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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:  A video of a lady singing a Hindu devotional song is now a days viral on Facebook and other social media platforms ,with claims that she is Musthafa Parvez daughter of legendry plackback singer Mohd. Rafi. But later it was found that she is Gitanjali Rai of “art of living” a famous devotional playback and gazhal singer and a motivational speaker as well, based out of Pune and the video is available on internet since 2013 with around seven million views.

What was shown: A video was posted recently by Imran Khan’s political party “Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaaf” on their official twitter handle, claiming Indian armed forces violating human rights and attacking unarmed men, women and children in Kashmir valley, who were protesting against the revocation of Article 370 and 35a. But later it was found that the video is old and is a combo of two incident’s which took place at Anantnag  in June 2018 and July 2017.

What was shown: Several posts were been shared on and before Krishna Janmashtmi claiming that Bhagvat Gita has been made a compulsory part of academics from grade five in Netherlands by the government of Netherlands. But later it was found that nothing as such has happened and same posts were circulated in 2016 and the original picture shown in the post is of year 2013 which was posted by “Iskon mind tree”.

What was shown: Several news organisations have published a video which went viral on social media platforms, showing carelessness of a mother busy talking on phone on a busy road, leaving her child behind, in later half of the video a man is seen shouting from behind “arre madam ,arre ruko ,koi bulao unko” (Madam please wait. Someone please call her). But later it was found that the video is of an awareness campaign film shoot which took place in Nasik and nothing as such as happened in reality.