Fake message claims that Singapore found that thrombosis is a major cause of Covid deaths

A viral message circulating on social media with regards to COVID-19 claims that Singapore doctors have found that WHO has hatched a conspiracy to mislead people about the disease and its treatment. The message further claims that Singapore’s health ministry has finally found a treatment procedure for the virus. The viral message further goes on to claim […]

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Facebook’s inside feed on 25 friend algorithm is a myth

Image Credit- The Wall Street Journal Social media has become our best friend in this difficult and lonely time during nationwide lockdowns. We are constantly glued to social media, updating our daily routine, sharing news related to COVID-19 etc. Amidst this, a viral post on social media claims that it shows users how to reset […]

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Video of a tornado hitting Myrtle Beach ,South Carolina in 2020 going viral as cyclone Yaas

At present, many videos are being shared on social media platforms in relation to cyclone Yaas which recently hit West Bengal and Orissa. Many of these videos are old and not related to Cyclone Yaas. Recently, a video has been circulating on social media claiming that this video shows real life footage of cyclone Yaas. […]

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Video showing gigantic moon eclipsing the sun in the Arctic is Fake!

A video showing a barren landscape showing a gigantic moon eclipsing the sun. In the video, the Moon appears at a very close distance from the surface of the Earth, before eclipsing the Sun and causing a moment of darkness, and fades below the horizon. Social media users are sharing this video and claiming that […]

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Did WhatsApp secretly change their privacy settings?

An urgent new warning has gone viral on social media, urging users to check their privacy settings after WhatsApp reportedly having made a secret update. Social media is ablaze with messages suggesting that the platform has suddenly updated group privacy settings and urging users to change these settings. It claims that every group on WhatsApp […]

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Crocodile’s image on the NYT has been taken from a Satire website!

Interacting with doctors, paramedical staff and other frontline health workers of Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi over the challenges posed by the pandemic, PM Narendra Modi on Friday, 21 May, became emotional, as he said: “This virus took away so many people who were close to us. I offer my deepest condolences to their families.” After this, […]

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2015 video from Sweden viral as Israeli police strangling a Palestinian child to death

Amid the escalating violent conflict between Israel and Palestine, a video is circulating on social media platforms claiming that it shows Israeli police personnel strangling a Palestinian child to death. Further the post claims that the incident had taken place during the Palestinians protest against moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. Additionally, the post adds that the […]

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Video from Saudi Arabia viral as footage of cyclone Tauktae at Nariman point

Cyclone Tauktae, an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’, made landfall in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar on 17 May 2021. While the ‘eye’ of the storm bypassed Mumbai, heavy rainfall and winds up to 100 km per hour lashed Mumbai. Amidst this, a video is circulating on social media claiming that it shows the destruction caused by Cyclone Tauktae […]

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2017 video from Lakshwadweep island viral as effects of Cyclone Tauktae in Diu and Gujarat

Amidst the Cyclone Tauktae, an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’,  a video has been circulating on social media claiming that it shows huge waves hitting the shores of Diu and Chorwad situated in Gujarat as an effect of cyclone Tauktae. The video shows huge waves from the sea gushing towards the shore. The caption of the […]

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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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