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

    Fact Check: Did Karur MP build a public toilet for Rs. 90 lakhs?
    Fact Check: Did Karur MP build a public toilet for Rs. 90 lakhs?

    Twitter users are claiming that a public toilet was built at a cost of Rs. 90 lakhs in Karur, a city in Tamil Nadu. They claim that the funds came...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 13 July 2022 10:51 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video of a cop being attacked by 4 men in Chennai passed off as recent
    Fact Check: Old video of a cop being attacked by 4 men in Chennai passed off as recent

    A video of four men attacking a policeman is being shared on social media with the claim that the incident took place in Tamil Nadu. Netizens are...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 13 July 2022 5:26 AM GMT


    Video of teacher beating up 5YO is from Bihar, not Telangana
    Video of teacher beating up 5YO is from Bihar, not Telangana

    A video of a 5-year-old boy being beaten up mercilessly by a teacher for not being able to answer a question is viral on Whatsapp. Users claim the...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 12 July 2022 5:38 AM GMT


    Fact Check: NIA has not launched helpline to report people supporting beheadings of Hindus
    Fact Check: NIA has not launched helpline to report people supporting beheadings of Hindus

    A WhatsApp message purportedly issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) providing a helpline number to report anyone raising slogans about or...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 11 July 2022 4:59 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Is this a video of Modi being accompanied by a motorcade to Raj Bhavan Hyderabad? Heres the truth
    Fact Check: Is this a video of Modi being accompanied by a motorcade to Raj Bhavan Hyderabad? Here's the truth

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited Hyderabad for the two-day BJP national executive meeting. Following this, a video claiming to show Mr....

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 10 July 2022 8:14 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Old video shared with false claim that BJP distributed alcohol at its recent national meet in Hyderabad
    Fact Check: Old video shared with false claim that BJP distributed alcohol at its recent national meet in Hyderabad

    The two-day BJP national executive meeting was held in Hyderabad this week and it was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 10 July 2022 5:10 AM GMT


    Taliban vehicles picture was edited to put Kerala police on mat
    Taliban vehicle's picture was edited to put Kerala police on mat

    A photo comparing a Taliban vehicle and a Kerala police van is being shared on Whatsapp. The two pictures focus on a crescent moon and star symbol....

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 1 July 2022 6:33 AM GMT


    Old picture from the Glastonbury music festival shared as recent
    Old picture from the Glastonbury music festival shared as recent

    A picture of trash littered on an open ground is being shared on social media. Users claim that the trash was left behind by participants of the...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 30 Jun 2022 5:10 AM GMT


    Old crocodile video of Vadodara falsely linked to floods in Assam
    Old crocodile video of Vadodara falsely linked to floods in Assam

    A video of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials catching hold of a crocodile in a water-logged area is being shared online. Users say the...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 27 Jun 2022 8:45 AM GMT


    Video of Pakistan mishap falsely linked to Hyderabad rains
    Video of Pakistan mishap falsely linked to Hyderabad rains

    A video of several motorcyclists falling and getting injured while riding over a slippery flyover is being shared on social media. Users claim it...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 27 Jun 2022 6:03 AM GMT


    Fake news alert: Anna Hazare is not going on hunger strike for Devendra Fadnavis
    Fake news alert: Anna Hazare is not going on hunger strike for Devendra Fadnavis

    A tweet allegedly posted by the Press Trust of India (PTI) is viral. It claimed that social activist Anna Hazare said he would go on a hunger strike...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 27 Jun 2022 6:00 AM GMT


    Old picture of damaged road in Pakistan falsely linked to Afghanistan quake
    Old picture of damaged road in Pakistan falsely linked to Afghanistan quake

    A picture of a road damaged by an earthquake is being shared on social media. Users claim it shows the effects of the recent earthquake in...

    By Misha Rajani  Published on 26 Jun 2022 6:31 AM GMT


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