CORONAVIRUS

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

A viral video has taken the Internet by 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 secret ...

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Is it true that 5G weakens our immunity and exposes us to Coronavirus? Fact Check 

Unlike many virus cures and home remedies, here’s an oft-repeated claim on social media, opposing 5G mobile phone networks and attributing the spread of coronavirus to 5G towers, which are increasingly becoming the target of attacks in Britain and Canada now. Fifth-generation wireless technology or 5G, is the latest cellular technology that builds on previous generations like 4G and 3G ...

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Eating meat increases the risk of Covid-19? Fact Check

Amid massive misinformation about the Coronavirus pandemic, here is one claim that is attributed to a representative of the World health Organization.  The post (below) has two images — the one on left says, “As long as people eat meat, there is going to be some risk of infection.” It has been attributed to Dr. Gauden Galea, W.H.O. Representative. The ...

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Circulation of newspapers in PDF on social media illegal? Fact Check

With the lockdown in the country, print media found itself in a crisis. Physical distribution of newspapers was affected because most societies stopped taking deliveries or the newspaper distributors refused to distribute them because people wouldn’t let them in fearing infection, forcing some newspapers to stop  printing physical copies of newspapers amid fears of coronavirus. Digiteye India received a copy ...

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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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Wibs bread shut down after worker tests positive? Fact Check

Wibs Bread, located in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, produces about 3,000 slices of bread per hour and the company retains 46% of the market share in Greater Mumbai. But amid the coronavirus outbreak, Wibs Bread is going viral for a wrong reason on social media platforms. Digiteye India received the following message on WhatsApp for fact check: Wibs is a ...

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Can ginger powder cure coronavirus positive patients? Fact Check 

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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there are many home remedies making rounds to prevent or cure the virus altogether. One such claim is being forwarded on WhatsApp, which stated, ‘Observation of Efficacy of Ginger powder in Covid 19 positive patients.’ Here’s the long text defending the use of ginger powder in the name of Ayurvedic approach.   Digiteye India has already ...

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Is Namaste Trump rally behind more coronavirus cases in Gujarat? Fact Check

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In February 2020, Gujarat hosted US President Donald Trump along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad under ‘Namaste Trump’ tagline. The event was a response to ‘Howdy Modi’ held in Houston, Texas in September 2019 when Modi visited the US. In Ahmedabad, over 100,000 people gathered and the rally’s main goal was for better relations between the two ...

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