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Indian social media posts, media reports falsely claim WHO approved herbal medicine as Covid-19 treatment
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts shared hundreds of times claim the World Health Organization (WHO) approved Coronil, an Indian herbal medication, as a Covid-19 treatment. The claim was also shared in multiple Indian news reports. The claim is false: while Coronil was approved as a Covid-19 treatment by Indian government regulators, it has not been certified as a coronavirus treatment by the WHO as of February 26, 2021.
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Letter claiming United States is evacuating its citizens from Uganda is an old hoax
A letter purporting to originate from the United States government announcing the evacuation of its citizens from Uganda has resurfaced online in multiple Facebook posts. However, the document is an old hoax from 2016. It was previously discredited as false in a series of tweets by the US Mission in Uganda in 2016. The new version repeats the claim word for word but omits the date.
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No Evidence Vaccines Impact Fertility
There’s no evidence that approved vaccines cause fertility loss. Although clinical trials did not study the issue, loss of fertility has not been reported among thousands of trial participants nor confirmed as an adverse event among millions who have been vaccinated.
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Satirical post shared in belief Biden pardoned BLM protesters
Thousands of Facebook users shared a headline claiming that President Joe Biden “quietly” pardoned 2,617 Black Lives Matter protesters. This is false; the claim was originally published on a self-proclaimed satirical website, and the Office of the Pardon Attorney told AFP Biden has not yet granted clemency to anyone.
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Post Revives Fabricated Image of View from Mars
A computer-rendered image has been mischaracterized on social media posts as a photo taken from Mars, purportedly showing Earth, Venus and Jupiter in vertical alignment. Although the same image was previously debunked in 2012, the claim resurfaced after the Perseverance rover landed on Mars in mid-February.
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Covid-19 measures won’t be lifted on March 1 in Canada
Social media posts claim that all public health measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Canada, including lockdowns, mask mandates and social distancing, will end on March 1, 2021. This is false, according to provincial governments which are responsible for most rules related to the deadly virus.
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