Indian mob kills transgender woman over fake rumors spread on WhatsApp

 New Delhi (CNN) A transgender woman was killed and three others seriously injured when they were attacked by a mob of angry locals acting on rumors that the women were child traffickers in the Indian city of Hyderabad. V. Satyanarayana, a deputy commissioner of police (South Zone) in Hyderabad, told CNN Monday that the women were begging...

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Communal attack in Bawana shared with false claim of Muslim man injecting fruits with spittle

Archit Mehta 9th April 2020 A two-minute video which shows a group of men aggressively interrogating a man in a red shirt is widely circulating on social media. The men interrogating in Haryanvi ask – "who taught you this?" and "what is your plan?" Subsequently, they threaten to pour oil on the man and immolate him. It is also evident that the man ...

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Old video where salon attendant applies saliva on customer’s face falsely shared with Muslim angle

Kinjal 8th April 2020 Amidst the nationwide lockdown imposed to fight coronavirus, social media is in the middle of an information war. Old videos and manufactured audio clips are being widely shared to build the false narrative that the Muslim community is deliberating trying to spread the viral infection in India. This is in the backdrop of Delhi...

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Muslim vendors barred after social media misinformation

Akram Mohammed, Bengaluru UPDATED: APR 09 2020, 00:35 IST Congress' Shivajinagar MLA Rizwan Arshad alleged that such cases were not restricted to Dakshina Kannada alone. Triggered by misinformation campaigns on social media, several localities -- especially in Dakshina Kannada district -- have barred the entry of Muslim vendors. Authorities have bl...

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Death of health worker in MP falsely communalised as attack by Muslims in UP

Kinjal 9th April 2020 An image of an injured woman is being shared on social media with the claim that she is a doctor who died after she was attacked by "Islamic jihadis" in Uttar Pradesh. The woman is lying on a gurney with an intubation tube inside her mouth. A parody Twitter handle of journalist Arnab Goswami while tweeting the image claimed, "...

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Viral audio falsely claims Muslim vendors have sprung up in Surat to spread coronavirus

Jignesh Patel 7th April 2020 A 6:24 minute audio clip is circulating on messaging applications such as WhatsApp. In the audio clip, a man introduces himself as a resident of City Light area of Surat, Gujarat and warns citizens about the 'unprecedented' presence of Muslim hawkers in their area. He claims that while he was taking his morning walk he ...

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