HYDERABAD: A screenshot of an article by The News Minute (TNM) on Kerala opener, Mohammad Azharuddeen, who is playing for India's domestic T20 cricket tournament, has gone viral on social media. It has been headlined, 'Kerala born Muslim boy blasts Mumbai'.


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FACT CHECK:

NewsMeter found that the image has been morphed and that the headline is fake.

A keyword search led us to the original article on The News Minute, with the headline, 'Kerala opener Azharuddeen who scored century in 37 balls win hearts'. We also noticed that the font used in the morphed screenshot is different from the font in the original TNM articles.


We also found a tweet by the editor-in-chief of TNM Dhanya Rajendran, where she clarified that the headline was fake. She wrote: "Extremely disappointed with people who made a fake screenshot, even more, disappointed with journalists here spreading it."

Evidently, a morphed screenshot of a TNM article on cricketer Azharuddeen has been circulated with a fake headline.


Claim Review :   The News Minute’s Story on cricketer Azharuddeen
Claimed By :  Social Media Users
Fact Check :  False

Misha Rajani

Misha Rajani is currently a Freelance Fact Checker at Newsmeter. She is pursuing her post graduation in M. A. Mass Communication and Journalism from St Francis College for Women. She has written a thesis on " Role of social media in highlighting injustice ". Misha has a zeal for learning and writing news articles and apart from this, she is interested in video editing and graphic designing.

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