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Monthly Archives: August, 2021

Old Video Of Ajit Doval Shared With Misleading Context Of Taliban’s Capture Of Afghanistan

In the 1 minute and 28-second long video shared by multiple users, Doval can be heard saying,

Afghan Journalist Refutes The Claim Of His Death By Taliban, Says He Was Attacked

A tweet by TOLO news -Afghanistan’s foremost news channel- announcing the death of their staff member,  journalist Ziar Khan Yaad was liked and retweeted hundreds of times within a short span of time on the morning of 26th August. 

Video Of Crowds At An American Football Game Shared As That Of Scenes Of Afghans Fleeing From The Taliban At Kabul Airport

Afghans have been rushing to the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul in desperate attempts to flee the Taliban since it captured control of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021.

Anand Mahindra Shares Old Video Of Tigers Claiming It To Be Recent

The movement of tigers along highways, especially in reserved forest areas, is a common sight in India. Just last year, on the eve of Global Tiger Day, the Environment Minister released a Tiger census report and announced that Indian tigers contribute to 70% of the tiger population in the world.

Old Video Shared With Misleading Context As “Ashraf Ghani Fleeing Afghanistan As Taliban Takes Control”

Video posts claiming “Ashraf Ghani fleeing Afghanistan as Taliban takes control over the country," are misleading. Video has been online since July, one month before the Taliban seized control of Kabul.

Viral Screenshot Claiming “CNN Praises Taliban For Wearing Masks During Attack” Is From A Satire Website

Posts claiming “CNN praises Taliban for wearing masks during attack” are false. Viral screenshot was first published on a satire website called BabylonBee.com.

Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Claims Viral In India

Read debunks of the top false and misleading news of the week in five minutes.

Centre Has NOT Decided To Expand Supreme Court With Three More Branches, Fake Claim Goes Viral

The Central government has not decided to expand the Supreme Court with three more branches in Chennai, Mumbai, and Calcutta. The viral message circulating on social media is false.

Rahul Gandhi Did Not Ask PM Modi For An Answer About Olympic Medalist Neeraj Chopra In A Tweet

The viral screenshot claiming to be from Rahul Gandhi’s official Twitter handle asking PM Modi for an answer related to the Tokyo Olympics is morphed.

Message Claiming “Ministry Of Education Is Giving Free Laptops To Families” Is Fake

The Ministry of Education is NOT giving free laptops to families to support virtual learning amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The message circulating on Whatsapp with a clickable link is fake.

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