Too much fake news around Rahul Gandhi post UAE visit
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
- Mahatama Gandhi Learned non-violence from Islam
India's Rahul Gandhi claims Gandhi Ji picked up the idea of 'non-violence' not just from ancient Indian philosophy, but also Islam. He takes Vote-bank politics to a new low. pic.twitter.com/rn9Vcp4eKC— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) January 13, 2019
- 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.
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.