Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is a Fact Checker at NewsMeter. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from St. Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on “ Role of social media in highlighting injustice”. Apart from pursuing a career in news writing, Misha is also skilled in graphic designing. You can follow Misha on Twitter @misharajani00

    Misha Rajani

    Video of bridge collapse is from Indonesia, not Assam
    Video of bridge collapse is from Indonesia, not Assam

    A video of a bridge collapsing in floodwater is being shared by multiple media outlets. They claim that the bridge collapsed during cyclone Asani in...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 20 May 2022 7:30 AM GMT


    Fact Check: 2013 video of Buddhist monk immolating himself linked to 2022 Sri Lanka crisis
    Fact Check: 2013 video of Buddhist monk immolating himself linked to 2022 Sri Lanka crisis

    Amidst the ongoing civil unrest in Sri Lanka, a video of a Buddhist priest setting himself on fire to protest against the Sri Lankan government is...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 16 May 2022 7:00 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Did Tamil Nadu recently hike bus fares? Find out the truth
    Fact Check: Did Tamil Nadu recently hike bus fares? Find out the truth

    A post claiming to show the increased bus fares in Tamil Nadu that will be followed from 18 May 2022 is circulating on WhatsApp. The list consists of...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 15 May 2022 10:18 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Is this a video of Cyclone Asani in APs Machilipatnam beach? Find out the truth
    Fact Check: Is this a video of Cyclone Asani in AP's Machilipatnam beach? Find out the truth

    A video showing grey clouds hovering over a beach is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that it is from Machilipatnam beach in Andhra...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 14 May 2022 1:39 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of heavy rains in Hubli shared as Cyclone Asani lashing AP
    Fact Check: Old video of heavy rains in Hubli shared as Cyclone Asani lashing AP

    A video of plastic chairs and tables being blown away by strong winds is being shared online with the claim that it shows Cyclone Asani in Andhra...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 14 May 2022 1:23 PM GMT


    Fact Check: 2017 video of Hyd cop assaulted by driver shared as recent
    Fact Check: 2017 video of Hyd cop assaulted by driver shared as recent

    A video of a policeman who was reportedly assaulted by a citizen is being shared on WhatsApp claiming that it is a recent incident. WhatsApp users are ...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 13 May 2022 10:00 AM GMT


    Did Ratan Tata avoid cancer hospital inauguration because of Jagan Reddy?
    Did Ratan Tata avoid cancer hospital inauguration because of Jagan Reddy?

    Tata Trusts inaugurated the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Cancer Care & Advanced Research in Tirupati.

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 13 May 2022 5:43 AM GMT


    Video of Kashmir election rally passed off as BJP supporters in Balochistan
    Video of Kashmir election rally passed off as BJP supporters in Balochistan

    A video of a group of people holding BJP flags is viral on social media. Users claim people from Balochistan are supporting PM Modi. Netizens claim...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 12 May 2022 9:25 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Viral video falsely claims to show low attendance at K Rail project debate in Kerala
    Fact Check: Viral video falsely claims to show low attendance at K Rail project debate in Kerala

    The K Rail project has been the talk of Kerala for a while now. In April, the Kerala Rail Development Corporation Ltd. hosted an open debate in...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 12 May 2022 3:58 AM GMT


    Why this Kolaveri Di:  Turkish Coca-Cola ad was released 4 years after Tamil number
    Why this 'Kolaveri Di': Turkish Coca-Cola ad was released 4 years after Tamil number

    Multiple Facebook and Twitter have shared this Turkish commercial with the caption, “Old Turkish advt song of Coca Cola from which the Kolaveri D song ...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 11 May 2022 7:30 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Did West Bengal recently shut down 125 RSS schools? Heres the truth
    Fact Check: Did West Bengal recently shut down 125 RSS schools? Here's the truth

    A screengrab of a Republic TV broadcast saying that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is shutting down 125 RSS schools in the state is being...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 9 May 2022 6:26 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Did Burj Khalifa display Modis image to honour him for helping Indian Muslims during Ramzan?
    Fact Check: Did Burj Khalifa display Modi's image to honour him for helping Indian Muslims during Ramzan?

    A photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is going viral on social media with the claim that he was honoured during the opening...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 8 May 2022 12:00 PM GMT


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