1. False Claims About Jews Being Targeted in Kerala Blasts Go Viral on Social Media
After reports of explosions at a gathering of Jehovah's Witnesses on Sunday, 29 October in Kerala's Kalamassery emerged, some social media users shared posts claiming that the Jewish community was being targeted with the attack.
The claim came amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, and a day after Kerala saw massive pro-Palestine rallies.
However, the claim has no basis in fact.
Jehovah's Witnesses are a sect of Christianity, not Judaism.
Manjusha Emmanuel, a member of the Jewish community in Ernakulam, told The Quint that there are no Jews settled in Kalamassery. She said that all people from the community lived in Ernakulam City and Kochi.
You can read our report here.
2. Fact-Check: Photo of Child in Halloween Costume Shared as ‘Gazans Faking Deaths'
A photo showing a child using a smartphone while being wrapped in a white sheet has gone viral on social media, claiming that it shows Gazans faking deaths amid the Israel-Hamas war.
3. Fact-Check: Incident of a Fight in Bus in Kerala Given a False Communal Spin
Social media users shared a video showing an argument between burqa-clad women and a woman dressed a saree, with a communal claim saying that it showed Muslim women in Kerala harassing a Hindu woman for getting on a bus without wearing a burqa.
The Quint found that the claim was false.
Police officials confirmed that there was no communal angle to the incident and that the argument was over the bus not stopping at the newly built bus stop outside the girls' college in Kerala's Kasargod.
You can read our fact-check here.
4. Old Video of Buddhist Convention in Chhattisgarh Shared as Recent
5. This Video of Model Bella Hadid Expressing Support for Israel Is a Deepfake
A video showing model Bella Hadid expressing her support for Israel is going viral on the internet. It also shows Hadid apologising for her previous remarks supporting Palestine.
The audio has been altered using Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools to show Hadid expressing support for Israel. The original video could be traced back to 2018 and shows her talking about Lyme disease.
Read our fact-check here.