Fact Check

Fact Check: Old photos of hurricanes in the Caribbean shared as Tropical Storm Ian's devastation in Cuba

India Today AFWA found that old photos of Hurricane Irma and Tropical Storm Laura in 2017 and 2020 are being shared as devastation caused by Tropical Storm Ian.

Fact Check: Gigantic creature spotted in Florida amid Tropical Storm Ian? 2020 video goes viral

As visuals of Tropical Storm Ian took over social media, one video that showed a gigantic creature flopping through the streets at night was widely shared.

Fact Check: No, this BJP supporter did not root for AAP in Gujarat, viral video is edited

In the full video, the BJP supporter talked about AAP not having candidates who could compete with the BJP.

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Fact Check Video: Did Rahul Gandhi refuse to perform aarti during puja?

AFWA found that the viral video was clipped. Multiple images and videos from the event confirmed that Gandhi had indeed performed aarti.

Fact Check: Has RaGa marched ahead of Modi in popularity with #BharatJodoYatra?

While the graph that's going viral is old, has Gandhi’s popularity really surpassed PM Modi’s amid the cross-country march? Social media numbers spill the beans.

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Fact Check Video: Bhai-ral song by Salman Khan is NOT part of Bharat Jodo Yatra

AFWA found that this song was released in May 2020, two years before the Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra. Moreover, there are no recent news reports that suggest the actor dedicated the song to the Congress campaign.

Fact Check: Parliament Museum is not imaginary, CM Bhagwant Mann trolled for no reason

A video of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s speech, where he talks about a museum in the Parliament, is being widely shared online.

Fact Check: Protestors DID NOT tear down EU flag in Rome on election day, this video is from 2013

A video purportedly showing protestors tearing the EU flag in its Rome headquarters has been widely shared on social media. AFWA's investigation found that while the video shows Rome's EU headquarters, it is nine years old.

Fact Check: Did Rahul Gandhi refuse to perform aarti? Clipped video shared with misleading claims

As the Congress party’s Bharat Jodo Yatra campaign reached its twentieth day, a video of Rahul Gandhi at a Hindu religious ceremony was shared widely.

Fact Check: Bajrangi Bhaijaan singing for Congress? Certainly not the 'Antim' truth

The AFWA probe found the full video of this song shared by Salman Khan’s verified YouTube channel on May 25, 2020, more than two years before the Bharat Jodo Yatra, which began on September 7.

Fact Check: Zelenskyy shirtless at NYC pride parade? No, the viral photo is doctored

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his adviser Oleksiy Arestovych did not attend the NYC pride parade and the viral photo is doctored.

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Fact check video: This explosion is from China - but its 7 years old, unrelated to coup rumours

For the past couple of nights, rumours of a coup in Beijing against Chinese President Xi Jinping have been circulating on social media. Speculations about Xi Jinping being under house arrest are also rife. Amid this, a video of a massive explosion supposedly recorded from a window of a building has gone viral. People on Twitter and Facebook claimed that this video was shot recently "during the China coup against Xi Jinping." AFWA's investigation has found that although the video is from China, it is some seven years old and shows a chemical explosion in the port city of Tianjin.

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