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Weekly Wrap: From A 3-D Visual Effects Video To Misleading Claims On India-China Dispute

For this week’s wrap, where Newschecker rounds up key fact checks, we found a video of a siren being shared with misleading news related to the ongoing India-China territorial dispute, how PM Narendra Modi’s 2017 Ro-Ro ferry initiative was shared as a recent one, and how a 3-D visual effects video of a drone delivering a package in Lagos, Nigeria fooled many online users. 

2016 Video Of A Siren Shared With Misleading Claims Related To Ongoing India-China Dispute In Ladakh

The Chinese army did not use a loudspeaker at the Indian military camp in Ladakh recently. The video in the claim is from 2016 and shows a product called Defender Siren.

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PM Modi’s 2017 Ro-Ro Ferry Initiative Shared With Braemar Cruise Video From Greece

PM Modi’s 2017 Ro-Ro ferry initiative was shared as a recent one. And the accompanying video is in fact of the Braemar cruise in Corinth Canal, Greece. 

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Video Of Man Urging Muslim Community To Increase Representation Is Not Himalaya’s Founder

Himalaya Drug Company’s founder M Manal passed away in 1986. Man in the viral video is Naqi Ahmed Nadwi, administrator at Maaden, Riyadh.

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3-D Visual Effects Video Showing Drone Delivery Service In Nigeria Fooled Many

The claim on a drone delivery service in Lagos, Nigeria, which is accompanied by a video is misleading. The video in context was created using 3-D visual effects and is not real. 

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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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