27th Mar 2020

We don’t yet know if anti-malaria drug chloroquine is a cure for Covid-19

Anyone saying they know that the anti-malarial drug prevents Covid-19 is not backed up by evidence.

26th Mar 2020

Viral list of UK lockdown rules is not right

A list of rules for the UK Covid-19 lockdown has been widely shared on Facebook, but is not accurate.

26th Mar 2020

Anyone can make an Extinction Rebellion sticker

There have been numerous instances of the Extinction Rebellion logo being used to mock the group or distort its message.

26th Mar 2020

US scientists have not created a vaccine for the new coronavirus

Many scientists are working on a vaccine to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, but it will likely be 18 months before it is available for public use.

26th Mar 2020

This text message is not an official government communication

While people have received a genuine text from the government about the new coronavirus lockdown rules, one about monitoring their movement is fake.

26th Mar 2020

How you can fact check claims about the new coronavirus

There’s a lot of misinformation about Covid-19, so Full Fact is sharing its top tips on how to check if a claim is true.

24th Mar 2020

These numbers about Covid-19 deaths in the UK and Italy are broadly accurate

Not enough is known about the new coronavirus to say that the number of deaths in the UK will grow at the same rates as Italy.

24th Mar 2020

There’s still no evidence that you can catch the new coronavirus from your pet

Hundreds of thousands have shared claims on Facebook that pets don’t carry the virus.

24th Mar 2020

A government report didn’t say the countryside was “too white”

A 2018 report from DEFRA did say that ethnic minorities should be encouraged to visit national parks and have better representation on park boards.

24th Mar 2020

Vladimir Putin did not say that all Russian people should stay at home or face five years in jail

Russia currently has no nationwide restrictions of this kind.

24th Mar 2020

Russia has not unleashed 500 lions to stop people going outdoors

This is a fake story that uses a picture of a lion in South Africa from 2016.

24th Mar 2020

This “quote” from the Italian Prime Minister about coronavirus is made up

The picture of the Italian Prime Minister is actually a picture of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

24th Mar 2020

This is a scam and is not from the government

This is a phishing scam.