CORONAVIRUS

Video of monkeys creating havoc in hospital ward is NOT from India 

A video of monkeys creating havoc in a hospital is being widely shared on social media. The 1:48 minutes long video shows monkeys hopping on the ceiling frames and walking around the ward. The text on the video says that it is from a “hospital somewhere in India.” There were other instances of this same video being shared with the ...

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Old video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking doctors resurfaces with false claims

A video of Amitabh Bachchan thanking doctors at Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai is doing rounds on social media. This video has been picked up by leading media outlets and was published online and also broadcasted. The video can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and even YouTube. Bachchan equates the doctors with Gods and thanks them for their service in “these trying ...

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Mangaluru Man Suffered Burns After Using Hand Sanitizers? Fact Check

There has been a plethora of misinformation going around over the use of hand sanitizers. Sanitizers have seen a massive spike in their sales in the current coronavirus pandemic. The older set of misinformation regarding sanitizers is how it combusts when exposed to heat, or causes skin burns. These claims have been debunked by DigitEye previously. Now, a graphic image ...

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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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Is Mitron, new rival to Tik Tok, really an Indian made app? Fact Check

The tension on the border of India and China has trickled down to its citizens. Many posts and videos have emerged on social media asking citizens to boycott Chinese products and it has been endorsed by many celebrities and political leaders. As a part of this campaign to shun Chinese products, people took to uninstalling Chinese developed apps from their ...

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

Italy was the most affected country in Europe by the SARS CoV-2 (Covid-19) 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 ...

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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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