Viral audio falsely claims Muslim vendors have sprung up in Surat to spread coronavirus - Alt News

 A 6:24 minute audio clip is circulating on messaging applications such as WhatsApp. In the audio clip, a man introduces himself as a resident of City Light area of Surat, Gujarat and warns citizens about the ‘unprecedented’ presence of Muslim hawkers in their area. He claims that while he was taking his &helli...... Read More
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Video from Feb misrepresented as fire near Solapur airport after PM's 9pm-9min event - Alt News

 As the nation observed '9PM-9Minute' blackout on April 5 after Prime Minister Modi’s appeal, fire-crackers were lighted across India, resembling a mini-Diwali. Soon after, videos and images were shared claiming fires broke out in several areas. A report also emerged from Maharastra's Solapur that dry grass on...... Read More
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Disaster Management Act does not prohibit coronavirus posts on social media - Alt News

 A message viral circulating across social media platforms claims that ‘Disaster Management Act (DMA)’ has been implemented from midnight which bars people from posting coronavirus related updates. This would be a punishable offence, asserts the message. DMA was passed in the Parliament in 2005. *Tonight 12(mid...... Read More
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Media misreport: Tablighi Jamaat members defecate in open after being refused non-veg food - Alt News

 On April 4, Hindi daily Amar Ujala published an article with the headline, " , , ('Jamaatis' admitted in the quarantine ward ask for non-veg food, throw the food [they were served], defecate in the open). &hell...... Read More
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Old video from Philippines shared with false claim of Muslim man spitting on bread - Alt News

 A video of a man opening sealed packets of bread from a loading truck while licking his fingers has gone viral on social media in the light of the coronavirus pandemic. It is being shared with the claim that the man hails from the Muslim community. A Facebook user posted the viral …Read more: ...... Read More
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Old video falsely shared as mother-daughter duo caught selling drugs in Shaheen Bagh - Alt News

 A three-minute video which appears to depict seizure of illegal drugs is being circulated on social media with the claim that it is a recent incident from Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh. The video has a watermark on the top right and scrolling texting in the centre of the video which says ‘India news’. …...... Read More
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Video of Muslims exiting quarantine centre: Not Vinayaka Temple but residential lodging - Alt News

 A video of members of the Muslim community exiting a building has been widely shared with a message in Telugu which claims that the Vinayaka Temple located in Kanipakam in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district has been converted into a quarantine centre. Several users have expressed distress that Muslim or Christian pl...... Read More
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Can a group admin be punished for #coronavirus related news under Disaster Management Act ?

 A message is viral like a wildfire on WhatsApp panicking people. It made many admins turn mode of the group to 'Admin posts' only. It claims that a 'DisasterRead more: ...... Read More
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Video of Muslims exiting quarantine centre: Not a temple but residential lodging - Alt News

 A video of members of the Muslim community exiting a building has been widely shared with a message in Telugu which claims that the Vinayaka Temple located in Kanipakam in Andhra Pradesh’s Chittoor district has been converted into a quarantine centre. Several users have expressed distress that Muslim or Christian pl...... Read More
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Viral WhatsApp forward of 'WHO lockdown protocol' is fake - Alt News

 A WhatsApp text has gone viral which claims to state the World Health Organisation’s lockdown protocol for controlling dangerous virus outbreaks. The viral message has also been shared in the form of what looks like a circular by WHO. The image carries a stamp of the international body. The message states that …...... Read More
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Fact-check: Is govt monitoring calls and social media to track political and religious content? - Alt News

 On March 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, barring essential services, as a preventive measure to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in India. However, misinformation related to COVID-19 is rampant. A WhatsApp message has gone viral. It claims that the Government of India is monitoring a...... Read More
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Old video of Texas teen spitting in tea bottle falsey viral as spreading coronavirus infection - Alt News

 A video of a man spitting in a bottle of tea and placing it back on a supermarket rack in floating across social media platforms with the claim that this was an attempt to spread the coronavirus infection. Below is a screenshot of a fact-check request on the official Alt News mobile …Read more: ...... Read More
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Prince Charles's coronavirus wasn't cured with ayurvedic, homeopathic treatment - Alt News

 Union Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Naik claimed in a press briefing on April 2 that ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines helped Prince Charles, the apparent heir to the British throne, to be cured of COVID19. Naik was quoted as saying that this recovery "validates our age-old practise since thousands of years". &he...... Read More
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Old video of a delivery man stealing slices from bread packets is viral as "Thook Jehad"

 A viral video of a person removing a pin from a packet of bread and then licking it before sealing it again is getting viral on all social media platforms vlaimRead more: ...... Read More
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Video from Pakistan falsely viral as Muslims punished in India for flouting lockdown - Alt News

 Since the 21-day nationwide lockdown was announced by Prime Minister Modi on March 24, several reports of excessive police force used on curfew violators began pouring in. A video in now viral on social media which shows a group of Muslim men performing a punishment called “murga” in Hindi where a person &helli...... Read More
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Old video from Mexico viral as Americans looting malls due to fear of coronavirus - Alt News

 According to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre, as of April 5, the United States has recorded the most number of confirmed COVID-19 cases – 330,000. Over 9,500 people have lost their lives in the country due to the pandemic. A two-minute video which shows people looting a mall has gone viral …...... Read More
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That alleged WHO protocol of lockdown steps till June is false.

 A message or same text as a image looking like a letter with WHO logo at top is viral on Social media like wildfire claiming a Lockdown protocol. Following is the viral text – “WORLD HE...Read more: ...... Read More
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Last year’s video of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi is viral claiming they broke the lockdown.

 A video of cops stopping an Innova with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi sitting inside is viral claiming they broke Lockdown. Viral Text along with the video – “This is Rahul Gandhi &a...Read more: ...... Read More
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Viral audio: False conspiracy theory about Modi govt introducing 'vaccine' to kill Muslims - Alt News

 An audio clip with a male voice is viral on messaging applications such as WhatsApp accompanied with pictures of people unloading cargo from an Air Asia flight. In the clip, the man can be heard warning the Muslim community about a 'sinister plot’ of the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra &hell...... Read More
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