#FakeNews

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"

5 April.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
In a viral video, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was seen swearing against a cameraperson of a news agency. (Photo Credit: Twitter Screengrab/@ANI)

  • The video of Yogi Adityanath was first shared by retired IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh
  • In the video, Yogi Adityanath was speaking after receiving his first dose of anti-COVID vaccine
  • Adityanath's team said doctored audio was inserted into the last few minutes of the video

CBSE board advised the student not to believe on the schedule being circulated. (Picture Credit: PTI)

  • Fake exam schedule of class 10 and 12 is being circulated on social media
  • The board has released a  statement saying that it was fake
  • For both class 10 and 12, the examination will begin on May 4, as earlier stated by the CBSE

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

28 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden in the November presidential elections. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's account after the January 6 Capitol riot
  • This came after months of tweets disputing Joe Biden's presidential election victory
  • False and misleading claims about American politics have since plummeted

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

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

7 March.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
There were speculations that Sourav Ganguly would attend BJP's mega rally on Sunday.(Photo Credit: Facebook/@SouravGanguly)

  • A photo of Sourav Ganguly has been circulating on social media that read, "Swagatam Dada"
  • Each photo had a symbol of a political party
  • The photo of Ganguly used in the images is of him endorsing a incense brand