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Weekly Wrap: From Misleading Videos To Claims Related To COVID-19 Vaccine

This week Newschecker verified/ fact checked claims related to COVID-19 vaccine, religion, an old video of an attack on a Supreme Court lawyer, and a simulation video passed off as this year’s Olympic Games fireworks. We found these claims to be widely circulated on social media platforms and messaging apps.

2017 Video Of Rohingya Protest In Dhaka Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Kolkata

The video is from a 2017 protest organised by Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam in Dhaka “demanding that Naypyitaw stop its crackdown on Rohingya Muslims who have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.”

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Old Video Of Attack On Prashant Bhushan Is Being Passed Of As Recent One

The video shared by Shobhaa De which depicts an attack on lawyer and activist Prashant Bhushan is 9-years-old and has nothing to do with the ongoing developments.

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Claim on Yekaterina, Vladimir Putin’s Daughter Dying After Taking Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Is False

Toronto Today’s claim on Katerina, Putin’s daughter being dead after taking Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik, is false. We found no credible information from Russian officials or new organisations supporting this claim. 

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Viral Video Of A Man Adulterating Milk In Hyderabad Falsely Claimed To Be Muslim

The tweet in context which claims that a Muslim man was adulterating milk in a viral video from Hyderabad is misleading. The man from the video is Raju, an employee of Jahangeer Dairy Products in Darulshifa, Hyderabad, and he does not belong to the minority community. 

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Old Fireworks Simulation Video Shared With Misleading Claims Related To 2020 Olympic Games

The claim which states that 2020 Olympic Games fireworks were displayed recently even though the Games have been postponed due to ongoing pandemic is misleading. Video used in the claim is a simulation video created using fwsim software in 2015. 

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