There was not a 12kg rat in London

The rat almost certainly weighed less than 3kg.

Photo shows Jeremy Corbyn shaking hands with man previously jailed for electoral fraud

A post on Facebook shows a genuine photo of Jeremy Corbyn shaking hands with Tariq Mahmood, who was convicted in 2008 for electoral fraud.

John Major did prorogue parliament for three weeks in 1997

Major’s prorogation in 1997 delayed a report into Conservative MPs taking bribes, whether or not that was his intention.

The price of Freddos has risen five times faster than inflation

A humorous post compares the rise in price of Freddos to increases in the minimum wage. Both have risen above inflation over the last two decades.

The ranking of most popular baby names depends on how you count them

Grouping together various spellings of the name Muhammad can push it up the rankings, but so can counting Harrys and Henrys as one group.

This post oversimplifies and confuses details about Hitler’s rise to power

We’ve seen no evidence that Hitler referred to the dissolution of parliament as “the will of the people”.

This post about British Steel’s buyout by Turkish fund is mostly accurate

The Turkish military’s pension fund is the preferred buyer of British Steel, based in Scunthorpe which voted to leave the EU.

This picture of Boris Johnson isn’t from this week

The image is from an interview with the BBC in April 2019.

Red Bull and Monster don’t contain bull semen

Taurine in Red Bull and Monster doesn’t come from bull semen.

Dominic Cummings did not say this phrase about genetics and poor people

Boris Johnson’s chief adviser did not write or say this phrase.

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