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Tweet claiming that Presidential candidate John Katumba is searching for a First Lady is fake.

URN would like to inform you that presidential candidate John Katumba now has a verified Twitter account, (@realKatumbaJohn). All the others are not real.

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Social Media

Misleading photo displaying the design of the ballot paper for the 2021 Presidential Elections.

On November 17, 2020, there is a post/photo that went viral on social media platforms displaying a purported ballot paper design for the 2021 Presidential Elections. It had the photos and names of all the 11 Presidential candidates arranged in a certain order which was misleading the voters. However, the URN Fact checking team debunked […]

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Claim that Chairman Electoral Commission in a meeting with Presidential candidate, Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Sentamu said that his DSTV had been disconnected for 2months.

On December 2, 2020, after Presidential candidate, Hon Kyagulanyi Robert Ssentamu met the Chairman of Electoral  Commission, Justice Byabakama Simon and members of the Commission to make a presentation on issues concerning the conduct of police and the army during campaigns, a Facebook blogger account in the names of Kakensamedia, on the same day posted […]

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Misleading photo claiming inappropriateness of fabric/cloth masks in resisting contract of COVID19

An image rating masks protection efficiency has been making rounds on different social media platforms. The image seeks to rate every mask type in use currently.In the photo, fabric masks are rated 0% in containing the corona virus. Photo consisting different masks cartegories rated by (%) However, according to American Chemical Society(ACS Nano), fabric masks are a […]

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Twitter

Poster claiming UN closing its offices around the country due to “Free Bobi Wine” protests is fake.

These photos and a fake UN poster were shared by someone identified as JORDAN (@jordanshirumat2) on Twitter on December 2 2020 claiming that the United Nations is closing its offices in all parts of Uganda due to the violence and cries from the supporters of the 2021 Presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu. This is the […]

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Facebook Claim

Misleading photo claiming to show Ugandan police officer brutally beating a protester

A post was shared on Facebook containing a photo that shows a police man who appears to be beating and stamping a male protester in a green jumper and the post claims the photo was taken in Uganda. We have found the photo misleading as it wasn’t taken in Uganda as the post claims but […]

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Social Media

Claim that photo showing a woman bleeding from the head during protests was taken in Uganda

A tweet with two photos was shared showing a woman bleeding from the head and another one showing what looks like a police man choking a man. The tweet reads, ‘’Am putting this out there for the world to see how this country’s police I mean Museveni’s police won’t even do the simplest job to […]

Claim that Covid-19 causes “total impotence”- REDPEPPER NEWS

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NUP claims five people shot dead in Nakifuma, Mukono rally

The National Unity Platform [NUP] of Bobi Wine claims that five people were shot dead by police during his campaign rally in Nakifuma, Mukokono on November 30th.The graphic images were propagated on most of NUP run social media accounts. However, according to the information from different accredited media houses and the official statement from the […]

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Misleading messages alleging an ongoing Voter Registration Exercise being conducted by by the Electoral Commission

On 21st November 2020, there is a misleading WhatsApp message that went viral claiming that the Electoral Commission was carrying out Voter Registration (21st November 2020-11th December 2020). It was informing voters that they were free to update their details like transferring to their preferred polling stations. It also stated that the information was not […]