Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different Claims Viral In India

In the past week, Newschecker debunked claims related to the Tokyo Olympics, the new chief minister in Karnataka, and a false claim on McDonald’s using human meat in their food.

News Reports On Mirabai’s Chances Of Bagging Gold Medal ‘If China’s Hou Fails Doping Test’ Are Misleading

China’s Hou Zhihui was not tested by anti-doping authorities after her Olympic Gold win in the 49kg weightlifting category. Earlier reports by ANI and other news organisations on Mirabai bagging the Gold if Hou were to fail the test are misleading. 

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Order On Prohibiting Karnataka HRCE Funds For Non-Hindu Religious Purposes Was Issued Before CM Basavaraj Took Office

Muzrai minister Kota Srinivas Poojary did issue an order prohibiting the Karnataka HRCE department’s funds for non-Hindu religious purposes. But this order was issued before current CM Basavaraj began his tenure. 

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Old Satire Video On McDonald’s Using Human Meat Resurfaced As Genuine News

McDonald’s doesn’t use human meat nor does the Oklahoma City McDonald’s meat factory store human meat in their freezers. This claim originated from a satire website Huzlers.com but unfortunately, it has been widely shared online as genuine news. 

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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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