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This video shows computer generated imagery from a 2006 IMAX documentary
A YouTube video has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing on Mars in February 2021. The claim is false: the video in fact shows computer generated imagery from “Roving Mars”, an IMAX documentary released in 2006.
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The video shows a man robbing an Asian shopper in the United States, not Hong Kong
A video of a man swiping cash from a customer in a shop has been shared repeately in multiple Facebook posts from Hong Kong. The posts warn about “South Asian guys” and have attracted racist comments. However, the video has been shared in a misleading context; it in fact shows a man snatching money from a shopper amid a spate of crimes against Asians in Oakland, California.
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Social media posts mislead on UK's Covid-19 vaccination data
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim the British government blocked the UK’s Office for National Statistics from releasing data on deaths related to Covid-19 vaccinations. The claim, however, is missing context: the ONS is not the agency that maintains or publishes statistics on adverse effects related to Covid-19 vaccines. UK health officials told AFP the claim in the Facebook posts is “completely inaccurate”.
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Doctored news graphic falsely claims Filipino official advised giving China's Sinovac vaccine to poor people
As the Philippines gave emergency approval to the Chinese-made Sinovac coronavirus vaccine, a purported news graphic circulated online that appeared to show genuine comments about the jab from the Philippines' head of vaccine procurement, Carlito Galvez. The posts allege Galvez suggested the vaccine should be reserved for "poor Filipinos". The claim is false: the purported news graphic, which was shared in multiple Twitter and Facebook posts, has been fabricated. Galvez's office denied he made the alleged remarks in a post on Twitter on February 23, 2021.
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