A Purported Election Result Prediction, Falsely Attributed to Verité Research!

False Political

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As with many parts of the world, 2024 will also see Sri Lanka going into major elections. Social media has already become a hub of discussions, with numerous posts addressing the political landscape and various predictions.

However, a concerning trend has emerged – the circulation of fake infographics claiming to represent survey results, falsely attributing them to well-known research institutes like Verité  Research.

Social Media Posts 

Infographics circulating on social media claim that according to a survey conducted by Verité Research, the National People Power (NPP) is projected to secure around 50% of votes and claim the majority in the 2024 general election, ensuring 113 out of 225 parliament seats.

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Similar posts were widely shared among Facebook users.

We decided to do a fact-check on this.

Fact Check 

No Mainstream Media Reporting: Our investigation did not yield any reports from reputable mainstream media outlets regarding the claimed survey results conducted by Verité Research.

Verité Research’s Official Website: Upon checking Verite Research’s official website, we found no published surveys or reports matching the described research on the upcoming Sri Lanka general election.

Confirmation from Verite Research: Verité Research officially confirmed that they had not conducted any research on the projected electoral outcomes in the upcoming Sri Lanka general election, nor had they carried out any such projection in any previous elections.

Verité Research also published a statement on their official FB page, denying the content of those misleading posts and requesting users to refrain from sharing such questionable information, published without any references, as the first step in combating the false propaganda on social media.

Verite research conducts research and analysis on topics related to socio-political discussions, economic indicators, etc.

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The claim that Verité Research conducted a survey predicting the Sri Lanka National People Power winning 50% of votes and securing the majority of parliament seats is false.

It is crucial to rely on verified and authoritative sources for accurate data, especially regarding election predictions. Sharing misinformation can mislead the public and undermine the integrity of the electoral process.


Title:Verite Research Has NOT Predicted NPP Winning 50% Votes and Majority of Parliament Seats

Written By: Kalana Krishantha 

Result: False

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