Bargain over tractor price: Video falsely viral to discredit protesting farmers
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by Shinjinee Majumder
13h ago
A video of an altercation between a group of turbaned men is viral on social media. Users linked the video to the ongoing farmers’ protest and claimed that the altercation was about the ‘monthly rate’ for going to the Shambhu border and protesting. @jpsin1, a verified account followed by PM Narendra Modi, claimed that the viral video exposed the ‘true colours of the brokers’. ‘There has been a debate going on for a month about sitting at the border, the person in front is quoting ₹40,000, but the broker who is giving the money is saying ₹35,000 for a month is fine. “Your farming is big, labour ..read more
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BAPS Mandir inaugurated by Modi is not the first Hindu temple in UAE; false claim by govt amplified by media
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by Oishani Bhattacharya
13h ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Abu Dhabi, UAE, on February 13 where he inaugurated the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir. Soon after the inauguration of the BAPS Mandir, the official X handle of the Government of India’s ministry of culture shared a video clip featuring PM Modi and the priests of the temple. The tweet said: “A Hindu Temple Whispers Change in the UAE. Witness the momentous opening of the first Hindu temple in the UAE. From a warm welcome by priests to offering prayers, PM Narendra Modi’s visit is filled with reverence and spirituality ..read more
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Haldwani violence: False claims about spike in Muslim population viral
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by Abhishek Kumar
3d ago
On February 8, violence broke out in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, after the municipal corporation razed a building housing a madrasa and a mosque. Against this backdrop, several claims were circulated on social media. One of these said that 20 years ago, the number of Muslims living in Haldwani was less than 1000, but it has increased to more than 1 Lakh now. Some claimed that Muslims made up 1% of Haldwani’s population two decades ago, and now this figure stands at 20%. Right-Wing account Baba Banaras tweeted a video and wrote that 20 years ago, the number of Muslims in Haldwani tehsil in Uttarakha ..read more
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News channels run doctored video of farmer leader Dallewal’s statement on Modi, question movement’s agenda
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by Abhishek Kumar
4d ago
A video related to the farmers’ movement is viral on social media in which farmer leader Jagjit Singh Dallewal states that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity graph has skyrocketed after the Ram Mandir inauguration and reached an all-time high. He appears to call on the listeners to think about how it can be brought down in a few days.  BJP leaders, Right-Wing influencers and media channels shared the video claiming that the only purpose of the farmers’ movement was to tarnish the Modi government’s image. While airing the same footage on the News18 channel, Rubika Liyaquat stated th ..read more
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Bangladeshi Hindu girls converted to Islam out of free will; video viral with false claims
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by Oishani Bhattacharya
5d ago
A 2.20-minute-long video that shows a scuffle is being widely shared on social media. The clip also shows a woman falling down amid the chaos and two others in burkhas getting into a car and leaving. The crowd then attends to the woman who fell down on the road. Social media users are sharing this clip with a ‘Love Jihad’ angle. It is claimed that a 22-year-old Hindu woman married a Muslim man in court and called her mother a ‘kafir’ (infidel). This is when the mother fell down and had a heart attack. Premium subscribed X (formerly Twitter) user akhilesh tripathi advo (@highcourtallad) shared ..read more
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Farmers’ protest: Viral video of elderly lady’s outburst is from November 2022
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by Oishani Bhattacharya
1w ago
Two years after they had called off their massive protest, farmers affiliated with more than 200 unions once again hit the streets in Delhi on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, in a march spearheaded by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha seeking a legal guarantee of MSP and the implementation of the Swaminathan formula, among other demands. Against this backdrop, a video of an elderly woman has surfaced on the internet. In the viral clip, the woman can be seen having an outburst at some individuals who seem to be having a sit-in protest in the middle of a road. Several u ..read more
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Farmers’ protest: Fortified tractor video is from Turkey, shared falsely
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by Shinjinee Majumder
1w ago
A video of a tractor purportedly used by farmers in the ongoing protest in Delhi is viral on social media. “The so-called farmers making unrealistic demands from the GoI seem fully prepared as if gearing up for a war against the state”, wrote a verified user ‘BALA’ (@erbmjha). (Archive) The so-called farmers making unrealistic demands from the GoI seem fully prepared, as if gearing up for a war against the state. These purportedly poor farmers can afford to modify their tractors but also demand pensions and other stuff from the GoI. It’s evident that this… pic.twitter.com/FNypPnIVSH — BALA ..read more
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Rahul Gandhi’s body double? False claim by Himanta Biswa Sarma after India Today’s misleading tweet
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by Abhishek Kumar
1w ago
India Today North East on January 22 tweeted a picture of a bus in which a man in a white T-shirt can be seen sitting next to the driver waving his hand. The outlet asked in the caption whether Rahul Gandhi was using a body double in the ongoing Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. Following this, in a January 25 press conference, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sharma claimed that Rahul Gandhi was indeed using a body double in the Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra. He claimed that Gandhi was sitting inside the bus and the person who was looking out at the people from the window was not him. This statement was pr ..read more
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Haldwani violence: Video of scuffle in MP falsely shared with communal slurs
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by Oishani Bhattacharya
1w ago
A video of a policeman being surrounded and heckled by a mob is being widely shared on social media with the claim that the clip is from Haldwani, Uttarakhand and the cop is ‘SHO Anand’. This video is being shared against the backdrop of the recent violence in Haldwani after the demolition of a mosque and madrasa in Banbhoolpoora. Six people have lost their lives and at least 60 have been injured. As many as 30 people have been arrested. Commenting on a tweet related to the the violence, premium subscribed X (formerly Twitter) user Alok (@alokdubey1408) shared the aforementioned viral video wi ..read more
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Rahul Gandhi did not say 50+15=73, doctored video viral
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by Shinjinee Majumder
1w ago
A video of Rahul Gandhi making a mathematical miscalculation is viral online with users ridiculing the Congress leader for the apparent mistake. In the video, he is heard saying, “How many?… tell me… 50.. 15.. how many? 73…”. Verified user @rupen_chowdhury tweeted the video and garnered close to 200000 views. (Archive) 50+15=73 ?? pic.twitter.com/otSOte9PBS — ?? Rupen Chowdhury ? (@rupen_chowdhury) February 9, 2024 Another verified user @thakurbjpdelhi also tweeted the video. (Archive) 50+15 = 73 ? pic.twitter.com/b0Ccv5ompE — Sandeep Thakur (@thakurbjpdelhi) February 10, 2024 Several othe ..read more
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