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Fake alerts and fact checks on a couple of farmers' protests pictures in circulation Empty Fake alerts and fact checks on a couple of farmers' protests pictures in circulation

Post by Seva Lamberdar Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:55 pm

(1) Picture Of 2013 Kumbh Mela Gathering Passed Off As Farmers' Protest:  

India Today (Jan. 6, 2021):  An aerial view of hundreds of tents on an open ground is circulating on social media with the claim that this is how the "world's largest protest" - the farmers' agitation - looks like. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the picture used is of the 2013 Maha Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj.

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Picture being circulated with claim that it is aerial view of farmers' protest near Delhi's Singhu border.

Ref. (India Today: Jan. 6, 2021):  https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-picture-of-2013-kumbh-mela-gathering-passed-off-as-farmers-protest-1756553-2021-01-06

(2) Fake 'National Geographic' Magazine Cover Featuring Farmers' Protest Goes Viral:

India Today (Jan. 5, 2021): An image that looks like a magazine cover with "National Geographic" written on it, along with a picture of a man wearing a turban, has gone viral with the claim that the cover story of the magazine features the ongoing farmers' protests at the Delhi border. India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the said cover image is actually an imaginary artwork by an Instagram user.

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The National Geographic has not featured the farmers' agitation as a cover story in any of its editions till now.

Ref. (India Today: Jan. 5, 2021):  https://www.indiatoday.in/fact-check/story/fact-check-fake-national-geographic-magazine-cover-featuring-farmers-protest-goes-viral-1756171-2021-01-05
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