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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‘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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