Brief Outline: Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to UAE from January 11 till January 13, post which much fake news have been peddled in the social media related to Rahul Gandhi.  

Facts Check: All Social media news are fake

What is Viral? 

1.     Rahul Gandhi’s image was displayed on Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

  1. Mahatama Gandhi Learned non-violence from Islam
  1. Rahul Gandhi returned to India on a fighter plane

Facts Check Analysis:

The doctored video was made with a photo and video editing app called Biugo and the logo gave it away how easily it was made. The app which has a preset edit template called the Burj Khalifa Tower was used to make the hoax footage.

Congress president Rahul Gandhi, a video of his photo being projected on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is going viral. However, it’s a doctored video. The video shows the Congress leader’s photo plastered on to the world’s tallest building and is widely being shared on Facebook and Twitter by his supporters and pages dedicated to the politician.

The social media handle of the building, @BurjKhalifa, which is rather active, did not post anything in this regard, however in the past it has done so for Narendra Modi’s vist.


Did Mahatma Gandhi learned non-violence from Islam, Rahul Gandhi?

A video clip viral on the social media claims that, Mahatma Gandhi learned non-violence from Islam -- Shri Rahul Gandhi.

Thirdly there was yet another claim from a social media group Viral In India, which posted a message with a caption “Rahul Gandhi becomes first such Indian leader where he returned to India o a fighter plane from Dubai”, However we did not find any claim to support this fake news either.  As per our findings Rahul Gandhi returned to India on Emirates flight at 3.10 PM on Sunday, January 13.

About The Author

Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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