Bill Gates did not say that people will die after taking the COVID-19 vaccine

Social media is flooded with misinformation related to the fatalities andside-effects suspected to be linked to COVID-19 vaccines. Amid this, several posts on social media claims that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has said in an interview to CNBC that 7 lakh people will face death or disability after taking the vaccines. This message is going […]

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FACT CHECK – Were the PCR records of a deceased Muslim woman from Ratmalana changed, in order to accommodate her burial

During the first wave of the novel Coronavirus spread in Sri Lanka, health authorities decided that all dead bodies infected with Covid-19 should be cremated. In fact, there has been a lot of talk recently around the topic of burying or cremating Covid-19 infected corpses. While the government has not yet given an official permission […]

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Coronavirus infected 119 people have not gone missing in Gampaha

The number of COVID-19 patients identified by the Divulapitiya-Minuwangoda cluster in Gampaha district has now crossed over 1400 mark. Various social media reports have emerged on the prevailing situation in the country. One of the key talking points has been the whereabouts of Minuwangoda garment factory workers and their close associates. In this context, we […]

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Hoax On WhatsApp Announcing A Covid-19 Financial Giveaway!

Since the advent of the internet, the spam messages have kept on evolving to newer forms. From email spam to social spam and spam received on messaging apps like WhatsApp, Messenger and Viber have taken over the spam game. Some spam takes on timely and topical themes, similar to a WhatsApp spam message currently circulating […]

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Covid-19 Sensor Has Not Been Inserted Into Your Mobile Phone… Here’s The Truth!

People tend to share fake social media forwards and from time to time the same message gets circulated among many thousands of people – sometimes more. Often these messages are spread via messenger platforms like Facebook’s Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber. Recently, a similar message being spread on WhatsApp caught our attention. The message, which stated […]

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Wedding pre-shoot images of couple shared as COVID19 patient proposing to his doctor

While the battle against COVID-19 pandemic rages on in many parts of the world, countries have considered partially relaxing lockdown measures. In Sri Lanka, the newly identified COVID-19 patients are mainly from 2 groups, the Sri Lanka Navy and the repatriated citizens. However, no patients have been identified out of these two groups for over […]

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No. Sri Lanka Navy Did Not Use Alternative Medicine To Cure COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic numbers growing exponentially and citizens around the world in lockdown, many are tuned in to any possible information that can be found online – especially in the hope that a cure is available. While many research labs and medical professionals are hard at work in search of this very cure, no […]

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Was This Child Abandoned Because Both His Parents Were Infected With Covid-19? Here’s The Truth

The COVID-19 pandemic that was first discovered during the latter part of 2019 has reached unimaginable proportions with over 2 million people affected around the world as per the latest reports. With this many people infected and many countries and regions experiencing some form of a lockdown, a sense of panic and fear has engulfed […]

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FACT CHECK: Clip of a 2013 Korean movie “Flu” gets viral as visuals from Italy.

Movie scenes related to virus outbreaks seem to be a common medium for spreading misinformation related to COVID19 on social media. Few days back, we unearthed the truth behind the mass graves in Italy with this fact check which turned out to be a scene from a movie called “Pandemic”. On a similar note, a […]

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Jon Snow has not contracted COVID-19 after returning from Iran in February

Jonathan George Snow popularly known as Jon Snow is a British journalist and a famous TV anchor for Channel 4 News. He has done stints at various conflict-torn zones around the world. His documentary revisiting the battlefields of Northern Sri Lanka, and alleged war crimes by Sri Lankan military came under much scrutiny among Sri […]

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