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11 May 2022

No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers

An article shared on Facebook claims that most children with hepatitis were breastfed by fully vaccinated mothers.

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No evidence hepatitis in children is caused by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers
11 May 2022

A man who arrived in Japan with a fake passport did not mysteriously vanish

It seems that the man himself was real, according to reports at the time. He was arrested, but we can find no evidence that he vanished—let alone that he came …

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A man who arrived in Japan with a fake passport did not mysteriously vanish
11 May 2022

Article 61 of the Magna Carta doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay council tax

Those liable do have to pay council tax, and nothing in the Magna Carta stops that being the case.

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Article 61 of the Magna Carta doesn’t mean you don’t have to pay council tax
10 May 2022

The Lancet didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines are only 1% effective

This claim appears to be based on a misunderstanding of a 2021 article that suggested a different measure of effectiveness be published alongside the usual measure.

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The Lancet didn’t say Covid-19 vaccines are only 1% effective
9 May 2022

NHS dentists are still operating in Somerset

A headline suggesting otherwise is not accurate. There is a reported shortage of appointments for new NHS patients, however.

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NHS dentists are still operating in Somerset
9 May 2022

‘Pfizer document’ doesn’t show company admitting vaccines unsafe in pregnancy

A screenshot of a supposed new document from Pfizer has been shared thousands of times but is out of date.

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‘Pfizer document’ doesn’t show company admitting vaccines unsafe in pregnancy
6 May 2022

Man wasn’t jailed only for staring at a woman on the train

A Spectator article recently claimed that a man had been sentenced to 22 weeks in prison after “continuously staring” at a woman.

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Man wasn’t jailed only for staring at a woman on the train
6 May 2022

Harrier jets didn’t spell out expletive over Houses of Parliament

The farewell flypast for the jets didn’t even pass London.

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Harrier jets didn’t spell out expletive over Houses of Parliament
6 May 2022

There were not 65,000 flu deaths in the winter of 2017/18

We’re not sure where this number comes from, but official estimates suggest it’s more than double the true figure.

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There were not 65,000 flu deaths in the winter of 2017/18
5 May 2022

Some voting in local elections can pick more than one candidate

Until recently the Gov.uk website had given a misleading explanation of how to vote in local elections in England and Wales.

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Some voting in local elections can pick more than one candidate
5 May 2022

Fanta Lemon is not being discontinued in Europe

This seems to stem from a now-deleted tweet from the brand in 2018.

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Fanta Lemon is not being discontinued in Europe
4 May 2022

Keir Starmer’s GMB interview: fact checked

The Labour leader made claims about the UK’s economic growth and fraud during the pandemic.

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Keir Starmer’s GMB interview: fact checked

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