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Fake WhatsApp message circulating as news published on the ‘NewsWire’ news website

A message went viral via WhatsApp using the name of one of the leading news websites in Sri Lanka, ‘NewsWire’. The message read as...

A fake news in circulation stating that Mr. Mangala Samaraweera passed away due to Covid-19

News circulating on social media stating that “Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was hospitalized due to coronavirus has passed away. May he rest in peace!” ...

A misleading photograph of young people painting murals celebrating the Taliban victory over Afghanistan

A post of a photo with the caption reading, “Afghan Taliban youth celebrates their victory by painting murals”, is circulating on social media. Technical investigations...

Message circulating about a kidney donation on WhatsApp is misleading

A message circulating via WhatsApp stating that four B-positive and O-positive kidneys of a couple who died in an accident are available to be...

Fake statement said to be made by Sunil Handunnetti reading “The root cause for the famous football player’s transfer to another sports club revealed”,...

News created using Mr. Sunil Handunnetti's name is circulating on social media reading, “The root cause for the famous football player's transfer to another...

The photo published in the “Tamil Mirror” titled, “Vaccine for Dhammika, who made Dhammika Peniya”, is fake

A photo published on the front page of the "Tamil Mirror" e-paper yesterday (10.08.2021) titled, "Vaccine for Dhammika, who made Dhammika Peniya", indicates as...

Fake news stating that the famous singer Sunil Perera has passed away.

A message is circulating on social media stating that the “The founder of the Gypsies group, singer Sunil Perera has passed away due to...

Is the photo displaying of people dead from COVID-19, a photograph taken in Sri Lanka?

Several posts are circulating on social media displaying sealed dead bodies of civilians stating that they are COVID infected patients and have died from...

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