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

    Fact Check: Did PM Modi ignore handshake from US president Joe Biden at G7 summit?
    Fact Check: Did PM Modi ignore handshake from US president Joe Biden at G7 summit?

    NewsMeter found that the claim is false as the man seen with PM Modi is not Biden.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 15 Jun 2024 5:18 PM GMT


    Fact Check: This photo doesnt show Gandhi family posing with Kulwinder Kaur who slapped Kangana Ranaut
    Fact Check: This photo doesn't show Gandhi family posing with Kulwinder Kaur who slapped Kangana Ranaut

    NewsMeter found that the claim is false as the woman in the picture is Congress leader Divya Maderna.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 14 Jun 2024 6:55 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Old newspaper clipping of Amar Ujala reporting Dalit atrocity shared as recent
    Fact Check: Old newspaper clipping of Amar Ujala reporting Dalit atrocity shared as recent

    The newspaper clipping shared with the post is from an Amar Ujala report of 2019.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 13 Jun 2024 2:07 PM GMT


    Fact Check: No, Rahul Gandhi has not apologised for poll promises made to youths
    Fact Check: No, Rahul Gandhi has not apologised for poll promises made to youths

    NewsMeter found that the claim is false. Gandhi has not tendered an apology on poll promises.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 13 Jun 2024 2:07 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of Chandrababu Naidu falsely shared as him losing temper before oath ceremony of NDA
    Fact Check: Old video of Chandrababu Naidu falsely shared as him losing temper before oath ceremony of NDA

    NewsMeter found that the claim is misleading as the video is from 2021.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 11 Jun 2024 2:21 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Did BJP get only 201 votes in Muslim-majority Lakshadweep?
    Fact Check: Did BJP get only 201 votes in Muslim-majority Lakshadweep?

    Several social media users claimed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received only 201 votes in the Lakshadweep elections.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 10 Jun 2024 12:38 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of Mukhtar Ansari’s son threatening officers in UP falsely linked to LS poll results
    Fact Check: Old video of Mukhtar Ansari’s son threatening officers in UP falsely linked to LS poll results

    NewsMeter found that the claim is misleading as the video is from 2022.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 7 Jun 2024 9:56 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Pre-poll outrage over ticket distribution linked to Naidu’s post-poll alliance with NDA
    Fact Check: Pre-poll outrage over ticket distribution linked to Naidu’s post-poll alliance with NDA

    NewsMeter found that the claim is misleading as the video shows dissent within the TDP over ticket distribution in March 2024.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 6 Jun 2024 11:54 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of BJP candidate Navneet Rana crying falsely linked to her 2024 election defeat
    Fact Check: Old video of BJP candidate Navneet Rana crying falsely linked to her 2024 election defeat

    NewsMeter found that the claim is misleading as the video is from 2022.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 5 Jun 2024 1:43 PM GMT


    Old media of Chandrababu Naidu meeting INDIA bloc leaders falsely linked to 2024 LS post-poll politics
    Old media of Chandrababu Naidu meeting INDIA bloc leaders falsely linked to 2024 LS post-poll politics

    NewsMeter found that the claim is false as the video shows Shivakumar meeting Naidu at Bengaluru Airport in December 2023. Even the image of Akhilesh...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 5 Jun 2024 12:00 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of Yogendra Yadav calling election one-sided passed off as recent
    Fact Check: Old video of Yogendra Yadav calling election one-sided passed off as recent

    NewsMeter found the claim misleading as the video is from 2019.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 4 Jun 2024 7:06 AM GMT


    Fact Check: ABP exit poll video projecting 353-383 seats for INDIA alliance is manipulated
    Fact Check: ABP exit poll video projecting 353-383 seats for INDIA alliance is manipulated

    The original version of the clip showed seat projections opposite to what is shown in the clip.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 3 Jun 2024 10:01 AM GMT


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