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Several fake accounts impersonating army officers from India and Pakistan have sprung up on Twitter over the past week amid rising tensions between both the countries over Kashmir. A Twitter account named Lt. Asimuddin Zamal (@LtAsimZamal) tweeted that he is Read more…


A cropped video of school students holding the national flags of Bangladesh and India as the former’s national anthem plays in the background at a school in West Bengal, is doing the rounds on social media with a misleading claim. Read more…


A video of a Brazilian inmate who tried to escape prison dressed as a woman is being shared online with a false claim that the Kerala Police issued a warning about letting in strangers from outside the state who might Read more…


A four-year old video of Imran Khan losing his cool at a press conference is being circulated with a fake caption. “Pakistan’s president Imran Khan loses his head as no country supported Pakistan on Article 370,” reads the caption with Read more…


A seven year old hoax has been revived, which claims that Facebook will take over all the photos uploaded by users and make them public. The message urges users to post a disclaimer as a status update on the social Read more…


Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Haider Zaidi tweeted on Sunday old videos and falsely claimed they showed Indian security forces using excessive force on civilians in Kashmir. Ali Haider Zaidi compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Hitler while Read more…


A message claiming that the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) has cancelled the leaves of its officers and is gearing up to make a big announcement is false with the central bank itself rubbishing the message. RBI officially denied the Read more…


Residents at Soura, Srinagar protesting against Article 370 on August 16, 2019 A week after protests in Soura, a village situated half an hour from Srinagar became national headlines, it now resembles a makeshift fortress. While the main streets of Read more…


Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir tweeted an old video purporting to show Indian security personnel forcing four men to sit in front of a police vehicle to deter other protesters from pelting the vehicle with stones. Mir tweeted the one-minute-fifteen second Read more…


Satire can empower, and it can misinform. In this week’s episode, we ponder over the thin line between satire and misinformation with cartoonist George Mathen and comedian Kunal Kamra. Here is an excerpt from the episode: There’s a common conception Read more…