Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Monthly Archives: January, 2022

Did Palestinian Group Hamas Land On The Moon? Movie Poster Shared To Make False Claim

An image has been posted by a Facebook user with the speculation of Palestinian group Hamas landing on the moon. The image is actually of a 2008 movie.

Video Of Ayyappa Devotees Singing ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ Shared Out Of Context With Communal Claim

While the Sabarimala season progresses, misinformation concerning the deity and the practices associated with the temple continue. A WhatsApp video that claims to show...

Do Masks Kill? Is COVID An Ordinary Flu That Doesn’t Need Social Distancing Or Vaccines? Delhi Doctor’s Misleading Claims On COVID Resurfaces

A video of a man who identifies himself as Dr Tarun Kothari, speaking to the media about several alleged 'ill effects' of the...

Old Hoax Claiming ‘Bill Gates Called For COVID Vaccine Withdrawal’ Resurfaces On WhatsApp

A Hoax has resurfaced on WhatsApp which claims that Bill Gates has called for COVID-19 vaccine withdrawal. It has originated from a satire article by website 'The Expose'.

Did Rajiv Gandhi’s Security Kill A Beggar At Rajghat? No, Viral Claim Is False

An old video showing former PM Rajiv Gandhi paying tribute at Rajghat is going viral with the claim that during the visit, his Special Protection Group (SPG) shot down a man after noticing “some movement in the bushes nearby”.

No, Snorting Dried Ginger Won’t Prevent COVID

Can snorting dried ginger help prevent catching the Coronavirus? That’s what a viral WhatsApp forward sent to Newschecker claims. The video showing a man,...

Viral Video Of Indonesia Airlines’ Plane Crash Landing Is Fake

A video allegedly showing a Garuda Indonesia airlines’ plane stumbling and crash-landing on a runway in Iran is doing the rounds on social media platforms.

David Bowie Predicted Impact Of Internet In 1999? Viral Video Is A Satire

A video claiming to show English singer-songwriter David Bowie predicting the “Impact of the Internet” in an interview with BBC Newsnight...

Misinformation On YouTube: Fact Checkers Demand More Accountability

New Delhi: Calling upon YouTube to commit to meaningful transparency over misinformation, over 80 fact checking organisations from across the globe have written to...

An Open Letter To YouTube CEO From The World’s Fact-checkers

Ms. Susan Wojcicki, It’s been almost two years since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The world has seen time and time again how destructive disinformation and...



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