Digital Forensic, Research and Analytics Center

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img
HomeFact CheckFact-Check: Old image being used to depict recent Chennai floods

Fact-Check: Old image being used to depict recent Chennai floods

Published on

Subscribe us

In the last week, Tamil Nadu has been experiencing very heavy rains leading to some districts including the city of Chennai getting flooded. Amidst this, many videos have been circulating online showing the condition of Chennai. 

An image of the flood was posted by S R Sekhar who is the Treasure of BJP Tamil Nadu depicting people lining up on a flooded street to get drinking water. 

The image has over 700 likes and has been retweeted over 500 times. 

Image posted by Sekhar

Fact-Check: 

However, after performing a simple reverse image search, we found that the image was used in an article by Hindustan Times in 2017. The article used the image to show the floods that took place in Ahmedabad.

 

Image used in the 2017 article

Since the image is old and is not from Chennai, this claim is false.

- Advertisement -[automatic_youtube_gallery type="channel" channel="UCY5tRnems_sRCwmqj_eyxpg" thumb_title="0" thumb_excerpt="0" player_description="0"]
DFRAC Editor
DFRAC Editorhttps://dfrac.org
Digital Forensics, Research and Analytics Centre (DFRAC) is a non-partisan and independent media organisation which focuses on fact-checking and identifying hate speech. With the popularisation of the internet came the challenge of information overload and often times, our feeds are overpopulated with conflicting, incendiary and false information which is increasingly becoming difficult to ignore and not believe in

Popular of this week

Latest articles

 Did Supriya Shrinate call Rahul Gandhi a Dhongee Hindu? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites with a claim that Congress...

Does the passenger break window panes of the flight for not allowing namaz in flight? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites. While sharing this video, users...

Old video of voter fraud at the West Bengal Assembly elections 2022 getting viral as Gujarat elections? Read-fact check

The first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections took place on December 1, 2022....

Did Digvijaya Singh pray to Allah on the Hindu leader’s death? Read- Fact Check

Congress leader Mangilal Shah passed away on his way to Madhya Pradesh to attend...

all time popular

More like this

 Did Supriya Shrinate call Rahul Gandhi a Dhongee Hindu? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites with a claim that Congress...

Does the passenger break window panes of the flight for not allowing namaz in flight? Read- Fact Check

A video is getting viral on social media sites. While sharing this video, users...

Old video of voter fraud at the West Bengal Assembly elections 2022 getting viral as Gujarat elections? Read-fact check

The first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections took place on December 1, 2022....

Did Digvijaya Singh pray to Allah on the Hindu leader’s death? Read- Fact Check

Congress leader Mangilal Shah passed away on his way to Madhya Pradesh to attend...

The reality of “Love Jihad” propaganda and the agenda Behind it

The brutal killing of 27-year-old Shraddha by her partner shocked the whole nation deeply....

Fact Check: Did Nadav Lipid apologize and call ‘The Kashmir File’ brilliant?

The Israeli Film maker and critic termed the movie The Kashmir Files, ‘a vulgar...