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FACT CHECK: Video of a lookalike goes viral as Cristiano Ronaldo reading the Quran

Ever since the video of football star Cristiano Ronaldo choosing a bottle of water over a bottle of Coca Cola went viral, netizens have flooded the internet with their response, memes and even claims such as the Coca Cola company has gone through a loss after the footballer chose to drink water over their product. […]

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Dr. Fauci has NOT been sacked by the US Government nor have they admitted that COVID-19 is a man-made virus

A video is going viral on social media claiming that the U.S. government has sacked Dr. Fauci. The post further goes on to claim that the U.S government has finally admitted that the COVID-19 virus is man-made. Dr. Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Chief Medical Advisor […]

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Fact Check: Is it life threatening to use anesthetics after getting vaccinated for COVID-19? Here are the facts…

At a time where only a small percentage of total population has been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, a viral WhatsApp forward which claimed the life threatening risk of anesthetics after vaccination, has caused further agitation in the community. Fact Crescendo Sri Lanka’s investigation into this viral claim proved this was yet another claim […]

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Fact Check: Is this a Dog guarding over its Master’s Grave? Find out the Truth!

“Man’s best friend” is a popular phrase used to describe domestic dogs referring to their close relationship, loyalty, friendship and companionship with humans. There are many real life stories about dog’s loyalty and love towards its master that we come across on social media and mainstream media. We found one such story trending on social media, where it […]

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Fact-Check: Have White Rhinos gone extinct…? No, here’s the fact…

Deforestation is a sensitive issue, not just in Sri Lanka but across the world as it destroys not only trees but also natural habitat of many species. Some of these species are endangered in some cases.  Recently, some viral posts fueled discussion about deforestation on social media. These posts claimed that the majestic White Rhinoceros […]

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Fake message claims that Singapore found that thrombosis is a major cause of Covid deaths

A viral message circulating on social media with regards to COVID-19 claims that Singapore doctors have found that WHO has hatched a conspiracy to mislead people about the disease and its treatment. The message further claims that Singapore’s health ministry has finally found a treatment procedure for the virus. The viral message further goes on to claim […]

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FACT CHECK: ‘Baby Albino Bat’ Seen in Viral Photos is Not Real! Here’s the Truth…

Social media posts about strange and adorable creatures often gain a lot of attention from users Therefore, it is common for users to share images of such amazing and sometimes even mysterious creatures. However, sometimes the photos/videos of such unusual creatures are a hoax and people mistake them to be real. Here, we are going […]

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Video showing gigantic moon eclipsing the sun in the Arctic is Fake!

A video showing a barren landscape showing a gigantic moon eclipsing the sun. In the video, the Moon appears at a very close distance from the surface of the Earth, before eclipsing the Sun and causing a moment of darkness, and fades below the horizon. Social media users are sharing this video and claiming that […]

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FACT CHECK: WhatsApp will NOT record your calls; Devices will NOT be monitored by the government

A message is circulating among WhatsApp users which claimed that all WhatsApp calls would be recorded, devices will be monitored, and the government will check your content after you are devices are connected to the Ministry systems. However, our investigation revealed that this is yet another scam message. Social Media Posts: A viral WhatsApp message […]

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FactCheck:- Have Indians Abandoned their Gods as They Failed To save them from Covid-19?

Several users and media outlets, especially outside India, have been claiming that people in India are angry with their gods and are smashing their idols because they failed to protect them from Covid-19.  In viral post, visuals of thousands of idols are seen lying on the street and people seemingly throwing Ganesh idols off the […]

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