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SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon claimed that “just short of 100% of all the electricity [Scotland uses] is from renewable sources.”

Renewables account for far more of Scotland’s electricity consumption - 56% - than in England and Wales, but to suggest it's almost 100% is misleading.

Scotland’s renewables

A website for a US radio show makes a bold (and false) claim about the pandemic: “Japan drops vax rollout, goes to Ivermectin, ENDS COVID almost overnight.”

Japan’s vaccine rollout is ongoing, Japan has not approved ivermectin as a Covid treatment and Covid did not end overnight

Covid in Japan

Headlines in The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Express claim that “Keeping the cuppas coming reduces risk of stroke and dementia”, and that tea and coffee “slashes your risk of the condition by 32%”

The study referred to looked at people who had strokes and dementia and their tea and coffee intake. The authors of the study clearly state that their research “cannot establish a causal relationship”.

Correlation vs cause

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Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

Pregnant women can request good, reliable information using our new helpline.

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Covid vaccines and pregnancy: fact checked

The Online Safety Bill: Our response

MPs must ensure the Online Safety Bill tackles bad information and online harms in our democracy. Law and regulation for online safety must be balanced with the need to protect - and enhance - freedom of expression.

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The Online Safety Bill: Our response

Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

The pandemic exposed dangerous gaps in public data and communication systems - the government must act now to protect the public

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Fix information failures or risk lives: the Full Fact Report 2021

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