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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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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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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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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ARMA-3 video game visuals shared as Israel’s air defence system footage

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media is flooded with gruesome videos and images claiming to show the current situation in the region.  One such video is doing rounds with a claim that it shows the Israel air defence system in action. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline. […]

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Coronavirus Conspiracy: No Connection between GlaxoSmithKline and Wuhan Lab

A viral message propagates a false conspiracy theory suggesting a nexus between Wuhan lab and major global pharmaceutical companies that caused in the Covid-19 pandemic.  The message ultimately puts forward a convoluted claim that the coronavirus was created in China with the help of vaccine makers with the intension to make profits.  Fact Crescendo received […]

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FALSE: Don’t Believe the Video Showing Germs Coming out of Masks

Amidst the second wave of coronavirus in India, a deluge of online misinformation is causing extra damage to the efforts towards combating the pandemic.  In a recent addition to such misinformation is a video in which an unidentified man apparently shows how masks are contaminated with germs and worms and warns people not to wear […]

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Should Women Not Take Covid-19 Vaccine 5 Days Before and After their Periods? Here’s the truth

Starting from 1 May, everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine in India. But a viral message on social media may put off many from taking the vaccine.  Cautioning about the potential vaccine complications, the message warns women not to take the vaccine five days before and after their […]

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