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30 April 2021

Donkey being carried out of compassion, not self-preservation

The donkey in a widely shared image was carried by soldiers because it was too weak to keep up, not in order to stop it from detonating landmines.

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Donkey being carried out of compassion, not self-preservation
29 April 2021

Bill Gates has not bought Telegram

Instagram post falsely claims Bill Gates has bought the messaging app Telegram.

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Bill Gates has not bought Telegram
29 April 2021

Independent adviser can't launch investigations into ministers—they should

The adviser can raise issues of concern confidentially with the Prime Minister, but not trigger investigations.

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Independent adviser can't launch investigations into ministers—they should
29 April 2021

Boris Johnson promised to publish his Dyson communications—we’re still waiting on “all the details”

The Prime Minister originally said he would share ‘all the details’ with the House of Commons and ‘communications’ would be published.

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Boris Johnson promised to publish his Dyson communications—we’re still waiting on “all the details”
29 April 2021

Photo of Mike Tyson in ‘Plan-Demic’ t-shirt has been edited

A photo of Mike Tyson wearing a t-shirt promoting the ‘Plan-Demic’ conspiracy theory has been altered

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Photo of Mike Tyson in ‘Plan-Demic’ t-shirt has been edited
29 April 2021

Viewers spot Lorraine Kelly Himalayas gaffe

The TV personality claimed photos showed how visibility of the Himalayas changed after lockdown. The ‘before’ image was edited and not real.

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Viewers spot Lorraine Kelly Himalayas gaffe
29 April 2021

No evidence rapper DMX had Covid-19 vaccine before his death

There is no evidence that rapper DMX had a Covid-19 vaccine before he died of a heart attack.

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No evidence rapper DMX had Covid-19 vaccine before his death
29 April 2021

Home Office denies £77,000 was spent on eyebrows and beauty products

The Home Office said the sum was spent on PPE, not beauty products.

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Home Office denies £77,000 was spent on eyebrows and beauty products
29 April 2021

Prince Philip did not dress up in a bearskin for a prank

He was the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, and this was his uniform. A famous photograph shows him and the Queen laughing when an event was disrupted by bees.

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Prince Philip did not dress up in a bearskin for a prank
29 April 2021

Images of decorated room are not the Downing Street refurbishment

It is a picture taken from previous work of interior designer and co-founder of Soane Britain, Lulu Lytle.

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Images of decorated room are not the Downing Street refurbishment
29 April 2021

Police cars don’t need MOT registration

Some categories of vehicles, including police vehicles, don’t have to have an up-to-date MOT registration.

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Police cars don’t need MOT registration
29 April 2021

Ketchup did not ‘test positive’ for Covid-19

You’re more likely to get a false negative than a false positive from a lateral flow test.

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Ketchup did not ‘test positive’ for Covid-19

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