Md Mahfooz Alam

Md Mahfooz Alam works as a Fact-Check journalist at the NewsMeter. A news buff with a keen interest in politics and history. He enjoys working on investigative stories and debunking mis/disinformation. He learned Fact-Checking skills at The Quint and has been monitoring and busting fake news/claims for the last two years.

    Md Mahfooz Alam

    Video of fire at Birmingham supermarket shared with communal twist
    Video of fire at Birmingham supermarket shared with communal twist

    Social media users have also claimed that the British police failed to save Hindus.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 7 Oct 2022 2:38 PM GMT


    Are these photos of 40,000-yr-old idol of Lord Narasimha found in Germany?
    Are these photos of 40,000-yr-old idol of Lord Narasimha found in Germany?

    A set of three photos are being shared with the claim that a sculpture of Lord Narasimha has been found in Germany.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 7 Oct 2022 11:44 AM GMT


    Media shares 2011 story of A Raja named mastermind in 2G scam as recent
    Media shares 2011 story of A Raja named 'mastermind' in 2G scam as recent

    The story was first published by the news agency IANS and was picked up by the Business Standard (Archive), Zee News, and DNA.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 6 Oct 2022 11:48 AM GMT


    Video of Hyderabad cops detaining protestors falsely shared as video from UP
    Video of Hyderabad cops detaining protestors falsely shared as video from UP

    In the viral video, policemen can be seen barging into homes and dragging young men into the police vehicle.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 6 Oct 2022 11:29 AM GMT


    Did Naseeruddin Shah advocate violence through Manglesh Dabrals poem?
    Did Naseeruddin Shah advocate violence through Manglesh Dabral's poem?

    The poet’s desire is for the Hindi alphabet to symbolise good things but it symbolises the opposite.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 4 Oct 2022 1:30 PM GMT


    Morphed image shows a photographer lying on ground to take Modis photo
    Morphed image shows a photographer lying on ground to take Modi's photo

    In the photo, Mr. Modi can be seen paying tributes, with folded hands, and the photographer taking his picture while lying on the ground.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 4 Oct 2022 10:33 AM GMT


    Morphed graphic shows Rahul Gandhi as most popular leader
    Morphed graphic shows Rahul Gandhi as most popular leader

    A graphic allegedly comparing the popularity of various political leaders is doing the rounds on social media.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 3 Oct 2022 11:28 AM GMT


    Fake News alert: PM Modi paid tributes to Deendayal Upadhyay, not Godse
    Fake News alert: PM Modi paid tributes to Deendayal Upadhyay, not Godse

    A collage of two photos is being shared on social media claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and his killer...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 3 Oct 2022 7:02 AM GMT


    Manipulated video shared as RBI governor announcing helpline number of mobile payment apps
    Manipulated video shared as RBI governor announcing helpline number of mobile payment apps

    A video purportedly of RBI governor Shaktikanta Das is doing the rounds on social media.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 1 Oct 2022 2:01 PM GMT


    Video clip of Azerbaijani TV series shared as father dancing on daughters funeral amidst uprising in Iran
    Video clip of Azerbaijani TV series shared as father dancing on daughter's funeral amidst uprising in Iran

    It has been claimed in multiple posts that an Iranian father is dancing at her daughter's funeral after she was killed by Iranian morality police for...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 1 Oct 2022 1:38 PM GMT


    Is RRR the first film to release in Kashmir theatres since 1947?
    Is 'RRR' the first film to release in Kashmir theatres since 1947?

    Several social media users have claimed that S.S Rajamouli's action drama 'RRR' is the first film to be played in cinema theatres in Kashmir after...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 30 Sep 2022 12:37 PM GMT


    No Jai Shri Ram slogans raised during India-Aus T20 match in Hyderabad
    No 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans raised during India-Aus T20 match in Hyderabad

    A video of people cheering and chanting 'Jai Shree Ram' in a stadium is circulating on social media.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 29 Sep 2022 12:47 PM GMT


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