Monday, March 1, 2021
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Nikita Vashisth

Nikita Vashisth
Nikita is a writer and editor for English fact-checking. She also leads projects to understand the misinformation and fake-news ecosystem—with an emphasis on data and psychology. Previously, she has worked with IndiaSpend, CNN-News18 and written for Citizen Matters and Mongabay-India on the environment, health, and politics. She’s a postgraduate of the Computational Journalism program at Cardiff University, Wales.

1962 Photograph Of Jawaharlal Nehru At A Congress Party Meeting In Patna Shared With Misleading Claims

Nehru's image was found in AP archives describing it as a security man grabbing Nehru from plunging into a riotous crowd at a Congress party meeting in Patna.

Whatsapp Message On COVID-19 Vaccine Registration For Elderly On Co-WIN Is False

Press Information Bureau Fact-check verified the Whatsapp message on COVID-19 vaccine registration for the elderly on Co-WIN app to be false.

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy Mistranslates To Rahul Gandhi, Later Clarifies On Twitter

It's true that Puducherry’s CM Narayanasamy mistranslated a fisherwoman’s words during an interaction, but says she falsely accused.

“Go Back Modi” Graffiti From Anti-CAA Protests In Kolkata Shared As Recent From Tamil Nadu

On 14 February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Chennai to inaugurate and launch a few projects. His presence in the city was seen as...

Old Video Of Amit Shah Falling Revived Amid Bengal’s State Assembly Rally

In view of the upcoming Assembly elections in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah flagged off the Bharatiya Janata Party’s fourth Parivartan Rath...

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

Farmers have been protesting in various Delhi borders for over two months now. Unsurprisingly, related misleading and false claims have been on the rise....

Different Images Of Tractors With Spikes Falsely Shared In Farmers’ Protest Context

India’s Republic Day witnessed violent clashes between the police and protesting farmers in the national capital after a few tractors deviated from designated routes...

Old Image Of Delhi Cop Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Recent Farmers Tractor Rally

An image of a man in casual clothes wearing a bulletproof vest and helmet is being shared with misleading claims after the 26 January...

Old Video Of Mumbai’s Local Train Falsely Shared As Recent Scene From Borivali Station

In wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak in March 2020, Mumbai's local train services shutdown for the first time (in the pandemic) on 23...

WhatsApp Does Not Record Users Calls Or Have A Tick’s System Indicating Government Surveillance

In January 2021, Whatsapp came under massive fire from its users. A parliamentary panel on information technology also questioned the messaging service provider on...


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