No. This is not a deer calf playing blissfully in Nilaveli beach, Trincomalee

As COVID19 continues to wreak havoc around the world with Europe and USA being the worst affected, citizens across the world have been confined to their homes due to lockdowns and curfews. These lockdowns have been imposed by respective governments’ in order to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. As soon as the coronavirus lockdowns […]

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No. These are not deceased COVID19 victims washed ashore!

The COVID-19 crisis is inflicting unprecedented amount of suffering around the world with nearly 80,000 dead and a total of 1.35 million infected with the virus as on 8th April 2020 according to the WHO dashboard, setup to monitor the global situation. With the number of dead mounting and special requests to cremate all dead […]

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Fake Messages with 100 GB Free Internet Data & Rs.500 Talk time

Amidst COVID19 outbreak government has requested service sector including telecommunication service providers to voice and data offers during this global crisis. In response to that request all operators had agreed to have a mechanism to provide emergency credit and extra talk time for prepaid customers who may face difficulty in purchasing top-ups due to curfew […]

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Investigation into WhatsApp messages circulating in Sri Lanka related to COVID19

Starting of April has seen a considerable increase in text based WhatsApp messages relating to the COVID-19 outbreak in Sri Lanka. With several key areas in the country continuing to be under curfew for a fortnight as of today, the number of posts circulating on the topic are at an all-time high as citizens remain […]

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No. President has not issued 10 point bulletin for citizen to be followed during COVID19

As the count of COVID19 infected patients gradually increases in Sri Lanka as of 03rd April, 4 deaths have occurred and alongside there has been a steady rise in misinformation on social media. Despite Senior DIG Ajith Rohana and other key government officials continuously stressing on importance of being responsible citizens by not sharing unverified […]

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No, these images are not of currency notes thrown on streets by Italians…

Italy continues to come to terms with the devastation COVID19 is causing and along with Spain it has been the worst affected countries in Europe. Number of old and unrelated images and extracts from Sci-Fi movies had been shared in a misleading way to describe the situation of Italy, which we have debunked in the […]

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No! these aren’t visuals of mass graves in Italy but, a scene from a science fiction movie!

Italy is so far the worst affected country from COVID19 with more than 10,000 deaths. Over the past couple of weeks Italy has continuously recorded the highest number of deaths reported in a single day. As officials are finding it extremely difficult to control COVID19 pandemic, social media has been flooded with numerous posts about […]

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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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No, Famous baby model Anahita Hashemzadeh is not suffering from COVID19

As the deadly COVID19 sweep across every region of the world with over 18,000 deaths the number of misinformation about the pandemic on social media has also intensified. Among such false claims are news about celebrities, world leaders and other influential personalities being infected with the virus had gained lot of attention. Amid all these, […]

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