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Fact checks about topical content and debate in UK news.

7 September 2021

Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines

A social media post falsely claims Germany’s government no longer recommends Covid-19 vaccination.

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Germany has not stopped using Covid-19 vaccines
26 August 2021

No evidence Kabul airport video is faked

The fact people are not being blown over is no evidence the footage is faked, as suggested.

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No evidence Kabul airport video is faked
25 August 2021

Facebook post makes incorrect claims about TV licence fee non-payment

A Facebook post claims £50 million has been lost in licence fee payments this year.

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Facebook post makes incorrect claims about TV licence fee non-payment
17 August 2021

French ambassador hasn’t left Kabul as Robert Peston claims

The French embassy has left its building in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter and relocated to the airport

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French ambassador hasn’t left Kabul as Robert Peston claims
13 August 2021

Messi didn’t double PSG’s Instagram followers

A Facebook post falsely claims that Messi signing with PSG doubled the club’s followers on Instagram.

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Messi didn’t double PSG’s Instagram followers
29 July 2021

Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days

Communications consultant James Melville compares Covid-19 and cancer deaths but his figures aren’t correct.

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Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days
23 July 2021

Was Dawn Butler right about Boris Johnson ‘lying’ to Parliament?

Dawn Butler was removed from the Commons for claiming that the Prime Minister lied.

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Was Dawn Butler right about Boris Johnson ‘lying’ to Parliament?
21 July 2021

Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility

The Reform UK leader’s claim is based on Yellow Card and VAERS data, which does not show proven adverse reactions to the vaccines.

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Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility
20 July 2021

Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would

In an allegedly leaked WhatsApp message, Boris Johnson appeared to claim that the average age of Covid-19 deaths is higher than the average life expectancy.

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Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would
14 July 2021

What has the Prime Minister said about the booing of England players?

Keir Starmer says that Boris Johnson did not condemn the booing, but Boris Johnson reportedly did say that it was “totally wrong”.

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What has the Prime Minister said about the booing of England players?

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