In the recent past Newschecker debunked many claims related to COVID-19 and its vaccine. Social Media and Messaging apps were filled with mis/disinformation. Here are the Top 5 Fake News we received from our readers that were also viral on social media.
Claim On Russia Gifting Pakistan 1 Million COVID Vaccines Is False
The claim on Russia gifting Pakistan one million COVID vaccines and the WHO calling this a human trial phase 3 is false. We found the initial claim to be published on a satirical website, The Fauxy.
False Incestuous Claims With Photographs Featuring A Couple Viral On Social Media
The Twitter post featuring photographs of a Malaysian couple and claiming that they have an incestuous relationship is false. The couple posted a video clarifying the same on their social media accounts.
New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern Did Not Talk About Indian Scriptures
A claim that New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern spoke about deriving her strength from Indian scriptures is misleading. The video actually shows US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard wishing a happy Janmashtami to all.
Manorama News Publishes Simulation Video To Show Cockpit Of Kozhikode’s Plane Crash
Manorama News admitted to oversight by publishing a simulation video of the Air India Express air plane’s cockpit as if it were a real one. They’ve now published a revised story with corrections.
Bahrain’s King Did Not Arrive In Dubai With A Robot Bodyguard
The claim that Bahrain’s King arrived in Dubai with a robot bodyguard fitted with cameras and in-built pistols is misleading. The video in the claim is from Abu Dhabi’s International Defence Exhibition 2019, where Titan, the robot developed by Cyberstein made an appearance.
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