Author Archives: Arun Nag

Did Bill Gates-funded Pirbright Institute patent coronavirus? Fact Check

Bill Gates funded Pirbright Institute applied for a patent on coronavirus in 2015, claimed a Facebook post fuelling wild conspiracy theories behind the ongoing pandemic. It said the Event 201 by Bill Gates was a coronavirus simulation that starts in Wuhan, China and that ID 2020 injects toxic vaccine and monitors the movement via 5G. Here is a list of ...

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Trump’s claim on his body DNA wrongly attributed; Fact Check

A viral image on social media is going viral with a quote attributed to US President Donald Trump. The image has a message below the President’s photo and reads: “The doctors said they’ve never seen a body kill the Coronavirus like my body. They tested my DNA and it wasn’t DNA, it was USA.” The context for the message is ...

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Leopard Attack on Srisailam Ghat Road killed Two? Fact Check

Some images being shared on social media showed a leopard on prowl with a set of photographs showing the victims in ghastly photos with injuries purportedly inflicted by the wild animal while they were travelling on a bike from Shamshabad to Srisailam, which is mostly a ghat road. The photographs show a wandering leopard and scared people on a tree. ...

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Does the Italian Government want Bill Gates arrested? Fact Check

Microsoft founder and global philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda are keen to help the scientists’ community to develop a comprehensive response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But at the same time, rumours are going viral on social media attributing sinister plans behind their work. Here’s a video is being shared online and claims that the Italian government has ...

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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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Fact Check on Website allegations over Coronavirus Fund by Telugu actor Vijay Devarakonda

When it comes to celebrities, especially the Telugu film industry actors and actresses, many Telugu websites are in the forefront to slap allegations and promptly removing the news when questioned. Here’s an actor who took upon the fight against those spreading gossip without substantial evidence or checking facts before publication of rumours. As coronavirus is spreading in Telugu states of ...

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Nurse forced to touch Muslim cleric feet for remarks on Markaz? Fact Check

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Digiteye India received an image with a misleading statement that Kurnool (AP) MLA Hafiz Khan has asked a nurse, who spoke to others about the Nizamuddin religious congregation Markaz as the origin of spreading coronavirus in India, to touch the feet of a Muslim cleric in repentance. See the WhatsApp image here. The mentioned Vishwabharati Medical College has been designated ...

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