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Did US President Joe Biden kneel before George Floyd’s son? Find out the Truth!

Nearly a year after the brutal killing of Gorge Floyd, an image of US President Joe Biden kneeling in front of a boy claimed to be late Floyd’s son is being shared widely on social media in Sri Lanka. The posts also mentioned about US government awarding Floyd’s family USD 27 million for his untimely […]

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FACT CHECK: Did UNESCO Release A Statement About The Recent Deforestation In Sinharaja? Find out the Truth…

Dr. Punchinilame Meegaswatte, Secretary of the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU), stated that there is no threat of deforestation in Sinharaja reserve as claimed by many. This statement had been a hot topic on both mainstream media and social media, over the past couple of weeks. A number of media organizations in the […]

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Fact Check: Is this Really an Abandoned Jet in an Indonesian Forest? Find out the Truth!

Sometimes photo editing experts try to enhance original photographs in an artistic manner to highlight an idea. People share these digitally enhanced photos without giving a lot details. This causes people to assume that these images are real.  Here is one such fact check on an artistically enhanced image of the surface of the sun […]

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FACT CHECK: Are These the Images of Deforestation in Various Parts of Sri Lanka? Here’s the Truth!

Deforestation is a hot topic in Sri Lanka these days. Ever since Bhagya Abeyratne spoke about it on Sirasa Lakshapathi program, social media was abuzz with various kinds of images claiming to be of deforestation happening in various parts of the island. We noticed a particular Facebook page that had posted a number of posts […]

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Former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has NOT converted Buddhism.

An image of former Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wearing monk robes is circulating on social media claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has converted to Buddhism and thus we can see him in the robe attire. The image is going viral on Facebook and Twitter. The caption of the post mentions that “World cup […]

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Fact Check: Is this a photo taken from Mars of Earth, Venus and Jupiter aligned together? Here is the truth…

Unusual sightings and rare planetary formations have always drawn the attention of social media users. Recently, a picture showing three white dots in an orange sky, claimed to be an image taken from the planet Mars went viral among many social media users. The heavenly bodies in the sky claimed to be the planets Earth, […]

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Fact Check: Are these actual achievements of the former PM Ranil Wickremasinghe? Find out the Truth…

Former Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe with over 4 decades of parliamentary experience and expertise is considered to be one of the most proficient Sri Lankan politicians in the field of diplomatic affairs as well. Even though Mr. Wickremasinghe unexpectedly lost his parliamentary seat in the 2020 general elections, some of the party seniors […]

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Is this the clearest photograph of the Sun taken by NASA? Here’s the truth!

Photos of natural phenomenon are shared and received with great amazement on social media. These unbelievable photos often attract lot of engagements on social media. Sometimes images misattributed to global agencies/celebrities are shared widely as social media users deem them true. At Fact Crescendo, we have debunked such campaigns before and you can read one […]

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Viral message claiming WhatsApp will be chargeable is a Hoax

Social media is filled with misinformation related to the messaging app WhatsApp after they announced their new privacy policy. Fact Crescendo has debunked such misinformation in the past as well. Amidst this, a WhatsApp message reportedly sent by the “director of WhatsApp”, Varun Pulyani, has been circulating on social media. The message requests users to […]

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Bill Gates did not say that people will die after taking the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the fatalities andside-effects suspected to be linked to COVID-19 vaccines. Amid this, several posts on social media claims that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said in an interview to CNBC that 7 lakh people will face death or disability after taking the vaccines. This message is going […]

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