Maharastra Information centre tweets pictures of National Maritime Museum London as of museum in Mumbai

A screenshot of a tweet by the official Twitter handle of Maharastra Information centre which depicted the purported images of National Maritime museum, Mumbai, is circulating on social media.Alt News looked up the Twitter handle and found that ...

No, Ravish Kumar did not report fake news on Christian Michel extradition

Senior journalist Ravish Kumar is once again in the cross hairs of fake news purveyors. After news poured in that Christian Michel, the 'middleman' in the Agusta Westland chopper scam had been extradited from the UAE, a video clip of Ravish Kumar beg...

Misleading pictures circulated to show crowds at Modi’s Jodhpur rally

"These Pictures from Jodhpur ( Ashok Gehlot Bastion ) has given panic attack to Congress leadership." tweeted Rishi Bagree, who is followed by PM Modi, on December 4, 2018 along with a set of images. He claimed that the crowd surge at PM Modi's elect...
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Viral: Photoshopped image of football jersey with ‘Modi 420’ written on it

“इतिहास में इतनी बेइज्जती किसी प्रधानमंत्री की नही हुई! क्या फीफा वालो ने भी पहचान लिया की कौन , क्या हे” (No Prime Minister has been so insulted in history. FIFA has also understood who he is, what he is- translated). A photograph of Prime Minister ...

Pakistan’s flag in West Bengal? No, it is a widely used religious flag by Indian Muslims

A collection of photos of streets adorning purported Pakistani national flags were circulated on WhatsApp. It was claimed that these flags were hoisted in West Bengal's Kolkata in celebration of the newly elected mayor, Firhad Hakim.One Faceb...

Did Rahul Gandhi suggest a 5000 crore loan for Pakistan? Fake screenshot of ABP News viral

With assembly elections drawing to a close, political disinformation has peaked on social media. An image of what is purportedly a screenshot of the Hindi news channel ABP News has been shared widely. The screenshot carries an alleged quote of Congre...

Is the photo of Amit Shah standing on Swastika real?

A photograph of Amit Shah addressing a rally was widely circulated on social media and soon became a subject of controversy. In the image, the BJP President can be seen addressing a crowd while standing on a chowki (stool) imprinted with the Swastika...

Amit Shah makes misleading claims regarding Telangana Congress Manifesto

On December 2, 2018, BJP President Amit Shah addressed a public meeting in Narayanpet, Telangana. Telangana assembly elections are set to be held on December 7. Amit Shah made several claims vis-a-vis the Congress manifesto while rallying in the stat...

November round-up: Political propaganda peaks ahead of state elections

Election season is usually marked by a spike in disinformation. The month of November witnessed an onslaught on social media, from exaggerated development claims to polarisation tactics, to use of manipulated videos and unrelated photographs. DISINF...

Fake news: Kerala government arrested a Sabarimala child protester

"ఈ #అమ్మాయిని కేరళ గవర్నమెంట్ #అరెస్ట్ చేసింది కారణం ఏంటి అంటే #అయ్యప్ప కోసం పోరాటం చేసింది అని. Rip ra pinarai (Kerala Government has arrested this girl, what’s the reason? reason being she was fighting for Lord Ayappa - translated)"The abov...

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