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13 May 2021

A mistake in the New York Post has been misconstrued as a sign of Covid-19 conspiracy

The paper used a picture of scenes from a gas leak in India in 2020, not the Covid-19 crisis in 2021. But this seems to be a simple mistake, which …

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A mistake in the New York Post has been misconstrued as a sign of Covid-19 conspiracy
12 May 2021

There’s no evidence that eating cucumbers stops lung cancer

A Facebook post misreported some scientific papers on mice, lung cancer and a chemical in cucumbers.

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There’s no evidence that eating cucumbers stops lung cancer
12 May 2021

Honey, ginger and pepper isn’t approved treatment for Covid-19

This home remedy has not been approved by the World Health Organisation. The WhatsApp message it’s been widely shared through is very similar to Facebook posts which have already been …

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Honey, ginger and pepper isn’t approved treatment for Covid-19
12 May 2021

Viral video spreads misinformation about ethylene oxide and Ivermectin

There is no evidence that using something that has been sterilised with ethylene oxide, such as a Covid-19 swab, is harmful.

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Viral video spreads misinformation about ethylene oxide and Ivermectin
11 May 2021

Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading

The medication has been authorised for a new and slightly different use, but the medication itself is not new.

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Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading
11 May 2021

You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel

This was suggested by the Prime Minister’s spokesperson and Gillian Keegan MP in defence of plans to require voters to have photo ID.

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You don’t usually need photo ID to pick up a parcel
11 May 2021

The BBC didn’t edit the headline of a Scottish newspaper

The headline of an article about the Scottish election results was changed by the newspaper.

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The BBC didn’t edit the headline of a Scottish newspaper
11 May 2021

Pictures of Parliament don’t tell the whole story

Facebook memes about MP attendance exclude important information.

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Pictures of Parliament don’t tell the whole story
10 May 2021

How the BBC makes money

It’s not just funded by the licence fee or public money as the Sun suggested. Around 30% is from commercial operations.

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How the BBC makes money
10 May 2021

Sun wrong to claim lockdown doubled suicide rates

Evidence suggests suicides did not increase after the first lockdown.

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Sun wrong to claim lockdown doubled suicide rates
10 May 2021

Letter to MHRA is filled with false Covid-19 claims

These include falsehoods that all people who die after a positive Covid test are registered as having died of Covid and that the Covid vaccines are experimental.

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Letter to MHRA is filled with false Covid-19 claims
10 May 2021

Viral video includes lots of false claims and half truths

These include claims that there is a blanket approach to do not resuscitate orders on elderly and disabled people, that the Covid-19 vaccines are experimental and genocidal, and that the …

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Viral video includes lots of false claims and half truths

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