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Viral lies: exposed

Misinformation through Whatsapp forwards —videos and photos — spreads like wildfire. Here is our compilation of fake Whatsapp videos that went viral and the reality behind these distorted facts

What was shown: This is the condition of Mahatma, ‘BJP’ this is your legacy. History will abuse you,” claimed the caption of a video where two men can be seen slapping a statue of Mahatma Gandhi with chappals. But the incident took place in Canada in August 2015.

What was shown: A video of a woman, who is seen wailing with blood oozing out from her face, was being circulated with a message that suggests that Hindus in India are arbitrarily killing Muslims. It is being claimed that the woman in the video is desperately calling out for help. There is also a narration in the background, which suggests that this incident took place at Barau Sagar in Jhansi district, UP. But it’s a 2018 video from Telengana, related to an incident in which a sub-inspector was caught on camera beating his wife and mother-in-law.

What was shown: ‘In Surat Public Started Protests Against #EVM Without Any Politician Or Political Support & The Bootlicker Media Isn’t Showing This On Any News Channels The Public Is On Streets Seems This Will Be The Start Against Weakening Of Indian Democracy.’ This message was being circulated with images where people can be seen holding placards against the use of EVMs. It was found that the images circulating on social media as that of a recent protest against the use of EVMs are old and unrelated to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

What was shown: A video of an individual, who is seen breaking a TV set, was shared with the message that these are opposition supporters who broke their TV sets in frustration over the Lok Sabha election result in which the BJP won a clear majority. But it is an old video from Pakistan and not related to the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.