Trump did not write “Joe, you know I won” in his handover letter to Biden

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on 20 January 2021. The transition took place even as Donald Trump continued to claim that he had won the elections and the results were rigged in Biden’s favor. Amidst this a viral post on social media is circulating, claiming that before Trump […]

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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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FACT CHECK: 2011 Video of Tsunami in Japan Shared as Recent Karachi Floods…

Burevi was the recent cyclone that hit the Indian Subcontinent which was still recuperating from the effects of Cyclone Nivar. Cyclone Burevi entered the shores of Sri Lanka on 2nd December night and there were widespread media alerts on the potential dangers of heavy rainfalls, gale winds and possibility of floods.  In this context, a […]

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FACT CHECK: Is this viral photo-shoot from Sri Lanka?

Scenes of group of performers dressed in costumes made using vegetables went viral among social media users in Sri Lanka from past few days. While most of these images were used to create posts in a more satirical manner, we noticed one particular post, which claimed that the scenes were from a Sri Lankan photo-shoot.  […]

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FACT CHECK: Is this an illustration of how the world will be in 2022 according to an Italian magazine from 1962?

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, governments and health authorities around the world continue to emphasize the importance of social distancing to combat the spread of the virus. In fact, various awareness programs are being implemented around the world to help educate the public.  In this backdrop, a series of viral social media posts […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Image of Lions Protecting a Man Praying in The Middle of a Road is Fake…

Religions around the world have their own ways and methods of worship. In Islam, the religious prayer Salat or Salah, also known as Namaz, is performed first standing and later kneeling or sitting on the ground, reciting verses from the holy Qur’an glorifying and praising Allah. An image of a worshipper offering Namaz in the […]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger did not sleep on the street in front of his statue, because a hotel denied him free room

World-renowned Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger started off as a professional bodybuilder and then shot to fame as an action star in Hollywood. Later, he went on to become the 38th Governor of California and was in the office from 2003 to 2011. The Facebook page of Anuradha Nanayakkara carried the following post, along with an […]

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This is not the rare Nagaraja flower from the Himalayas; Find out the truth!

A post carrying an image claimed to be of a rare flower called “Nagapushapa” blooming in the Himalayas has appeared in numerous Facebook posts around the world.  Sri Lankan Facebook page by the name “Andaree” had posted this image stating in Sinhala “මේ තමයි හිමාල වනයේ පිපෙන දුර්ළඹ නාග රාජ මල. ලයික් එකක් දාලා යාලුවන්ටත් […]

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Did this Japanese man kill his friend over a PUBG game dispute?

PUBG is a battle royale game developed by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. The game is available on devices such as PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Mobile. The game starts with 100 players jumping onto an abandoned island and turning it into a battlefield. The last player left standing wins […]

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Man with an extra face at the back of his head? Here’s the truth!

The 1800s in Europe was considered an age of wonder. With the advent of the industrial revolution and phenomena like trade fairs and human zoos, cleverly disguised as ethnographic expositions, the European public were introduced to the concept of the ‘the other’; humans of different races and those considered particularly different to the norm. This […]

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