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Weekly Wrap: Misinformation Around President Murmu’s Temple Visit, False Claims On Karnataka Free Bus Travel Scheme & 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.

A photograph of President Droupadi Murmu at Jagannath Temple in Delhi created a stir on social media this week, with users misleadingly claiming that she wasn’t allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. While video of an accident in Karnataka was falsely linked to the Congress government free bus travel scheme for women, a CGI footage was shared to show an actual real-time signal tracker in Chennai traffic lights. From misinformation around the short-lived Wagner rebellion in Russia to false communal claims about China, here are our top fact checks from this week

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Image Of President Droupadi Murmu At Jagannath Temple Goes Viral With Misleading Claim

Several social media users are circulating a set of images, claiming that President Droupadi Murmu was not allowed to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Jagannath Temple in Delhi, while Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was allowed. Newschecker found that it was the President’s decision to take darshan from outside and the temple trust had not barred her from entering the sanctum sanctorum. Read more here

Woman Loses Arm Over Attempt To Avail Free Bus Travel Scheme In Karnataka? No, Viral Claim Is False

Several social media users shared a video claiming that a woman’s hand was severed while boarding a bus through the window in Karnataka’s Hullenahalli. Those sharing the claim further linked the incident to the Shakti Scheme- free bus travel for women- by the Congress government in the state. Newschecker found that the video of an accident has been falsely shared to show the consequences of the free-bus travel scheme for women in Karnataka. Read more here.

Video Game Footage Shared As Clip Of Wagner Rebellion In Russia

Several social media users are circulating a forty-one-second-long-video clip, claiming that it shows the Russian Air Force engaging in a battle with “Wagner PMC Ground Troops”. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. Our investigation revealed that a video game footage of an air battle is being peddled as a clip of the Wagner group rebellion in Russia. Read more here

Man In China Assaulted For Offering Namaz In Public Place? No, Video From Thailand Viral With False Claim

A disturbing video of a person brutally assaulting a man with seemingly unfazed onlookers seated around tables in the background is being widely shared on social media platforms. Those sharing the footage claimed that the incident took place in China, and the man was thrashed for offering namaz in a public place. Newschecker found that an old video from Thailand has been shared with a fabricated narrative. Read more here

Real-Time Signal Tracker In Chennai Traffic Lights? No, It’s A CGI Video

A video purportedly showing a board attached to a traffic light, displaying the photograph of a person who jumped a red light signal is being widely shared on social media platforms. Those sharing the video claimed it shows a “signal tracker in Chennai,” calling it “great innovation.” Newschecker found that the viral footage is a CGI concept video, and does not show an actual board attached to a traffic light.  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.

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