FACT CHECK: Were prices of Milk Powder Increased before Government Decision To Raise Prices? Find out the Truth…

Due to the recent shortage of imported milk powder in the local market, long queues of people to buy milk powder were observed in Sri Lanka. However, government decided to remove the price control for milk powder packs in order to make the products sufficiently available in the market.  Just after the lifting of controlled […]

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FACT CHECK: Thousands of Indians flocked to Delhi airport to welcome Yohani? Find out the Truth…

Yohani De Silva, a Sri Lankan young artist who has become world famous within very short period with her cover for the song, “Manike Mage Hithe”. Her popularity was specialy soaring among Indian audiences and Yohani was recently invited to attend few musical shows in India.  Number of social media posts started circulating in Sri […]

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FACT CHECK: Is This the Baby with The Darkest Skin Complexion in the World? No, here is the fact….

A photo has been shared widely across the globe with a claim that it is of the baby with the darkest skin complexion on Earth. The posts, even though debunked again and again, stubbornly resurfaces every now on then on social media. Factcrescendo Sri Lanka team noticed multiple social media posts with the photo getting […]

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FACT CHECK: Did an Army Officer Send Letter to The President Alleging Corruption in Narahenpita Army Hospital? Here’s the Truth…

We have observed that fake newspaper excerpts are an often used to propagate falsehood among social media users in Sri Lanka, and we have debunked many such falsehoods in the recent past as well. This is our investigation into another such instance, in which a supposedly recent newspaper article went viral among Sri Lanka social […]

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FACT CHECK: Was the Man Who Collapsed and Died in a Supermarket Suffering from COVID-19? Here’s the Truth…

Since the beginning of COVID19 pandemic, we have seen a lot of content on social media showing people suffering from COVID-19 fainting and dying eventually. While many of these were actually COVID19 related deaths, a number of videos and images were also found to be falsely connected to COVID19 and shared on social media. Here […]

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FACT CHECK: This is NOT a New Coral Species found near the Galapagos Islands!

Environmental photography has become a rage among nature lovers around the world enabled by rapidly evolving technology. Photos of natural wonders clicked by users around the world get shared widely on social media. However, some artificial photos developed for creative purposes gets mistaken for an actual entity and gets shared rigorously on social media. Factcrescendo […]

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FACT CHECK: Did a Crowd Boo PM Mahinda Rajapaksa in Italy? Find out the Truth…

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa along with a team of delegates left the country a few days ago to attend the G20 Interfaith Forum 2021, held at Bologna, Italy. While a few groups staged protests demanding justice for victims of Easter Sunday attacks in Italy, there were some who held demonstrations in favor of the Prime […]

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Explainer: Ivermectin as a Cure for COVID-19? Find out the Facts…

In the battle against deadly COVID-19 pandemic, health experts continuously stress upon the importance of getting vaccinated and creating herd immunity. However, many types of drugs have been discussed at the same time, among public and on social media, as measures to treat the deadly COVID19 virus at various stages of infection.  This is our […]

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FACT CHECK: Death of a Teacher due to COVID-19 Has No Relation With The Recent Protests…

Teachers and principals started a series of island wide protests demanding a solution to long standing salary anomalies. Opposition parties also offered support for this movement, stating that the current government has failed to address this pressing issue. However, many citizens started criticizing the teachers` protests, claiming the time was not right for protests, while […]

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FACT CHECK: Is This an Abandoned Cabin on a Huge Rock in Colorado? Find out the truth…

With the advancement in technology, photography and photo editing techniques have evolved considerably. Also the number of photography hobbyists have also been on the rise. Hence, there are millions of photos being posted on various social media platforms and some of them go viral within hours. Fact crescendo Sri Lanka team came across such an […]

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