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Weekly Wrap: Nobel Winner’s Fake Twitter Page, Fake Video Of Tricolour Being Torn & Other Claims

What a week it has been! A tragic incident in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri resulted in the death of 9 people, including 4 farmers, and communal clashes were reported in Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha. Not to forget, the Nobel Prize for different categories was also announced. And with so much news, it is little surprise that many hoped to shift the narrative, with some attempting to spread fake information, while some others went to the extent of impersonating the man of the moment.

Viral Video of Sikh Men Tearing The Tricolour Not From Farmers Protest In India

In the aftermath of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, where 9 people, including 4 farmers were killed after a car ran over them, a video showing a group of men tearing the Indian national flag and desecrating it is being widely shared on social media platforms. The claim: those behind the act are farmers participating in the ongoing protests in the country. But a fact check by Newschecker revealed that the protesters are not Indian farmers, but Sikh protesters demonstrating in New York outside the UN during PM Modi’s speech.

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Claims Of Maneka Gandhi Dropping BJP From Her Twitter Bio Are Misleading

Just days after social media posts claimed that BJP leader Varun Gandhi dropped his party name from his Twitter description, posts claiming that Maneka Gandhi has done the same flooded social media timelines. But a fact check by Newschecker showed that not only were both the claims false, Maneka Gandhi never mentioned BJP in her twitter description, ever.

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Viral Video Showing Bajrang Dal Cadre Driving to Kawardha Is Fake

While shocking videos emerged out of Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha following communal clashes in the city, many videos claiming to be from the violence hit town that surfaced online have proved to be fake. One such video claims to show Bajrang Dal activists travelling from Bilaspur to Kawardha in the wake of the violence. A fact check by Newschecker has found it to be a recent video from Punjab.

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BBC, WHO Chief Tag Fake Profile Impersonating Nobel Prize Winner

The BBC News Africa, Director General of World Health Organisation and The Africa Report were among prominent handles on Twitter that tagged a fake profile that was impersonating Abdulrazak Gurnah, the winner of Nobel Prize for literature this year. Twitter users pointed out that the profile that was being tagged to congratulate the Tanzanian author went by the handle @ErnauxA before it was changed to impersonate Gurnah.

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TATA Group Is Not Celebrating Its 150th Anniversary, Claims To ‘Win A Car’ On The Occasion Fabricated

A viral post claiming the TATA Group is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and that users can “participate in the event to win a car” is widely being shared on WhatsApp messenger. The viral forward has forced TATA Group to clarify that the claim was fake.

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