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This is a manipulated picture that the Singaporean hospital has rejected as ‘fake news’
A picture has been shared widely on Facebook and Twitter in Singapore alongside a claim that it shows a Covid-19 vaccination certificate that contained a warning that the shots will prolong erections and increase penis size. The claim is false; the hospital denied the allegation and genuine vaccine recipients contain no mention of the warning.
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Misleading posts claim Australia’s New South Wales declared end to Covid-19 pandemic
Multiple Facebook posts claim the Australian state of New South Wales declared an end to the Covid-19 pandemic and that the state, without a mask mandate, recorded no cases in over a month. The claim is misleading: while the state marked its 50th consecutive day of no locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on March 8, 2021, it did record several imported cases; residents are also still required to wear masks in certain circumstances.
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David Icke interview resurfaces with multiple false claims about Covid-19
A video of British author David Icke talking about Covid-19 has been viewed millions of times since it was first published in April 2020, and recently picked up steam again on social media. The hour-long clip shared on Facebook is from a longer video, since removed from YouTube. In the clip, Icke, who is known for promoting conspiracy theories, presents himself as a researcher and claims that the Covid-19 pandemic was orchestrated by supernatural forces attempting to “dismantle” the world economic system and “control” the population using new technologies like 5G. But this popular conspiracy theory is based on false and misleading claims, as several experts told AFP Fact Check.
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Chinese Communist Party has not partnered with Facebook to fact-check posts
An image circulating on social media purports to show an Instagram post about the Tiananmen Square massacre being fact-checked by the Chinese government. The claim is false; a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said the Chinese Communist Party is not part of its third-party fact-checking programme. Both Facebook and Instagram are blocked in mainland China.
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Posts Spread Bogus Harris Quote Fabricated on Satirical Site
Posts circulating on social media falsely claim that Vice President Kamala Harris supports deep cuts to veterans’ programs, telling them to “get a job.” It’s a fabricated quotation that originated on a satirical website.
Read the full article: https://www.factcheck.org/2021/03/posts-spread-bogus-harris-quote-fabricated-on-satirical-site/

New York Times denies making pro-Modi statement
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a purported statement from “Joseph Hope, editor-in-chief of The New York Times" that praises Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The claim is false; there is no “Joseph Hope” listed as an employee at The New York Times and the paper said its editor Dean Baquet did not say or write the message circulating online.
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