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Weekly Wrap: False Claims On CJI Chandrachud, Misinformation Around Pak Independence Day & More

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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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

The social media was abuzz with conversations around Independence Day celebrations this week, and as a result misinformation followed. While multiple social media users falsely claimed that Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa was not lit up in Pakistani flag, others shared an old video from Haryana to show a Tiranga rally in “Naya” Kashmir. A post falsely alleging that CJI  Chandrachud has appealed to the citizens to unite and oppose the government went viral, and a video from Haryana eatery was shared with fabricated claims. This and more, read our top fact checks from the week here:

CJI Chandrachud

Viral Message Claiming CJI Chandrachud Has Urged Citizens To Revolt Against Govt Is False

A purported quote by CJI DY Chandrachud has gone viral on Whatsapp, where he is allegedly exhorting Indian citizens to unite and come onto the streets to question the present “dictatorial” government, their rights, while assuring his full support in their efforts to save the constitution and “democracy of India”.  CJI DY Chandrachud has not urged people to protest against the current government by taking to the streets, the viral quote was found to be fake and fabricated. Read more here.

Burj Khalifa Did Display Pakistani Flag, Viral Claims False

Several social media users are circulating a video, purportedly showing a gathering of
Pakistani nationals near Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa on August 14 midnight, claiming that they were left disappointed after the skyscraper did not display the Pakistani flag to mark the country’s Independence Day, while stating that it lit up with India’s Tricolour to commemorate India’s 77th Independence Day. Read more here.

Old Video From Haryana Shared As Tiranga Rally In Kashmir Under ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Campaign

A video allegedly showing a Tiranga rally in Kashmir as a part of ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign during the Independence Day week has been shared on social media platforms. Newschecker found that the video has been shared in a false context. The video, in fact, shows a Tiranga rally by the students of a Madrasa in Haryana’s Mewat. The footage is also not recent, and dates back to August 2022. Read more here.

Water From Gutter Used To Make Biryani? Video Of Haryana Eatery Goes Viral With False Communal Spin

Several social media users are circulating a video, purportedly showing an altercation at a biryani shop in Pinjore, Haryana, claiming that locals caught the workers at the roadside eatery using water from the gutter to cook biryani. Newschecker found that a video of an altercation at a Haryana eatery has been shared with a false communal claim that the roadside biryani shop was using gutter water for cooking and cleaning. Read more here.

Viral Photo Showing Messi’s Jersey On Display Not From Locker Room Of Saudi Arabia’s Club Al-Nassr

A picture showing footballers Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane, former teammates of English Premier League club Liverpool FC, hugging each other has gone viral on social media in recent days, with users claiming that the image was clicked at the locker room of Al-Nassr football club, of which Ronaldo is a player. Newschecker’s investigation has found that the claim that Lionel Messi’s jersey was displayed at Al-Nassr’s locker room, is not true. Read more here.


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Authors

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.

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

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