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

    Video of children reciting Quran is not from FIFA World Cup 2022
    Video of children reciting Quran is not from FIFA World Cup 2022

    A video that shows a group of children reciting verses from the Quran is circulating on social media with the claim that it is from the FIFA World Cup...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 21 Nov 2022 2:48 PM GMT


    Did Rahul Gandhi say he does not care about truth and only wants power?
    Did Rahul Gandhi say he does not care about truth and only wants power?

    A video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying he wants power and not the truth is going viral on social media.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 21 Nov 2022 10:18 AM GMT


    Video of a man throwing a child to the ground in Kerala given communal twist
    Video of a man throwing a child to the ground in Kerala given communal twist

    A video of a man flinging a burqa-clad girl to the ground is being shared with the claim that a Hindu man flung a Muslim child to the ground because...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 19 Nov 2022 11:19 AM GMT


    Video of domestic violence shared with communal spin
    Video of domestic violence shared with communal spin

    A disturbing video that shows a man assaulting a woman in front of a child has gone viral on social media with the claim that it is a case of love...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 19 Nov 2022 9:37 AM GMT


    Aaj Tak mistakes Elon Musks joke about re-hiring fired employees for real
    Aaj Tak mistakes Elon Musk's joke about re-hiring fired employees for real

    Aaj Tak, the Hindi news channel, used a screenshot of the tweet and reported that Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, has accepted his mistake...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 18 Nov 2022 10:19 AM GMT


    Woman holding Go Back Modi placard is morphed
    Woman holding 'Go Back Modi' placard is morphed

    Social Media users are sharing a photo of a woman holding a placard that reads, "Go back Modi".

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 18 Nov 2022 3:43 AM GMT


    No, Virat Kohli has not extended support to Congress Bharat Jodo Yatra
    No, Virat Kohli has not extended support to Congress' Bharat Jodo Yatra

    Social media users are sharing a photo of Indian cricketer Virat Kohli that shows him wearing a t-shirt with the logo of Bharat Jodo Yatra.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 17 Nov 2022 12:40 PM GMT


    Pak Christian leader speaking against forced conversions passed off as Hindu lawmaker seeking mercy
    Pak Christian leader speaking against forced conversions passed off as Hindu lawmaker seeking mercy

    Social media users are sharing a video with a claim that Hindu MP is begging for mercy in Pakistan's parliament.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 16 Nov 2022 6:25 AM GMT


    Congress president did not announce Sachin Pilot will replace Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM
    Congress president did not announce Sachin Pilot will replace Ashok Gehlot as Rajasthan CM

    Social Media users are sharing a video claiming that Congress President Mallikarujan Kharge has announced that Sachin Pilot will replace Ashok Gehlot...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 16 Nov 2022 6:04 AM GMT


    Old CCTV footage passed off as video of 13 November Istanbul bomb blast
    Old CCTV footage passed off as video of 13 November Istanbul bomb blast

    CCTV footage is doing the rounds on social media, claiming that it shows the recent deadly explosion in Istanbul.

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 15 Nov 2022 10:43 AM GMT


    No, footballer Didier Drogba did not convert to Islam
    No, footballer Didier Drogba did not convert to Islam

    Social media users are sharing multiple photos of Didier Drogba, the retired footballer and former captain of Ivory Coast, claiming that he has...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 15 Nov 2022 10:14 AM GMT


    This image does not show Shah Rukh Khan stopped at the Mumbai Airport
    This image does not show Shah Rukh Khan stopped at the Mumbai Airport

    An image of Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan being frisked by security personnel at an airport is circulating online with the claim that the image was...

    By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on 14 Nov 2022 2:08 PM GMT


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