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Breaking News: Rahul Gandhi’s “Pliable” Controversy

2019 has commenced with controversy targeting ‘pliability’ of media in regards to their coverage of Indian politicians. Photo Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Modirahul.jpg A controversial statement by Congress president Rahul Gandhi, in which he criticised journalist Smita Prakash, the editor of news agency ANI for her interview with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 1st January 2019. In the […]

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Social News : Shashikant Dhotre – An Artist Par Excellence

Recently on various WhatsApp groups a set of pictures are being shared: NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA These pictures made using coloured pencils on black sheets of paper by Shashikant Dhotre’s from Sholapur, which look life-like and are very inspiring to people. Over the years, these pictures and the man who has painted them, has become […]

Fact Check: Fake News of PUBG Banned In India

Has PUBG been banned by Bombay High Court? A fake notice claiming that PUBG mobile game has been banned in India is doing the rounds on social media. The fake news spread after a legal notice started doing rounds on Facebook and now has been forwarded on WhatsApp as well. The false legal notice claims […]

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Fact Check: Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) Contamination

Recently, few WhatsApp and Social Media messages created a panic in parents pan India. These messages were playing on the fears of parents by propagating misleading narrative. NARRATIVE ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Other messages like: “Don’t give polio drops to children under 5 years” or Readers can also view the same tweet here: http://archive.is/hLLUb Similar messages lead […]

Did 56 women Died After Using Sanitary Pads?

A story doing the rounds on social media claims: 56 women died at a Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai because of sanitary pads such as Whisper, Stayfree, etc. The chemical used in ultra napkins, which converts liquid into gel, causes cancer in bladder and Uterus. However, the Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai, India, has professed […]

Can Wearing a Black Bra Cause Breast Cancer?

After actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with cancer, several messages regarding cancer and how to avoid getting the disease, started circulating on WhatsApp. One such forward on breast cancer reads as below: This message has been widely circualted on all the social platforms, however Tata memorial Hospital has clarified that “Tata Memorial Hospital doesn’t circulate […]