Tag:Misinformation

The images of an unusual creature resembling a human-pig combination is a silicone baby sculpture

In the last few days, posts have been circulating on social media, with a collection of photographs and videos taken at the birth of...

Misleading news that the popular singer, Athula Adhikari is under treatment

A post created with a photograph of the famous singer Athula Adhikari is circulating on social media reading, “Get well soon, Athula Adhikari!.” Technical investigation...

Misleading news that online payments have been stopped

A letter is circulating on social media with the headline reading, “All forms of online payments are prohibited.”  “The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has...

A fake photo said to be a photo of Mr. Ajith Rohana

"The Deputy Inspector General of Police Ajith Rohana, we wish you a speedy recovery." A photo that is created to wish a speedy recovery...

Sri Lanka is NOT the first country in South Asia to receive a contingent of Pfizer Vaccine!

News in circulation stating that Sri Lanka is the first country in South Asia to receive the Pfizer vaccine derived from President Gotabhaya Rajapakse's...

About the news that NASA is preparing to send a young female astronaut to the space missions on Mars for good

News in circulation: News circulates on social media stating that a teenage girl called "Alyssa Carson" is officially getting training and preparing to take part...

Is it a video of an Arahant Thero is passing away?

Excerpts from a series of Buddhist ceremonies by a group of Buddhist monks in Burma are shared on social media reading, "A rare video...

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A ticket to visit Lotus Tower issued by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority?

A Lotus Tower observation ticket claiming to be issued by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority was being circulated...
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Training on Counter-Disinformation for Journalists and Media Professionals

Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) in collaboration with Mythos Labs and the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives  (CFLI) conducted...

Is the World Bank willing to grant direct aid?

A headline published in the Sathi Aga Aruna newspaper on September 4 read as follows; ‘World Bank to provide...

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Training on Counter-Disinformation for Journalists and Media Professionals

Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) in collaboration with Mythos...

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