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Rahul Gandhi’s Pic On Dubai’s Burj Khalifa And Other News You Almost Believed

Rahul Gandhi’s Pic On Dubai’s Burj Khalifa And Other News You Almost Believed

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

In the run-up to Rahul Gandhi’s visit to the UAE, a fake video of his photo displayed on the Burj Khalifa went viral. This was, in fact, generated using an app! We write about this here.

More such fake images of Rahul Gandhi appears, but now in the form of him being displayed on billboards, going viral on Twitter and Facebook. Again, these were created using a website. Read our coverage here.

An edited video depicting Arvind Kejriwal to be in an inebriated state had gone viral on Facebook; the video alleging that Kejriwal is referring to the upcoming Lok Sabha poll as PM Modi’s last election. This video is in fact from two years ago. We bust this fake news here.

A widely shared tweet attributed the suicide of an Ayyappa devotee, Jayarajan, to the desecration of the Sabarimala temple. But police in Kerala confirmed to BOOM that he had committed suicide even before Kanaka Durga and Bindhu Ammini had entered the shrine. Read our fake news clarification here.

Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, the spokesperson of the BJP’s Delhi wing, was recently portrayed as wearing a t-shirt that was edited to call PM Modi a ‘chor’. We call it out here.

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A Facebook video projected to show a group of Sikh soldiers in good spirits despite being wounded were in fact actors shooting for the film ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’. We cover the story here.

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