Concern that the story was incorrect led to prominent posts on social media being deleted.
The viral message began on Facebook in late April.
Professor Tasuku Honjo said: “I am greatly saddened that my name and that of Kyoto University have been used to spread false accusations and misinformation”.
Captain Tom’s daughter helped set up the fundraiser but the company she’s director of receives no money from it.
Here’s what to keep in mind when looking at photos of crowds.
So far there have been very few cases, but doctors have been warned to look out for these symptoms in children.
Posts on Facebook suggest a media conspiracy because a picture of a deceased Irish teenager has been used to illustrate the deaths of two other boys.
Despite optimistic reports, Britain is still in need of skilled farm labour.
The money will be spent on charities in each of the four UK nations.
This post about NHS PPE shortages has been falsely attributed to Jennifer Saunders.
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