Rana Ayyub

Indian employed in UAE fired for sexually abusive post against Rana Ayyub, Bravo! What about others?

Sexually offensive messages on social media in the hope to silence opposition is a commonly used modus-operandi by many right-wingers in India, especially against women. Yet, there have been very few instances of action taken against such people who ...

Akshay Kumar deletes old tweet on ‘cleaning up bicycles’ to counter rising fuel prices

“Guys, I think it's time to clean up your bicycles and hit the road! As per sources, expecting another petrol price hike”. Akshay Kumar’s tweet on rising petrol prices is timeless. It is as applicable today as it was in 2012 when Akshay Kumar tweeted...

Official RSS page shares old image as Seva Bharati workers working in Kerala flood relief

A set of images along with a donation appeal was shared by the official Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Facebook page with the claim that the individuals in the images were Seva Bharati workers aiding Kerala flood victims. One of the images shared ...

Right wing spews venom on social media after Senior Journalist Gauri Lankesh is shot dead

"After Burhan Wani Gauri lankesh also killed how sad", tweeted Ashish Singh. He further retweeted a tweet which said, "Hame chahiye azadi jihadiyose Jai Shree Ram,Jai Shree Ram". In another tweet, Ashish Singh retweeted a Bangalore Times tweet about...

Old, unrelated images used to build a fake narrative and shame the victim of Chandigarh stalking incident

BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC, Prashant Patel, a Supreme Court lawyer, Rupa Murthy, an author of fake news site postcard.news, and Vivek Bansal, a BJP social media volunteer, are among many who circulated an old picture of the victim who was allegedly s...
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Times Now runs a prime time story based on a 7 year old photoshopped image

"In this hub of ISIS activity, young Hindus are being radicalized, they might be saying that there is nothing untoward happening there but we can confirm that young Hindus are being radicalized in coaching centers and tuition classes by committed age...

Viral video: Boy tears up Indian flag and says “Pakka Musalman Hoon”. What’s the truth?

A video of a boy tearing the Indian flag and saying, "Pakka Musalman hoon" is being circulated widely on social media. A Twitter handle, @AnuMishraBJP , posted the video stating, "भारत के राष्ट्रीय ध्वज को फाड़ के फेंक दिया इस लड़के ने कह रहा है.... ...

Founder of fake news website PostCard News arrested

Peddling communally sensitive rumours and fake news cannot be without consequences. Karnataka police has arrested Postcard News founder Mahesh Vikram Hegde under sections 153A, 295A and 120B of IPC. BJP MP Pratap Simha was among those who tweeted abo...
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Did BJP IT cell have prior knowledge about ANI’s story on Rahul Gandhi and Twitter Bots?

A hashtag #RahulWaveInKazakh trended for a long time on Twitter yesterday. This hashtag was trending in response to an article by ANI where they exposed 10 Twitter accounts from various countries like Russia, Kazakhstan and Indonesia that had retweet...
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Fact-check: Did India fall 45 places in Global Hunger Index rank from 2014 to 2017?

The report on Global Hunger Index (GHI) which was released on October 12th became one of the most talked about subjects on social media yesterday. The report suggested that India has slipped further in hunger index. The statement by IFPRI said, "Indi...

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