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Fact Check: Two-year-old Left Front rally in Kolkata shared as Feb 28 gathering

Fact Check: Two-year-old Left Front rally in Kolkata shared as Feb 28 gathering

This image of a sea of people is going viral on social media with the claim that is from Sunday’s joint rally of Left Front and Congress in Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground ahead of the 2021 Bengal assembly elections. India Today's AFWA probes the truth.

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Fact Check: No, it’s not mandatory for users to verify their social media accounts within 3 months

A viral post on social media claims that in accordance with the new guidelines, within three months, all social media accounts need to be verified with a government ID. However, the government has only asked the social media platforms to provide an appropriate mechanism for users who wish to verify their accounts voluntarily.

Vial image of the vintage bicycle with unique spring wheels. (Image: Twitter)

Fact Check: Know the real story behind this vintage spring wheel bicycle

An image of a vintage bicycle with unique spring wheels and a rifle attached to it is viral with the claim that it is from the British period. India Today Anti-Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that this is a German bicycle that was used in World War I.

Fact Check: No, the Indian national flag is not banned inside Gujarat's Narendra Modi Stadium?

A video showing a group of cricket fans alleging that they were not allowed to take the Indian national flag inside the Motera Stadium is viral on social media. It is being said that the Tricolour has been banned in the stadium which is named after the PM. ?

Fact Check: Viral image of petrol bill asking not to vote for PM Modi is fake

An image of a petrol bill purportedly by an 'HPL' dealer named Sai Balaji Petroleum in Mumbai’s Vikhroli is viral on social media. The text along with the image asks readers to not vote for Prime Minister Narendra Modi the next time if they want reduced petrol prices.

Fact Check: Five-year-old picture of unrest passed off as recent clashes in Srinagar

A picture of masked youths pelting stones started circulating on social media with the claim that clashes erupted at Srinagar’s Batmaloo area during a cordon and search operation (CASO) recently. India Today's AFWA probes the truth.

Fact Check: 2018 video of Varanasi flyover collapse shared with misleading claims

A short clip showing several vehicles with passengers inside crushed under a concrete slab is circulating on social media with different claims. While some say the video was taken after the under-construction Balanagar-Jeedimetla?flyover in Hyderabad?collapsed, others say it is a recent incident from Uttar Pradesh.

Fact Check: Viral video of Meerut man spitting on rotis shared as incident from Hyderabad

A disturbing video shows a man spitting on rotis while cooking at Red Rose Palace function hall in Hyderabad’s Nampally area.

Fact Check: This video of BJP workers attacking a house is not from Bengal

The viral video of BJP workers pelting stones and furniture at a house is not from Bengal, but Telangana.

Fact Check: Picture of BJP workers forming human flag is not from Yogi’s rally in Kerala

A picture of a large gathering of people forming the BJP symbol lotus is being circulated on social media linking it to the BJP’s “Vijay Yatra” in Kasaragod district of poll-bound Kerala.


Fact Check Video: No, this green flag in a Congress rally is not a Pakistani flag

An image of a green flag being waved in a political rally has gone viral with a claim that it is the Pakistani national flag waved during a Congress rally. Multiple users have shared this image on Facebook. The caption in Hindi to one such claim translates as, “It is far better to bear the extra cost of petrol rather than voting to a party that raises anti-India slogans and waves Pakistani flags in their rallies.” The claim comes in the backdrop of rising fuel prices across the country. Watch this video to know more.

Fact Check: These are not RSS workers dragged through the streets of Kerala by Popular Front

A short clip of a group of Muslims marching two men in RSS uniforms is circulating on social media with the claim that Popular Front of India (PFI) activists in Kerala’s Muslim-majority Malappuram district chained and paraded Sangh workers publicly through the streets.