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During his show on GB News, Nigel Farage claimed that during September there was a three week period when renewable energy accounted for between just 2% and 3% of our electricity
This isn’t true. The first three weeks of September did see relatively low levels of renewable electricity production, but far above the levels Mr Farage claimed.GB’s renewable energy in September
A guest on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast (with an estimated audience of 11 million people) used data from Public Health England to claim that people over 40 are more likely to catch Covid-19 if they are vaccinated
Not true. Two reasons why this data cannot be used to compare outcomes this way are that we don’t know how many unvaccinated people there are, and the behaviour of vaccinated and unvaccinated people may be different.What this means when looking at the data
A video on Facebook, performed in the style of a rap battle and viewed more than 36,000 times, makes a number of misleading claims about Covid-19 and the vaccines
These claims, alongside others made in the video, are identical to misinformation we have seen circulating throughout the pandemic and subsequent vaccination programme.The facts on six key points
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The Online Safety Bill: Our response
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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 publicRead more…
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