Fact Checks ☑️

Fact Checks ☑️

This photo actually shows a child at an International Women’s Day event in India
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows a newly-appointed Muslim police officer who chose to wear an “Islamic dress” instead of her uniform to work. The claim is false; the photo actually shows a 14-year-old girl at an event hosted by India’s Buldhana Police in Maharashtra state to mark International Women’s Day.

No, these photos have circulated online since 2013 in reports about a train service in Sri Lanka
Multiple photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim they show a train in Sri Lanka that was renovated in 2020. The claim is misleading; most of the photos have circulated since 2013 in reports about a now-discontinued train service in Sri Lanka.

Authorities did not find 39 children in a Georgia trailer
Social media posts shared more than a million times claim US authorities found 39 missing children in a double-wide trailer in Georgia. This is false; a spokesman for the US Marshals Service said 39 youngsters were found in different locations in seven states, including Georgia.

This video actually shows Islamic chanting in Bosnia and Herzegovina
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows Islamic invocations being chanted in Russia. The claim is false; the video has circulated online since 2018 in reports about Islamic invocations performed by a Malaysian Koran reciter in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The photo is an artwork created by an Iranian artist and does not reflect a tragedy
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that it shows a young orphan girl who has lost her mother in a war. The claim is false; the Iranian artist who took the photo in 2012 says the girl is her cousin and there is no tragic story behind it.

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