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Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Political, Religious, And Social Claims In India

This week social media platforms witnessed a variety of misleading and fake claims being circulated with themes ranging from politics, religion, and social groups in India. Continue reading to learn more about the top five among these.

Did Nehru Write A Letter To Attlee, Former PM of UK, Calling Bose A “War Criminal”?

The obvious grammatical errors, inconsistency in the letter and information available in the declassified documents make it clear that the letter in context is not an original letter written by Nehru. 

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Times Now And Aaj Tak’s Report On Galwan Valley Is Misleading

Times Now and Aaj Tak aired old images and video out of context as evidence of Chinese casualty during Galwan Face-off with India. It is still unknown how many Chinese soldiers were killed in the Indo-China clash in the Galwan Valley on 15 June.

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Top Five Fake News

Explosions in KFC and Hardee In Abu Dhabi Are Not Related To First Commercial Flight From Israel To UAE

It’s true that the American fast food joints KFC and Hardee were damaged due to gas explosions in Abu Dhabi earlier this week. Although the claim’s implication that this explosion was related to the first-ever commercial flight between Israel and UAE is misleading. 

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Top Five Fake News

Recent Video Of Couple Being Mistreated Shared With False Caste Angle

The tweet in context attributing mistreatment of a man and woman to caste division in India is misleading. Mainpuri Police, UP verified the video and said that the accused are family members who were against the victims’ relationship and therefore beat them up. 

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Top Five Fake News

Recent Photograph Of A Car Burning Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Norway

The tweet attributing the photograph of a burning car to Norway is misleading. The photograph is actually from recent protests over racial injustice in Chicago, USA.  

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Nikita Vashisth
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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