Published on Friday12 October 2018 at 20:50Updated on Friday12 October 2018 at 20:50
A photo purportedly depicting a flooded Florida airport after Hurricane Michael is fake. The photo dates back to 2013, and is a Photoshopped simulation of the possible effects of climate change on New York’s LaGuardia airport in the future.
Published on Wednesday10 October 2018 at 22:46Updated on Wednesday10 October 2018 at 22:46
A recurring hoax about the Canadian visa lottery has recently resurfaced in several African countries. Canada’s immigration system does not work on a visa lottery basis, and visa applicants should not enroll in any scheme advertising visa grants in this manner.
Reports claim that a mob of protesters vandalized the home of US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh’s house was not attacked, and the photo illustrating the reports was taken in Canada in 2016.
Published on Tuesday18 September 2018 at 20:25Updated on Wednesday19 September 2018 at 22:00
Photos of pigs reportedly drowning in North Carolina due to floods caused by Hurricane Florence are being shared on social media with misleading captions. While farm animals suffering or dying during floods is a real issue, the viral photos were taken in Vietnam in 2017, Iowa in 2008, and North Carolina in 1999.
Reports widely shared on social media claim that Canada has withdrawn funding to Uganda for the purchase of four planes by Canadian aeronautics firm Bombardier. This is false: Bombardier has confirmed that the deal will still be honoured, and no evidence suggests that the government of Canada committed any money towards the purchase.
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