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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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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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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Cinnamon Red has been closed for public since it was turned into an isolation center to facilitate seafaring operations

Sri Lanka has managed to control the spread of Covid-19 pandemic so far. All the patients reported recently have been limited to foreign repatriates and foreign nationals returning to the island, and the country is laboriously crawling back to normalcy. In this background, a viral post claimed that Covid-19 patients would have been identified at […]

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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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Placard Congratulating President & Prime Minister For Eliminating Coronavirus From Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 response from the state was an immediate lockdown for nearly two months which is just now beginning to ease in several parts of the country. While some argued that the state imposed curfew was a harsh one, limiting citizen mobility and access to essential services, others appreciated the government’s swift action to […]

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Has Colombo’s Air Pollution Reduced As A Result Of The Lockdown As These Images Claim? We Found Out The Truth.

Alongside the growing COVID-19 pandemic and its resultant lockdown, much debate is happening around its positive impacts to the environment as a result of minimized human activity in many parts of the world. While many posts are circulating on social media about the positive impacts to the environment, some fact checks have debunked many such […]

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Is There A Pandemic Every Hundred Years As These Viral Posts Claim?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, audiences are bombarded with all forms of news and information around the virus. The information available varies from news bulletins to opinion pieces and expert analyses on the topic, amidst many other fake news posts. It is only fair that the public try to make […]

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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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