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On the 15th of October, President Donald Trump claimed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study stating that 85% of people who wear masks contract Covid-19. This claim is false. In a morning interview with Fox News, the President mentioned that; "CDC comes out with a statement...
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A recent viral Facebook post claims that the CDC has removed mentions of the “COVID-19 Pandemic” and replaced it with “Covid-19 Outbreak” on the CDC website. The post then goes on to conclude that CDC never declared COVID-19 a pandemic in the first place. The post has over a thousand shares currently...
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Facebook posts claiming that manufacturers of fast tracked vaccines which have not been officially licensed in the UK have been circulating around in social media. These posts are attached to a paragraph from a Sun's article titled; "FAST TRACKED Brits could get coronavirus vaccine as early as October...
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Social media posts including links to a clip in which a man claims that a Covid-19 vaccine which contains chemicals that are likely to cause or promote infertility have been approved by the UK government are being shared on the internet. This claim is false. The man in the video is a YouTuber who calls...
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Social media posts insinuating that Kamala Harris, Joe Biden and a number of other Democrats have been flouting covid-19 preventive measures during Biden's campaign have been circulating online. These posts are of a busy rally clearly showing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris with the words; "Mask? Only you...
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There has not been a shortage of theories as to what could be the side effects of wearing masks, especially from anti-mask groups and individuals since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The latest theory as it relates to masks comes from a social media post which claimed wearing masks can cause...
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News that Putin's daughter is dead after taking a Covid-19 vaccine is circulating on social media, this news is false. This news originated from an article titled "Vladimir Putin's daughter DIES after the second dose of COVID vaccine" published on the 15th of August by the website, TorontoToday.net....
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A Facebook post has claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new guideline on the use of masks. Since the outbreak of coronavirus, the WHO has recommended various guidelines as it relates to safety and precaution of individuals, which are to be followed in order to be properly protected...
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Thousands of social media users are claiming that it is possible for children in the UK to be taken out of school and detained for Covid-19 tests or isolation without the consent of their parents. This claim is false. Many of these claims are in the form of hypothetical scenarios while others are attached...
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There is no shortage of misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic and what is going around on social media this time is that the virus can be treated with Aspirin. This claim is false. Although there are very many versions of how Aspirin can help to prevent Covid-19 by adding it to other substances...
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A video of a woman presenting herself as a government agent from the “Freedom to Breathe Agency” which is fighting against the compulsory wearing of facial masks is going around on social media platforms. This claim is not true. The video originated from the popular video network, TikTok and it shows...
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Claims going around on social media is that CNN posted two extremely contradictory articles on the malaria drug, hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness in the treatment of coronavirus in affected people. These claims are false. The purpose of these claims are to support the repeated claims by Donald...
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On July 30, Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America made a statement during a press briefing on how the resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the country was not as alarming as it was in some other countries where cases have increased by a minimum of 14 times the number they had before...
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Recently, a Facebook post which claims the United States has now reached herd immunity; a scenario which it said puts the country in a great position to beat the COVID-19 pandemic has been gaining a lot of attention. The post which was first posted on 4th of August has been shared more than 3000 times...
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A viral Facebook post with the headline, “Face Mask Safety — Know The Facts Before You Wear One” made 6 claims causing a panic among the social media users. The Facebook user who posted an image cited, “I’m starting a public movement called TAKE IT OFF.” The image listed out 6 different claims mentioning...
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While speaking during an interview with Fox News on Wednesday 5th August, President Trump had said children are almost immune from the coronavirus pandemic. The interview which was recorded was later shared on social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter. As can be seen here in the video of the Fox News...
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An image of a crowd densely packed claimed to be of a protest in Berlin against the restrictions over coronavirus. The picture shows thousands of people flocking the streets and the original post user wrote, “Berlin today, thousands upon thousands protesting the lockdown”. The user went on to question...
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A post which has now been shared over 800 times had claimed that Bill Gates granted a CNN interview in which he supposedly said there is the need to develop a digital certificate to identify those who have received the coronavirus vaccines. As seen on Facebook, the post which comes with a picture of...
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A social media post which originated from a Facebook account with the name, ‘Setting The Record Straight Michigan’ has garnered a lot of attention since it was first posted on July 27th. As at the time of writing, the post which claimed wearing dirty face masks could cause the deadly legionnaire’s disease...
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Various social media posts which contains the claim that Cleveland Clinic had sent out mails to inform its employees that cloth masks are not effective in fighting the deadly coronavirus pandemic had been shared thousands of times in the past few days. As seen in this viral Facebook post, the post had...
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Following the death of former Republican Party Presidential aspirant, Herman Cain last week, from what was reported as coronavirus, various social media posts have emerged in the past few days claiming that the cause of death was indeed cancer, and not coronavirus as reported by the mainstream media...
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Social media conspiracy theories drawing a connection between Moderna and two famous personalities in the business and medical field are being circulated on the internet. These theories link the biotech company, Moderna together with Anthony Fauci and Bill Gates in a bid to discredit "the vaccine that...
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A Facebook post which has now been shared hundreds of time in the past three days had claimed that the BBC has published an article which confirms that there would be a microchip in upcoming coronavirus vaccines sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As seen here in the post, the author...
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A viral Facebook post which has now been shared over 3400 times contains the claim that a study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did publish a study that shows Chloroquine is effective in treating coronavirus 15 years ago. In the post, the author had written, ‘N.I.H. 15 years ago published...
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During a July interview with CNN, Kentucky junior Senator, Rand Paul had claimed that he and other people who had contracted the coronavirus pandemic at some point and recovered from it are now immune to the virus. Paul who is a trained Physician appears to be speaking from a position of authority going...
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On 27th July 2020, a video of a group of doctors went viral and was even retweeted by the US President, Donald Trump multiple times. This video was originally published by Breitbart News, a right-wing media outlet, and was soon reposted by netizens and retweeted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube...
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There is a new wave of controversies going around social media centered on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and how they might have allegedly over reported COVID-19 cases in the State of Florida. As seen on a Twitter post with the claim, the author of the post, DeAnna Lorraine had...
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During a White House briefing on 23rd of July, 2020, Trump commented, “a lot of the country has no problem whatsoever — most of the country actually.” He continued to say, “It happens quickly. And it goes away and it goes away quickly. The country is in very good shape other than if you look South and...
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A viral Facebook post is making the rounds and voicing fears over how the government may handle the COVID-19 pandemic. The post has been shared over 15 thousand times. The post claims that the government could lockdown and forcibly test children for coronavirus in school due to a recently passed healthcare...
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In an interview to iHeart Radio on “The Conservative Circus”, the Education Secretary of the US claimed that, ““More and more studies show that kids are actually stoppers of the disease and they don’t get it and transmit it themselves.” She continued that the default should be the school kids getting...
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A social media post which originated from Facebook and found its way through other platforms had claimed that Dr. Fauci, a leading member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force had written an essay about COVID-19 to keep people in line and condemn individuals who are not taking enough precautions...
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Wrong information concerning the logo of the mobile Covid-19 testing centers in the United States is circulating on the internet via far right groups and social media users. These users claim that the logo on the truck closely resembles the head of the Egyptian god, Anubis who is often seen as the god...
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On the 18th of July, 2020, CNN posted a news article with the title; "85 infants under age 1 have tested positive for coronavirus in one Texas county since March", which has generated a lot of comments on the internet about its accuracy and correctness. In this article, the popular news channel quoted...
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The information going around on social media is that South Dakota, never passed a law to make its residents stay at home yet, it has the lowest rate of Covid-19 cases in the nation. The fictitious rate of occurrences of Covid-19 in South Dakota is estimated at 4 cases per 100,000 people. Additionally...
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A Facebook post which supposedly contained the list of home treatments approved for treating the COVID-19 pandemic has been going around in the past few days. The long post which was meticulously written and even contained advice for people at various ‘stages’ of the epidemic ended with the words, ‘Do...
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Michigan Governor, Gretchen Whitmer is one of the biggest advocates of adhering to the use of face masks in the United Sates amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer pioneered the ‘Mask Up Michigan’ movement and signed a new executive order to that effect on Friday 10th of July, which requires...
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There are many schools of thoughts as it regards to the use of face masks to combat the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. While some thinks it is great, others think it is not needed and these stances have always led to various narratives, most of which are always misleading and unfounded...
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In a spirited interview with Fox News on Sunday, July 19, 2020, President Donald Trump openly claims that the United States has the “lowest mortality rate” in the world, amid a string of assertions to back the administration’s response to the pandemic. Chris Wallace, the interviewer, was quick to counter...
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Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of fake news involving the virus has been circulating on the internet. These fake news range from miracle cures to recently, Russia perfecting a vaccine for the virus even though it just completed its first phase of the vaccine testing. The fake...
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Amidst COVID-19 and measures put in place to ensure everyone’s safety, especially the use of the face mask, a lot of conflicting news has been passed around in recent days. However, out of all this news, an attention-grabbing claim on Facebook about a UK Police Commissioner saying the Police have no...
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Social media posts insinuating that a bill to implant microchips into people, especially employees, by their employers has been passed into law in Michigan is currently circulating on social media. Most of these posts were met with outrage and some of them even speculate that something which is commonly...
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A Facebook post which has now been shared hundreds of times had claimed that the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from wearing masks anywhere in America, and no one has the right to make them do so. It is important to say that, in an attempt to fight the COVID-19...
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A Facebook post released as an Ad urging people to take the available vaccines for coronavirus had gained enough popularity in the last few days, and it has been shared for more than a thousand times. The post is an image, allegedly an ad by one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the United States...
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No doubt, the coronavirus met everyone unprepared, and it has instilled fear in every citizen of the United States. The contagiosity and the corresponding spike in the number of recorded cases means the Center for Disease Control and Prevention had to label it an epidemic, rather than endemic. Indifferent...
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Following a new set of guidelines released by the Texas Education Agency, which has allowed the resumption of schools in the State this fall (although parents retain the option to choose between sending their wards to the normal classrooms or learning virtually from home)after the enforced long holiday...
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A recent tweet by Republican Senator Melissa Melendez claims that there is no scientific basis for children being susceptible to infection from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The senator goes on to argue that schools should hence by reopened as normal. However, the claim made by the senator is false...
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A Facebook user who goes by the name, Connie J. Helm had claimed in a lengthy post on her account that the popular over the counter antihistamine, Benadryl is effective in treating rattlesnake bites. In the post which now has over 13 thousand shares and close to 4 thousand likes, Connie had claimed to...
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On two separate occasions, Republican US Senator John Cornyn and California State Senator Melissa Melendez spoke on their controversial views regarding susceptibility of children to COVID-19, which was met with backlash. Cornyn was quoted telling NBC DFW, “The good news is if you look again at the numbers...
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Social Media users have been sharing posts insinuating that Coronavirus is neither airborne nor contagious and cannot be transmitted from one person to another. These posts are false. The origin of this post can be traced back to a clip of World Health Organization's technical lead on the coronavirus...
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The screenshot of a tweet posted by the president of the United States of America on May 25, 2020 where he called Puerto Rico 'a small island filled with savages' has been circulating online. This screenshot is not true. The origin of this image can be traced back to May 2020, when the governor of Puerto...
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