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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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