FACT CHECK: ‘Baby Albino Bat’ Seen in Viral Photos is Not Real! Here’s the Truth…

Social media posts about strange and adorable creatures often gain a lot of attention from users Therefore, it is common for users to share images of such amazing and sometimes even mysterious creatures. However, sometimes the photos/videos of such unusual creatures are a hoax and people mistake them to be real. Here, we are going […]

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Two people from different families should be wearing masks inside vehicles, not from the same family!

Amid rising cases of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka, the Technical committee comprising of health officials made a number of decisions on how to proceed with revised public safety guidelines. In this context, there was a great buzz about the official information issued by Health Promotions Bureau under the Ministry of Health. We noticed that part […]

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Did Rapper DMX receive COVID-19 vaccine days before his deadly heart attack? Here are the facts…

American rapper, songwriter and actor Rapper Earl Simmons, popularly known by his stage name DMX,  died two weeks ago at the age of 50 following a heart attack. Social media was flooded with tribute messages for the legendary rapper. Also there were a number of posts claiming that DMX received Covid-19 vaccine days before heart […]

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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: Did UNESCO Release A Statement About The Recent Deforestation In Sinharaja? Find out the Truth…

Dr. Punchinilame Meegaswatte, Secretary of the Sri Lanka National Commission for UNESCO (SLNCU), stated that there is no threat of deforestation in Sinharaja reserve as claimed by many. This statement had been a hot topic on both mainstream media and social media, over the past couple of weeks. A number of media organizations in the […]

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FACT CHECK: Are These the Images of Deforestation in Various Parts of Sri Lanka? Here’s the Truth!

Deforestation is a hot topic in Sri Lanka these days. Ever since Bhagya Abeyratne spoke about it on Sirasa Lakshapathi program, social media was abuzz with various kinds of images claiming to be of deforestation happening in various parts of the island. We noticed a particular Facebook page that had posted a number of posts […]

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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 Tamil language replaced by Chinese from public signboards in Sri Lanka? Here’s the truth…

We have debunked several misleading content, which implied that Tamil language had been replaced by Chinese Mandarin script in some of the key public places in Sri Lanka. Here are few examples: Link 1 | Link 2 On a similar note, photos of a name board, which did not feature Tamil text, was shared once […]

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FACT CHECK: Rise in Sri Lanka’s cattle slaughter with the opening of South Asia’s largest meat processing plant? Here are the facts…

A resolution banning cattle slaughter in Sri Lanka was unanimously passed in the parliament few months ago, but a final decision on this is still pending. In this context, images of Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa, elder son of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, opening a meat-processing factory, claimed to be the largest of its kind in […]

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