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Old Videos Recycled With A Twist And Other News You Almost Believed

Old Videos Recycled With A Twist And Other News You Almost Believed

In this week’s News You Almost Believed, we bring you the truth behind viral photos and videos.

No, This Video Does Not Show BJP Workers Getting Injured Burning An Effigy Of Rahul Gandhi

A three year old video of a few Congress workers injured whilst burning an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been shared on Facebook,  albeit, with a twist. The video is shared with claims that the group of protesters setting the effigy ablaze are member of Bharatiya Janta Party, and the effigy is that of Congress President Rahul Gandhi. Read the full story here.

Yogi Adityanath’s Chopper Did Not Land In Bengal

A video posted on Facebook showing Uttar Pradesh chief minister dismounting a yellow chopper landing in West Bengal, has gone viral. In the video, he can be seen waving at fans and then later being greeted by members of the Bharatiya Janata Party, as supporters chant Vande Mataram in the background. BOOM found out that the video is not related to Yogi’s arrival in West Bengal and is a year old. Read the full story here.

Old 2016 Video From Kanpur Train Accident

A three-year old video of a train accident went viral on social media with a false claim that the video is of the Seemanchal Express that derailed on February 3, 2019 in Bihar. Read the full story here.  

Photo Of Prakash Raj’s Visit To A Church Shared With Misleading Context

A post claiming actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj has become a Christian went viral on social media. However, a fact-check revealed that Prakash Raj had also visited a temple, a mosque and a Gurudwara as part of his outreach. Read the full story here.

Vijay Mallya Kapil Sibal, satirical quote

A quote attributed to Congress leader Kapil Sibal has gone viral on social media. Facebook users have shared the quote claiming that Kapil Sibal has filed a petition in the UK court defending fugitive Vijay Mallya. However, the news originated from the satirical news website Faking News. Read the full story here.

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