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25 January 2022

Fake government guidance is wrong about face masks and equality laws

A post on Instagram misquotes sections of the Equality Act.

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Fake government guidance is wrong about face masks and equality laws
25 January 2022

Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused an increase in cases and deaths

Misleading headlines shared on social media come from an unpublished study which has been strongly criticised by experts.

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Covid-19 vaccines haven’t caused an increase in cases and deaths
25 January 2022

Photos of swimming pool with social distancing screens is genuine

Photos shared on Facebook show a swimming pool where users have to stand between social distancing screens in the water.

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Photos of swimming pool with social distancing screens is genuine
25 January 2022

Klaus Schwab is not related to the Rothschild family

An Instagram post incorrectly claims that World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab is related to the Rothschild family.

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Klaus Schwab is not related to the Rothschild family
25 January 2022

Dover lorry queues can be seen from space, like most UK traffic can

Posts on Facebook claim that the queues of lorries at Dover were longer than the Channel and could be seen from space at one point.

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Dover lorry queues can be seen from space, like most UK traffic can
25 January 2022

Samuel L. Jackson is not in photo of Martin Luther King playing pool

A photo posted on Facebook of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. playing pool incorrectly claims Samuel L. Jackson can be seen in the background.

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Samuel L. Jackson is not in photo of Martin Luther King playing pool
25 January 2022

Tweet claiming three child deaths from vaccines in Australia is fake

A tweet purporting to come from an Australian health official claimed three children had died of Covid-19 vaccines in Australia. This is false and the tweet is fake.

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Tweet claiming three child deaths from vaccines in Australia is fake
25 January 2022

Pfizer’s CEO has had Covid-19 vaccine

A video of Albert Bourla saying he hasn’t been vaccinated for Covid-19 yet is from December 2020.

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Pfizer’s CEO has had Covid-19 vaccine
24 January 2022

Covid-19 vaccines are not associated with developing neurodegenerative diseases

The MHRA has told Full Fact there is ‘no credible evidence’ for this.

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Covid-19 vaccines are not associated with developing neurodegenerative diseases
24 January 2022

Nadine Dorries wrong to claim employment higher than pre-pandemic level

The number of employees is higher than it was pre-pandemic, but the total number of workers, including the self-employed, is lower than it was.

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Nadine Dorries wrong to claim employment higher than pre-pandemic level
21 January 2022

Estimates of 650,000 annual flu deaths can’t be compared to Covid-19 deaths

The WHO estimated in 2017 that there are 290,000 to 650,000 flu-related deaths each year.

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Estimates of 650,000 annual flu deaths can’t be compared to Covid-19 deaths
21 January 2022

No evidence Australian child ‘Lachlan Leary’ died from vaccine

A Facebook comment about the seven-year-old boy has been shared thousands of times online.

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No evidence Australian child ‘Lachlan Leary’ died from vaccine

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