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Video of large Indian Muslim gathering shared in wrong context as India's virus death toll surges
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows crowds of Indian Muslims gathered during Ramadan in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. The posts circulated online as India endured a huge second wave of coronavirus cases that has partly been blamed on large religious gatherings. But the video has been shared in the wrong context: it actually shows Muslims mourning the death of a cleric in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
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Online posts misrepresent image of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip sharing a laugh
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts have shared an image they claim shows Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and her late husband Prince Philip sharing a laugh at Buckingham Palace after he “pranked” her by dressing as a guard. This claim is misleading: the image has previously circulated in media reports about the royal couple laughing after a swarm of bees interrupted an event they were attending. In the photo, Prince Philip was wearing the uniform of the Grenadier Guards, of which he was a long-time colonel.
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Photos of Greta Thunberg's ‘weight gain’ are fake
Social media posts shared around the world in April 2021 purport to show two images of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg after gaining weight. The images, however, have been doctored: one has been manipulated from a 2019 news photo, while the other has been altered from a screenshot of a video that was filmed in 2018.
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