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Fake News Alert! Shahrukh will leave the country if Modi became PM!

Here are the seven fake news of the week


With digital tools, it is easier than ever to create, edit, and publish fake news. However, there is a cost for its consequences. It has become a real issue these days.

Hence, we took the responsibility to debunk this misleading and fake news.

Farmer ripping national flag!

Fake news:

A video showing a crowd tearing the Indian national flag of India and raising pro-Khalistan slogans. This was shared widely on social media with the claim that it is a video of Indian farmers desecrating the flag.

Fact-checked:

Here is the truth. The video is from New York and shows protesters outside the United Nations headquarters as Prime Minister Narendra Modi was going to address the UN general assembly. The video was dated back to September 26.

This is the condition of UP roads!

Fake news:

A video showing a group of police officers falling off an e-rickshaw on a waterlogged road was shared by the several verified Twitter handles linked to the Indian national congress. It was shared with a motive to make people aware of the condition of roads in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Fact-checked:

By going through a reserve image search it was found that the video is not from Uttar Pradesh but Dausa, Rajasthan. A report published in the Hindi newspaper Navbharat Times verified that the incident occurred in Bandikui, Rajasthan on October 2, 2021. The report further stated that the police officers were on their way to work in an e-rickshaw when it overturned as the driver missed a pothole due to the waterlogging on the road.

Clearly, the viral video was meant to take a jibe on UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s development work in the state.

Women grieved to Modi, “I did not receive any benefit”

Fake news:

The video of PM Modi interacting with a woman is being used to insinuate that she did not receive the benefits of any government scheme.

Fact-checked:

The beneficiary said that she has benefitted from Awas Yojana and Ujjwala scheme, but on being questioned about PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) scheme, she denied receiving any benefits. PM visited for the same to Lucknow on Tuesday, 5 October.

Shahrukh Khan: I would leave the country if Narendra Modi became the prime minister!

Fake news:

The quote of Shah Rukh Khan, resuscitates on social media. It mentioned that the Bollywood actor would leave the country if Narendra Modi became the prime minister of India.

Fact-checked:

The quote is old and fake. It was debunked in the past. It was shared by a parody Twitter account of the actor and not the actor himself.

Kejriwal Picture on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday!

Fake news:

An ad by the Delhi government’s advertisement on Gandhi Jayanti had a bigger image of Arvind Kejriwal.

Fact-checked:

The advertisement was edited to replace Mahatma Gandhi’s photo at the centre with Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal’s picture.

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Kanhaiya Kumar’s Clip ‘Confessing’ to Islam Convention

Fake news:

A video of Kanhaiya Kumar, a member of the Communist Party of India and former president of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union ‘exposes’ Kumar, who is “deceiving everyone with a fake Hindu name.”

Fact-checked:

The video was taken out of context. In the original clip, Kanhaiya Kumar can be heard quoting Congress leader Abul Kalam Azad.

Do only temples have to pay taxes in India? 

Fake news:

A message that has gone viral in the past is being retweeted with the claim that ‘only Hindu temples have to pay taxes while other religions enjoy freedom’.

Fact-checked:

Here is the truth behind this viral claim. Irrespective of the religion, certain activities of every religious place are taxable, and certain are non-taxable.

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