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: On December 20, several people shared an image which shows policemen purportedly holding placards against the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizens Amendment Bill (CAB). The viral image has been posted on Twitter with the text, “Didn’t we say…police personnel are also with us to save the Constitution, only RSS terrorists are against.” But the image was morphed.
What was shown: In the wake of protests and violent clashes over the CAA, a video has been circulated widely on social media with the claim that an elderly man was brutally beaten up by Muslim youths. But the viral video is from Bhilwara, Rajasthan and is over two months old. This video is unrelated to the recent spate of protests against CAA
What was shown: A video clip of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler has been shared on social media with the claim that Hitler used similar words, “Hate me, but don’t hate Germany” to that of PM Narendra Modi’s “Hate me but don’t hate India.” But it was found that the subtitles accompanying the video do not represent what Adolf Hitler is speaking.
What was shown: Screenshots of what are claimed to be tweets by Nita Ambani have been shared widely on social media & according to tweets, Nita Ambani has purportedly spoken out in favour of PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah on NRC, CAA. But the tweets in question are not from the official account of Nita Ambani. In fact, Nita Ambani does not have a Twitter account.