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22 November 2022

No published data to support minister’s claim about migrants saying they’re under 18

Robert Jenrick’s claim that up to 20% of adult men arriving at an asylum processing centre say they’re under 18 has prompted new questions about the Home Office’s use of …

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No published data to support minister’s claim about migrants saying they’re under 18
22 November 2022

Covid-19 is not ‘a lie’

A post on Instagram claims that Covid-19 is a ‘lie’. This is false, and there is ample evidence to prove it is a real, deadly disease.

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Covid-19 is not ‘a lie’
21 November 2022

Wetherspoons still not offering free ‘meal for two’ Facebook deal

Another post from an account calling itself ‘JD Wetherspoon’ promising free meal offers has received thousands of shares on Facebook.

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Wetherspoons still not offering free ‘meal for two’ Facebook deal
18 November 2022

BBC graph showing impact of Autumn Statement contains several errors

A graph shown on the BBC News at Six contained, among other things, an inaccurate figure and a mislabelled axis.

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BBC graph showing impact of Autumn Statement contains several errors
18 November 2022

Labour MP wrongly claims £37bn spent on Test and Trace app

Karl Turner claimed that Matt Hancock and Boris Johnson “blew” £37 billion on the Track and Trace app. The app’s actual cost in the first year was about £35 million.

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Labour MP wrongly claims £37bn spent on Test and Trace app
18 November 2022

Iran hasn’t sentenced 15,000 protesters to death

Iranian parliamentarians have called for “harsh punishments” which could include the death penalty, but we can find no evidence for viral claims that 15,000 people have already been sentenced to …

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Iran hasn’t sentenced 15,000 protesters to death
17 November 2022

Warning over alleged Christmas postal ‘scam’ is long out of date

The premium-rate number a Facebook post warns about was shut down in 2005.

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Warning over alleged Christmas postal ‘scam’ is long out of date
17 November 2022

British Heart Foundation comments on 30,000 excess deaths lack important context

Not all of the 30,000 excess deaths involving heart disease in England since the pandemic started were necessarily caused by healthcare disruption. Many may have been caused by Covid-19.

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British Heart Foundation comments on 30,000 excess deaths lack important context
15 November 2022

MailOnline muddles up cost of a possible rise in council tax

If council tax rises by 5%, it would cost households in an average band D property about £100 more per year—not per month.

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MailOnline muddles up cost of a possible rise in council tax
15 November 2022

Some staff at NHS hospitals did take part in local strikes when Labour was last in power

The shadow health secretary claimed there were no strikes in the NHS during Labour’s last spell in government, but we’ve found some examples of local strikes taking place.

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Some staff at NHS hospitals did take part in local strikes when Labour was last in power
11 November 2022

Fake alerts for missing pensioners are circulating online

The names, pictures and locations of those being sought are false.

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Fake alerts for missing pensioners are circulating online
11 November 2022

Wetherspoons ‘meal for two’ deal is fake

Thousands of people have shared a Facebook post which claims that Wetherspoons boss Tim Martin is retiring.

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Wetherspoons ‘meal for two’ deal is fake

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