Get the facts: Online

22 March 2019

This picture doesn’t show a child's heart infected with a dog parasite

The image is of an infected dog’s heart, and the parasite it shows spreads via mosquito, not direct contact.

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This picture doesn’t show a child's heart infected with a dog parasite
22 March 2019

This picture does not show Fidel Castro holding Justin Trudeau as a baby

The picture is of Castro with Trudeau’s late brother, Michel.

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This picture does not show Fidel Castro holding Justin Trudeau as a baby
20 March 2019

This video doesn't show a church in Pakistan being burned in retaliation for the New Zealand attacks

A video circulating online shows a church in Egypt in 2013.

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This video doesn't show a church in Pakistan being burned in retaliation for the New Zealand attacks
15 March 2019

You shouldn’t put a tampon in a stab wound

The most important thing is to apply pressure to the wound and dial 999.

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You shouldn’t put a tampon in a stab wound
15 March 2019

We don’t know who attacked this Swedish woman

Posts online have suggested the attacker was a Muslim migrant, despite there being no evidence to prove this.

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We don’t know who attacked this Swedish woman
8 March 2019

Clary sage in Radox isn’t dangerous for pregnant women

The Office for Product Safety and Standards told us there’s no evidence that clary sage would be dangerous at these levels.

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Clary sage in Radox isn’t dangerous for pregnant women
8 March 2019

This Diane Abbott poster is fake

The mocked up poster was superimposed onto a photo taken in 2005 of a billboard in Hackney.

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This Diane Abbott poster is fake
8 March 2019

Don’t attempt ‘cough CPR’ if you think you’re having a heart attack

If you think you’re having a heart attack you should dial 999.

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Don’t attempt ‘cough CPR’ if you think you’re having a heart attack
8 March 2019

Donald Tusk’s grandfather was not in the SS

But he was conscripted into the German armed forces during WWII after time spent imprisoned in concentration camps.

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Donald Tusk’s grandfather was not in the SS
1 March 2019

The “Momo challenge” is an online hoax fuelled by media coverage

We look at the extreme level of media coverage devoted to Momo, in comparison to the dearth of evidence that it actually exists.

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The “Momo challenge” is an online hoax fuelled by media coverage
28 February 2019

UK taxpayers aren’t subsidising France’s 35-hour working week

The EU budget is not spent on subsidising the French or German working week, or transport and utilities systems.

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UK taxpayers aren’t subsidising France’s 35-hour working week
28 February 2019

This claim about cameras and speed limits on the M60 and M62 isn’t quite true

The national speed limit is still 70mph.

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This claim about cameras and speed limits on the M60 and M62 isn’t quite true

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