Published on 01/12/2020 at 07:45
A claim that a vaccine “stored at -80 degrees isn’t a vaccine” and is instead a “living transfection agent” that will cause “genetic manipulation” has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The claim is false; multiple experts say the Covid-19 vaccine that requires storage at extremely cold temperatures cannot alter human genomes.
Published on 01/12/2020 at 04:30
Published on 02/12/2020 at 06:00
A video has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that it shows a Sanskrit-language poem being recited during a Hindu ceremony, held ahead of “the first entry” of US president-elect Joe Biden into the White House. However, this claim is false; the clip actually shows a 2014 event at the White House, marking the birthday of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi.
Published on 30/11/2020 at 06:00
Published on 26/11/2020 at 09:00
Updated on 01/12/2020 at 17:25
As Ethiopian forces made inroads into the restive Tigray region last month, a photo of a building in ruins circulated online alongside claims it showed the remains of Aksum airport, torn down by retreating soldiers of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). While the TPLF indeed ripped up parts of the airport’s runway, this photo was actually taken in Libya in 2014.
Published on 01/12/2020 at 16:44