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Photo Does Not Show MS Dhoni Urging People To Vote For Congress

BOOM found that the photograph shows Dhoni celebrating Chennai Super Kings reaching six million followers on erstwhile Twitter (now X) in 2020.

21 Apr 2024 4:42 pm
Video Does Not Show Allu Arjun Campaigning In Support Of Congress

BOOM found that the visuals are of Allu Arjun attending the India Day Parade in New York as the Grand Marshal in 2022.

21 Apr 2024 3:14 pm
False Claims On 'Challenge Vote' And 'Tender Vote' Go Viral

BOOM found that while tendered votes are allowed, it's compulsory for a person's name to be listed in the voters' list for them to cast their vote.

20 Apr 2024 7:27 pm
Old Video Of Owaisi's Speech Edited To Add Communal Spin

BOOM found that the original video shows Asaduddin Owaisi addressing the Uttar Pradesh police and criticising them for alleged cases of police atrocities.

20 Apr 2024 5:10 pm
Video Of BJP Leader Being Greeted With Garland Of Shoes Is Old

BOOM found that the incident in the viral video is from January 2018.

20 Apr 2024 4:52 pm
Old Video of Man Pelting Stone at PM Modis Poster Viral As Recent

BOOM found that the incident in the viral video is from December 2023.

20 Apr 2024 1:30 pm
Video Of TMC's Mahua Moitra Speaking About Eggs Viral With False Claim

BOOM reached out to Mahua Moitra who refuted the claim and clarified that she said 'eggs' in the viral video, not sex.

20 Apr 2024 10:42 am
Photo Showing Obscene Gesture Aimed At PM Modi Is Digitally Altered

BOOM found that the indecent gesture has been digitally added to the original photograph showing Modi waving at a crowd.

19 Apr 2024 7:16 pm
Old Video of Father Criticising Modi After Daughters Death Viral As Recent

BOOM found that the incident is from September 2018 and not recent.

19 Apr 2024 6:20 pm
Viral Axis My India Survey Predicting No Majority For BJP Is Fake

BOOM spoke to Axis My India who dismissed the viral claim on a Lok Sabha 2024 election opinion poll survey being released by the polling agency.

19 Apr 2024 5:49 pm
Old Video From UP Falsely Shared As Locals Attacking BJP Rally In Gujarat

BOOM found that the footage is from 2021 and shows clashes between supporters of two BJP leaders in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.

19 Apr 2024 1:12 pm
Ex-HDFC Chairmans Old Remarks on BJP Manifesto Peddled As Recent

BOOM found that the newspaper clipping carrying Deepak Parekhs's statement is at least 10 years old.

19 Apr 2024 12:47 pm
Lok Sabha Elections 2024: Phase 1 Poll States, Constituencies & Candidates' Criminal Background

Overall, 21 states and UT's and 102 constituencies are going to polls in the first phase on April 19

18 Apr 2024 5:45 pm
Video Falsely Claims AAP Minister Atishi Apologised for Saying 'Jai Shri Ram'

BOOM reached out to local councillor Mohammad Aamil Malik who refuted the viral claim and informed that Atishi never raised the slogan of Jai Shri Ram.

18 Apr 2024 1:48 pm
Video Of Ranveer Singh Criticising PM Modi Is A Deepfake AI Voice Clone

BOOM found that the video has been altered using an AI voice clone of the actor.

18 Apr 2024 1:33 pm
Deepfake Tech Isnt Bad. Intent Is The Question, Say Experts

Fact-checkers, academicians, tech & policy experts came together for a discussion on deepfakes & elections organised by BOOM.

18 Apr 2024 12:57 pm
Pegasus Investigation Committees Website Has Removed Depositions And Replaced With Spam

The Pegasus investigation had revealed that thousands of individuals all over the world may have had their mobile phones targeted for hacking using the Pegasus software suite, which is developed by Israels NSO Group.

18 Apr 2024 10:18 am
Video Of Rahul Gandhi Speaking About Dosas In Poll Campaign Is Digitally Altered

In the original speech, Gandhi accused PM Modi of promoting one nation, one language and one leader concept

17 Apr 2024 5:32 pm
BJP, Congress Manifesto Talk Of Bharat And India

Days before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections kick off, BJP and Congress have unveiled their ideas of Bharat and India.

17 Apr 2024 4:44 pm
Ranchi Police's Drone Surveillance Video Peddled With False Communal Claim

BOOM spoke to Ranchi Police who denied any communal angle to the incident stating that the building owners who were sent a notice comprised of both Hindus and Muslims.

17 Apr 2024 3:07 pm
Deepfake Videos Can Cause Irreparable Harm: Delhi High Court

Delhi HC directed X and YouTube users to take down videos that allegedly showed lawyers assaulting senior advocate Gaurav Bhatia.

17 Apr 2024 11:35 am
ElectionPundit, FraudKejri: Indian Chatbots Flout OpenAI's Poll Policies

Decode identified at least 8 chatbots in the GPT Store focused on elections in India that flouted OpenAI's policy prohibiting the use of its tech for political campaigns.

17 Apr 2024 10:27 am
Video Of BJP's Nirahua Is Not A Deepfake; Amit Malviya MakesFalseClaim

BOOM found that the video is real and his statement was made as part of an interview to a local Uttar Pradesh news channel.

15 Apr 2024 8:52 pm
Celebration Or Despair? The Confusion Over CAA In Bengal

The Rules for application under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have left the Matua community, the CAAs key votary, divided.

15 Apr 2024 11:51 am
Fake Dainik Bhaskar Clipping Showing INDIA Alliance Win In 10 States Viral

Dainik Bhaskar's national editor LP Pant rubbished the viral clipping as fake.

14 Apr 2024 6:52 pm
Video Does Not Show BJP Leader Assaulting A Priest In Bengaluru

BOOM found that the video from 2018 shows a pastor being assaulted by a member of the church over an internal issue.

14 Apr 2024 6:15 pm
Video From Argentina Shared As Israelis Panicking After Iran Attack

BOOM found that the video is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and not from Israel's Tel Aviv.

14 Apr 2024 3:31 pm
Old Video Of TMC-BJP Clash In Bengal Falsely Linked To 2024 Polls

BOOM found that the video is from August 5, 2022, and shows the Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party clashing during a rally in Hooghly, West Bengal.

14 Apr 2024 3:06 pm
Cropped Video Revived As PM Modi Admitted To Stealing In Childhood

BOOM found that in the original video, Modi is recounting a story about a thief and not talking about himself

13 Apr 2024 6:19 pm
2019 Video Of Solar Eclipse Falsely Viral As Recent

BOOM found that the viral video dates back to 2019 and is not related to the recent solar eclipse in North America.

13 Apr 2024 6:10 pm
Unrelated Video Falsely Linked To Congress-DMK Rally In Coimbatore

BOOM found that the viral video is from an annual Christian festival held in Gorantla village in Andhra Pradesh

13 Apr 2024 5:51 pm
AI Voice Clone Video Of Rahul Gandhis Resignation Viral Online

BOOM found that the original shows Rahul Gandhi filing his election nomination from Wayanad, Kerala.

13 Apr 2024 3:21 pm
Video Of Car Being Overturned In Karnataka Viral With False Communal Claim

BOOM spoke to a police constable from Mulki police station in Dakshina Kannada district who confirmed that there is no communal angle to the incident

13 Apr 2024 2:16 pm
AI Generated Image Viral As Photograph of Total Solar Eclipse 2024

BOOM found the image was generated using artificial intelligence.

12 Apr 2024 9:23 pm
Cropped Video Peddled As Kerala CM Vijayan Appealing To Vote For Congress

In the original video Vijayan criticised Congress and explained why the party did well in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Kerala.

12 Apr 2024 8:39 pm
Video Does Not Show Female BJP Worker Being Groped By Party Members

BOOM found that the video shows a rally in Pakistan and is unrelated to the BJP.

12 Apr 2024 6:25 pm
Mercenary spyware: What Were Apple's Previous Threat Alerts To Indian Users?

The latest update marks a departure from Apple's prior threat notifications, which cautioned users about potential compromises from state-sponsored attacks.

12 Apr 2024 5:00 pm
Intelligence Bureau Survey Claiming YSRCP Victory In Andhra Pradesh Is Fake

BOOM found that the Intelligence Bureau has not conducted any survey relating to the 2024 Andhra Pradesh assembly election

12 Apr 2024 3:13 pm
AI-Generated Image of Solar Eclipse In Toronto Viral As Real

BOOM found the viral image claiming to be from the recent total solar eclipse from Toronto has been artificially created.

12 Apr 2024 11:54 am
AI Anchor And Karl Marx: CPI(M) Warms Up To Artificial Intelligence

In two episodes that are out now, an AI anchor, a sari-clad woman, reads out the partys perspective on recent events in West Bengal in English.

12 Apr 2024 10:54 am
False Claims Of Congress Not Contesting For LS Polls From Arunachal Viral

The website of ECI confirmed the accepted affidavits of several Congress candidates for LS and Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh.

12 Apr 2024 10:43 am
Old Photo of Congress Rally With IUML Flags Shared As Pakistan

BOOM found that the photo is old and shows flags of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and not Pakistan.

11 Apr 2024 1:07 pm
Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Most Popular Topic Of Mis/Disinformation In March

Among political leaders, Rahul Gandhi and Mamata Banerjee were the top targets of mis/disinformation

11 Apr 2024 12:25 pm
No, This Video Does Not Show BJP Campaigners Getting Thrashed In Gujarat

BOOM found that the incident shows a clash took place between the TMC and BJP supporters in West Bengal in 2022.

11 Apr 2024 11:57 am
We Will Rip You Apart: SC To Uttarakhand Govt For Inaction Against Patanjali Ads

SC rejected Patanjali and Baba Ramdev's second attempt at apology in the contempt case for publishing misleading ads.

10 Apr 2024 3:10 pm
ED Material Show Arvind Kejriwal Involved In Delhi Liquor Scam: HC

Enforcement Directorate arrested Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on March 21 in connection with the Delhi Liquor scam.

9 Apr 2024 5:06 pm
Video Of Narayana Murthy Promoting Quantum AI Platform Is A Deepfake

BOOM found that the video has been altered using voice clones of Murthy and Sardesai to promote the dodgy trading platform.

8 Apr 2024 7:12 pm
Photo Of BJP Leader Holding Meditation Device Viral With False Claim

BOOM found that BJP leader Madhavi Latha is holding a portable digital finger counter device for pooja and meditation is being shared with the falsely as a remote.

8 Apr 2024 6:36 pm
Photo Does Not Show Akhilesh Yadav Offering Flowers At Mukhtar Ansari's Grave

The photo shows Akhilesh Yadav offering flowers at the 'samadhi sthal' of his late father Mulayam Singh Yadav in 2022.

8 Apr 2024 4:55 pm
Old Video of BJP Leaders Clashing in Odisha Viral As Tamil Nadu

BOOM found that the video is from October 2023 and shows an incident in Balangir, Odisha.

8 Apr 2024 3:10 pm