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Dominion Voting System is a company that sells electronic voting hardware and software, including voting machines and tabulators, in the United States and Canada. This is as stated on their website. Regardless, the company is currently in the middle of a permuted conspiracy theory. Since Joe Biden was...
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A recent viral tweet presents the claim that the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine may be part of a media conspiracy. The tweet was made by conservative activist Mindy Robinson and has over 6 thousand retweets currently. The tweet shows a screenshot of a BBC article from December 8, 2020, covering...
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George Soros is the new name at the end of a Facebook misinformation. In a post shared on Facebook by Liberty Alliance, liked 300+ times, and shared 500+ times, the American billionaire was accused of starting a fake news site in Missouri. The post was captioned thus: “Beware - George Soros is starting...
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Earlier this week, there have been several social media posts and articles about CIA Director, Gina Haspel. The latest one as can be seen in this tweet claims she has been arrested for treason. How true is the claim? Born Gina Cheri Walker Haspel in 1956. Haspel is an American intelligence officer serving...
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A recent viral Instagram post claims that a doctor from Germany was arrested in a police raid during a livestream. The post claims that Doctor Andreas Noack’s apartment was raided by armed police due to violations of regulations put in place for COVID-19. The post has over 10 thousand views currently...
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A recent viral tweet claims that the Israeli Military has created a new highly advanced military robot. The tweet contains a video showcasing the capabilities of the robot in question with the caption “amazing robot from Israel don’t miss”. The tweet states “Amazing #Military #robot from #Israel. Hats...
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In a video post shared on Facebook by one user with the name Monique Capelta, former President, Barack Obama was labelled as the kingpin of the biggest political scandal in modern history. The post which has gone viral since has attracted a lot of attentions from various quarters, but how true is the...
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The internet is agog with a claim that Dr Roger Hodkinson, a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons committee in Ottawa, Canada, called Covid-19 a hoax. This claim has been widely reported on Twitter, as can be seen here, here, and here, as well as other social media platforms. How true...
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A post, which appears to be an offshoot, has gone viral on Instagram. Shared by one user with the name Akademiks, the screenshot has about 75, 000 likes and almost 7, 000 comments. Contained in the screenshot is the photo of American rapper, Nle Chopper, with a statement that claims vaccines developed...
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A recent viral tweet claims that over a million people marched in Washington D.C. in support of President Trump on November 14. The tweet was made by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and has been retweeted over 56 thousand times. The tweet shows two images of the march in Freedom Plaza from...
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Attention has been drawn to a video shared on Twitter by one Tom Elliot. The video was claimed to represent Andrew Cuomo's statement that it was "bad news" Pfizer's successful COVID-19 Vaccine was discovered during Trump's administration. The video claim further dwelled on his statement to mean he vowed...
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The social media is buzzing with the news of the movement of Tucker Carlson from Fox News to Newsmax. This was triggered by a post on Facebook, shared by one Judy Long, with the caption, "Good news, Tucker Carlson is moving to Newsmax where the truth prevails." The said post is generating likes and shares...
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A viral tweet (archive) claims that church bells were rung in Paris to celebrate the news of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris winning the 2020 US presidential election. The tweet contains a 21-second video showing the skyline of Paris. The video has over 1 million views and the tweet has been retweeted over...
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An image of the Democratic vice-presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, showing her as intoxicated has gone viral and gained so much media attraction this week after her campaign visit to Ohio. The actual image is still part of a video that Harris posted on her Twitter page on November 28, 2019. This...
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On November 3, 2020, an evidence showing that a poll worker in Pennsylvania’s Erie County has discarded more than 100 ballots in favor of Donald Trump started circulating on social media. This evidence is in form of an Instagram story and it was posted by a lot of social media users including Patrick...
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Since late October, Twitter users have been sharing the claim that some mail-in-ballots have already been filled out for Democratic candidates before they arrived. The origin of this claim can be traced back to a Twitter video posted by Jake Novak, a veteran TV news producer on Oct. 3. In the video...
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Hunter Biden, son of Joe Biden was rumored dead from a drug overdose. The 50 year old, whose personal and business life has been a source of several scornful claims and allegations from the press and media, has been rumored dead by the excessive use of drugs. This rumor seems to have been birthed from...
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There has been a rumor that US President Donald Trump used a Melania Trump double on one of his campaign trail. Before now, there had been persistent rumors that the US First lady uses body doubles for public appearances. But the recent October 24th tweet from the media has given it more interest. The...
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A claim recently made by a conservative Twitter handle implied that Twitter’s Read Before You Retweet Warning feature only targets tweets made by conservatives. This accusation means that Twitter is being biased. This is not the first time the accusation is being made by conservatives. On October 18...
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A number of political-social media influencers have been sharing claims that Joe Biden said he once lived or grew up in one of the Section 8 houses. This claim is false The origin of this claim can be traced to one of Joe Biden’s answers to questions racism at the ABC News town hall which took place...
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On the 20th of October, Eric Trump posted a photograph of Ice Cube and 50 Cent wearing a hat labeled TRUMP. This picture was manipulated. The original version of this picture was taken 3 years ago at the BIG3 basketball game in Las Vegas. It was tweeted by Ice Cube on his page with a birthday caption...
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Recently, Eric Trump, the son of Donald Trump made an allegation against Joe Biden, the Democratic Presidential nominee of the United States of America on social media, this allegation is false. The allegation is in the form of a Twitter post where Trump tried to justify the words; "The salary of a U...
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Posts claiming that Joe Biden plans to increase Property tax rate by 3% once he is elected have been circulating on social media with references to his eligibility as a candidate over Trump. These posts are not backed up by any fact and one of the most reposted of them reads; "Biden wants to put a 3...
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A large number of social media users are sharing the claim that 70 dogs purportedly died from eating chicken jerky treats from China. This claim is backed up by other claims that Fox News has recently published an article on it while the brand, Blue Buffalo among other brands that sell chicken jerky...
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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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In early September, 2020, news started circulating on social media that Donald Trump called a senator and highly decorated war veteran, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D. Ill) who lost her leg in Iraq when her helicopter was shot down by propelled grenades in 2004, "Lieutenant NoLegs". This news is backed by a...
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A viral Facebook post has been making the rounds claiming that the recent wildfires occurring on the West Coast have been started by members of Antifa. The post has over 600 shares and contains various screenshots of social media posts that claim that the fires are the result of arson. One post even...
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In a recent meeting with members of the United Steelworkers Union, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made some remarks regarding his proposed tax plan. Biden mentioned that no one making under $400,000 would be punished by the tax plan, adding “which is more money than I’ve ever made”. The remark...
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A bogus claim that Disney is closing down Disneyland and moving from California to Texas has been circulating on social media since early September. This claim is false. The origin of the claim can be traced back to an article published on August, 31 by satire website, Uncle Walt's Insider. This article...
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Social media users have been sharing a claim about Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister at an interview with an image of what looks like an insult in the background. This claim shows a picture of the Prime Minister at an interview in a school in Leicestershire in late August with a Mathematical periodic...
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A viral video showing Donald Trump moving away from a group of reporters to stand abruptly beside a puddle of water has been circulating on social media with the insinuation that he was disoriented because of dementia. This video has been posted on both Twitter and Facebook with misleading captions...
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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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A recent tweet by Donald Trump Jr. states that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden plans to raise taxes for 82% of the American population. The tweet has over 23,000 retweets currently. The statement echoed similar sentiments expressed by several other Republican figures including RNC Chairwoman...
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A viral Facebook post makes some claims about the costs incurred by taxpayers to fly Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to a hair salon. The post has over 16,000 shares currently and claims that the trip cost $120,000 to taxpayers. The post however does not include any sources or information on how the...
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Social media users are spreading the news that President Donald Trump is encouraging voters to vote twice in the November presidential election. This news is not only baffling, it has also been condemned by a number of Americans both on social media and through news platforms. On the issue, Michael...
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden recently made some dubious claims regarding the invention of the light in a recent town hall meeting. Biden spoke at a town hall event in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he remarked on why history classes don’t teach that “A black guy invented the light bulb, not a...
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A recent facebook post about the purported disrespect of NBA players to the "Commander-in-chief" has been attributed to Larry Bird . This attribution is false. This quote reads; "Back in my day the game had fundamentals and honored the commander in chief. Now it’s a bunch of radical fundamentalists...
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Since last week, social media users have been sharing a quote attributed to Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins, in relation to Donald Trump and her stance on his re-election. This quote reads; "Yes, I said that I wouldn’t endorse him but that doesn’t mean I don’t fully support him,” and it is accompanied...
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A recent viral tweet claims that President Donald Trump suffered a “cerebral event” in 2019. The tweet has over 1400 hundred retweets and claims that the source for this information is a new book by New York Times reporter Michael S. Schmidt. The book is titled “Donald Trump v. The United States”. The...
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Several social media posts which claimed that 39 missing kids were found in a double wide trailer in Georgia have been making the rounds across many platforms on the internet. As can be seen in this Facebook post which has been shared more than a million times already, the author wrote, ‘How is finding...
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A Facebook post which suggested that mail-in voting could create a loophole which allows voters to cast double ballots has been shared thousands of times in the past few days. The viral post reads, ‘This is real - If I mail in my ballot on Sunday and show up to the polling station on Tuesday, they won...
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A September 1, Facebook post which has been shared over thirteen thousand times already has claimed that there is now a law in place which makes pedophilia legal in the State of California. The viral post reads, ‘PEDOPHILIA is now LEGAL in CALIFORNIA. SB-145 passed! Now a 21 year old can have sex with...
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On Monday, legendary country musician Loretta Lynn announced via Instagram that she got married to Kid Rock over the weekend in what was described by her granddaughter as an hillbilly soiree. This announcement was a prank.Over the weekend, Loretta Lynn attended her son, Ernest's vow renewal to his wife...
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Social media users are sharing a video of Joe Biden falling asleep during a live TV interview. In the video, Joe Biden's eyes are closed while a news reporter is seen repeating the words; "wake up" over and over again. For effects, a snoring sound can be heard and the banner; "ON AIR: JOE BIDEN | THE...
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A recent Facebook post claims that First Lady Melania Trump is the only presidential wife to “visit troops inside a combat zone since 1969”. The post has over 1,500 shares and was made by the Facebook page “President Trump Fans”. The post is referring to the event when Melania Trump traveled with her...
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Recently a viral Facebook post has been making the rounds, claiming to combat media misinformation regarding the shooting of three people at the Kenosha protests. 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested and faces several charges concerning the shooting, as reported by CNN. The post has over 1900 hundred...
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Social media users are sharing an image of a text message and claiming that it is related to sex trafficking, this claim is false. While it is true that the text message in question is part of a phishing scam, there is no evidence to show that it is related to any form of human trafficking. One post...
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Social media posts stating that Melania Trump has uprooted and destroyed the Rose Garden planted by every first lady since Jackie Kennedy has been circulating on social media since Melania announced its unveiling on Twitter. These posts are false. In late August, Melania Trump unveiled a spruced version...
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Social media posts claiming that votes can be suppressed by virtue of party affiliation on the sleeves of the ballots have been circulating on the internet. These posts are supported by an image of two mail-in ballots, with one containing D for Democrat and the other R for Republican. The words; "The...
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A viral Facebook post claims that Kyle Rittenhouse’s father is supposedly a law enforcement officer in the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department. Kyle Rittenhouse is a 17-year-old male who was arrested and charged for allegedly shooting two people dead and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin...
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