Assessing the Environmental and Economic Impacts of Wind Turbines

Fact Checked by G. Rashmitha Diwyanjalee A video circulating online highlights the extensive materials used in building a wind turbine, accompanied by a caption that reads, ‘Good luck to any farmer who has to bear the cost of removing these in 20 years’ time. This type of industrial vandalism is not good for the environment.’ […]

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Is Canada already below the net-zero level of carbon emissions due to its vast forest cover?

Fact Checked by G. Rashmitha Diwyanjalee A viral video claims that Canada is already below the net zero level of carbon tax. The person in the video mentions that Canada has 320 billion trees and needs only 30 billion trees to absorb all the carbon emitted in a year. However, some sources state that Canada […]

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Is Sri Lanka the only country in recent history to have its debt restructured within a two-year period after announcing default status?

In a recent address to the nation, Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe hailed the country’s rapid progress in debt restructuring as a truly exceptional feat. He underscored that the transformation from a ‘bankrupt’ state to successful debt restructuring within two years was a remarkable victory that stands out in recent history. The president’s address to […]

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Unpacking the Hidden Dangers of Food Additives: Are Your Snacks Safe?

Fact Checked by G. Rashmitha Diwyanjalee Subscribe to our WhatsApp Channel Food additives are substances added to food to enhance its flavor, appearance, texture, or shelf life. They serve various functions, including preserving food, improving taste, and maintaining consistency. These additives have been used for centuries, with ancient practices including the use of salt and […]

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Is Sri Lanka introducing a new imposed rental income tax on all owner-occupied and vacant residential properties from April 2025?

Subscribe to our WhatsApp Channel After recovering from its most severe economic crisis since gaining independence, Sri Lanka has implemented numerous economic reforms and taxation measures to stabilise its economy. However, during this challenging period, social media has become a breeding ground for misleading posts and misinformation about these reforms. This misinformation has contributed to […]

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The Influence of Medieval Arab Universities on Modern Graduation Gowns

People are often interested in the origins and evolution of various traditions. However, social media posts on these subjects can sometimes be misleading. It is important to approach such information critically and seek out reliable sources to ensure accuracy and depth of understanding. Social Media Posts  A recent viral social media post draws attention to […]

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‘Chuti Baba’ Educational Magazine Printed an ‘Ear’ in Place of an ‘Eye’? Find Out the Truth Behind The Viral Image…

Subscribe to our WhatsApp Channel A photo was recently shared widely among social media users, claiming that an edition of Chuti Baba magazine, a monthly educational tabloid for preschoolers, had published a picture of an ‘ear’ where the description was, in fact, for an ‘eye.’ Let’s look at the claim in detail. Social Media Posts: […]

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Are the People who got AstraZeneca Vaccine for Covid-19 at a Risk of Blood Clotting and Reduction of Platelet Count?

Subscribe to our WhatsApp Channel AstraZeneca, one of the leading vaccine manufacturers, has admitted in a legal submission that the COVID-19 vaccine they have manufactured can cause blood clotting and a reduction of platelet count in the body. With this news, many social media users in Sri Lanka started to blame the Indian government and […]

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The Viral Giant Squid Video: A Natural Phenomenon or an Environmental Warning?

Earlier this week, a video of a giant squid being caught garnered over six million views on X Platform (formerly Twitter). The video, accompanied by claims that it’s an ominous sign of environmental change, went viral. Social Media Claim A user on X posted a video of a fishing boat trying to catch a giant […]

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Are you aware of Salmonella bacteria? Did a doctor in Sri Lanka recently pass away from a Salmonella infection?

Subscribe to our WhatsApp Channel Social media posts claimed that a doctor had succumbed to a Salmonella infection, sparking widespread curiosity. In response, the FactCrescendo team conducted an investigation to uncover the veracity of these claims. Here are our findings. Social Media Posts: “Sad demise of Dr. Thariq Huzni Caffoor attached to the Eye hospital […]

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