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Old images of convoy are viral as Karni Sena reaching Mumbai to support Kangana Ranaut

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Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut and Shiv Sena leaders engaged in a verbal spat after the former compared Mumbai to PoK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir). Responding to Kangana’s statement, Sanjay Raut of Shiv Sena said that if Kangana feels unsafe in Mumbai, then she should not come to the city, to which Kangana responded that she would come to Mumbai on September 9 and challenged anyone to stop her. Following the events, many social media users and political leaders have appealed to the Central govt. to provide Kangana security. Just before her arrival in Mumbai, the Central govt. has granted Y plus security to her.

Several social media users have pledged their support to Kangana. Meanwhile, Karni Sena has come forward to pledge their support to Kangana. According to The Week  and TOI, Karni Sena said its members will provide security to Kangana Ranaut and escort her from airport to her home. Since then, a picture of convoy of vehicles is going viral across social media with a claim that, in order to protect Kangana Ranaut, Karni Sena left for Mumbai with over 1000 vehicles.

A parody account of Kangana posted these fake photos which got over 2K RTs.

A Facebook user, “Awadh Bihari Verma”  has posted the same picture in a public group  “Sudhir Chaudhary” with a claim, कंगना राणावत के सम्मान में, 1000 गाड़ियों के साथ करणी सेना महाराष्ट्र रवाना। जय भवानी जय राजपूताना। अब देखो हमारी ताकत।।।जय श्री राम 🙏🚩“. The viral post has garnered over 7.6k comments and 15k shares.

Another Twitter user @AnjaliYadav007 shared the same images with the same claim in her handle.

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A reverse image search of the above images directed us to social media posts between 2016 and 2017.  A Facebook user “Barmer Congress” has shared this picture on 22 March 2016, with a caption, “Carcade of #RPCC CHief Shri Sachin Pilot and #AICC Secretary Shri Harish Chaudhary”.


A Twitter user @KrantiTiwari1 has tweeted the above image on March 22, 2016 claiming that the convoy is of Rajasthan PCC chief Sachin Pilot.

Conclusion: It is evident that the viral pictures are not from Karni Sena’s convoy reaching Mumbai. Old images are shared on social media claiming it to be of Karni Sena’s. The viral claims are false and misleading.

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Kangana Ranaut lies that she was forced to vote Shiv Sena in 2019 polls, threatens journalist after proved wrong

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Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut has been in national media since she started being vocal about Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide. What started as a war on nepotism and “Justice for Sushant”, a series of dramatic events has shifted the topic to consumption of drugs in Bollywood. She further went on to compare Mumbai with POK(Pakistan Occupied Kashmir), and challenged anyone to stop her visiting Mumbai on September 9th after receiving a lot of political backlash from the leaders of Shiv Sena party. BMC demolished part of her Bandra office citing illegal construction after her visit.

In a recent interview on Times Now with Navika Kumar, Kangana claimed that she was forced to vote for Shiv Sena Party due to its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. She said, “I am a BJP supporter, why should I vote for Shiv Sena? See I don’t understand politics, I am very naive. I don’t know why these groupisms happen but I was forced to put my hand on Shiv Sena button because there was no option of BJP. Their alliance for those areas was only and only Shiv Sena so I voted for them and this is the treatment I am getting.”

Shiv Sena and BJP contested Maharashtra State and General Elections together, later Shiv Sena separated from BJP and formed Government in Maharashtra in an alliance with NCP and Congress.

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If Kangana Ranaut is talking about Vidhan Sabha election, the area in which her vote was registered comes under Bandra East constituency. In the 2019 Vidhan Sabha Election,  Av. Ashis Shelar of BJP contested from “Vandre West (Bandra West) in an alliance with Shiv Sena. Also, according to an article published on Amar Ujala, Kangana was not in Mumbai during Vidhan Sabha Election as she went to Delhi to meet PM Modi on 19th OCT and couldn’t return back by polling day.

When it comes to Lok Sabha ELections, according to a tweet by ANI, Kangana did vote on 29th APRIL, in Mumbai. ANI tweets “Actor Kangana Ranaut after casting her vote at a polling booth in Khar.” Khar, comes under the Mumbai Suburban district, which is a part of the Bandra West assembly constituency and Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency. BJP (in alliance with Shiv Sena) candidate Poonam Mahajan contested and won from Mumbai North Central constituency.

BJP Candidate Poonam Mahajan coming out from polling booth, Worli.

So, Kangana’s claim that she was forced to vote Shiv Sena due to the BJP-Sena alliance is found to be false. When an India Today Journalist @kamleshsutar called out her fake claims on twitter, she threatened him of Legal action. She tried to justify her statement by saying that she was referring to the Lok Sabha election.

Later she deleted her two tweets when Journalist Kamlesh Sutar proved her wrong again.

Conclusion: Kangana Ranaut was found to be lying on national TV. Even after lying, she backed her claim on twitter and later deleted after fact-checked by India Today Editor kamlesh Sutar.

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No! Video of people dancing in quarantine center is not from Mumbai

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Mumbai: Nitin Rane, son of Former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane (BJP) has been in the center of discussion on social media. Nitin Rane has shared a video on Twitter claiming to be from Mumbai NSCI(National Sports Club of India). In this 29-second video clip, some people can be seen dancing and enjoying in quarantine center.

Nitin Rane’s Tweet reads as, NSCI badminton court!!! Who is keeping an eye on all this or Night life is still on ??”. The tweet has almost 59k views on twitter. (Archive)

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Upon several requests we did a fact check of this claim and the video. We made a  keyword search with “people dancing in quarantine center” and found an article from India.com.

The article in India.com reads as, “Being cooped up indoors, away from family and friends, while staying at a quarantine center can be quite stressful and monotonous for most people. In such testing times, it is music and dance which bring a little cheer and happiness and that’s what residents of a government quarantine center in Tripura’s Agartala did”.

A patient performing lungi dance told Zee News that people from different provinces of Tripura are undergoing treatment at the quarantine center. He said that even though conditions are not favorable outside, he did a little dance to pass his time and also added that he is happy at the quarantine centre.

We also found that official handle of Mumbai Municipality BMC has called out Nitish Rane for misguiding People.

Conclusion: So, Viral video is not from NSCI Mumbai, it is from Agartala, tripura. 

ClaimReview: People dancing and enjoying in quarantine center in NSCI  

ClaimBy: BJP leader, Nitin Rane

Fact Check by FactoNews: FALSE

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Morphed Video of Obama throwing away Trump’s gift is going viral

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United States: America has seen a huge rise in protests under #BlackLivesMatter campaign following the killing of African-American, George Floyd, by police officers in Minneapolis on 25th May 2020. Many people across the world have raised their voices against the killing of  George Floyd. Following the incident, social media was flooded with posts and messages. A lot of users have been criticizing President Donald Trump and his for his provocative statements. Recently, a video is going viral with fake claims in context to the present situation in the USA.

Viral Claim: “Mr Trump took his wife to visit Mr Obama and gave gifts in an attempt to calm the anger of the black community. Obama took the gift, turned around, and threw it out [Grin] This is todays video.

A twitter user Aabid Mir Magami (@AabidMagami) wrote , “Mr Trump took his wife to visit Mr Obama and gave gifts in an attempt to calm the anger of the black community. ” Archive

Another tweet by Ravindra Akolkar, says “One video of Barack Hussein Obama, throwing away the gift of Mr President is viral. “Archive 

FactO Check:

Investigating the viral video, we split the video into frames and found it to be edited. In the 10 second video, the part where the gift box was thrown away has approximately 4 frames. We broke into 3 images and found that it is just a square that matches the color of the gift box.

We knew the video was during a state visit when Barack And Michelle Obama were welcoming Donald Trump on his inauguration. We did a keyword search to find the real video and found a video posted by TIME on Jan 20, 2017. At 1:01 of the video, an awkward moment happened between Michelle and Melania Trump after the gift exchange.  Michelle Obama talks about the whole incident in The Ellen Show. She explains to Ellen that it was an awkward moment for everyone there, as they generally do not exchange gifts during state visits. Watch at 00:45.

An article published by TIME in JAN 2018 also says that it was a state visit and there are security protocols to follow and everyone was cleared out. The gift was completely unexpected and Michelle was not sure of where to keep the gift. In the below video at 7:23, we can see Obama taking the gift and going inside and returns for the photo ops.

Conclusion: The viral video is found to be edited. It is not related to ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests.

Claim Review: Mr Trump took his wife to visit Mr Obama and gave gifts in an attempt to calm the anger of the black community. Obama took the gift, turned around and threw it out [Grin] This is todays video.

Claim By: Aabid Mir Magami @AabidMagami

Fact Check by Facto News: FALSE

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