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US has not assigned terrorist status to dissident group in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
As deadly conflict raged between federal Ethiopian forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in November, Facebook posts claimed the US had declared the dissident group from the country’s northern region a terrorist entity. Although the TPLF was once deemed a “Tier III Terrorist Organization” by the US State Department, this designation was lifted in 1991 and it currently does not feature on the official US list of terrorist groups.

Online posts minimize Covid-19’s deadly impact in US
Social media posts downplay the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by comparing a partial 2020 US death toll with higher numbers from previous years. But the 2020 statistics cited in the posts are not the final figures, and Covid-19 has killed more than 285,000 people in the country this year.

False Claim of ‘Seized’ Voting Machines in Georgia
Viral posts falsely claim that Dominion voting machines were “seized” in Ware County, Georgia, and that votes were found to have been “switched” for Joe Biden. No such seizure occurred and there was no such finding, according to local and state election officials. Trump handily won the county with 70% of the vote.

This image shows a satirical article about the Pope and the Covid-19 vaccine
An image has been circulated on social media that purports to show a genuine news article about Pope Francis announcing that people must receive the Covid-19 vaccine in order to enter heaven. The posts, shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts, criticise the Pope's alleged comments. But the image in the posts is actually a screenshot of a satirical article; as of December 9, 2020 there are no credible reports of Pope Francis making such a statement.

Video shares false claim that Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine contains 'nanotechnology'
A video viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook claims Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 mRNA vaccine contains lipid nanoparticles that could be concealing "little computers”. The claims are false; nanoparticles are microscopic particles that measure less than 100 nanometres, which have no relation to nanocomputers; an infectious diseases expert told AFP no technology currently exists by which computers could be inserted into an mRNA vaccine.