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: 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: 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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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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FACT CHECK: Is This the Photo of Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma’s Newborn Baby? Find Out the Truth…

Photos of newborn kids of celebrities and prominent families attract a lot of attention on social media. Sometimes unrelated photos get viral as photos of newborn children get viral as kids of celebrities. Recently we did a couple of fact checks in Sinhala on photos wrongly claimed to be of newborns of Rajapaksa family. You […]

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FACT CHECK: Don’t Fall for This Spam Message in Name of WHO…

Many online hoaxes and scams spreading through social media platforms, especially through WhatsApp are always at Fact Crescendo’s watch. We have debunked several spam messages circulating on WhatsApp.  Few days back, we came across a WhatsApp message, which claimed that World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to provide 500-dollar benefit. However, our investigations revealed that […]

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Do Not Fall for This Hoax of People Turning into Zombies Due to COVID-19 vaccine!

During the initial months of COVID-19 pandemic, a number of false claims were circulated alleging how people from different parts of the world reacted to the deadly virus. Now as some countries are trying out the new vaccines, similar claims on how people are reacting to the vaccines have emerged. A photo is being shared […]

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Fake Alert: Beware of Hoax Messages Asking for Your Details in Facebook’s Name

There are plenty of online hoaxes spreading through social media platforms and often these fake news peddlers identify themselves to be part of Facebook or WhatsApp. In the past we have debunked a few such posts which can be read here and here. Recently we noticed a number of posts, which had tagged mostly verified […]

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Altered Images Showing Tamil language Removed from Prominent Display Boards in Sri Lanka Go Viral….

Increasing influence of China in Sri Lanka under the Rajapakshas has been an issue raised by the detractors of the regime and the opposition. We see a lot of campaign against this on social media as well. Sometimes false and misleading claims are also made on social media while trying to prove a point. Here […]

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Beware of Hoax WhatsApp Message Asking to Register for Free Laptops Offered by The Government…

There are plenty of online hoaxes spread through social media platforms, especially through WhatsApp. At Fact Crescendo, we are always alert for such online frauds. Due to which we came across this WhatsApp message claiming that government was providing free laptop for the youth and requested users to get register to avail this offer. We […]

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