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Sameen Aziz is a fact-checker at Soch Fact Check. She has  MS in Media and Communication Studies from the International Islamic University. She has previously worked as a social media manager for Pakistani writer Nemrah Ahmed. Her area of interest includes health communication, social issues, and culture.

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Fazlur Rehman did not challenge COAS after elections in Pakistan

Video from 2023 interview resurfaced after elections 2024
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Taimur Saleem Jaghra was not attacked in February 2024

Fake news went viral after general elections in Pakistan
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Picture does not show Imran Khan voting in Adiala Jail

Image from 2018 general elections goes viral ahead of polls
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Video of PTI’s Basharat Raja boycotting elections is a deepfake

Deepfake video goes viral on the eve of General Elections 2024
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Candidate shot dead in Bajaur was not contesting on PTI ticket

Rehan Zeb Khan was contesting independently after PTI refused to give him a ticket
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ECP has not printed ‘160 million extra’ ballot papers for 2024 general elections

Separate ballot papers are used for the national and provincial elections
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Old image from Quetta blast linked to recent attacks in Mach

The image is from the 2021 attack on Serena Hotel, Quetta
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MQM-P didn’t withdraw its candidate from NA-230

The man who withdrew his nomination is an independent candidate
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Video of a fatwa against voting for PML-N is old

The video is from 2017 when TLP protested against amendment in the Khatm-e-Nabuwat clause
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Old video resurfaces after Pakistan’s retaliation attack on Iran

Video allegedly shows Indian Army firing artillery from 2018
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Video falsely claims to show the aftermath of terror attacks in Mach

Video from clashes between MQM and PPP in Karachi falsely attributed to the recent terror attacks in Balochistan
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Image of bloody doctor’s coat is not from Parachinar attack

Fake account of Mahrang Baloch on X falsely linked image of Halloween costume to the recent attack in Parachinar
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Images from 2022 shared as a recent attack in Nigeria

Old images went viral after bandits attacked several villages
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Miftah Ismail did not make a statement on mishandling IMF funds

Imran Riaz Khan attributed a fake statement to Ismail on Twitter
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Video does not show Egyptian boy smuggling food into Gaza

A 2012 documentary clip was falsely shared as footage from the ongoing Israel-Gaza war
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Easypaisa is not shutting down operations after December 2023

Easypaisa will continue to function independently after ending the lease agreement with Telenor
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No, a Pakistani flag wasn’t spotted near Mumbai airport

Flag of Indian Muslim League went viral with false claim
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Old video of stage collapsing at political rally linked to anti-semitic remarks

Footage is of an overcrowded stage collapsing during an election rally in 2018 by Jamaat-e-Islami
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Video does not show Zara clothes thrown out in US amid boycott calls

Vestiaire Collective campaign video went viral with misleading claim
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Video does not show Mervaka tank destroyed in Israel

The video is most likely from the Russia-Ukraine war
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Old news of a blast in Lakki Marwat goes viral on social media

The blast did not take place in November but in August 2023
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Image does not show attack on Israeli cargo ship in 2023

Image depicts attack on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman from 2019
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Video of father and daughter laughing is not from Gaza

Video from 2020 Syria war resurfaced with misleading caption
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Video of ‘Big Ben’ painted in white is not from 2023

Old video of animal group protest resurfaces with false claim
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Video showing Hamas attacking Israeli army tanks is not real

Arma 3 video simulation presented as real footage of attack by Hamas
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Old video linked to attack on London cop during pro-Palestinian protest

The actual video is from a protest against the police in Mexico in 2020.
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Viral video does not show Israel’s strike on a water tank in Gaza

The video is from Sudan where the army struck RSF’s fuel tank
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Indian media outlet misreported Pakistani cricketers tweets on Palestine

Cricketers’ tweets for Palestine are misrepresented as supporting Hamas
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Old video from Turkish military coup falsely linked to Israel-Palestine escalation

2016 video from Turkey shared as recent clip of Israeli soldiers being captured by Hamas
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Video of a huge crowd chanting slogans in Al-Aqsa is old

Video From Ramzan 2023 resurfaced after Hamas launched an attack against Israel
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Old video from 2020 shared as Hamas strike on Tel Aviv’s airport

The video is apparently from the Turkey-Syria Idlib 2020 conflict
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Church in Spencer did not catch fire during same–sex wedding

False claims about fire incident from June resurface on social media
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Social media posts about attack on Tablighi Jamaat at Winder is false

The same news has been making rounds on social media since 2019
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Old video of police beating up women shared with false claim

The video is from 2021 and is not related to a recent crackdown on Afghan refugees
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Imran Riaz Khan did not make a vlog after returning home in September 2023

Video from July 2022 was shared with a false claim after the missing journalist’s safe return
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Video of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s statement about Imran Khan is old

The video is from 2018 when PTI came into power in Pakistan
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Old video of Imran Riaz talking to the media shared as recent

The video is from February 2023 when the journalist was released by a local court
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Video of Muezzin giving azan while standing on rubble is not from Morocco

Old video from 2017 went viral after an earthquake hit Morocco
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Old video from Lahore shared as PTI rally in 2023

Video from 2022 Haqeeqi Azadi March resurfaced with misleading claim
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Video clips of Punjab police torturing women are not from recent PTI arrests

Old videos from Kasur 2021 and Karachi 2022 are shared with misleading claim
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Old video of a protest in Islamabad reshared after Imran Khan’s arrest

The video is from 2022 when Khan was shot at a rally in Wazirabad
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Picture of Pakistani major falsely linked to Seema Haider

Major Samia serves in the Pakistan Army and has no linked to Seema Haider
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News claiming 72% of women smoke in Pakistan is false

Pakistan Tobacco Board official unable to provide source of number used in reports
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No, this image is not from a protest in Lakki Marwat

Image from Swat protest shared with misleading claim
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Government did not announce a public holiday for Pakistan Martyrs Day

Fake notification declaring 25 May a public holiday goes viral on social media
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Notification of lockdown in Islamabad and Punjab is fake

Fake notification went viral on social media after Imran Khan’s arrest
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This video does not show a bus crash during Umrah

Video from 2017 oil tanker incident shared with false claim
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No, PML-N candidates did not return party tickets in 2023

Old news from 2018 elections shared with false claim
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Image of Nawaz Sharif meeting Saudi Crown Prince is not from 2023

PML-N supporters share an old image from 2016 with false claim
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Pakistani actress Saeeda Imtiaz has not died

False rumour went viral after actress's social media accounts got hacked
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Video showing apparent shipwreck is not from Libya

Footage of US coast guard rescue from Oregon shared with false claim
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No, this picture is not from PTI’s 2023 Minar-e-Pakistan Jalsa

Image from 2014 “Azadi March” wrongly linked to recent protest
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Old video from Gujranwala shared as PTI’s election rally in Lahore

Footage from PTI November “Azadi March” resurfaced with false claim
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Image of PTI worker holding gun is photoshopped and not from 2023

Original image is from 2014 and does not have any weapon in it
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TTP did not issue a statement to support PTI in elections

Fake letter went viral claiming attack on polling stations by TTP to ensure PTI’s win
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Turkey’s 2020 image falsely linked to recent earthquake in Pakistan

Image of rescue workers standing near collapsed building is from Turkey
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Old images wrongly linked to 2023 earthquake in Pakistan

Imges of collapsed buildings went viral with false claim
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Clips of Turkish actor are from an old drama, not earthquake site

Burak Ozcivit video resurfaces with false claim of him helping victims at quake scene
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Old video linked with Peshawar blast in 2023

The video might be from 2021 when a factory in Lahore caught fire
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Video does not show Baloch students protesting for freedom from Pakistan

Viral video shows students protesting for women’s education rights in Afghanistan
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Video does not show protests in Gilgit-Baltistan in 2023

Old clip from 2017 went viral on social media with misleading claim
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No, this man is not Major General Faisal Naseer

Image of Corps Commander Peshawar falsely linked with DG (C) ISI
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TLP did not protest against inflation in January 2023

Old video from 2020 protest shared with false claim
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Twitter account posting in favor of Imran Khan is not Daily Express correspondent

Fake account claims to be the royal correspondent for the Daily Express in London
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No, Donald Trump Jr is not the new Twitter CEO

Posts sharing satire as authentic news leads to confusion
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Rat munching on cake in a meeting is not from Balochistan CS Office

Video shared by multiple media outlets with the claim it is from Pakistan
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