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Weekly Wrap: Misinformation Around Farmers’ Protest, False Claims On Manipur & More

From misinformation around the ongoing farmers’ protest to the Manipur crisis, social media platforms were abuzz with multiple misleading content this week. While an old video from Punjab was falsely linked to the Delhi Chalo protest march, a set of two images from Brazil were shared to show massive deforestation in Manipur since the arrival of kukis. A video of an art performance was shared out of context to show an ISIS member selling Yazidi women in Iraq & Syria, and digitally altered images of actress Anushka Sharma with her newborn son went viral. Read our top fact checks from the week:

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Farmers’ Protest: Cops Attacked With Swords By Farmers? No, Month-Old-Video Viral With False Claims

A video showing a mob of turban clad men, clashing with police officers, and vandalising a car is being widely shared on social media platforms. In the fifteen-second-long-video, a sword wielding man can also be seen repeatedly attacking the cops. Multiple social media users who shared the video have linked it to the ongoing farmers’ protest. Newschecker found that the video has been shared in a false context. Read our full fact check here.

Viral Quote Of Saudi Prince Saying Women Should Decide What To Wear Is From 2018 And Shared Out Of Context

Several social media users claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that only Saudi Arabian women could decide on what clothes Saudi Arabian women wear.  We found that Prince Mohammed bin Salman had made the comment during an interview in March 2018. The viral statement is not recent, and has been shared out of context. Read our full fact check here.

Images From Brazil Shared To Show Deforestation In Manipur Since Arrival Of Kukis

Two images – one illustrating a lush green forest and another a barren land- have been shared with a claim to show massive deforestation in Manipur hills since the arrival of the Kuki community. Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. The viral images are from Brazil, and have been falsely shared to depict the condition of Manipur hills since the arrival of the Kukis. Read our full fact check here.

ISIS Selling Yazidi Women In Iraq & Syria? Video Of Art Performance Shared Out Of Context

A video showing several burqa-clad women chained together standing motionless in a crowded place, while an elderly man lifts their veil one-after- another, seemingly inspecting them, is going viral online. Those sharing the clip claim that it shows ISIS selling Yazidi “women and girls in slavery markets in Iraq and Syria!” Newschecker found that the video does not show an actual incident, but an art performance and has been shared out of context. Read our full fact check here.

Anushka Sharma With Her Newborn Son? No, Here’s The Truth Behind Viral Images

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma announced the arrival of their second child last week. Following this, multiple social media users shared a set of four pictures, congratulating the couple, claiming to show Anushka Sharma with her newborn. Newschecker investigated the images one-by-one and found that they have been falsely shared to show the actress with her newborn son. Read our full fact check here.


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