Md Mahfooz Alam

Md Mahfooz Alam works as a Fact-Check journalist at the NewsMeter. A news buff with a keen interest in politics and history. He enjoys working on investigative stories and debunking mis/disinformation. He learned Fact-Checking skills at The Quint and has been monitoring and busting fake news/claims for the last two years.

    Md Mahfooz Alam

    Is this a photo of Gujarat minister prostrating on the feet of a voter?
    Is this a photo of Gujarat minister prostrating on the feet of a voter?

    A photo of a man prostrating on the feet of an old woman has gone viral on social media. It is being claimed that the man in the photo is BJP leader...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 29 Nov 2022 1:20 PM GMT


    Old video of religious conversion linked to FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar
    Old video of religious conversion linked to FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar

    A video of a group of people reciting Islamic verses on a basketball court is circulating with the claim that it shows people embracing Islam at the...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 29 Nov 2022 11:03 AM GMT


    Video from Germany shared as fire at a stadium during FIFA World Cup
    Video from Germany shared as fire at a stadium during FIFA World Cup

    A video showing a huge cloud of smoke in a stadium is doing the rounds of social media with the claim that a fire broke out at a Qatar stadium during...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 28 Nov 2022 1:33 PM GMT


    This video does not show satellite images of recent earthquake that hit Indonesia
    This video does not show satellite images of recent earthquake that hit Indonesia

    A time-lapse video showing satellite images of destruction went viral, claiming that it showed the quake that hit Indonesia on 21 November.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 28 Nov 2022 10:51 AM GMT


    This photo does not show Chinese soldiers who died in 2020 Galwan clash
    This photo does not show Chinese soldiers who died in 2020 Galwan clash

    Social media users are sharing photos reportedly of Chinese soldiers who were killed in the 2020 Galwan clash.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 26 Nov 2022 9:25 AM GMT


    Screenshot of Elon Musks tweet about buying Snapchat is fabricated
    Screenshot of Elon Musk's tweet about buying Snapchat is fabricated

    Social Media users are sharing a screenshot of Elon Musk’s purported tweet that he will now buy Snapchat.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 26 Nov 2022 5:39 AM GMT


    Doctored video passed off as Saudi player convincing Messi to embrace Islam
    Doctored video passed off as Saudi player convincing Messi to embrace Islam

    A 10-second video clip of a conversation between Saudi Arabia footballer Ali Albulayhi and Argentina star footballer Lionel Messi is being widely...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 25 Nov 2022 11:08 AM GMT


    Photo of domestic violence victim from Pakistan shared with love jihad spin
    Photo of domestic violence victim from Pakistan shared with 'love jihad' spin

    An Instagram user shared the collage claiming that the woman with the bruised face is a Hindu girl, Shivani, and she was assaulted by her Muslim...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 24 Nov 2022 1:28 PM GMT


    Are football fans sneaking beer into Qatar stadiums disguised as Pepsi, Coke?
    Are football fans sneaking beer into Qatar stadiums disguised as Pepsi, Coke?

    Two images allegedly of beer cans disguised as Pepsi and Coca-Cola are doing the rounds with the claim that people have found a way to sneak beer into...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 24 Nov 2022 11:07 AM GMT


    FIFA World Cup: Womans indecent celebration is from Mexico, not Qatar
    FIFA World Cup: Woman's indecent celebration is from Mexico, not Qatar

    Social Media users are sharing a video of a woman baring her chest in a stadium, suggesting it shows a football fan celebrating at the ongoing FIFA...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 23 Nov 2022 5:53 AM GMT


    Old video of namaz offering in Russian stadium shared as visuals from Qatar World Cup
    Old video of namaz offering in Russian stadium shared as visuals from Qatar World Cup

    A video that shows a crowd offering namaz in a stadium is doing the rounds on social media with the claim that it is from the ongoing FIFA World Cup...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 22 Nov 2022 11:17 AM GMT


    Did Islamic preacher Zakir Naik convert people to Islam at Qatar World Cup?
    Did Islamic preacher Zakir Naik convert people to Islam at Qatar World Cup?

    A video of controversial Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Naik is being shared with the claim that he is converting people to Islam during the...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 22 Nov 2022 10:34 AM GMT


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