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Weekly Wrap: Old Videos Of India-China Standoff, False Claims Surrounding FIFA & More 

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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 standoff between Indian soldiers and the Chinese PLA soldiers took over social media trends this week, with old and unrelated videos being passed off as the recent clashes. And with ongoing FIFA WC in Qatar, sports related misinformation continued to thrive on social media platforms. From the false claim of TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy being a Christian evangelist to video of Kerala Governor being passed off as PM Modi visiting Sabarimala, here are the top fact checks by Newschecker this past week.

 Old Videos Of India-China Standoff

Old Videos Showing Standoff Between Indian and Chinese Army Shared As Recent

Ever since the news of skirmish between Indian and Chinese Army in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang broke on Monday, social media platforms have been swamped with posts praising the valour and courage of the Indian army. In this context, several users shared videos claiming to show the December 9 skirmish between the two armies in Tawang. Newschecker has found that the video are old. Read the full fact check here.

A video of Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan’s visit to Sabarimala in 2021 falsely claimed to be PM Narendra Modi offering prayers at the temple.

Viral Video Of ‘PM Narendra Modi At Sabarimala’ Is Actually Of Kerala Governor’s 2021 Visit

Several social media users are sharing a video, claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently offered prayers at the Sabarimala temple in Kerala. Newscehcker investigation has found that the person seen in the video is Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan and not the Prime Minister. Read the full fact check here.

Footage Of Fans Celebrating Croatia’s Entry To FIFA WC Semis Is Actually An Old Video From Spain

Last week Croatia stunned Brazil on penalties and secured a spot in the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. In this background, a video showing a band performing on the street, surrounded by a sea of people hopping and singing in chorus is going viral on social media. Those who shared the footage claim it shows the “Croatians (Croats) celebrating their entry into the semi finals…!” Newschecker found the claim to be untrue. The video is at least four years old and shows visuals from an annual festival that is organised in Spain. Read the full fact check here.

TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy ‘Christian Evangelist’? Here’s The Truth Behind Viral WhatsApp Forward

A viral post claims that Infosys co-founder Sudha Murty stepped down from the board of the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanams and the uncle of AP CM Jagan Reddy, YV Subba Reddy, has been appointed as the chairman of the TTD is being widely shared on messaging platform WhatsApp, along with the claim that Subba Reddy is a Christian evangelist. Newschecker has found that the claim is false. Read the full fact check here.

Viral claim, that suggests adopting a “heart safe” position and consuming ginger in the event of a heart attack to “open up the arteries”, is not factual.

No, Consuming Ginger In The Event Of A Heart Attack Does Not Clear Blockages In Arteries

A video has gone viral on social media in which a speaker is heard addressing a crowd about the immediate response to be carried out during the event of a heart attack. Demonstrating the “heart safe position” to seat an individual who has just suffered the heart attack, the speaker claims that the patient, if given ginger to chew upon, will be safe. Newschecker has found the claim to be unscientific and false. Read the full fact check here.


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Authors

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.

Pankaj Menon
Pankaj Menon
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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