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Facebook posts share fabricated Trump tweet following Oprah interview with Prince Harry and wife Meghan
Soon after Oprah Winfrey's interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was aired on CBS on March 7, 2021, an image circulated online purportedly showing a screenshot of a tweet by former US President Donald Trump commenting about the show. The claim is false: Trump’s Twitter account remains suspended as of March 2021; the purported tweet uses an out-of-date format that Twitter stopped using in 2017.
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Facebook has not sold WhatsApp to the Nigerian government
Posts circulating widely on Facebook in Nigeria claim that the Nigerian government has purchased the instant messaging service WhatsApp for 3 billion naira ($7.3 million) and plans to use it to spy on citizens. This is false; Facebook, WhatsApp’s parent company, told AFP Fact Check that the Nigerian government has not purchased the messaging platform.
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Biden did not cancel ICE operation targeting sex traffickers
Facebook posts claim President Joe Biden ended an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) effort that his predecessor Donald Trump began to target sex traffickers who are in the United States illegally. This is false; ICE said the operation was delayed but not eliminated in a decision that did not involve the Biden administration, and there are no records of executive orders about the agency on the White House website.
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Capitol Protesters Were Armed With Variety of Weapons
Conservative social media posts misleadingly claim the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not an “armed” insurrection, citing FBI testimony that no guns were seized from suspects that day. But 23 people have been charged with having deadly or dangerous weapons during the assault — including a loaded handgun found on a man arrested on Capitol grounds.
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Misleading Facebook posts claim woman died from Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Japan
Facebook posts circulating in the Philippines share a news report about a “victim” of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine who died after receiving the jab in Japan. However, the posts are misleading; they exclude the part of the news report that explains health authorities found no link between the woman’s death and her vaccination.
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