Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Saurabh Pandey

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The reason why he chose to be a part of the Newschecker team lies somewhere between his passion and desire to surface the truth. The inception of social networking sites, misleading information, and tilted facts worry him. So, here he is ready to debunk any such fake story or rumor.

Did FM Nirmala Sitharaman claimed, “Taapsee Pannu was raided in 2013?”

The Income Tax department recently conducted raids at Bollywood director and Producer Anurag Kashyap and Actress Taapsee Pannu’s offices. Several social media users, criticising the move, termed it political vendetta and misuse of the government machinery to settle political scores and silence dissenting voices. On the other hand, several social media users applauded the move and termed it ‘need of the hour’.

In yet another case of misreporting, several media reports falsely claim charges will be levied on UPI transactions

The Quint, ZEE Business, Jagran and several other media organizations published reports claiming that starting 1 January 2021, UPI transactions will be chargeable.  https://www.thequint.com/coronavirus/faq/new-rules-in-india-from-1-january-2021 https://archive.vn/FrXAU https://english.jagran.com/business/from-mandatory-fastag-to-positive-pay-system-to-additional-fee-on-upi-payments-what-changes-from-jan1-10021727 https://www.livehindustan.com/business/story-10-major-changes-in-new-year-2021-will-affect-your-pocket-3716164.html Fact Check/Verification After...

Did a Gujarati daily call Narendra Modi ‘biggest liar in world’?

Several social media users shared a newspaper clipping claiming that a Gujarati daily has called Narendra Modi ‘the biggest liar in the world.’ https://twitter.com/ShilpiSinghINC/status/1338506702883180548 Shilpi Singh,...

Unrelated Photograph passed off as PM Modi and Jasodaben’s wedding picture

Journalist Swati Chaturvedi shared a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others claiming it to be of his marriage. Swati wrote, “Does this...

‘The Wire’ And ‘Indian Express’ Did Not Spread Fake News In False ‘Love Jihad Case’ In Kushinagar

Uttar Pradesh has passed an ordinance against unlawful conversions, popularly known as 'Love Jihad' - a term coined by the right-wing and its affiliates,...

Anarchy For Freedom: A Case Study On First Indian Mainstream Conspiracy Theory

If you have access to the internet, you would have already come across several conspiracy theories around the coronavirus. What if these conspiracy theories...

No, These Images Of Potholes In The Road Are Not From Uttar Pradesh

Vice Chairperson of Congress’ Uttar Pradesh Social Media Committee Pankhuri Pathak shared two pictures of a man wearing a helmet and sitting over potholes....

MP Government did not extend the tenure of Sarpanchs by five years in wake of COVID-19

A press note issued in the name of Madhya Pradesh government is doing the rounds in WhatsApp groups. The press note states that the...

Young Americans Sang Indian National Anthem To Express Gratitude For Supplying HCQ!

US President Donal Trump claimed that Hydrochloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, is a potential cure for the COVID-19. After Trump’s claim, there was a global...

A Six-Year-Old Incident Of Food Contaminated With Human Feces Resurfaces

A viral forward is doing the rounds in WhatsApp groups claiming that after spitting in food, Muslims are now contaminating food with human feces....

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