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From Russia Gifting Pakistan 1 Million COVID Vaccines To Bahrain’s King’s Robot Bodyguard

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. 

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Top 5 Fake News: Malaysian couple have an incestuous relationship

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. 

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Top 5 Fake News: New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern spoke about deriving her strength from Indian scriptures

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.

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Top 5 Fake News: Manorama News Publishes Simulation Video To Show Cockpit Of Kozhikode’s Plane Crash

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. 

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Top 5 Fake News: Bahrain’s King arrived in Dubai with a robot

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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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.

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