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27 January 2023

Jeff Bezos couldn’t give every Amazon worker £90,000

A bonus suggested by the Labour MP Zarah Sultana would cost more than Mr Bezos’s reported total wealth, let alone any wealth he gained during the pandemic.

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Jeff Bezos couldn’t give every Amazon worker £90,000
27 January 2023

The Earth’s core has not stopped rotating

A study in Nature Geoscience said that the Earth’s inner core might no longer be spinning faster than the rest of the planet—not that it might have stopped spinning altogether.

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The Earth’s core has not stopped rotating
27 January 2023

Lines reportedly seen in the sky around Heathrow are contrails, not chemtrails

A social media post has shared a number of images showing vapour lines from aeroplanes in the sky, and claims that these are in fact “chemtrails”. They aren’t—they’re contrails.

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Lines reportedly seen in the sky around Heathrow are contrails, not chemtrails
27 January 2023

‘Kraken’ Covid-19 subvariant linked to baseless claims about 5G harms

A social media post claims that 5G is “harming and killing people”.

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‘Kraken’ Covid-19 subvariant linked to baseless claims about 5G harms
27 January 2023

Facebook offer of free sausage roll and drink at Greggs is not genuine

A post shared hundreds of times on social media is not from the bakery chain.

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Facebook offer of free sausage roll and drink at Greggs is not genuine
27 January 2023

Haringey Council says cost of Black Boy Lane name change ‘highly unlikely to exceed £100,000’

Claims it has cost £186,000 appear to stem from a 2021 estimate made by the council.

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Haringey Council says cost of Black Boy Lane name change ‘highly unlikely to exceed £100,000’
26 January 2023

Large asteroid is not set to collide with the Earth

NASA says the object is small and will miss the planet by 2,500 miles.

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Large asteroid is not set to collide with the Earth
25 January 2023

Video does not show Rishi Sunak’s staff celebrating Hindu festival in Downing Street

The footage was filmed in Canada, not London, and features officials from Ontario.

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Video does not show Rishi Sunak’s staff celebrating Hindu festival in Downing Street
25 January 2023

Posts about a missing man with Alzheimer’s are hoaxes

These posts claim that a man has gone missing in several different UK locations, but use photographs of different men from the US.

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Posts about a missing man with Alzheimer’s are hoaxes
25 January 2023

Claim trans activists found Aretha Franklin song offensive based on joke tweet

Despite initially sharing media coverage of its tweet, the account then claimed it was a parody.

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Claim trans activists found Aretha Franklin song offensive based on joke tweet
25 January 2023

Argos £3 AirPod Max deal is fake

A Facebook post claims the deal is related to Argos being fined for not paying tax, which is also not true.

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Argos £3 AirPod Max deal is fake
24 January 2023

Photo does not show mine worker with zero body fat

The image shows a professional fitness model with very low body fat.

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Photo does not show mine worker with zero body fat

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