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Miscarriage reports are not proof of Covid-19 vaccine danger to pregnancy
Social media posts warn of miscarriages following Covid-19 shots, citing data from a US government reporting system. But a causal link between the two has not been established: the reports are not proof that a vaccine caused a problem, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is currently no evidence of an increase in miscarriages after Covid-19 immunization.
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Posts falsely claim minority jobless rate lowest under Trump
A Facebook post shared tens of thousands of times claims unemployment for minorities hit an all-time low under Donald Trump, and that Joe Biden “killed” 135,000 jobs. This is false; Black men over the age of 20 did not enjoy record employment under Trump, and in the first month of Biden’s presidency, jobs were added, not lost.
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Photo shows helicopter de-icing wind turbine in Sweden, not Texas
Claims that an image shows a helicopter de-icing a wind turbine in the state of Texas have circulated online as a winter storm left millions of people without power in the southern United States. But the photo was taken in Sweden years earlier, and although some American politicians have used the blackouts to criticize renewable energy, electricity from fossil fuels accounted for the bulk of the lost production in Texas.
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Fake headlines claim white supremacists bought GameStop shares to 'bankrupt Jewish hedge fund'
Multiple Facebook posts purport to show real headlines from CNN and VICE News articles apparently reporting on white supremacist links to the GameStop trading frenzy. However, the headlines are not from genuine news reports; representatives from both media organisations told AFP Fact Check that they never published such reports and that the names listed on the byline do not match that of any of their employees.
Source article: https://factcheck.afp.com/fake-headlines-claim-white-supremacists-bought-gamestop-shares-bankrupt-jewish-hedge-fund

Facebook posts misrepresent Sri Lankan politician’s comments on Covid-19 vaccine
A screenshot of a television interview with a Sri Lankan opposition leader has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim he said the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is not effective in protecting people from Covid-19. The screenshot, however, has been taken out of context: the original TV news segment shows the politician discussing the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine’s efficacy against new variants of the coronavirus.
Source article: https://factcheck.afp.com/facebook-posts-misrepresent-sri-lankan-politicians-comments-covid-19-vaccine

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