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Discredited US naturopath makes false claims about Gates
A 2019 video has resurfaced in South Africa with claims by a discredited US naturopath that billionaire Bill Gates said the world should be depopulated of billions of people, starting in Africa. However, there is no public record of Gates making these remarks. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Microsoft founder -- who has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the fight against the novel coronavirus -- has been the target of many false or misleading allegations, including about forced population control. His foundation has repeatedly refuted these claims, which have also been debunked by AFP Fact Check.

Misleading video purports to show Trump speaking after second impeachment
A video viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube purports to show a speech by outgoing US President Donald Trump after he was impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. The claim is misleading: the video shows Trump speaking after he was acquitted in his first impeachment trial in February 2020.

Hoax US security alert misleadingly warns of ‘national quarantine’ ahead of Biden's inauguration
As US authorities ramped up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, social media posts warned of an imminent two-week national quarantine, business closures and the mobilisation of troops across the country. The claim, which circulated online as President Donald Trump announced an emergency in Washington DC to help fund enhanced security ahead of the inauguration, is misleading. It originates from a hoax letter that has been circulating online for months, according to National Guard units in various states.

This is an animation created by a special effects artist -- it does not show a real Apple vehicle
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and Weibo alongside a claim it shows an electric car made by US technology company Apple. The claim is false; the footage is actually a digital animation created by a special effects artist on Chinese video platform Douyin, who told AFP that her team superimposed the Apple logo onto the car.