Amid India’s second covid-19 wave and the recently heightened tensions between Israel and Palestine, Newschecker received a majority of claims related to these two themes. Queries ranged from a misleading claim about French laureate Luc Montagnier saying “All vaccinated people will die within 2 years” to simulation videos of online games passed off as ‘Israel’s defense system’.
Viral Message Claiming “All Vaccinated People Will Die Within 2 Years” Lacks Evidence
Contrary to the viral message, Luc Montagnier did not comment that vaccinated people will die within 2 years. Also, there is no scientific evidence to support other concerns of ADE raised by Montagnier in his interview with Hold-Up Media.
Image Of Crocodile With Title “India’s PM cried” Was Not Published By The New York Times
The image of a crocodile with the title “India’s PM cried” was not published in the original NYT International Edition on 21 May. The viral image was posted by the parody Twitter account The Daily New York Times.
Old Video Clips Falsely Shared As Indians Throwing Idols Of God On The Street Amid COVID-19
Viral video with a presenter claiming that many Indians have thrown idols of Gods they worship on the streets due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is misleading. The claim’s video includes clips from two different videos posted online before the COVID-19 pandemic.
2017 Video Of Palestinian Make-Up Artist At Work Shared With Misleading Narrative ‘Fake Victims In Gaza’
A 2017 video of a Palestinian make-up artist and team at work on a film set has been misrepresented and shared with claims of children’s faces being painted to show them as victims in Gaza and “defame Israel”.
Facebook Users Shared Simulation Video Captioned “Israel Defence System” As Real
The videos on Facebook titled, “Israel defense system” showing an exchange of fires between an anti-aircraft gun and a jet is a simulation video of the game Amra 3 by Bohemia Interactive.
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