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A viral Instagram post claimed that Mr Gates had bought the messaging app Telegram, to “retain control of what information people can share, think and research."
This is false. The Gates family has no commercial interest or ownership of Telegram and the screenshot accompanying the Instagram post has been digitally manipulated.Always check before you share
A map in the Daily Express last Friday claimed to show the number of new Covid cases in each nation and region of the UK, with several apparently showing zero cases
All these numbers were wrong. None of these nations or regions actually reported zero cases of Covid on 29 April, or on any other recent day. Nor were any of the other case totals accurate.Accurate reporting matters
A headline in the Daily Telegraph last week claimed that the “doubling of teenage depression rates” is linked to social media use
This is a misleading representation of the story. The main study cited in the article does not discuss any link between depression and social media, and social media usage was not investigated in the study.Beware misleading headlines
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