ARMA-3 video game visuals shared as Israel’s air defence system footage

As the Israel-Palestine conflict rages on, social media is flooded with gruesome videos and images claiming to show the current situation in the region.  One such video is doing rounds with a claim that it shows the Israel air defence system in action. Fact Crescendo received many fact-check requests about this video on our WhatsApp Factline. […]

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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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Wasantha Aluwihare’s photo shared as Daljith Aluwihare

News about the suspension of Matale Municipal Councli Mayor, Daljith Nandalal Aluvihare, by Central Province Governor with immediate effect was widely shared on both mainstream and social media.  However, many including popular media houses shared the image of the wrong person while reporting the news. In our fact check, we find out that the image […]

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Was France’s Education Minister Once A Sheep Herder In Morocco?

A social media post has been circulating widely around the world across social platforms with regards to the current Education Minister of France Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, claiming that she was once a sheep herder in Morocco. The post, first seen on popular social media group The Science Facts appeared with two photographs side by side; one […]

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Does This Giant Flower Bloom Once Every 40 Years As This Viral Post Suggests

The natural world of flora and fauna contain many amazing sights. The plant world is especially interesting because we generally associate trees as inanimate beings and yet find plants like the carnivorous Venus Flytraps among them. In the same way while we associate flowers to be small, delicate things, giant flowers as heavy as 15lbs […]

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Misleading claims of cures for COVID-19 from multiple countries

As the epicentreof the COVID-19 outbreak moved from China to Europe in the past few weeks and the number of patients testing positive for the virus increased around the world. This prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare the situation a pandemic, urging the public not to fall prey for false statements in a […]

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Did the last COVID19 Infected Patient In Wuhan get Discharged..? Here’s The Truth!

As China gradually shows signs of recovery from the deadly COVID19 epidemic, patients testing positive for the deadly virus has escalated in other parts of the world, prompting the World Health Organization to declare the situation a “pandemic.” Governments around the world have requested public to not to fall for misinformation and follow only verified […]

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Fact Check: Did World Health Organization ranked Sri Lanka at the top recently for excessive fertilizer usage in South Asian Region..?

Excessive amount fertilizers used in agriculture has been a matter of concern and topic of debate in Sri Lanka since past couple of tears. We noticed that on social media, these discussions have sprung once again. The reason for this is that many posts claiming Sri Lanka has been ranked no. 1 in the world […]

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Eid prayers on Chinese street in 2019 shared as Muslim community praying for Coronavirus

Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia, or NCP, has now (as on February 11th) surpassed the total number of deaths due to the SARS virus back in 2003. As per latest reports, NCP has claimed over 1000 lives with over 40,000 confirmed cases all over the world. Wuhan city continues to be locked down with the Chinese government […]

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Indian head for CBSL Bond Investigation Sacked…? Here’s the truth!

The Monetary Board, in consultation with the Auditor General and the Attorney General, took measures to commission six forensic audits pursuant to the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry, appointed to investigate and inquire into and report on the issuance of Treasury bonds, during the period 1 February 2015 to 31 March 2016. As […]

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