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24 June 2022

Zero evidence airport disruption planned by World Economic Forum

A Facebook post claims travel disruption has been deliberately planned.

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Zero evidence airport disruption planned by World Economic Forum
24 June 2022

Iain Duncan Smith wrong to say successful asylum seekers would return from Rwanda

The terms of the government’s agreement with Rwanda mean that people whose claims for asylum are accepted will be allowed to settle there—not return to the UK.

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Iain Duncan Smith wrong to say successful asylum seekers would return from Rwanda
23 June 2022

Public information film about the dangers of electricity has not been banned

A segment of a 1970s short film warning about the dangers of playing near electrical substations has not been banned.

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Public information film about the dangers of electricity has not been banned
23 June 2022

Which train operating companies are run by other countries’ governments?

A list spreading on Facebook claims 17 train operators are fully or partly owned by state-run companies from abroad. But the list is out of date.

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Which train operating companies are run by other countries’ governments?
23 June 2022

Rainbow ‘Gayo’ mayonnaise for Pride is not real

The product, although realistic-looking, is not genuine.

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Rainbow ‘Gayo’ mayonnaise for Pride is not real
23 June 2022

Image does not show chemicals being dispersed over the UK

A Facebook post inaccurately compares contrails caused by a US Air Force formation over the UK to a chemical spraying operation during the Vietnam War.

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Image does not show chemicals being dispersed over the UK
23 June 2022

Photo of astronaut floating above Earth is real

The iconic photo shows astronaut Bruce McCandless II untethered from the Challenger space shuttle.

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Photo of astronaut floating above Earth is real
22 June 2022

No evidence nutrients ‘reverse’ ADHD

Possible links between some nutrients and ADHD have been studied, but there’s no evidence they reverse it.

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No evidence nutrients ‘reverse’ ADHD
22 June 2022

Saharan dust, not ‘chemtrails’, responsible for substance left behind by rain in Wales

A Facebook video claiming to show chemicals deposited by planes likely shows Saharan dust.

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Saharan dust, not ‘chemtrails’, responsible for substance left behind by rain in Wales
22 June 2022

Average salary of workers involved in RMT national rail strike is not £44,000

Figures for the salary of rail workers mentioned by transport secretary Grant Shapps are not representative of those involved in the national rail strike.

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Average salary of workers involved in RMT national rail strike is not £44,000
22 June 2022

RMT exaggerates money ‘wasted’ on PPE and NHS Test and Trace

Funding the NHS for years would cost far more than the total amount spent—let alone “wasted”—on PPE and Test and Trace during the pandemic.

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RMT exaggerates money ‘wasted’ on PPE and NHS Test and Trace
21 June 2022

European Court of Human Rights not involved in 2014 deportation case

The court was not involved in the decision to overturn the deportation of a Libyan man convicted of 78 offences in the UK.

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European Court of Human Rights not involved in 2014 deportation case

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