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Vote Tampering Row: SC Declares Congress-AAP Candidate As Chandigarh Mayor

On February 5, CJI DY Chandrachud said the manner in which the Chandigarh Mayor Elections took place was murder of democracy.

20 Feb 2024 5:40 pm
Deactivation Or Technical Fault: What Do We Know About West Bengal Aadhaar Row?

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP-led central government of deactivating Aadhaar cards in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

20 Feb 2024 5:39 pm
Farmers' Protest 2024: Old Videos Peddled To Falsely Claim Alcohol Distributed

BOOM found that the viral videos are old and not related to the recent farmers' protest

20 Feb 2024 4:27 pm
Inside WhatsApp Groups Of Housing Societies Where Muslim Hate Is Real

Decode spoke to several people who said that WhatsApp groups of housing societies instilled fear and at times led them to the decision to leave their societies and move to Muslim-dominated localities.

20 Feb 2024 2:37 pm
2018 Video Of BJP Councillor Thrashing Cop Shared With False Claim

BOOM found that the video is from 2018 and shows BJP councillor Manish Kumar.

20 Feb 2024 2:29 pm
Ram Mandir Inauguration Most Popular Topic of Misinformation in January

Of the 98 fact-checks that were published in January, majority of false claims were related to the Ram Mandir inauguration and the Maldives-India row

20 Feb 2024 1:50 pm
No, This Video Does Not Show Muslims Pretending To Be Protesting Farmers

BOOM found that the video is from June 2022 and shows a turban tying camp organised ahead of Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moosewala's funeral.

19 Feb 2024 5:09 pm
Govt Handles Falsely Claim Abu Dhabi BAPS Mandir Is UAE's First Temple

Several other Hindu temples had already existed in UAE's Dubai before the inauguration of the BAPS temple.

19 Feb 2024 4:42 pm
2018 Video Peddled As Woman Attacked On Live TV In Sandeshkhali

BOOM found that the incident took place in West Bengal's Barasat when a BJP supporter was attacked by a TMC leader.

19 Feb 2024 1:54 pm
Kangana Ranaut Revives False Claim Of PM Modi's Nobel Prize Prospects

BOOM found that the news report shared by Ranaut was old and entirely baseless in its claims.

19 Feb 2024 12:36 pm
2021 Photo Of Man Walking Over Barricades With Swords Viral As Recent

BOOM found that the photograph was taken on January 26, 2021, when farmers assembled at the Red Fort as part of a demonstration.

18 Feb 2024 6:44 pm
Photo Of Special Public Prosecutor Viral As 2002 Godhra Train Case Convict

The photograph shows RC Kodekar, who served as the prosecutor counsel in the 2002 Godhra train burning case.

18 Feb 2024 2:30 pm
Old Clip Of Nihang Sikh Protester Wielding Sword At Cops Viral As Recent

BOOM found that the video is at least as old as January 2021 and unrelated to the ongoing farmers' agitation.

17 Feb 2024 4:37 pm
Video Of Traffic Cop Assaulting Pedestrian Is NotFromMumbai

BOOM found that the incident is from 2023 in Sambhajinagar district in Maharashtra and not from Mumbai.

15 Feb 2024 4:39 pm
AI Photo Of Modified Tractors Falsely Linked To 'Delhi Chalo Farmers' Protest

BOOM found that the viral photo of modified tractors with caterpillar wheels of a tanker running on a highway is created using generative-AI.

14 Feb 2024 4:38 pm
Unrelated Video Of Modified Tractor Falsely Linked To Farmers' Protest In India

BOOM found that the viral video is not from India and is most likely to be from Trkiye

13 Feb 2024 4:42 pm
Video Showing PM Modi Pouring From Empty Pitcher Is Digitally Altered

In the original video Modi can be seen pouring soil from the pitcher into a larger pot.

9 Feb 2024 4:42 pm
Oversight Board Calls For Changes To Meta's 'Incoherent' Media Policy

The board has emphasised on the need for policy changes ahead of the 2024 elections, urging Meta to address misleading content.

6 Feb 2024 5:03 pm
Video of Taylor Swift Supporting Trump at Grammys Red Carpet Is Digitally Altered

BOOM found that the video was digitally altered and Taylor Swift did not carry any banner supporting Trump at the Grammys.

6 Feb 2024 5:01 pm
Photos Of Triple Murder In Bangladesh Peddled With False Communal Claim

BOOM reached out to Sirajganj SP Arifur Rahman Mondol who confirmed that there is no communal angle to the incident.

2 Feb 2024 5:03 pm
Deepfake Video Of Joe Biden Calling For US Military Conscription Goes Viral

BOOM found that the viral video has been created using generative-AI, and US President Joe Biden has not made any speech on military conscription after the drone attack on the US military outpost in Jordan.

2 Feb 2024 4:33 pm
Deepfake Ads Of ICICI Pru's Nimesh Shah SurfaceOnFacebook

Several deepfake videos were found being promoted on Facebook ads, which falsely portrayed ICICI Prudential Mutual Fund Managing Director Nimesh Shah promising to provide stock recommendations.

25 Jan 2024 10:06 am
No, RBI Did Not Impose A Deadline Or Invalidate Old Rs 100 Rupee Notes

BOOM reached out to RBI spokesperson Yogesh Dayal, who confirmed that no such directive has been issued from the banking regulator.

22 Dec 2023 10:26 pm
Ratan Tata Calls Out Deepfake Fraud Ad Made With AI Voice Cloning Tech

Ratan Tata took to Instagram to call out a fake ad promoting an investment scheme misusing his name.

11 Dec 2023 3:29 pm
Fake Edited Videos Of TV Anchors Promoting Diabetes Medicine Viral

BOOM found that the viral videos are fake and the voice of the TV anchors has been overlaid into the videos.

11 Dec 2023 3:24 pm
Why Is Telangana Seeing An Upsurge In Cybercrime Cases?

According to the latest National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, Telangana saw a surge of 48.5% in cybercrime cases, i.e., from 10,303 cases in 2021 to 15,297 in 2022.

8 Dec 2023 10:50 am
No, Jasprit Bumrah Did Not Post About Greed And Loyalty Referring To IPL Transfers

BOOM found that Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah did not post any cryptic Instagram story saying Sometimes being greedy is good and being loyal isnt.

5 Dec 2023 1:14 pm
False Claims About Israel Changing Barcode Prefix To Avoid Boycott Viral

The prefix 729 continues to be issued by GS1 Israel, while 871 is one of the prefixes issued by GS1 Netherlands.

30 Nov 2023 9:42 pm
Claim Of Muslim Birth Rate In Govt Hospitals Outnumbering Other Religions Is False

The Kerala government does not furnish religion-specific information for institutions such as government or private hospitals. Similarly, the Union government does not provide data on births categorised by religion at the national level.

30 Nov 2023 12:50 pm
No, Ricky Ponting Did Not Call BCCI A 'Cricket Mafia'; Fake Quote Viral

BOOM found that the quote is fake and that the former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting made no such statement where he referred to the BCCI as a cricket mafia.

29 Nov 2023 11:45 am
Old Video Of Rohit Sharma's Daughter Falsely Linked To ICC World Cup Final

BOOM found that the viral video dates back to 2022 and is not a recent video after India's loss in ICC ODI World Cup 2023

28 Nov 2023 11:17 am
Old Video Of UP Schoolgirls Thrashing Harasser Shared With Communal Spin

BOOM found that the incident took place in December 2018 and that the accused is a Hindu.

27 Nov 2023 4:36 pm
Video Of Shivraj Singh Chouhan Interacting With Hindu Saints Viral With Fake Audio

BOOM found that the video has been overlaid with a fake voice of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

22 Nov 2023 11:13 am
Edited Video Of KBC Question On Farm Loan Waiver During Kamal Nath Govt Viral

BOOM found that the KBC contestant was not asked any question on farm loan waiver by Amitabh Bachchan during the contest

22 Nov 2023 11:12 am
Did Amit Shah Ask People Not To Vote For BJP Candidate In MP? A FactCheck

BOOM found that the video has been abruptly and misleadingly cropped. Shah asked people to vote for BJP in the state.

22 Nov 2023 11:11 am
Old Video Of BJP Leader Chased Away By Angry Locals In WB Peddled As MP

BOOM found that the viral video is from Bolpur, West Bengal in 2021 when BJP leader Anirban Ganguly was chased and his car was vandalised.

22 Nov 2023 11:11 am
Video of Narendra Modi Lookalike Viral As PM Doing Garba

BOOM spoke to Vikas Mahante who confirmed that the viral video shows him at a Diwali event in London.

9 Nov 2023 4:32 pm
Video Of Profanity Chant Hurled At Joe Biden During A Speech Is Doctored

BOOM found that the audio in the viral video has been doctored and in the original video, the father of a victim of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, interrupted Biden saying, We have to do more than that.

7 Nov 2023 4:50 pm
Viral Deepfake Video Shows Bella Hadid Stating Support For Israel

The video is originally from 2016, and shows Hadid speak about her challenges growing up with Lyme disease.

7 Nov 2023 3:14 pm
Video Of Jordan's Queen Rania Supporting Israel Is A Deepfake

BOOM found that in the original video, Queen Rania accused Western leaders for their silence towards Israel's relentless bombing of Gaza.

7 Nov 2023 3:14 pm
Old Video From Mexico Viral As Pro-Hamas Protestors Attacking Policeman

BOOM found that the video is from June 2020 when a police officer was set on fire by protestors in Mexico.

2 Nov 2023 3:42 pm