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4 Nov 20
Donald Trump or Joe Biden - who will win the #USPresidentialElections2020? Find the latest updates on the 2020 US Presidential Elections on BOOM's LIVE blog. #USElection2020 #Election2020 #DonaldTrump #JoeBiden

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As of Wednesday morning, Biden is ahead of Trump in electoral votes, while Trump takes lead in popular vote.

#USAElections2020

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This morning, CNN projected the victory of Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene on her race to represent the north-west Georgia seat in the House. Taylor's win comes despite criticism of her promotion of a conspiracy theory QAnon. #USElections2020

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31 Oct 20
As elections kick off in the state of #Bihar, Facebook's Ad Library Report reveals that over ₹ 1.11 crore has been spent on political ads on the platform between September 26 and October 25, targetting users in the state. #BiharElections #BiharPolls

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While both JDU and BJP spent well above ₹ 20 lakh in the month prior to Phase 1 of elections, its opponents, Chirag Paswan-led Lok Janashakti Party and Congress spent ₹ 4.9 lakh and ₹ 4.2 lakh, respectively. #BiharElections2020
RJD and newcomer Plurals were far behind with an expenditure of ₹ 1.5 lakh and ₹ 1.2 lakh, respectively. Surprisingly, West Bengal's Trinamool Congress is also targetting Facebook users in Bihar with political ads from its official page to a tune of ₹ 1.1 lakh.
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30 Oct 20
#Thread🚨: Post the beheading of #SamuelPaty, a French teacher on October 16, 2020, for showing his class caricatures of the #ProphetMohammed, BOOM has debunked misinformation being shared on Indian social media. 👇🏽(1/n) #FakeNews #France #BOOMFactCheck
An image of a group welcoming refugees in Kent, United Kingdom was shared falsely claiming that it showed Samuel Paty, the slain French teacher welcoming refugees a few years ago. (2/n) #FakeNews #France #SamuelPaty
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A nearly three-year-old clip showing protests and counter-protests against the decision to close a prayer hall in the Paris suburb of Clichy was revived falsely claiming it as a recent incident after the attack. (3/n) #FakeNews #France #SamuelPaty
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27 Feb 20
#Thread🚨 Post riots breaking in #Delhi, BOOM has debunked several pieces of misinformation. Posts on social media falsely claimed that DCP Amit Sharma lost his life after being attacked by 'Muslim rioters' in Delhi. (1/n)#DelhiRiots2020 #FakeNews
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Social media posts falsely claimed that Shahrukh, the man who pointed a gun in a policeman's face had fired multiple rounds during riots in northeast Delhi, to a man seen standing with @BJP4India leader @KapilMishra_IND (2/n) #FakeNews #DelhiRiots2020
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A video showing a group of men vandalise a minaret of a mosque in #Delhi's Ashok Nagar was being falsely labeled 'fake', BOOM has been able to independently verify by visiting the scene. (3/n) #FakeNews #DelhiRiots2020
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14 Dec 19
#Thread🚨: Since the introduction and passing of #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019, we have debunked #FakeNews around #CABBill2019 & #CABProtests. An old video of a mock drill conducted by Jharkhand police was falsely shared as a crackdown in Assam. (1/n)
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An old video that allegedly shows refugees illegally crossing the #India-#Bangladesh border was viral on social media with claims that Bangladeshi Hindus are coming to India after the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct2019 was passed.
#FakeNews #CABBill2019 (2/n)
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Hindi news websites @DainikBhaskar, @AmarUjalaNews and right-leaning website @SwarajyaMag misquoted #MadhyaPradesh Congress leader @JM_Scindia, claiming that he has expressed his support to the #CitizenshipAmendmentAct. #FakeNews #CABBill2019 (3/n)
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30 Nov 19
Thread 🚨: After the rape and murder of a Hyderabad Veterinarian, several right wing handles on #Twitter tried giving the incident a communal overtone. #Hyderabad #FakeNews @TwitterIndia (1/n)
BOOM spoke to @cyberabadpolice, investigating the case, who denied any communal angle to the incident and warned against sharing fake and communally sensitive posts. #Hyderabad #FakeNews (2/n)
@Payal_Rohatgi tweeted the details of the rape saying, "Hindu girl raped and murdered by rapists in Shadnagar of Hyderabad. Is Shadnagar a Muslim majority area?" #Hyderabad #FakeNews (3/n)
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5 Aug 19
#Thread 👇 on misinformation spreading after the government's proposal to revoke #Article370 in #JammuAndKashmir and bifurcate the state. #FakeNews @boomlive_in (1/n)
#JammuAndKashmir: Old Video Of Artillery Tanks Being Moved On A Freight Train Revived #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @mstqalander @boomlive_in (2/n)
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No, This Is Not A Photo Of Pakistani Soldiers Signalling A Truce #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @SwastiChatterje @boomlive_in (3/n)
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