No, sending SMS to 9969777888 will not enable police to track your location - Alt News

 In the wake of the Hyderabad rape-murder case, a text message has gone viral across social media platforms in multiple languages. According to the post, a new number has been introduced as a women’s safety helpline number. “Sending SMS to ‘9969777888’ allows the police to track the sender’s location using GPRS,” the &hell...... Read More
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Misleading claim: '1091' & '7837018555' are pan-India helpline numbers for women home-drop service - Alt News

 On December 4, author Harinder S Sikka tweeted, “Police has launched free ride scheme where any women who is alone & not able to find vehicle to get home between 10pm-6am can call helpline numbers (1091 & 7837018555) 24×7. PCR vehicle will drop her home Free of Cost. Pls pass this message …Read ...... Read More
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Media misreports image from 2015 as photograph of Hyderabad encounter - Alt News

 In the early hours of December 6, news emerged that the four accused in the Hyderabad rape and murder case were gunned down in a police encounter, close to the scene of the crime. Reporting on the development, several TV news channels broadcast a picture, claimed to be the first visual of …Read more at ...... Read More
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Modi govt introduces new law awarding death penalty for rape? Clipped video, misleading claim - Alt News

 A 19-second clip of president Ram Nath Kovind is massively viral on social media with a message claiming that the Narendra Modi-led BJP government has introduced a new law that awards death penalty for rape. “#Breaking_News , …Rea...... Read More
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Personal dispute in Gujarat given communal spin on social media and by GSTV - Alt News

 On November 30, Twitter user @_shwetanshi posted two photos of a man with severe head injuries and wrote, “ # () #__ …Read more at ...... Read More
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Images shared to claim mob justice stopped rape incidents in Nagaland - Fact-check - Alt News

 After the gruesome gang-rape and murder in Hyderabad where a young veterinarian was burnt to death, actor-turned-parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan suggested that culprits accused of such crimes should be “brought out in public and lynched”. Amidst the hue and cry across the country, certain images of mob justice are being shared on social …...... Read More
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Images shared to claim lynch-mob justice deterred rape in Nagaland - Fact-check - Alt News

 After the gruesome gang-rape and murder in Hyderabad where a young veterinarian was burnt to death, actor-turned-parliamentarian Jaya Bachchan suggested that culprits accused of such crimes should be “brought out in public and lynched”. Amidst the hue and cry across the country, certain images of mob justice are being shared on social …...... Read More
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False claim: New section 233 of IPC enacted by Modi govt to combat crimes against women - Alt News

 In the wake of the gruesome rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, a message has been circulated widely on WhatsApp, according to which a new law has been brought into effect by the Modi government for the safety of women- section 233 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). This …Read more at ...... Read More
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Parties, politicians tweet image of US Navy ship to commemorate Indian Navy day - Alt News

 Indian Navy celebrated its 48th Navy Day on December 4, the day when the Indian navy under Operation Trident had launched an attack on Karachi harbour during 1971’s Indo-Pak war. Every year, the Indian Navy celebrates the victory and commemorates the role of the force during the war. Multiple users paid their …Read more at ...... Read More
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INC & BJP commemorate Indian Navy day by posting images of U.S. Navy combat ship - Alt News

 Indian Navy celebrated its 48th Navy Day on December 4, the day when the Indian navy under Operation Trident had launched an attack on Karachi harbour during 1971’s Indo-Pak war. Every year, the Indian Navy celebrates the victory and commemorates the role of the force during the war. Multiple users paid their …...... Read More
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November 2019: Misinformation around JNU protest, Ayodhya verdict and more - Alt News

 November 2019 was characterized by a deluge of misinformation surrounding the protest by JNU students over the proposed fee hike. Another issue in the limelight was the Ayodhya verdict, which resulted in a flurry of falsehood on social media. MISINFORMATION AROUND JNU PROTEST 1. Random images of young women found online shared …Read more at...... Read More
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No, Rs 2000 notes will not be scrapped and replaced with new Rs 1000 notes - Alt News

 Is the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) withdrawing the Rs.2000 note from December 31, 2019 Will a new Rs.1000 note be introduced by the Central bank from January 1, 2020 According to a message which has gone viral on social media and messaging platforms, the RBI is all set to introduce these …Read more at ...... Read More
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Old video of public execution of rape convict in Yemen shared as Dubai - Alt News

 A video of a man publically executed by hanging to a crane has been widely shared on social media. The message shared along with the video claims that a rape convict was executed by a court within 15 minutes of committing the crime. “ 5 15 …Read more at ...... Read More
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