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A viral Facebook post with the headline, “Face Mask Safety — Know The Facts Before You Wear One” made 6 claims causing a panic among the social media users. The Facebook user who posted an image cited, “I’m starting a public movement called TAKE IT OFF.” The image listed out 6 different claims mentioning...
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On the 5th of August, President Trump made a Twitter post which claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was ‘Closed and Dead’ before his administration came on board. In the tweet which has now been shared close to 16,000 times, Trump had written; ‘‘NASA was Closed & Dead...
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On 27th July 2020, a video of a group of doctors went viral and was even retweeted by the US President, Donald Trump multiple times. This video was originally published by Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet, and was soon reposted by netizens and retweeted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube...
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A viral Facebook post is making the rounds and voicing fears over how the government may handle the COVID-19 pandemic. The post has been shared over 15 thousand times. The post claims that the government could lockdown and forcibly test children for coronavirus in school due to a recently passed healthcare...
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A new variant of Joker malware hijacked 11 apps that were removed from the Play Store by Google. If you still have one of these installed, you must consider uninstalling them right away! Here is a list: · com.imagecompress.android · com.contact.withme.texts · com.hmvoice.friendsms ·...
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Posts insinuating that the phone service outage which occurred on June 15 in the US was for the purpose of adding Covid-19 tracking apps into people's phones without their consents have been circulating online since the service outage. Many Facebook and Twitter users have expressed that the addition...
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The Annual Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020 paved the way to the internet being flooded with eclipse pictures from both amateurs and professional photographers alike. When a Twitter user shared a stunning picture of Solar Eclipse, it soon went viral and was widely shared among Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp...
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The ancient Egyptian myth that wheat grains buried in ancient tombs that are thousands of years old can be germinated and are capable of yielding crops is officially debunked. Wheat that is preserved along with mummies is referred to as Mummy Wheat and in the Napolean era, the European Press reported...
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UPDATE: India's Ministry of Information Technology banned 59 Chinese Apps on 29 June 2020. The ban was enforced on the recommendation of Ministry of Home Affairs' Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center. The contents of this article are still correct and the images remain fake. A rumor has been spreading...
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In a recent turn of events, operators behind Netwalker ransomware have made an announcement that they have managed to infect MSU’s (Michigan State University) network. As one of the oldest educational institutions in the US, this has come to alarm individuals involved in the school and what it could...
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In a recent report by Brett Christensen of Hoaxslayer.com there has been a new round of phishing scams specifically mentioning Apple as the originator. This scam involves an email purportedly sent by Apple stating to the recipient that their account has expired. They then direct the reader to get more...
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LogMeIn, a SaaS company offering cloud-based remote-connectivity collaboration services, CSM, and IT services, has recently released a blog post warning its users of a recent attack by hackers piggybacking on the Covid-19 to gain access to people’s accounts. According to a blog post from LogMeIn, reports...
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When an American singer, Keri Hilson tweeted to her 4.2 million followers about how 5G networks have caused the Coronavirus pandemic in series of tweets, the opinion soon went viral and several online tabloids and outlets misquoted her opinion as a legit news, which it was not. The chaos it caused resulted...

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