How the Internet responded to the Open Letter to Donald Trump by Brandon Stanton, founder of the “Humans of New York...

In a Facebook post which has become the most shared post on Facebook this year with over 2.3 million likes and 1.1 million shares at the time of writing, Brandon Stanton, the founder of "Humans of New York", a popular photojournalistic work, attacked...

Old video of assault on a soldier circulated as ‘soldier beaten to death in Kashmir’

कश्मीर में आज फिर एक सैनिक को पिट पिट कर हत्या कर दी गई दोस्तों इंसानियत के नाते आपसे हाथ जोड़कर विनती है की यह विड़ीयो ज्यादा से ज्यादा ग्रुप में भेजना है कल शाम तक हरेक न्यूज़ चैनल में आना चाहिए कोई माई का लाल हीं इसे शेयर करेगा (Today a Soldier merc...

Reply in Rajya Sabha contradicts media reports on pay hike under 7th pay commission

7th Pay Commission: Salary hike coming on this date, forget all controversies about fitment factor, pay matrix and more" was the headline of an article published by the Zee media group on March 12. The article which was published on the website of Ze...

Mystery of the beard: Did Zee News play morphed footage of Bharat bandh protests?

A collage of two photographs is currently viral on social media. The photographs were taken during the violence that followed the recent Bharat Bandh called by Dalit organizations to protest Supreme Court’s dilution of the provisions of the SC/ST (Pr...
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No evidence of slogans or celebrations in support of Hafeez Saeed: SP, Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh

Multiple news reports suggested that the release of Hafeez Saeed, the mastermind of Mumbai terror attack and JuD chief, was celebrated in Lakhimpur Khiri in Uttar Pradesh. According to media reports, Hafeez Saeed was released after 297 days of house ...

A twist in the tale: Was the same helicopter used to ferry PM Modi and Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh?

Scores of twitter posts are doing rounds with pictures of Narendra Modi and Gurmeet Ram Rahim coming out of a helicopter with messages suggesting that it is the same helicopter and it is owned by Adani. The two photographs circle “AW139” as proof tha...

Did Atal Bihari Vajpayee order the CBI investigation in the case of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh?

After judiciary’s mandate to send “love charger” Ram Rahim Singh behind the bars, the Indian right-wing on social media has adopted an all guns blazing approach to credit the party and its leaders for what clearly seems a loss of face for the BJP. La...

When Alt News had to debunk fake news about Alt News – A concerted vilification campaign

One of the most common utility of fake news is as a weapon for character assassination and vilification. Alt News has covered many such instances where fake news has been used for the said purpose. A video was made viral with the claim that Gurmehar ...

Did NDA Govt recover Rs 4 lakh crore of NPAs as claimed by BJP and PM Modi’s app?

An infographic tweeted by the official BJP twitter account on April 14th made a claim that “Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), 2016 has resulted in recovery of Rs. 4 lakh crore out of staggering Rs. 9 lakh crore of NPAs or bad loans given to the c...
Rohingya refugees who arrived in Shah Porir Dwip from Myanmar last night, get into a boat to go to the mainland, in Teknaf, Bangladesh October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

Did ANI fall for a WhatsApp forward about 2000 Rohingyas planning to attack Nagaland?

“Rohingyas likely to attack Nagaland” The ANI story on Oct 12th quoted Intelligence branch of Nagaland Police to raise alarm bells about the security threat that Rohingyas pose to national security. The story went on to say that “the Imam of Dimapur ...

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