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Weekly Wrap: A Look At The Different COVID-19 & Political Claims Viral In India

In the past week, Newschecker received a majority of claims related to COVID-19 as well as Indian politicians. Queries ranged from a misleading video of “COV-19” inscribed on a circuit board to a manipulated image of PM Modi bowing to Founder of Reliance Foundation, Nita Ambani. Additionally, a fake matrimonial ad of a vaccinated bride seeking a vaccinated groom went viral.

Video Of Man Holding A Circuit Board With COV-19 Inscribed Is Not For A 5G Mast

The video of a man filming himself wearing a hard hat does not show COV-19 labelled circuit board ready to be fitted to a 5G mast. A London-based documentary maker created this video in an attempt to show how easy it is to start a conspiracy theory. 

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Fake Matrimonial Newspaper Clipping Shared Online Created To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

The image of a matrimonial newspaper clipping shared by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and a few media organisations is fake. A citizen created this ad to encourage people to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19. 

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Old Photograph Of PM Modi Bowing To Chief Functionary Of An NGO Morphed To Show Nita Ambani

The photograph of PM Narendra Modi bowing with folded hands to Nita Ambani is manipulated. The original image has Modi bowing to Deepika Mondol, Chief Functionary of the NGO, Divya Jyoti Cultural Organization and Welfare Society.

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Viral Audio Clip Criticising Protests Against CAA Falsely Attributed To Lawyer Harish Salve

The viral audio clip criticising protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act has been falsely attributed to Supreme Court lawyer Harish Salve. The audio clip was made by Janam TV COO, Suresh Kochattil. 

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2018 Assault Video Of DMK Leader Resurfaced As Him Kicking A Lady Doctor On Duty

The claim that DMK leader Selvakumar kicked a lady doctor on duty is misleading. The video is in fact from 2018 and shows him assaulting a woman in a beauty parlour. 

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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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