CORONAVIRUS

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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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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Coronavirus 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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