A set of pictures went viral on social media claiming that a protester set fire to a vehicle amid strikes. Multiple pictures of a burning vehicle were shared from a number of Facebook pages.  (Screenshots from Facebook post) Debunked Source https://www.facebook.com/gulmibastu/posts/pfbid02PrVKH3Hdx6XvwkhAqfG6VHtdVqy5L8oxqYxAyeSrz86AgqybbpomCJDFG4hjQRjel https://www.facebook.com/onlinejagaran/posts/pfbid0iBDLpRWhMCG9XV9AkHSZ5wC8cEpHwX585kecUTwsrzoXE6h3sgeE2N4eJ9QJDstpl https://www.facebook.com/mptravelsandtours/posts/pfbid02tTHGhMxSxVm4dQmqur1HaJCzgsAKNcG7BVVWNLijE4pMDVsS78SCs1Y84oRuggnTl In order to verify the claim, we searched for keywords “vehicle set […]

Since January 2022, excessive rainfall and torrential  monsoon flood has occurred in the South Asian countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It has become the region’s deadliest floods since 2020. A video went viral on social media showing visuals of a flash flood in Melamchi, Nepal.  (Screenshot from Facebook post) Debunked […]

Singer Samikshya Adhikari filed a complaint accusing actor Paul Shah of raping her. Another complaint for raping a 17 years old minor was filled against Paul Shah under sections 219 (1) and (2) of the criminal code. Multiple videos from a Facebook page are getting viral claiming that film star “Paul Shah” is released from […]

A set of pictures went viral on social media claiming that Jyoti KC has become the first female astronaut from Nepal. Multiple posts also claim that her original home is Bhaluwang Rapti Gaonpalika-1 of Dang and she is the daughter of Nara Bahadur KC. (Screenshot from Facebook post) (Screenshot from Facebook post) Debunked Source https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Jyoti%20KC […]

A video went viral on social media claiming a teacher from Bhajang district, Nepal, is brutally beating a child. Social media users widely shared the video and demanded strict actions against the teacher. (Screenshot from Facebook post) (Screenshot from Facebook post) Debunked Source https://www.facebook.com/watch/?ref=saved&v=585483816468083 https://www.facebook.com/dipesh.lamichhane.984991/videos/1094682294787212/ https://www.facebook.com/umesh5550/videos/5094106240639022/ Fact-check In order to investigate the claim, we extracted […]

A post went viral on social media amid local elections in Nepal with a Hashtag #BBC_Nepali claiming it as the internal vote survey of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Nepali service. According to it, the communist party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist (UML) is leading in the elections, Nepal Congress party is on second number and the […]