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Coca-Cola has not launched a bottle design to support protesting Indian farmers
A photo of two bottles of Coca-Cola has been shared in multiple Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts that claim the global beverage company has come out in support of Indian farmers, who have been protesting against new agricultural laws since November 2020. The claim is false; Coca-Cola India told AFP the image is ‘fake’ and denied launching such a brand campaign.
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Video does not show Trump meeting troops in US capital
A video viewed tens of thousands of times on social media claims to show President Donald Trump on a surprise visit to National Guard troops in Washington, where they were deployed after a January 6, 2021 riot by his supporters. This is false; a reverse image search shows the video is from Afghanistan, where Trump met soldiers in 2019, and there is no evidence that he visited the National Guard in the US capital this year.
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What President Biden Inherits
  • The worst disease outbreak in over a century, which is spreading faster and killing more people in the U.S. than at any time since it began one year ago.
  • Highly effective vaccines that so far have reached only 4% of the public.
  • An economy struggling with 10 million jobless and millions more out of the workforce.
  • A rising tide of murders — up nearly 36% last year in major cities.
  • Federal debt the highest since World War II, as a percentage of the U.S. economy, and an annual deficit running at $2.3 trillion this year — even before Biden asks for a $1.9 trillion aid package.
  • More monthly illegal border crossings from Mexico than before Donald Trump took office, despite 453 miles of new or upgraded barriers along the nearly 2,000-mile line.
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US Marine Corps commandant did not berate Nancy Pelosi over inauguration security
An article claims that the commandant of the US Marine Corps denied Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s request for troops to provide security for Joe Biden’s inauguration, calling her request “tantamount to treason” and adding “we don’t work for you.” But a Marine Corps spokeswoman called the article “unequivocally false and inaccurate,” and Pelosi’s office said the claim about her is spurious.
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Pelosi is not in US Marshals Service custody
Social media posts claim Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi was arrested and is under the supervision of US Marshals, providing a photo of her surrounded by a security detail in the US Capitol as evidence. But both Pelosi’s office and the US Marshals Service said the claim is inaccurate, and the image does not show her in custody.
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False Facebook posts claim WHO ranked Sri Lanka 'fifth best country for Covid-19 pandemic response'
Multiple Facebook posts claim the World Health Organization (WHO) ranked Sri Lanka fifth in a table of countries' responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The claim is false: the WHO said it had not created any such ranking system.
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This video actually shows a simulation exercise in Indonesia, not a real Covid-19 vaccination
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times after being posted on Facebook, YouTube and TikTok alongside a claim that it shows a man fainting after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province. The claim is false: the footage actually shows a vaccine simulation exercise in East Nusa Tenggara province; a government official said that the exercise included "a simulation on how to handle a person who suddenly faints".
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These photos show a doctor in Yemen offering free services from his car during the pandemic
Two images have been shared alongside a claim that they show a doctor in Pakistan offering free treatment to those in need. The photos appear to show a message in Urdu advertising the free services on the back of his car. The images, however, have been altered; the photos in fact show a doctor in Yemen and the original message on the car is in Arabic.
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