Noor Iman

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Claim: EgyptAir flight 804 was found after it went missing 50 years ago. Fact: EgyptAir flight 804 crashed in 2016 and debris confirming the crash was found during an extensive investigation shortly following the incident.   On 13 June 2024, the Facebook user “Arman’s Diary” posted a split image of passengers asleep on a flight and […]

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Claim: All emails related to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) leak have been removed from WikiLeaks as part of Julian Assange’s plea deal. Fact: WikiLeaks has struggled with server errors for years. It has not recently occurred as part of a plea deal. Emails related to the DNC can still be accessed through the website. […]

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Claim: UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has issued a notice rejecting financial documents from nine Pakistani banks and three English Language Tests as part of the visa application process.  Fact: UKVI has made no such announcement. The viral notice is false and appears to be doctored.  On 10 June 2024, X (formerly Twitter) user “Aurangzeb […]

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Claim: A viral image shows former Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi’s mother’s house, highlighting how she lived in “simplicity”. Fact: The image does not show Raisi’s mother or her home. In fact, the image is from 2016 and shows Raisi visiting residents from the impoverished areas of Mashhad, Iran.  On 23 May 2024, Facebook user “Verified […]

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Claim: A viral picture shows Prince William getting emotional while embracing Prince Harry over Kate Middleton’s dire health situation.  Fact: The image is AI-generated. Moreover, the royal family has not issued any updates suggesting that Kate Middleton’s health is in serious condition. On 22 May 2024, a user on Facebook posted an image (archive) of […]

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Claim: A viral video clip shows US President Biden falling asleep on stage during a Memorial Day observance event.  Fact: A video clip with poor resolution was shared without context to make it look like President Joe Biden fell asleep during the event.  On 27 May 2024 X (formerly Twitter) user @TPostMillennial shared a video […]

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Claim: Videos and pictures show the Eiffel Tower on fire.  Fact: The videos and images are fake and made with VFX editing. The Eiffel Tower never caught fire.  Several posts of the Eiffel Tower on fire have gone viral on social media. On 18 January 2023, TikTok user @kazakhstandazhasalgan posted images of the Eiffel Tower on […]

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Claim: A viral WhatsApp forward claims that castor oil can help rid a person of cataracts  Fact: There is no evidence to support that the use of castor oil can cure cataracts, in fact, castor oil use in your eyes can cause adverse reactions.  On 7 December 2023, Soch Fact Check was sent a viral WhatsApp […]

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  Claim: A video shows the IDF identifying a hostage guardian list in a Hamas hideout. Fact: The list is a misidentified calendar that lists the days of the week. On 14 November 2023, Israeli ground operations broadcasted their investigative findings of Hamas hideouts at the Al-Rantisi hospital in Gaza. In a video posted on […]

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