Did Italian autopsies reveal Covid-19 a bacterial infection? Fact Check

Italy was the most affected country in Europe by the SARS CoV-2 pandemic with its first case reported on January 31, 2020, a month after China did. But the disease had spread like a wildfire, forcing the country to implement a nationwide lockdown to safeguard the health of its citizens. The lockdown is being eased gradually by opening up in ...

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Did NASA find Parallel Universe where time runs Backward? Fact Check

The internet has been abuzz with claims that NASA discovered a parallel universe where time moves in the opposite direction. Several newspapers have carried the story that has topped Google search trends on May 20 and 21, mostly starting from tabloids like the New York Post, Express and the Daily Star—quoting each other—that NASA scientists have evidence that could prove the existence of parallel ...

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No, barcodes of China or India do not help differentiate products? Fact Check

In the wake of current coronavirus pandemic and the wave of misinformation, China has become the suspecting target for many. After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent address on May 12, 2020 urged the citizens to go “vocal about local,” it has been tweaked to shun foreign goods and buy Indian brands. Coinciding with this, a picture is ...

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Claims against Bill Gates over Depopulation go viral on social media; Fact Check

A pandemic is a ripe situation for misinformation and disinformation. From coronavirus remedies to falsely attributed videos, some conspiracy theories have spun around Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the second richest man in the world. One that has been making rounds now is that Gates is scheming to use the outbreak to develop a vaccine that can depopulate the world with ...

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Can I get coronavirus from currency notes and coins? Fact Check

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, unease has circulated on social media platforms whether handling cash and coins could aid in the transmission of the virus. As the virus can stay on notes for more than 9 days, it has led to concern among people and traders who deal in cash. Here are some concerns making rounds on social media: Fact ...

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Corona Virus found in ‘Gutkha’ packet in Maharashtra? Fact Check

A screenshot of a TV9 broadcast has gone viral. The screenshot is in Marathi and reads — “Corona virus found in gutkha samples in Maharashtra.” Besides the TV9 logo, the blurb reads- “Raw material for maing gutkha is sourced from China.”  The text below the Breaking News reads: “The Government has issued an order asking the citizens to refrain from ...

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‘Plandemic’ video triggers new fears on mask amid coronavirus; Fact Check

A viral video has taken the Internet by a storm. The video titled “PLANDEMIC” is making rounds on all social media platforms. Directed by Mikki Willis and featuring Dr. Judy Mikovits, the 26-minute long video can still be found on Facebook because it has garnered the attention of various pages and groups. ALERT: Schiff spied on @RealDonaldTrump‘s lawyer (@RudyGiuliani) with ...

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