False

Nissan Motors is exiting the Indian market.

After Nissan chose to discontinue its sub-brand, Dastun, in India, some social media posts falsely claimed that the company is exiting the country.

30/04/2022

True

Delhi's GSDP has increased by 50 percent since the 2016-17 financial year.

The Gross State Domestic Product of Delhi has increased from ₹ 616085 crores in 2016-17 to ₹ 923967 crores during 2021-22, which is around 50 percent.

24/03/2022

False

Non-Hindus cannot carry out short-term businesses inside or outside temple premises during festivals and fairs in Karnataka.

There is no legal restriction for setting up stalls during religious fairs for short-term leases.

24/03/2022

Misleading

A Hindutva mob lynched two Muslim men over a scuffle in the Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh.

Kaushambi Police confirmed that the two young men were thrashed by villagers due to a love affair and ruled out a communal issue as a reason.

22/03/2022

False

Twitch streamers Mizkif and Emiru are dating.

There is no evidence of Twitch streamers Mizkif and Emiru ever dating. Emiru is currently single.

18/03/2022

True

A fire broke out at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine.

Russian attack on the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant caused a fire in its training building in Enerhodar. No radiation release was detected.

04/03/2022

Misleading

Rahul Gandhi said he wanted to meet the people who were "killed" in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident during a press meet.

Rahul Gandhi's comments have been used out of context. He meant to meet the families of the victims killed during the Lakhimpur violence in UP.

03/03/2022

False

A video shows wreckage in Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

A video related to the 2020 Beirut explosion has been misattributed to events of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

03/03/2022

True

President Joe Biden has instructed the U.S. Department of State to release an additional $350 million worth of weapons to Ukraine.

U.S.'s military aid includes Javelin anti-tank weapons, stinger missiles, anti-armor, anti-aircraft systems, ammunition for firearms, and body armors.

27/02/2022

भ्रामक

The Karnataka High Court has ruled that the hijab will not be allowed in any educational institutes.

The interim order prohibits religious attire in colleges/schools where there is a dress code or uniform. The final judgment is yet to be passed.

16/02/2022

True

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee does not consider cholesterol a nutrient of public health concern.

DGAC removed cholesterol from the nutrients of concern list as evidence showed no relationship between dietary and blood cholesterol.

27/01/2022

Partly_True

China unfurled its national flag at Galwan Valley on January 1, 2022.

The People's Liberation Army unfurled the Chinese flag along the region of the Galwan Valley that lies in territory controlled by China.

03/01/2022

False

WHO director-general said countries are giving COVID-19 booster shots to kill children.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stumbled on his words and corrected himself. The clip was edited to misrepresent what he said.

23/12/2021

False

NFTs were invented in 2001 by the band Gorillaz.

Quantum, created by Kevin McCoy and Anil Dash in May 2014, was the first known non-fungible token.

21/12/2021

False

Midazolam injection is being used to kill people in the U.K.

There is no evidence to support this claim. The U.K. ordered additional midazolam in order to avoid potential shortages amid the pandemic.

21/12/2021

False

The FBI has arrested Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on charges of fraud.

The false claim stemmed from a conspiracy website, famous for spreading fake news.

06/11/2021

False

Goat milk is consumed to cure dengue.

Even though goat milk is a good source of vitamin A and is rich in protein and minerals, there is no scientific evidence that it can cure dengue.

03/11/2021

False

Muslims in the U.K. are demanding that the country be declared an 'Islamic state.'

Old videos of unconnected demonstrations are being circulated to falsely imply that U.K. Muslims want to impose an Islamic state.

21/10/2021

True

Students to be taught Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Ramsetu at Madhya Pradesh Colleges.

Under the New Education Policy 2020, the Mahabharata, Ramsetu, and Ramcharitmanas will be included in Madhya Pradesh's new graduate course curriculum.

26/09/2021

True

At least forty-five percent of BJP ministers in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet have criminal charges against them.

The data published by ADR in 2017 noted that 45 percent of ministers in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background.

15/09/2021

False

ID Fresh Food Pvt Ltd mixes animal extracts to increase the volume of its batter.

There is no evidence that ID Fresh Food uses animal extracts in its products. The company has stated that the allegations are baseless.

08/09/2021

False

All the genetic material-based COVID-19 vaccines will be taken off the market.

Viral vector and mRNA based vaccines are authorized by governing bodies and are still in the market.

02/09/2021

False

Sonia Gandhi did not study at the University of Cambridge.

Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, graduated from Lennox Cook School in Cambridge, where she studied English and French.

24/08/2021

Misleading

Indian government increased the time gap between two Covishield vaccine doses due to a shortage.

The government claims that the increased time between two doses of Covishield is based on scientific data, not due to a shortage.

21/08/2021

True

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are damaging to the environment.

Non-fungible tokens use huge amounts of energy, leading to high carbon emissions.

15/08/2021

True

The DCGI has approved the study to assess the effect of mixing Covaxin and Covishield dosage.

Drugs Controller General of India approved trials to mix Covaxin and Covishield vaccine doses in India following a similar report by ICMR.

12/08/2021

Partly_True

The White House is recruiting young social media influencers to promote the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Village Marketing, a marketing firm, approached social media influencers to promote awareness of COVID-19 vaccination on behalf of the White House.

06/08/2021

True

Indian sports budget has been cut down by over ₹230 crores.

The Central government allocated Rs.2,596.14 crore to the sports budget for the year 2021-22, less by Rs.230.78 crore allocated in the year 2020-21.

03/08/2021

Misleading

The Indian government announced plans to establish branches of the Supreme Court in Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

A plea has been made to establish regional centers of the Supreme court in three different cities. The government has not announced plans to do so.

30/07/2021

True

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is infecting fully vaccinated people.

Delta variant has reportedly infected some fully vaccinated individuals and also spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people.

27/07/2021

True

The Congress government imposed forced sterilization to control the population in India.

Mass sterilization programs took place in the 1970s under Indira Gandhi's government during the Emergency.

23/07/2021

Unverifiable

The Covishield vaccine may provide lifetime immunity against COVID-19.

Several studies are being conducted to determine the duration of protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines, including Covishield.

19/07/2021

False

The central government levies only 5 percent tax on LPG cylinders, whereas the state governments levy a tax of 55 percent.

The Central and the State governments do not levy separate taxes of their own on the LPG cylinders.

16/07/2021

False

Kitex Garments, a Kerala company, developed temperature-controlled underwear for Jockey International using NASA technology.

There is no credible evidence to verify whether Kitex Garments collaborated with Jockey to create clothing using NASA technology.

15/07/2021

False

Coins of uncertain origin with alien and UFO engravings were found in Egypt.

There is no credible evidence to prove that an alien face engraved coin was found in Egypt.

12/07/2021

False

The Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to relocate the headquarters of several Central Reserve Police Force.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has not issued any directives to relocate the Central Reserve Police Force's headquarters from Delhi to Naya Raichur.

06/07/2021

True

The 2021 Australian Grand Prix is canceled.

The Australian Grand Prix is canceled for the second year in a row due to restrictions and logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/07/2021

True

Bone death has been recorded in post-COVID-19 patients in India.

Three post-COVID-19 patients at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital have been identified with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or the death of bone tissues.

06/07/2021

True

Indian newspaper The Hindu published a full-page advertorial sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party.

The full-page advertorial was carried by The Hindu on July 1, on the occasion of completion of CPC's 100-year rule.

04/07/2021

Misleading

The Bharuch police arrested a man named Siraj Mohad Anwar who was involved in the Delhi riots.

The viral video shows Ahmedabad Police arresting a man named Kishore Panchal for different offenses, and he is not linked to the Delhi riots case.

03/07/2021

False

A new species of green capybara has been discovered in 2021.

Bruno Brack, a wildlife photographer, clarified that his Twitter video of a group of capybaras leaving a swamp was not of any new species.

01/07/2021

Misleading

Viruses become more transmissible and less-lethal after mutation.

Sometimes, the mutation might make changes in the characteristics of the virus, including transmissibility and severity, but not every time.

27/06/2021

False

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine triggers a potentially lethal reaction.

There is no scientific data to prove that COVID-19 vaccines are lethal. However, the vaccines may cause side effects which are listed by WHO.

23/06/2021

False

A Norwegian woman gave birth to a human-elephant hybrid.

Social media users have been falsely claiming that a sculpture titled "Newborn" is a picture of a real human-elephant hybrid.

21/06/2021

False

The U.S Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci was fired from his role because he admitted COVID-19 was manmade.

Social media posts have falsely claimed that Fauci has been dismissed, but the medical advisor is still in his post.

21/06/2021

False

Cristiano Ronaldo's Coca-Cola snub during his press conference resulted in a $4 billion drop in its market value.

The stock value of Coca-Cola plummeted as the entire U.S. stock market showed a similar trend on that day and is not related to Ronaldo's press meet.

16/06/2021

Misleading

The Modi government is spending Rs 20,000 crore on the Central Vista Redevelopment Project.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the total expenditure of the Central Vista project is around Rs 1300 crore.

13/06/2021

False

Singaporean scientists have found that aspirin can cure COVID-19 patients.

Singapore's Ministry of Health has confirmed that no such studies took place and that aspirin cannot cure COVID-19.

10/06/2021

True

Washington state provides free marijuana to encourage residents to get vaccinated.

To boost the vaccination drive, anyone over the age of 21 who gets vaccinated by July 12 can receive a pre-rolled joint.

09/06/2021

Partly_True

Prime Minister Modi said India had to wait for decades to procure vaccines from abroad.

India had relied on UNICEF and other agencies for vaccines and became self-sufficient after long delays due to social and economic factors.

08/06/2021