Fact Checks ☑️
WHO head did not say he tested positive for Covid-19, only that he was quarantining after a contact tested positive
Reports in Nigerian media claiming that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director-general said he had tested positive for Covid-19 were shared in multiple social media posts in the country. However, it is not what Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus actually said, as the article itself goes on to explain: He tweeted that he was identified as a contact person of someone who had tested positive -- not that he had tested positive himself. The WHO also refuted the claim.

Trump falsely claims Biden called Black youths ‘super predators’
US President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that his Democratic rival Joe Biden referred to young Black men as “super predators.” This is false; it was Hillary Clinton, not Biden, who used the phrase in the 1990s when she was speaking about gangs.

Quote on fear misattributed to Hermann Goering
A post shared several thousand times on Facebook claims that the Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering said during the Nuremberg trials that "the only thing a government needs to turn people into slaves is fear." However, there is no trace of the statement in trial records, and a similar remark found in a book by a psychologist who collected Nazi testimonies related to war, not fear.

Trump envoy uses 2019 photo to allege Biden hypocrisy on masks
Richard Grenell, an envoy for US President Donald Trump, tweeted that Democratic candidate Joe Biden wears a mask outside but not on aircraft, including two photos as evidence. But the image of a maskless Biden on a plane is from 2019, before health authorities began recommending mask use to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Altered video aims to portray Biden as confused about his location
Videos appearing to show US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden greeting Florida voters with “Hello, Minnesota!” -- making it seem like the former vice president didn’t know where he was -- have spread online just before the election campaign ends. This is misleading; the rally took place in Minnesota, as Biden said, but the video was altered to make the background read “Tampa, Florida.”

Viral meme misrepresents Stanley Johnson's recently republished book 'The Marburg Virus'
A meme shared thousands of times claims a recently republished novel by UK PM Boris Johson’s father, Stanley Johnson, is about “a government releasing a deadly virus into the population as cover for population control through a forced vaccine”. The claims are misleading; the book actually details the efforts of a fictional globe-trotting American epidemiologist who stops a pandemic. The book does not mention population control or a mandatory vaccine.