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On the 10th of August, a social media post had claimed President Trump is furious because the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos decided to offer a free one-day prime shipping for all mail-in ballots for the upcoming Presidential elections. The post which has since garnered over 25,000 likes and shared about...
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A social media post which contained a video showing the FBI raiding an office which it claimed was where the sons of Biden, Pelosi, Romney and Kerry are getting millions of dollars from via a no-show job in Ukraine has received quite some attention. The Facebook post which has over 14,000 likes as at...
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A Twitter post which claimed Senator Kamala Harris was listed as Caucasian on her birth certificate by her parents has been drawing a lot of attention lately. This follows the event of Senator Harris being chosen as the Vice Presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in the upcoming Presidential...
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Donald Trump re-election campaign’s recent press release has officially claimed that the Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was called a racist by his newly appointed running mate and vice-presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris. The press release does not go into specifics and does not even...
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Social media users are claiming that a man was released by the court in January this year from a charge of pedophilia because he successfully argued that the young boys involved, consented. This claim is false. The case in question occurred in New Jersey and the man involved is Gary Wolchesky who was...
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A social media post claiming that Tom Hanks did not really observe a self-quarantine period when he was diagnosed with coronavirus in Australia earlier this year has been circulating online. This post is attached to two pictures of Tom Hanks where he is wearing a blue shirt with the same background...
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Inaccurate claims about how much politicians, especially presidents and members of the congress in the United States of America get paid when they are no longer in office is being circulated on social media. These claims are not true. A picture claiming to show the wages of retired politicians alongside...
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The claim going around on all social media platforms is that Kamala Harris, who recently became the official running mate of Joe Biden cannot succeed him if for some reason, Biden cannot complete his term. This claim is false. In early August, social media users started saying that Biden choosing the...
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An article which claimed the CNN has had its license pulled in the states of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana has found a lot of popularity on various platforms in recent days. The article which was published on 10th August, by America Last Line of Defense and which has been shared over 169,000 times...
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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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The White House press briefing on Monday evening took a newsworthy turn as President Donald Trump was put on-record wrongly stating that the “great pandemic of 1917 ended World War II.” Trump told reporters, “The closest thing is in 1917 ... the great pandemic. It certainly was a terrible thing where...
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A recent Facebook Post and an article in the Issues & Insights website has gained traction garnering over 75 thousand views as of this writing. The article claims Democratic Nominee Joe Biden will outlaw all gas-powered cars if he is elected president in the upcoming US presidential elections in November...
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As it relates to the November 2020 Presidential elections, the issue of mail-in ballots has been extensively discussed with many theories being posited on social media. The latest social media deliberation on this subject comes in the form of a Facebook post which claims voters would need two stamps...
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Will Smith recently posted a video on his official Instagram feed showing Jason Derulo apparently knocking his teeth off with the swing of a golf club. The pair appear to be practicing golf swings with Smith giving tips to Derulo when Derulo swings his golf club without looking back with Smith moving...
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On August 8, Donald trump, the president of the United States of America made a statement in a press conference about an executive action on the payment of payroll taxes which has generated a lot of controversy online. This controversy is what led to Social Security Works, a non profit organization releasing...
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A Facebook post which has now been shared over 6,000 times claims President Trump has put a hold to all evictions through December. The post also mentioned that Trump has extended unemployment benefits through December, while also deferring payroll taxes through the same month. This post which was made...
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Recent reports have shown that fake driver’s licenses are flooding into the United States from China and many other countries. The Customs and Border Protection have confirmed that about 19,888 driver’s licenses have been seized at the Chicago O’Hare Airport just in the first half of this year. The...
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A viral Facebook post from July contained a stunning image of what it called a ‘Sleeping Lady Mountain’. The post claimed the image was taken from a mountain in Alaska, while also stating that the visually pleasing image has been taken from an aircraft. The photo has also been spotted on Twitter recently...
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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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On August 5, 2020, a website known as What You Expect? published a post which quickly became viral. This post claimed that a black teen, Sean Jackson, had requested to be tried as a white man in a Florida court. This post claimed that the black teen was in court to be tried for gun charges. He had refused...
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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 Twitter post which has now been shared over 90,000 times had claimed that Trump’s Postmaster General is slowing down the mail in order to influence mail-in voting, for the upcoming Presidential elections. The two part tweet reads, ‘IMPORTANT WARNING: My mailman just confirmed they have all officially...
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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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Social media posts claiming that the United States of America has been able to save $54.7 billion a year as a result of banning welfare for illegal immigrants has been circulating on the internet since April and has resurfaced again towards the end of July. These posts read; "President Trump has banned...
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During a visit to Midland in Texas for a fundraising event, Trump made certain remarks in his speech addressing the people of that West Texas region which is the heart of oil reserves. Trump in his speech said, “Now we're back and now we're just going to keep expanding. We did a great job." This was...
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Several social media posts which contained the claim that Israel Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to being responsible for the ‘bombing’ of Beirut have been gaining a lot of attention in the past few days. As seen in one of the posts on Facebook, the author of the post had included a...
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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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A recent Facebook post has gone viral warning users about the dangers of the Bluegill fish. The post has over 9 thousand shares and claims that the freshwater fish is responsible for over 500 deaths in the United States annually. The post also states that the bluegill fish is related to the carnivorous...
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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...
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A post which originated from a Facebook account with the name, David Barker has recently gone viral. The Facebook post which has been shared several times contains a long broadcast which it attributed to American professional golfer, Bubba Watson. The post contains opinions which shows disapproval to...
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A post claiming that pensioners have to pay for TV licence in the UK, while migrants are granted free license has been going around on Facebook. This claim is not exactly true. While it is true that pensioners have to pay for their TV license in the UK, it is a recent development, and has nothing to...
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A Twitter user recently made a claim that the top 10 areas with the highest coronavirus spikes in the UK are led by the Labour Party. This claim is questionable. While it is true that most of the areas on the list are run by the Labour party, including Blackburn, Leicester, Rochdale, Bradford, Luton...
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An explosion at the seaport of the city of Beirut on 4th August has recently made headlines across the world. A report by Veterans Today, an independent online journal, went viral on the same day claiming the explosion was caused by an Israeli nuclear attack. The report also goes on to claim that the...
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There has been news going around about some seven marines who died in a training accident on June 30, 2020. While reports have it that the missing service men, presumed dead, are yet to be identified, a picture purportedly identifying them is circulating on social media. However, this is not true....
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On the 5th of August, President Trump made a Twitter post which claimed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was ‘Closed and Dead’ before his administration came on board. In the tweet which has now been shared close to 16,000 times, Trump had written; ‘‘NASA was Closed & Dead...
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A flurry of social media posts offering explanations for the cause of the Tempe Bridge derailment have been spotted on the internet. Among these posts is a viral Facebook post which claimed that the derailment was caused by the Black Lives Matter proponents. As can be seen here, the post contained the...
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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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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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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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President Donald Trump made headlines again by reiterating claims that absentee voting is different from mail-in voting. Trump is vocal about his dislike of mail-in voting and preference for absentee voting. At a press briefing last July 30, 2020, he said, “Absentee is different. Absentee, you have to...
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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 picture of prison inmates tightly packed together in their underwear is circulating on the internet with the claim that they are the 16,000 MS-13 members who were deported by the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) earlier this year. This claim is not true and the picture is misattributed. The...
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Several social media posts which claim that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering to pay people who worked during the COVID-19 pandemic a lump sum is being passed around on the internet. As can be seen here, and here, these social media posts are calling the supposed $2800 a hazard...
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Several social media posts which contained the claim that pedophilia is considered a disability in Greece have been shared severally among social media users in the past 7 days. This followed the news that actor, Tom Hanks and wife, Rita Wilson, have officially been granted Greek citizenship. In a Twitter...
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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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Social media posts insinuating that the Rutgers English Department declared 'grammar' racist has been circulating on social media since late July. These insinuations are not true. The bone of contention seems to be an open letter Rebecca Walkowitz, the chair of the English Department at Rutgers University...
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News stating that the United States Postal Service (USPS) stated that mail-in-ballots for the election on November 3, should be mailed in 14 days before the general election is circulating on social media. This news is false. The origin of this speculation can be traced back to Tony Dokoupil, the co...
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The huge protests going on in Portland has been well documented, and it is safe to say that the protests have been a soft target for a lot of conspiracy theories in the past few days. The latest conspiracy surrounding the Portland protests is coming in the form of social media posts claiming that a firm...
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The news going around on social media is that the famous actor and one America's beloved celebrity, Tom Hanks was arrested in Australia for pedophilia. This claim is not disconnected from the various conspiracy theories which emerged as a result of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell on July 2. Since then...
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