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Weekly Wrap: False Claims On New Parliament, Misinformation Around Ram Navami Celebrations & More

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Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

The events around the Ram Navami celebrations attracted enough mainstream and social media attention, and as a result misinformation followed. While an edited photograph was shared to show Burj Khalifa lit up in Lord Ram’s image, a video from Srinagar went viral as a “dafe” Ram Navami procession in Pakistan. PM Modi’s visit to the New Parliament building, also promoted fabricated claims on the under-construction complex. From false claims around Al-Aqsa Mosque raid to misinformation on the recent Ambani event, read our top fact checks from the past week here

Burj Khalifa Lights Up With Image Of Lord Ram? No, Viral Photo Is Edited

A photo, purportedly showing Lord Ram’s image being displayed on Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, is doing the rounds of social media. Users claim that the light show was done to mark Ram Navami, which was on March 30, 2023. Newschecker found out that a stock photo of Burj Khalifa was digitally altered to make it look like an image of Lord Ram was projected onto the skyscraper on the occasion of Ram Navami. Read more here.

Ram Navami Celebrations In Srinagar

Does This Video Show A ‘Safe’ Ram Navami Procession In Pakistan?

 A video of a “peaceful” Ram Navami procession purportedly from Pakistan has raised many eyebrows online, with users wondering “how Hindus are not safe in a Hindu-majority country.” Newschecker found that the viral post claiming to show a “safe” Ram Navami procession in Pakistan is false. The video actually shows a Shobha Yatra in Jammu & Kashmir’s Srinagar, and not Pakistan. Read more here.

Tata Built New Parliament In 17 Months And For Just ₹1? Here’s A Fact-Check Of Viral Post

A post, claiming that the upcoming new Parliament house was built in merely 17 months by Tata at a cost of just ₹1 to the government, is doing the rounds of social media and Whatsapp. Several social media users are hailing the “record feats” as Tata’s gift to the nation. Newschecker learnt that Tata Projects won the contract to build a new Parliament building with a ₹861.90-crore bid, while construction is still going on after it started from January 2021. Read more here.

Al-Aqsa Mosque Raided By Israeli Forces: News Outlets, Others Share Old Image

An image showing a group of individuals lying face down on the ground with their hands bound behind their backs, has gone viral online, with claims that it depicts the recent Israeli police raid on Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque. Newschecker found that an old image of the Israeli forces’ raid on a Jerusalem mosque in April 2022 is being falsely claimed as a photo of the recent incident. Read more here.

Ambanis Served ₹500 Notes Instead Of Tissue Papers At The NMACC Event? Here’s The Truth Behind Viral Image

As visuals from the grand inauguration of the NMACC in Mumbai left netizens gushing at the sheer opulence of the star-studded event, the image of a plate of dessert decorated with currency notes is being widely shared online. While many chuckled at the ‘extravaganza’, many others believed it to be real. Newschecker found that the viral photograph actually shows fake ₹500 notes added to a dish as a part of culinary presentation, and not actual money. Read more here.


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Authors

Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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