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Satirical Video Shared As Mick Jagger Predicting Future Of Internet In 1999

BOOM found the video is a satire made by comedian Michael Spicer, not an interview of singer Mick Jagger.

7 Aug 2022 5:51 pm
2018 Image Of Man Burning Tricolour Resurfaces With False RSS Link

BOOM found that the man in the photo M Prabhu burnt the tricolor as part of a protest demanding to set up a board on the Cauvery water management in April, 2018.

7 Aug 2022 5:28 pm
Video Of Man Threatening Women Peddled With False Communal Claim

BOOM found that the claim with the video is false; both the accused and the victim belong to the Hindu community.

30 Jul 2022 3:31 pm
From Hunger To Press Freedom: Global Reports The Govt Disagrees With

The govt has resorted to outright denials and non-answers in Parliament while addressing India's low rankings on global indices

30 Jul 2022 9:00 am
Video From 2015 Revived As Sonia Gandhi's Recent Response To ED Summons

BOOM found that the video is from 2015 when Sonia Gandhi responded to reporters about a court appearance.

21 Jul 2022 3:37 pm
UAE Minister Misidentified As LuLu Group Chairman's Driver With Kerala CM

BOOM found that the man in the photo with Vijayan and Lulu Group's chairman is UAEs Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi and not Ali's chauffeur

19 Jul 2022 3:33 pm
Is India No More World's 3rd Largest Economy? A FactCheck

A graphic misleadingly compares India's economic size to its economic growth rate to convey the economy being in bad shape

16 Jul 2022 4:53 pm
Staged Video Of Man Mixing Harpic In 'Gol Gappe' Viral With Communal Spin

BOOM found that the video has been created by Gyan Bhandar, a content creation page on Facebook that regularly produces dramatised videos to go viral.

14 Jul 2022 3:34 pm
Video Of Arnab Goswami Dancing Not Linked To Uddhav Thackeray Resignation

A former Times Now employee confirmed to BOOM that the video is from July 2005 when the channel name and logo was decided on.

1 Jul 2022 9:43 pm
Assam Floods Destroy Lives, Homes And Indian Citizenship Hopes

The Assam floods have killed over 100 people. BOOM visited and spoke to people in the flood-affected areas.

29 Jun 2022 6:02 pm
Photo Of PM Modi Bowing Down To Saudi King Salman Is Morphed

BOOM found that the original image is from 2013 and shows Modi bowing down to take blessings from veteran BJP leader LK Advani.

23 Jun 2022 6:09 pm
No, Amit Shah Did Not Write A Letter Recommending Z Security For Nupur Sharma

BOOM found that the letter is a fake and has several red flags spotted in previously fact-checked fake letters.

15 Jun 2022 4:01 pm
Hindus Broke Idols In Karnataka Temple; TV Channels Let Muslims Be Blamed

The news about Hindu idols being broken in Karnataka spread like wildfire after it was misreported as hate crime.

15 Jun 2022 3:43 pm
No, This Video Does Not Show Indian Workers In Kuwait Being Sent Back

BOOM found that the video is from Qatar dating back to March 2022 and not related to the recent controversy over anti-Prophet remarks by suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma

14 Jun 2022 3:31 pm
Sadhguru's Claim Of No Communal Riots In 10 Years Is False, As Per MHA

Compiling the various figures provided by the MHA, there were 6285 incidents of communal riots in the country between 2012 and 2020 alone.

10 Jun 2022 3:35 pm
Video From Pakistan Of Tricolour Being Desecrated Falsely Shared As India

BOOM found that the viral video is from Karachi, Pakistan

9 Jun 2022 3:48 pm
Old Ravi Kishan Ad Talking About Power Cuts Shared With Misleading Claim

BOOM found that the viral photo of the billboard ad is old and dates back to May 2019 before Ravi Kishan won as an MP on a BJP ticket.

26 May 2022 9:37 pm
Photo From Bangladesh Shared To Make Islamization Of Nainital Claim

BOOM found that the photo of a large Islamic gathering in the collage is from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

23 May 2022 3:58 pm
In Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard Fight, Misogyny Is Winning Social Media

The trial of Johnny Depp Vs Amber Heard has become an online cesspit. We dug a little deeper into Twitter and Instagram.

23 May 2022 3:53 pm
Photo Of Fountain From Ajmer Sharif Dargah Falsely Linked To Gyanvapi Mosque

The viral photo of the fountain is from an ablution pool at the Ajmer Sharif dargah in Rajasthan.

17 May 2022 3:52 pm
2013 Footage Of Mass Massacre In Syria Shared With False Claim

BOOM found that the footage shows an incident of war crime that took place in Syria in 2013.

8 May 2022 3:47 pm
Nainital's Jama Masjid Was Not Constructed Recently; Viral Claim Is False

BOOM found that the Jama Masjid in Nainital, Uttarakhand was constructed in 1882.

4 May 2022 3:55 pm
Video Of Yograj Singh Playing Cricket Misidentified As PM Modi

BOOM found that the person in the video is Yograj Singh, former Indian cricketer and father of Yuvraj Singh.

29 Apr 2022 3:37 pm
Old Video Of Azan Recital On The Road Linked To Loudspeaker Ban

BOOM found that the viral video is from Howrah, West Bengal and dates back to April 2020.

28 Apr 2022 3:53 pm
No, Boris Johnson Is Not The First British PM To Visit Gujarat: A FactCheck

Evidence shows British PM James Callaghan visiting Ahmedabad with then PM Morarji Desai in 1978

28 Apr 2022 3:36 pm
Old Al Jazeera Docu Peddled As Arms Training To Children In Madrasas

BOOM found that the video is a scene from a documentary shot by Al Jazeera and shows ISIS giving arms training to children in Afghanistan.

22 Apr 2022 3:33 pm
Old Video From Maharashtra Of Muslim Man Threatening Cop Viral As Delhi

BOOM found that the video is old and from Chopda city in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.

19 Apr 2022 3:36 pm
FactChecking Claims On The GCC, OIC Actions On India's CAA & NRC

Documentary evidence from these organisations shows little evidence to support these claims either with the GCC or the OIC

16 Apr 2022 3:49 pm
Bizarre But Real Story Of How A 50-Year-Old Bridge Was Stolen In Bihar

BOOM spoke to locals and engineers to understand how the thieves managed to steal a bridge in broad daylight.

12 Apr 2022 3:41 pm
Edited Image Of Arvind Kejriwal And Bhagwant Mann Shared With False Claim

BOOM found that the image has been digitally altered.

10 Apr 2022 3:40 pm
Image Of Kejriwal Promising Freebies In Himachal Pradesh Is Morphed

BOOM found that the original image shows an hoarding mentioning Thank you Delhi, which was attributed to Arvind Kejriwal.

9 Apr 2022 3:43 pm