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It’s been claimed on social media that Danish footballer Christian Eriksen received the Covid-19 vaccine shortly before collapsing on the pitch during a Euro 2020 match

This is not true. Mr Eriksen did indeed collapse on the pitch on 12 June, after suffering a cardiac arrest. However, the head of his club team, Inter Milan, has said the footballer has never had Covid-19 or the vaccine.

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Last week, Conservative MP Richard Holden claimed that the Labour party leaves government with unemployment higher than when it came in

Only two of Labour’s periods in government are covered by the most recent, comparable figures. However, looking at other less reliable data which covers the period, this is not quite true.

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In response to a protest outside Parliament, the Metropolitan Police tweeted to tell protesters that gatherings of more than 30 people are illegal under current Covid regulations

This isn’t quite right. Currently, while in most cases it is illegal to gather in groups of 30 in outdoor settings in England, there is an exception for organised protests which have undergone risk assessments.

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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

Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

Over the next eight weeks, we’re seeking feedback on a new shared model to fight online misinformation: the Framework for Information Incidents.

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Full Fact launches consultation on the Framework for Information Incidents

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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