Top 10 Fake News Of 2020: Deepika Padukone Shopping For Alcohol, Bill Gates' Opinion On Indian Farmers And More
Claim: Deepika Padukone Was Spotted Buying Alcohol During The COVID-19 Lockdown
BOOM found that the video is of actress Rakul Preet Singh, who had stepped out to buy medicines and essentials on May 5. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Photos Shows Shweta Bachchan's Party Life
BOOM found that the photos feature Navya Naveli Nanda and not her mother Shweta Bachchan. The photos were being shared after Jaya Bachchan shot back against claims that Bollywood is associated with drug abuse. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Bill Gates Wrote About Why Indian Farmers Remain Poor And Die By Suicide
BOOM was able to confirm through a spokesperson for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that the viral message did not originate from Gates. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Metadata Of Republic TV's Videos Proves That The Video Was Created Before Attack On Arnab Goswami
BOOM found no proof that the video was created before Arnab Goswami was allegedly attacked. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Chinese Intelligence Officer Revealed That Coronavirus Is A Bioweapon
BOOM found that the article, titled, 'Corona Unmasked: Chinese Intelligence Officer Reveals True Magnitude of China's Fake Coronavirus Crisis,' is a work of fiction. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Currency Notes Were Thrown At Cops In Indore To Spread COVID-19
Indore police told BOOM that the currency was not thrown intentionally and has been claimed by a delivery person who said the money had fallen from his pocket while cycling. Read our fact-check here
Claim: A Coimbatore Restaurant Is Serving Hindus Biryani Laced With Drugs To Make Them Impotent
The claim has been debunked by Coimbatore Police on Twitter, who called out the post as fake news and launched a probe to trace the handle that originally posted it. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: NEET 2020 Topper Akanksha Singh Took To Twitter To Complain About Religious Discrimination
BOOM was able to confirm that Aksanksha Singh has no social media presence and that the Twitter handle in her name is a fake account. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Jama Masjid Issued A Fatwa Against Tanishq For Their Ad
BOOM contacted Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari of Delhi's iconic Jama Masjid who rubbished the claim. Read our fact-check here.
Claim: Video Shows An Indian Driver Crying After His Rickshaw Was Taken From Him
BOOM found that the video was recorded in Dhaka, Bangladesh when the man's rickshaw was carried away by civic body officials as part of an eviction drive. Read our fact-check here.
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