#FactCheck

14 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Sniffling camphor can be life-threatening. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • The claim is being widely shared across all social media platforms
  • Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also shared the post on Facebook
  • Inhaling vapours of camphor mixture cannot increase the oxygen level in your body  

13 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The video was shot in Haryana's Karnal. (Photo Credit: Twitter screengrab)

  • UP cop Rahul Srivastav fact-checked the video on Twitter
  • In the 22-second clip, a cop is seen engaging in a quarrel with a couple
  • He takes out his gun and shoots the couple

7 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Several websites on Wednesday reported that OYO Rooms has filed for bankruptcy. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • OYO Rooms' founder Ritesh Agarwal stated that the information was completely false
  • Social media users were quick to react to the news
  • Many users blamed the coronavirus pandemic for OYO's "bankruptcy"

6 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Many people on social media claim that drinking a certain type of tea can cure coronavirus. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The hack has been shared online since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Scientists have worked tirelessly to manufacture vaccines that can tackle the coronavirus
  • There is no specific medicine to cure the disease

3 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Social media plays a key role in both spreading these false remedies and creating awareness about them. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@@BirminghamChildrensHospital)

  • The practice has become popular during the pandemic, with people believing it cures COVID-19 
  • The practise is not recommended by either the WHO or the CDC
  • Studies show there are very few benefits, and it can cause serious burn injuries

1 April.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The quiz you are about to take recalls some of the biggest fake stories of the last two years. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • There have been incidents when some media houses peddled fake news
  • Their audience is living the lies to this date
  • Fact check every single news you come across before believing it

25 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A message on WhatsApp says Amazon is giving Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The WhatsApp forward claims that Amazon is giving gifts to a hundred random users
  • It does not contain any text but comes with a URL
  • A person needs to take a survey and give personal information on the linked page

23 March
The advisory is a long list that includes a few non factual claims including favouring a vegetarian diet and not wearing watches, rings and belts. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • An advisory by Indian Council of Medical Research on COVID precautions is doing the rounds on WhatsApp
  • The advisory is a 21-point list mentioning do's and don'ts amid growing coronavirus cases in the country
  • Few advices include not travelling abroad, eating only vegetarian food and not going to crowded places like malls

10 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Badruddin Ajmal is the founder of All India United Democratic Front . (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BadruddinAjmal)

  • A video clip of Badruddin Ajmal is being shared on social media
  • In the clip, he could be heard talking about making the country an Islamic nation
  • The clip has been shared by several notable journalists and news channels

6 March.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Many WhatsApp users have been receiving a message claiming that Adidas is giving free shoes this Women's Day. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • “Adidas is offering free shoes on Women’s day," reads the WhatsApp message
  • It also contains a link
  • There's no mention of free gifts on Adidas' official website