A poster with a Malayali message and the image of a person eating from a plate is making the rounds on social media. It also features a photo of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and a logo of the United Democratic Front (UDF), a Congress ally.
Trigger Warning: Descriptions of violence
Two violent videos are circulating on social media as visuals from Sonipat, Haryana where individuals are mercilessly being attacked and tortured. It is alleged that members of Right Wing political outfit Bajrang Dal are carrying out these brutal attacks.
Alt News will only provide screengrabs of frames from the viral clips due to their graphic nature.
VIDEO #1: Three individuals mercilessly beat a man with rods
In this clip, an individual holds the victim firmly while the others hit the victim with rods.
Reports of multiple incidents of Hindi-speaking migrant labourers allegedly being attacked in Tamil Nadu have flooded social media in the past few days. Alt News has already fact-checked five such claims made on the basis of videos and shown that the viral clips are not related to any such attack.
In this context, a purported newspaper clipping of Dainik Jagran is widely circulating on social media. The clip is dated March 2.
On February 20, Alt News reported that Jagran Media's Vishvas News, a signatory of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), did not follow at least two IFCN codes of conduct —
Commitment to Standards and Transparency of Methodology
5.2The applicant selects claims to check based primarily on the reach and importance of the claims, and where possible explains the reason for choosing the
Recently a video went viral on social media in which an individual can be seen verbally and physically assaulting Hindi-speaking migrant labourers in a crowded train compartment. In the video, the individual talks about the loss of job opportunities for Tamil Nadu natives due to migration even as he punches and slaps the labourers.
Recently, Bank of Baroda CEO and managing director Sanjeev Chadha announced that the bank was ready to issue a loan to the Adani Group if the lender met the bank's underwriting standards. A picture linked to this news is making the rounds on social media.