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Weekly Wrap: Old Video Of Youth Raising Khalistan Slogans, False Claims About Aryan Khan & More

The new year has just begun, and while many are looking forward to 2022 with new hopes, aspirations, misinformation & false narratives continue to originate and spread at their usual speed.

From an two week old video of youth raising pro-Khalistan slogans falsely linked to PM Modi’s recent Punjab visit, to another video from Mexico shared claiming to show the brutal killing of RSS worker in Kerala, and Aryan Khan being falsely accused of urinating openly at the airport, the first week of 2022 had a playdate with misinformation. Here are the top misinformation debunked by Newschecker this week:

False claim about Aryan Khan goes viral

Viral Video Claiming To Show Aryan Khan Urinating Openly At Airport Is Misleading

A viral video claiming to show Shahrukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan urinating openly at an airport is doing the rounds on social media platforms. Newschecker has found out that the viral video is misleading as it dates back from 2012 and shows Twilight actor Bronson Pelletier urinating at the Los Angeles airport. Read more here.

Video Of Youth Raising Pro-Khalistan Slogans Falsely Linked to PM’s Punjab Visit

A day after PM Modi’s Ferozepur rally was cancelled over an alleged security breach, several social media users shared a video of young men in Sikh turbans, riding motorbikes, shouting ‘Khalistan Zindabad’. Newschecker has found out that the viral video is an old one and not from the day of PM’s Punjab visit. Read more here

Viral Post Claiming ‘America’s Richest Man John Ford Converted To Islam’ Is Misleading

A post claiming that ‘America’s richest man John Ford’ has converted to Islam is doing the rounds on social media platform. Newschecker has found out that the viral claim is misleading. Read more here.

Video Does Not Show Pakistan MP Dancing To ‘Tip Tip Barsa Pani’, Man In Video Is A Choreographer

A video claiming to show a Pakistan MP dancing to a remix of Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon’s original famous number ‘tip tip barsa paani’ is being shared widely on Twitter. Newschecker has found that the man in question is not the Pakistani MP dancing but a famous choreographer. Read more here.

Image Of Bikramjit Singh Majithia In Golden Temple Is From 2021

Several social media users and news channels shared images showing SAD MLA Bikramjit Singh Majithia in Golden Temple. Punjab Police is on a look out for Majithia who is currently booked under the NDPS Act. Newschecker has revealed that the image is actually from January 2021 and was wrongly reported as January 2022. Read more here.

Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha Beri
Vasudha noticed the growing problem of mis/disinformation online after studying New Media at ACJ in Chennai and became interested in separating facts from fiction. She is interested in learning how global issues affect individuals on a micro level. Before joining Newschecker’s English team, she was working with Latestly.

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