Fact Check: Burning 10 grams of Ghee with two cow dung cakes does not produce Oxygen

A number of DIY tips and home remedies for treatment and prevention have been going viral on Social Media ever since the Coronavirus Pandemic began more than a year ago. Fact Crescendo has debunked many such claims and has been arming its readers with the truth.  Another such claim which has recently gone viral across […]

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FACT CHECK: COVID-19 VACCINE SHOTS DON’T REDUCE BODY’S NATURAL IMMUNITY

As India’s COVID-19 cases continue to surge tremendously and phase 3 of COVID-19 vaccination for citizens over 18 years of age is set to begin from May 1st, a message claiming that recipients are getting infected with COVID-19 even after two shots of vaccines is being spread widely on WhatsApp. The message also has a […]

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FACT CHECK: Misleading media reports claim Assam’s Joi Barua has won an award at The Cannes Film Festival

News of a popular Singer-Composer from Assam, Joi Barua bagging an award at a prestigious film festival for the background music of an animated film has gone viral on Social media. The news went viral after a media organization, The Assam Tribune, published a Facebook post on its official account with the caption:  “Assamese singer […]

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Fact Check: A Naga Insurgent Outfit did not kill 9 CRPF soldiers recently

A Facebook post going viral in Northeast India claims that 9 CRPF soldiers were killed recently by a Naga insurgent outfit.  The caption reads “9 Indian soldiers killed in action by the #Naga freedom Fighters in Indian occupied #Nagaland.”  Posted on December 28, 2020 by page Alila Chophy Naga, the post has the link to an article published […]

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FACT CHECK: The stones dug out in this Nagaland Village are not Diamonds!

Of late, social media posts claiming that diamond stones have been recovered at a village in Nagaland have been going viral across the region. Various social media users of Nagaland uploaded videos and photos of some sparkling stones and claimed that they were in fact diamond stones recovered during digging at a village under Mon […]

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FACT CHECK: Viral Rumors Claiming Pakistan’s ‘Chacha Cricket’ is Dead Are Fake…

A Facebook post doing the rounds in Assam states that Veteran Pakistan Cricket Fan Chaudhry Abdul Jalil, known to cricket enthusiasts across the world as Chacha Cricket has passed away recently.  Jalil is known for his presence in every Pakistani cricket match in his signature green outfit, complete with a green hat embellished with the […]

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FACT CHECK: Tezpur Litchi did not get GI tag recently; tag in place since 2015

Multiple posts celebrating Assam’s famous Tezpur Litchi getting the Geographical Indication Tag have been flooding Facebook Timelines across the state. The posts, many of them made by Assam based leading News Portals are slowly going viral.  One such link of an article was shared with the caption  “The Tezpur litchi is characterised by its distinct […]

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FACT CHECK: Guwahati’s Kiranshree Sweets and Snacks is not giving out three thalis for the price of one

A Facebook page with the name Kiranshree Sweets and Snacks has shared a promotional poster claiming customers will get two thalis free if they order one thali at a number listed there.  A post was shared on the page about the same offer, having pictures of their thali and a phone number was also shared […]

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FACT CHECK: The idol in the viral video is not of Hindu Goddess Kamakhya

Facebook Post | Archived Post The Kamakhya Temple, situated in Guwahati is one of the Shakti Peeths that hindu scriptures have enlisted. Known for the mysticism around it, this temple attracts lakhs of devotees from across the world, year after year. There are also a many legends and myths associated with this temple- some common […]

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