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

This week social media platforms witnessed a majority of politics and religion-related fake and misleading claims being circulated. From an edited image of Rana Ayyub shared to disinform, misleading claims related to Muslims and France amid heightened racial tensions to Bihar elections-related claims.

Edited Image Of Rana Ayyub On CNN Shared With False Claim

Rana Ayyub did not make the statement on “just two beheading.” An image from CNN’s segment in March 2020 has been edited to spread disinformation. 

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Twitter Users Revive Old Video Of French Politicians Protesting Against Muslims Praying On A Street

The video is from 2017 when French officials & residents of a Paris suburb tried to block Muslims from praying in the street.

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2019 PM Narendra Modi’s Patna Rally Image Shared As Recent

It is evident from our research that an old image of PM Narendra Modi’s Patna rally during 2019 Lok Sabha elections has gone in association with 2020 Bihar elections.

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“Modi Modi” Was Not Chanted In Pakistan’s National Assembly, Video Shared With Misleading Claims

The claim by individuals and certain media organisations is misleading. In reality, opposition members at the National Assembly of Pakistan chanted “voting! voting!”

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Prophet Muhammad’s Birth Anniversary Celebration Video Shared As Chechen Muslims Protesting Against France

The video shows Prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary celebrations in Sana’a, Yemen in November 2019. 

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