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10 June 2022

The Coalition did not build more affordable homes in a year than Labour did in 13 years of government

Boris Johnson was wrong to make this claim, according to the government’s own definition of affordable housing.

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The Coalition did not build more affordable homes in a year than Labour did in 13 years of government
10 June 2022

Ofgem said that 12 million households—not people—might end up in fuel poverty

These estimates are uncertain for several reasons, but 12 million households would amount to many more than 12 million people.

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Ofgem said that 12 million households—not people—might end up in fuel poverty
9 June 2022

Research doesn’t prove contraceptive pill reduces risk of suicide

An article in The Sun misrepresents the findings of a study looking at possible links between hormonal contraceptives and suicide.

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Research doesn’t prove contraceptive pill reduces risk of suicide
9 June 2022

Claims of ‘40 million in fuel and food poverty’ are too high

Both food insecurity and fuel poverty are serious problems that affect many people in the UK, but almost certainly not 40 million.

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Claims of ‘40 million in fuel and food poverty’ are too high
9 June 2022

Survey of GPs’ retirement plans is not reliable

The GPs who responded were the ones who knew about the survey and chose to participate—who are not necessarily representative of GPs as a whole.

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Survey of GPs’ retirement plans is not reliable
8 June 2022

The Spanish Meteorological Agency has not ‘confessed’ to using chemtrails

Spain has not admitted to using chemtrails to change its weather or fight Covid-19.

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The Spanish Meteorological Agency has not ‘confessed’ to using chemtrails
7 June 2022

Facebook post about BBC footage of Boris Johnson being booed is misleading

The broadcaster has been criticised for the way it used audio in a clip of the Prime Minister and his wife.

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Facebook post about BBC footage of Boris Johnson being booed is misleading
7 June 2022

No evidence ‘chemtrails’ are responsible for new chemical found in atmosphere

The long-running ‘chemtrails’ conspiracy theory has been widely shared in recent months.

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No evidence ‘chemtrails’ are responsible for new chemical found in atmosphere
7 June 2022

War in Ukraine has contributed to global shortages of certain products

A post suggesting that war in Ukraine is not the cause of shortages of a number of products is missing context.

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War in Ukraine has contributed to global shortages of certain products
7 June 2022

Reports that ‘Bernie Gores’ died in both Uvalde school shooting and Afghanistan are fake

Facebook posts claiming ‘Bernie Gores’ was reported to have died in the school shooting nine months after he was first reported to have died in Afghanistan are based on fake …

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Reports that ‘Bernie Gores’ died in both Uvalde school shooting and Afghanistan are fake
6 June 2022

BBC didn’t ‘censor’ audio of crowd booing over Boris Johnson clip

The crowd sounded different in two versions of the clip because it was recorded by different crews.

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BBC didn’t ‘censor’ audio of crowd booing over Boris Johnson clip
1 June 2022

EU rules didn’t ‘ban’ crown symbols on pint glasses

The law is more complicated than recent headlines have made it seem.

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EU rules didn’t ‘ban’ crown symbols on pint glasses

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