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Misleading claim circulates on Facebook that only South Koreans have Covid-19 antibodies
Multiple Facebook posts circulating online in February 2021 claim that only people from South Korea have Covid-19 antibodies, citing a South Korean scientific study as evidence. The claim is misleading: according to one of the co-authors of the scientific study published in January 2021, researchers analysed coronavirus antibodies found in Covid-19 patients from the United States and South Korea.
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This video shows demonstrators in California rallying in support of an independent Sikh nation
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim it shows an Indian farmer trampling on the Indian flag during a protest in Delhi in January 2021. The claim is misleading: the video actually shows Sikh protesters in the US state of California calling for an independent Sikh nation.
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Fabricated news report falsely claims South Korea PM threatened to arrest people who refuse Covid-19 vaccination
A fabricated news report shared repeatedly on Facebook states South Korea's Prime Minister threatened to arrest citizens who refuse to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. The report, however, is not a genuine article from a South Korean media outlet. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister's Secretariat told AFP on February 17, 2021, that he made no such comments about Covid-19 vaccinations. The South Korean media outlet that was imitated in the Facebook posts said it did not publish the purported report.
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Sun image was shot by an astrophotographer, not NASA solar probe — and it is not the closest ever
An image has been shared thousands of times on social media with claims that it shows “the closest image of the Sun”, captured by US space agency NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The claims are false: the photo was actually taken from Earth by an independent astrophotographer and it is not the closest-ever shot of the Sun.
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