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Trump’s Bogus Swing State Claim
At a rally in Georgia, President Donald Trump continued to make baseless claims about the 2020 election being “rigged,” drawing false comparisons at one point between President-elect Joe Biden’s performance in swing states and that of the last two Democratic presidential nominees:
  • Trump said Biden beat Hillary Clinton “in the swing states, but she beat him everywhere else.” That’s false. Biden outperformed Clinton in every state — not just swing states.
  • He also wrongly said “President Obama beat Biden all over the country, except in some of the swing states.” When comparing the candidates by percentage of total votes, Obama did better than Biden in most states, including four of the six swing states being contested by Trump. And Biden would still win the presidency without the two other contested states.

Covid-19 vaccine not shown to cause female sterilization
Social media posts claiming that a Pfizer researcher found that the company’s Covid-19 vaccine will lead to infertility in women have been shared thousands of times. But independent medical experts and Pfizer said no sterilization was documented during clinical trials, and the researcher’s LinkedIn profile says he has not worked at the American pharmaceutical company since 2011.

New Zealand party spreads misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, attributed to anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr
A New Zealand political party has shared a claim on Facebook that the Covid-19 mRNA vaccine will “intervene directly in the genetic material of the patient and therefore alter the individual genetic material”. The post, shared hundreds of times across Facebook, attributes the information to prominent anti-vaxxer Robert F Kennedy Jr. The claim is false; experts said the vaccine cannot alter a person's genome; AFP found no evidence that Kennedy had made the purported comments, but he does have a history of promoting falsehoods about vaccines.