the Executive Lounge is ₹200 per person per 2-hour period, plus 12% GST.
Mulana is molesting an unconscious woman!
Fake news Viral video shows a Mulana performing an exorcism and molesting an unconscious woman.
Foolproof: The viral video is scripted and made for entertainment purposes. A viral video shows a woman snatching a mobile phone from a commuter travelling from the metro.
Pakistani opposing Shia Tomatoes!
— Zee News (@ZeeNews) September 12, 2022
Kisne feka: A viral video on social media shows people throwing tomatoes from a truck onto the road. Media outlets and several people on social media claimed that people destroying crates of tomatoes was due to a Shia-Sunni conspiracy in Pakistan after Iran exported the vegetable into the country.
Foolproof: The viral claim is false. As per a leading daily, the incident occurred after the Pakistan government allowed the imports of vegetables from Afghanistan and Iran to meet the shortfall caused by floods in Pakistan. Farmers protested, saying their crops were ready. Several farmers urged the government to stop importing vegetables from neighbouring countries.
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