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1 November 2022

UK Government doesn’t retain £50bn of Scottish taxes

Posts on social media overcount and double count Scottish revenues while undercounting Scottish expenditure.

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UK Government doesn’t retain £50bn of Scottish taxes
31 October 2022

News articles didn’t claim the same boy died of Covid-19 in three different countries

A widely shared tweet claims that the same child was reported to have died of Covid-19 in three different countries. This isn’t true.

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News articles didn’t claim the same boy died of Covid-19 in three different countries
31 October 2022

Claims about 47,000 homeless veterans need context

The figure is the estimated number of homeless veterans in 2015 in the United States. We don’t know how many homeless veterans there are in the UK.

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Claims about 47,000 homeless veterans need context
31 October 2022

No evidence that Rishi Sunak said homeless veterans could ‘easily manage’ winter

We can find no record of any such comments by him in Parliament, or elsewhere.

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No evidence that Rishi Sunak said homeless veterans could ‘easily manage’ winter
28 October 2022

Facebook post linking Covid-19 vaccines with report about cancer in the under-50s is misleading

There is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccines are causing cancer.

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Facebook post linking Covid-19 vaccines with report about cancer in the under-50s is misleading
28 October 2022

Contrails can last for hours

A false claim that contrails, the lines of frozen water vapour which form behind planes, disappear quickly is being used to suggest that chemtrails exist.

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Contrails can last for hours
28 October 2022

Are crime rates at a record high?

Although the number of crimes recorded by police is on the rise, the overall crime rate as measured by the crime survey is falling.

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Are crime rates at a record high?
27 October 2022

Asylum seekers in hotels will not receive £57 per week

A Facebook post refers to reports that a hotel in Ipswich is set to be used to house asylum seekers, and claims that they would be paid £57 per week.

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Asylum seekers in hotels will not receive £57 per week
27 October 2022

President Zelenskyy magazine cover circulating on social media is a fake

An image of a magazine cover showing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy drawing in money and weapons is circulating on social media.

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President Zelenskyy magazine cover circulating on social media is a fake
27 October 2022

The World Economic Forum didn’t say it’s engineering the climate

An out-of-context screenshot of an article from 2018 has led to misleading claims being shared online.

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The World Economic Forum didn’t say it’s engineering the climate
27 October 2022

Uber ‘walking buddy’ service is fake

The joke first appeared online in 2020.

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Uber ‘walking buddy’ service is fake
26 October 2022

How the media misreported the '£2,500 energy bill cap'

Our analysis using Full Fact’s AI media-monitoring software has found more than 100 potentially misleading claims about the government’s Energy Price Guarantee—which is a cap on prices, not bills.

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How the media misreported the '£2,500 energy bill cap'

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