Misleading claim about pension age continues to circulate online

The government is not planning to raise the pension age to 75. It is a policy recommendation from a think tank.

Poland has not refused to allow the building of mosques

A similar view has been expressed by a Polish politician but it is not government policy.

This picture of a man swimming with a jaguar isn’t from the 2019 Amazon fires

The picture was probably taken in 2016 and shows a soldier swimming with one of the army’s jaguar mascots.

Sadiq Khan was a solicitor for the Nation of Islam

The politician was a human rights lawyer before he became an MP.

How many emergency patients are waiting over four hours for a bed?

There was more than a sevenfold increase in the number of emergency admissions which took more than four hours between a decision being taken to admit the patient and them ...

We can’t be sure how many migrants registered with GPs in the last decade

There were 6.5 million new GP registrations in England and Wales from 2007 to 2017 where the person’s previous address was abroad. But we can’t be certain about these figures.

The meme you’ve seen about Instagram privacy settings is not true

Several celebrities have reposted the incorrect image, which has no truth to it.

Hundreds of birds were found dead in the Netherlands but it had nothing to do with 5G

Almost 300 starlings were found dead in a park in The Hague but no 5G tests were going on at the time.

This picture of women ‘dressing up like 9/11’ was taken in the UK, not Israel

The students wore the costumes to a nightclub in Chester in 2013.

This advice on how to fight a parking ticket is wrong

If you receive a parking charge notice from a private car park and wish to appeal it, don’t pay it immediately.

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