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A clip of cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra on GB News talking about claims linking the Covid vaccines to heart attacks has been viewed over two million times on Twitter

Dr Malhotra failed to mention that the journal which published an abstract of the research has issued an “expression of concern” about it, noting that it contains “potential errors” and “may not be reliable”.

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A clip of health secretary Sajid Javid telling Sky News that the UK has resettled more refugees than any other country in Europe since 2015 has been watched on social media over a million times

While technically correct, “resettlement” only applies to a small percentage of the number of refugees a country might accept. Other countries in Europe have accepted far more people for protection as a whole than the UK.

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries told a select committee hearing at the House of Commons that Channel 4 was “in receipt of public money,” later claiming specifically “taxpayers’ money”

This is misleading—and potentially not true depending on your understanding of what it means to be “in receipt” of such money. Channel 4 is a publicly owned ‘public corporation’, which entirely funds itself through commercial activities.

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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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