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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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On July 11th, a Facebook account shared a post which claimed that MP Mark Francois had said that there is no gender pay gap. The post instantly became a social media hit, and it soon transcended the Facebook platform and found its way into Twitter as can be seen here and here. In the original Facebook...
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A picture purportedly showing a girl who ran away to Syria to join an Islamic terrorist group keeping a captive in check by crouching on his back have been circulating online for a while now. This picture is accompanied by the words; "For all you snowflakes out there who want to let that poor innocent...
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Several social media posts over the last week had shared a picture which supposedly shows British-American Business mogul, Lynn Forester de Rothschild standing in front of a painting with baby eating monsters. In one of the posts, as seen on this Twitter account, the author had put up the picture with...
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An article which originated from Huffington Post has claimed that betting on online slots has increased significantly by up to 25% during the lockdown period. This article which comes with the title, ‘Brits Took A Huge Gamble In Lockdown – And Lost £228M In One Month’ claimed to have gotten its numbers...
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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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Posts stating that the UK government mistakenly sold around 10000 kids in 2015 are being circulated online by social media users on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and even Reddit. These posts are backed up by screenshots of what looks like a Google search results page of "UK government...
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A video claiming to show a rat infestation in a Liverpool branch of the McDonald's restaurant has been circulating on social media since earlier this month. This video is false. The low quality video which was first posted on July 8 by a Facebook user where it was reposted several times is an edited...
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Former Congressional Candidate, DeAnna Lorraine had made a Twitter Post on Monday 6th July claiming that Dr. Anthony Fauci who is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases is married to the sister of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently being charged as a co-conspirator...
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Social Media posts claiming that black people have been targeted for the first trials of covid-19 vaccine in the UK have been going around on the internet for a while now. These posts are false. However, these posts are near duplicates of one another and one of them reads; "There is a coronavirus vaccination...
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The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, recently signaled that she would impose a border check on all the tourists traveling from England to Scotland if the nation doesn’t get comply with all the lockdown measures in place. On the first of July, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris...
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Recently several viral social media posts have claimed that British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the UK, will be closing down all of its flight operations. The claim originates from this video and has been circulating on Facebook posts, Twitter, and reuploads on YouTube. The video is titled...
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The Annual Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020 paved the way to the internet being flooded with eclipse pictures from both amateurs and professional photographers alike. When a Twitter user shared a stunning picture of Solar Eclipse, it soon went viral and was widely shared among Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp...
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A recent post on Facebook has recently made a claim that Prof. Chris Whitty, government advisor and Chief Medical Officer, has been granted a sum of over £40 million by Bill and Melinda Gates by way of their foundation. This sum was said to be for funding and the post suggests that there may be a conflict...
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British tabloid National Enquirer’s upcoming cover story claims that Meghan Markle’s multimillion-dollar feud with the royal family has resulted in the Duchess of Sussex fleeing with $10 million worth of jewels originally belonging to Princess Diana. Markle and husband, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex...
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Recently, a social media post stating that UK doctors will get paid a higher sum the moment they sign a death certificate for a patient with Covid-19 has been circulating online. It states that "For signing a death certificate, a doctor will get £75.00 but if it's for covid £120.00". To substantiate...
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LogMeIn, a SaaS company offering cloud-based remote-connectivity collaboration services, CSM, and IT services, has recently released a blog post warning its users of a recent attack by hackers piggybacking on the Covid-19 to gain access to people’s accounts. According to a blog post from LogMeIn, reports...
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A recent Facebook post has called out the DailyMail for accusing 71-year old politician Jeremy Corbyn of flouting lockdown rules on his birthday. The post, states that the DailyMail has chosen to use photos taken on 2016 to show that Corbyn was out and about and flouting lockdown and social distancing...
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After recent news broke that Dominic Cummings broke lockdown rules, there has been a fair amount of opinion pieces and news broadcasts. However, in the world of social media, a different kind of news was circulating involving Dominic Cummings’ sister. This sister, who has been identified as Alice Cummings...
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Due to an “incorrectly configured database”, the data of over 900,000 users of Virgin Media was unknowingly exposed online for over 10 months, make it vulnerable to hacks. The company later confirmed that their data was accessed at least on one occasion by someone who had no access. That leaves phone...
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A new scam circulated in Facebook Messenger quickly went viral claiming that Netflix was offering a free subscription for 2 months. Once the user clicks on that link, after multiple steps’ process, the links point to a fake Facebook page for Netflix. By then, the user’s Facebook login credentials would...
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Several UK residents received a text message informing that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customers (HMRC), along with the NHS was promising 258 pounds as a part of their contribution towards Corona battle. The text message contained a link that was supposed to be clicked by the user so that the amount would...