Vamsi Krishna Pothuru

Vamsi Krishna Pothuru completed his Masters in Communication from The University of Hyderabad. He has interned with The New Indian Express and Kriti Social Initiatives. With the specialization of media research in masters, he submitted his thesis on the topic of "Fact-checking Initiatives and their response to Fake News in India." He believes that fact-checkers have a huge role to play in the fight against fake news which is a dangerous undercurrent in social media reinforcing hatred and false perceptions. Along with fact-checking, he is also interested in writing about environmental issues and human interest stories.

    Vamsi Krishna Pothuru

    `Israeli missile-launching truck passed off as Hamas rocket launcher
    `Israeli missile-launching truck' passed off as Hamas rocket launcher

    Tensions between Israel and Palestine have been escalating for the past few days. Clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli security forces...

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 14 May 2021 10:41 AM GMT


    Wailing teenager in viral video is from AP, not West Bengal
    Wailing teenager in viral video is from AP, not West Bengal

    Several users shared a heart-wrenching video of a teenage girl crying over the body of a father with a claim that it is from West Bengal.

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 6 May 2021 7:34 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Video from 2019 anti-Modi protests in New York passed off as ongoing farmers protests
    Fact Check: Video from 2019 anti-Modi protests in New York passed off as ongoing farmers' protests

    Several social media users have shared a video of Sikh protestors chanting pro-Khalistan and pro-Pakistani slogans with a claim that these are part of ...

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 13 Dec 2020 9:54 AM GMT


    Fact check:  Viral video of Rajnath Singhs address is from 2013, not 2020
    Fact check: Viral video of Rajnath Singh's address is from 2013, not 2020

    A purported video clip of Union Minister Rajnath Singh speaking in support of farmers is viral on social media.....

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 10 Dec 2020 6:00 AM GMT


    Fact Check: 2018 photo of Hrithik Roshan falsely claims to show actor at ongoing farmers protests
    Fact Check: 2018 photo of Hrithik Roshan falsely claims to show actor at ongoing farmers' protests

    A photo of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, wearing a saffron scarf and holding a sword, posing with a group of Sikhs....

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 8 Dec 2020 3:02 PM GMT


    Fact Check: 2019 image of Article 370 protests passed off as 2020 farmers protests in Delhi
    Fact Check: 2019 image of Article 370 protests passed off as 2020 farmers' protests in Delhi

    Several social media users are sharing a photo of a group of Sikhs holding a banner which reads Restore Article 370, 35A

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 1 Dec 2020 3:08 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Old woman protestor at farmers rally is not Shaheen Baghs Bilkis Dadi
    Fact Check: Old woman protestor at farmer's rally is not Shaheen Bagh's Bilkis Dadi

    she is the Bilkis Bano. Bano is popularly known as Shaheen Bagh's Bilkis dadi......

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 30 Nov 2020 6:36 AM GMT


    Fact check: Video of man raising pro-Khalistan slogans in UK passed off as farmers protests in Delhi
    Fact check: Video of man raising pro-Khalistan slogans in UK passed off as farmers protests in Delhi

    Twitter user @Ashwinkiing shared a video of a Sikh man raising the 'Pakistan zindabad' and 'Khalistan zindabad' slogans.

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 30 Nov 2020 4:50 AM GMT


    Fact Check: Viral video of International Fleet Review passed off as Diwali celebrations by Indian Navy
    Fact Check: Viral video of 'International Fleet Review' passed off as Diwali celebrations by Indian Navy

    Video of a fleet of illuminated ships displaying fireworks is being shared widely on social media. Users claim that this video is of recent Diwali...

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 23 Nov 2020 1:13 PM GMT


    Fact Check: Video of Jamra Beej from Rajasthan passed off as Rajputs celebrating Diwali using firearms
    Fact Check: Video of 'Jamra Beej' from Rajasthan passed off as Rajputs celebrating Diwali using firearms

    This incident happened in Rajasthan where the Rajput community celebrated Diwali by firing guns amidst the firecrackers ban in the state.

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 22 Nov 2020 8:33 AM GMT


    Fact check: Burqa-clad girls in viral picture are NOT Keralas women police, but students
    Fact check: Burqa-clad girls in viral picture are NOT Kerala's women police, but students

    A picture of a group of women in burqa posing with a police officer is being shared widely on social media. Users claim that they are Kerala's women...

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 20 Nov 2020 7:30 AM GMT


    Fact Check: No, RJD workers did not dump sweets after their defeat in Bihar election
    Fact Check: No, RJD workers did not dump sweets after their defeat in Bihar election

    Several photos reportedly of RJD workers dumping sweets following their defeat in the Bihar election has gone viral on social media.

    By Vamsi Krishna Pothuru  Published on 15 Nov 2020 4:09 AM GMT


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