Monday, December 6, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021

Viral Video That Shows Birthday Boy Dying Due to ‘Birthday Bumps’ Is Scripted

Viral Birthday video depicting death of boy due to birthday bumps is false. The video is enacted to create awareness against such acts of violence.

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Calcutta Town Club

No, This Image Does Not Show Swamy Vivekananda Playing Cricket For...

An image claiming to show  Swamy Vivekananda playing on behalf of the Calcutta Town Club in 1884, was in fact an edited image of the England and Yorkshire left-arm bowler Headley Variety
Covid Variants Preplanned

Was The ‘Release’ Of Covid Variants Preplanned? No, Viral Forward Is...

The viral image that shows tabular column with a list of Greek Alphabets and months written against them in sequence, carrying the logo of the WHO, WEF and the Johns Hopkins University placed on the document, does not indicate a ‘planned  release of variants’ as is being claimed.

POLITICS

Imran Khan

Fact Check: Was Imran Khan Expelled From Conference Of Islamic Countries...

The viral message claiming Minister Imran Khan was expelled from a ‘Conference of Islamic Countries’ for condemning the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is false. Imran Khan did not represent Pakistan in the said conference and the claim is fabricated.
KP Maurya

Viral Image Claiming UP CM Humiliated KP Maurya On Stage Is...

Viral post claiming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath humiliated Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya by driving him away from the stage is misleading. In fact, KP Maurya was not present in the program of which this claim is being shared by sharing the video.

VIRAL

Viral Video That Shows Birthday Boy Dying Due to ‘Birthday Bumps’ Is Scripted

Viral Birthday video depicting death of boy due to birthday bumps is false. The video is enacted to create awareness against such acts of violence.
Omicron Variant

Factcheck: Did 1963 Movie ‘The Omicron Variant’ Predict New Coronavirus Strain?

An edited movie poster titled ‘The Omicron Variant’ is being widely shared to claim the variant was already predicted back in 1963.
Covid Variants Preplanned

Was The ‘Release’ Of Covid Variants Preplanned? No, Viral Forward Is A Hoax

The viral image that shows tabular column with a list of Greek Alphabets and months written against them in sequence, carrying the logo of the WHO, WEF and the Johns Hopkins University placed on the document, does not indicate a ‘planned  release of variants’ as is being claimed.

RELIGION

Prathmik Vidyalaya Mirzapur, Vijaya Nagar, Ghaziabad

Video Shared With False Claim Of Delhi Government School Being Turned Into Madrassa

A video with the false claim of a Delhi government school being turned into Madrassa is viral. The actual location of video is Vijay Nagar, Ghaziabad. Claims about the school being converted to a Madrassa are also false.
TN Priest drinking beer

Viral Post Of TN Priest Drinking Beer Is From 2017, Falsely Shared With Religious...

A social media post is going viral, claiming to show a TN priest allegedly drinking beer and stepping on a ‘Goddess idol’.
Lord Balaji

Video Of Christian Flags On Lord Balaji Ratha Not From Religious Procession But From...

Video showing Christian flags on Lord Balaji's ratha is shared as a religious procession with a communal tone. Newschecker found the video to be from farmers rally in Andhra Pradesh.

Fact Check

Science & Technology

Image Of Daxing Airport Shared As Model Of Jewar Airport In Noida

PM laid foundation stone of Jewar Airport in Noida on November 25, but several BJP leaders shared the image of Daxing airport on social media.

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A viral forward doing the rounds in Whatsapp groups claims that along with the name change, Meta is altering Facebook privacy policy.

Video Claiming To Show Electric Scooter Explosion Is Actually From A Firecracker Mishap In TN

A 30 second video showing a two-wheeler burst into flames is widely being shared on social media claiming to show an electric scooter explosion.

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DAILY READS

New Twitter CEO’s Tweets Shared Without Context, Parag Agarwal Tweets To...

Twitter users dug out old tweets from CEO Parag Agarwal and share them without context. Agarwal tweeted and clarified the misinformation.
Omicron variant

Omicron Variant: All You Need To Know About latest “Variant Of...

While there is much speculation, experts are reserved about Omicron variant and its impact considering the studies are still on.

Coronavirus

Omicron Variant

Factcheck: Did 1963 Movie ‘The Omicron Variant’ Predict New Coronavirus Strain?

An edited movie poster titled ‘The Omicron Variant’ is being widely shared to claim the variant was already predicted back in 1963.
RT-PCR Test

Can RT-PCR Tests Detect Omicron Variant?

Social media posts claiming the Omicron variant cannot be detected in the current testing methods are false. 

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Fact Check: Was Imran Khan Expelled From Conference Of Islamic Countries For Speaking Against Ram Temple?

The viral message claiming Minister Imran Khan was expelled from a ‘Conference of Islamic Countries’ for condemning the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya is false. Imran Khan did not represent Pakistan in the said conference and the claim is fabricated.

Viral Video That Shows Birthday Boy Dying Due to ‘Birthday Bumps’ Is Scripted

Viral Birthday video depicting death of boy due to birthday bumps is false. The video is enacted to create awareness against such acts of violence.

Weekly Wrap: Fake News Related To Omicron Variant, Morphed Image Of Swamy Vivekananda And More

While researchers are still studying the new Omicron variant of the Coronavirus and its possible implications to the partly vaccinated world, Netizens were quick to share their unsubstantiated findings on the Omicron strain. Here is a list of the top five fake claims Newschecker debunked this week.

Factcheck: Did 1963 Movie ‘The Omicron Variant’ Predict New Coronavirus Strain?

An edited movie poster titled ‘The Omicron Variant’ is being widely shared to claim the variant was already predicted back in 1963.

Viral Image Claiming UP CM Humiliated KP Maurya On Stage Is False

Viral post claiming Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath humiliated Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya by driving him away from the stage is misleading. In fact, KP Maurya was not present in the program of which this claim is being shared by sharing the video.

Can RT-PCR Tests Detect Omicron Variant?

Social media posts claiming the Omicron variant cannot be detected in the current testing methods are false.