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Claim: Columbia University has cut diplomatic ties with Israel. Fact: The Republic of Colombia has severed ties with Israel, not the Columbia University in New York, US. Reiterating his stance on the war in Gaza, the Republic’s president, Gustavo Petro, announced the decision to break diplomatic relations with Israel on 1 May 2024. On 1 […]

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Claim: Russian President Vladimir Putin posted a video on X saying that countries would choose sides after World War III starts. Fact: The now-deleted X account was a Putin parody account. Further, the video with the post has been shared out of context. On 14 April, X user @Brics_Dolllar, a verified parody account of Putin […]

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Claim: Minouche Shafik gave a Nazi salute during a US congressional hearing. Fact: Shafik did not make any such gesture. A photo showing the same has been altered and was initially published in a satirical article. On 18 April 2024, Facebook user ‘Harry K Watkins’ shared (archive) a picture of Columbia University President Nemat Shafik, […]

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Claim: A video published on social media on 1 November 2023 by journalist Benjamin Sales shows first responder Asher Moskowitz claiming that Hamas operatives burned an Israeli baby in an oven on 7 October 2023. Fact: To ascertain whether credible evidence exists to back this claim, Soch Fact Check looked into both Israeli and US […]

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Claim: A compilation of three videos shows Iran’s “response” against the United States and Israel following the April 2024 attack on the Islamic Republic’s consulate in Damascus, Syria. Fact: The footage in question is entirely unrelated to the recent military escalation between Iran and Israel. All videos predate Iran’s 14 April 2024 airstrike on Israel; […]

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Claim: A video shows Palestinians celebrating Iran’s 13 April attack on Israel at the al-Aqsa mosque Fact: The video does not show Palestinians celebrating Iran’s retaliatory drone attack on Israel. In fact, the video is from a week before the attacks, the last Friday of Ramazan, a day that is observed throughout the Muslim world […]

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Claim: Video shows Iran destroying Israel’s fighter jet F-35 in a retaliatory attack. Fact: The claim is false because the footage is from the video game, Arma 3, and there is no credible evidence of Iran destroying the F-35 jet in the Isfahan strikes. On 19 April 2024, a user on X (formerly Twitter) posted […]

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Claim: Angelina Jolie said, “Arabs and Muslims are not terrorists. The world should unite against Israel.” Fact: Angelina Jolie did not say this. The quote falsely attributed to her has circulated online for many years. On 18 February 2024, Threads user @faithfullifestyle1 posted an image (archive) which attributed the following quote to Angelina Jolie, “Arabs […]

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Claim: A video shows explosions and fire after Iran attacked Israel in April 2024. Fact: The video has nothing to do with Iran’s retaliatory attack on Israel. It is from March 2024 and shows a Ukrainian attack on two Russian vessels amid the ongoing war. On 15 April 2024, Threads user @rehan_khan_x posted a video […]

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Claim: Footage shows Iran firing a salvo of Grad rockets at Israel. Fact: The video is a decade old, and possibly shows a scene from the eastern Ukraine conflict in 2014. It has nothing to do with the recent retaliatory attacks by Iran on Israel. On 15 April 2023, Threads user @nouman_mustafa7890 shared a video […]

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Claim: A photo showing several injured police officers in a hospital is from the Bahawalnagar incident when members of the Pakistan Armed Forces assaulted police officers. Fact: The photo is from last year when members of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) attacked the Lahore police. On 12 April 2024, several social media users shared an image of […]

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Claim: Photos of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei crying, show his reaction to receiving news of Israel’s recent attack on Iran’s embassy in Syria. Fact: The pictures are old and have been shared in a misleading context on X. They actually show Khamenei crying on two separate occasions in the past. On 2 April […]

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