FACT CHECK

Is Monkeypox a Sexually Transmitted Infection?
Is Monkeypox a Sexually Transmitted Infection?

Monkeypox has been around since 1958. World Health Organization declared monkeypox a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in July 22.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 13 Aug 2022 6:00 AM GMT


War visuals are from video game, not Chinas attack on Taiwan
War visuals are from video game, not China's attack on Taiwan

Social media users are sharing visuals claiming China attacked Taiwan recently. In the video, one can see tanks firing shells and helicopters hovering ...

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 12 Aug 2022 3:34 PM GMT


Monkeypox is not airborne virus; viral claims are misleading
Monkeypox is not airborne virus; viral claims are misleading

Social media users are claiming that ‘Monkeypox is an airborne virus'.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 12 Aug 2022 12:16 PM GMT


WHO director was not arrested for crimes against humanity
WHO director was not arrested for crimes against humanity

Facebook users are sharing an article that claims that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of World Health Organization, has been...

By Newsmeter Network  Published on 12 Aug 2022 12:02 PM GMT


Gummies can boost metabolism, not reduce weight
Gummies can boost metabolism, not reduce weight

Social media users are claiming that having 2 weight loss gummies a day will help shed pounds in just 8 weeks without any workout.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 12 Aug 2022 6:38 AM GMT


Applying ginger oil to belly will not reduce fat; viral claims are false
Applying ginger oil to belly will not reduce fat; viral claims are false

A video claiming that the use of ginger oil on belly button would reduce fat and helps in weight loss is being widely shared on social media.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 9 Aug 2022 8:30 AM GMT


Drinking coffee with lemon juice will not help you lose weight in a week
Drinking coffee with lemon juice will not help you lose weight in a week

Social media users are sharing a video that claims that adding lemon juice to coffee helps lose weight.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 8 Aug 2022 6:54 AM GMT


This is not the Meenakshi idol of Madurais Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple
This is not the Meenakshi idol of Madurai's Arulmigu Meenakshi Sundareshwarar Temple

Social media users are sharing a video that reportedly shows the Madurai Meenakshi idol. They are claiming that the idol will be dressed in gold once...

By Newsmeter Network  Published on 7 Aug 2022 10:34 AM GMT


CGI animated video passed off real UFO sighting
CGI animated video passed off real UFO sighting

A video of UFO sighting is being circulated widely on social media. Users caption it ‘Unknown Location #UFO’.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on 6 Aug 2022 5:15 AM GMT


Video of protests against Kerala IAS officer shared with communal spin
Video of protests against Kerala IAS officer shared with communal spin

A 30-second video of a large crowd of men dressed in white and wearing skull caps marching with placards is going viral on social media. Users claim...

By Newsmeter Network  Published on 6 Aug 2022 3:25 AM GMT


This story about a stranger helping a young Sudha Murty is not true
This story about a stranger helping a young Sudha Murty is not true

A post about how a woman helped a young Sudha Murty, author and former chairperson of the Infosys Foundation, is being shared on social media with the ...

By Newsmeter Network  Published on 5 Aug 2022 8:00 AM GMT


President Droupadi Murmu has not banned non-vegetarian feasts in Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Droupadi Murmu has not banned non-vegetarian feasts in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ahead of India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations, a post claiming that new President Droupadi Murmu has issued orders to ban non-vegetarian feasts...

By Newsmeter Network  Published on 5 Aug 2022 5:00 AM GMT


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