Reviews of articles by: Anonymous

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Investor’s Business Daily editorial misrepresents study to claim plants will prevent dangerous climate change

in Investors' Business Daily, by Anonymous

“Our nitrogen study does not detract from the urgency of the climate problem, nor the unequivocal evidence of the role of carbon pollution in causing global climate change. The climate threat is clear and present and we must solve it rapidly by reducing emissions and capturing existing CO2 from the atmosphere.”

— 12 Apr 2018


CLAIM REVIEWS

Germany hasn’t stopped COVID-19 vaccination, contrary to claims made about a simulation game event called “BasisCamp”

CLAIM
Germany suspended COVID-19 vaccinations

SOURCE: Anonymous, BrandNewTube

Published: 03 Sep 2021

VERDICT

The majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.K. are among unvaccinated people

CLAIM
“60% of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 in England have had two doses of a coronavirus vaccine”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Disclose.tv

Published: 24 Jul 2021

VERDICT

Vaccinated people are less likely to die from the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 compared to unvaccinated people; viral claim misinterpreted PHE report

CLAIM
“You are more likely to die from the Delta variant if you have been vaccinated”

SOURCE: Anonymous, We Love Trump

Published: 16 Jul 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective but don’t prevent the disease completely; unvaccinated people place themselves and others at risk as a reservoir for virus spread

CLAIM
"Remember to get vaccinated or a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you're not vaccinated"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Published: 15 Jul 2021

VERDICT

The benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh its risks; there is no increased mortality rate among vaccinated people relative to unvaccinated people

CLAIM
COVID-19 vaccines killed people; COVID-19 has a “99.97% survival rate”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Earthley

Published: 06 May 2021

VERDICT

No device can plug into your car’s fusebox to improve engine efficiency and turn it into a hybrid

CLAIM
Plugging this device into a car’s fuse box can reduce fuel consumption by at least 35% and up to 75% by converting the car into a hybrid.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Christianity Today

Published: 05 May 2021

VERDICT

Shark Tank judges didn’t endorse a “keto diet pill”; many advertisements for keto diet supplements promoted by suspicious Facebook accounts

CLAIM
Shark Tank judges backed “keto diet pill”; ketogenic-based supplements let you lose weight while sleeping

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 15 Apr 2021

VERDICT

COVID-19 vaccines were developed in record time due to scientists’ good understanding of similar coronaviruses and unprecedented investments from companies and governments

CLAIM
“No vaccine for HIV after 40 years of research. No vaccine for the common cold [...] A virus mysteriously appears and within a year a vaccine is created and we are all expected to take it.”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Instagram

Published: 14 Apr 2021

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Bill Gates quoted out of context about injecting kids with genetically modified organisms in discussion on GM crops

CLAIM
Bill Gates stated that "We’re taking things that are genetically modified organisms, and we’re injecting them into little kids’ arms; we just shoot them right into the vein"

SOURCE: Anonymous, YouTube

Published: 26 Mar 2021

VERDICT

Tinnitus isn’t a sign of brain death, even though it arises in the brain; no cure for tinnitus currently exists

CLAIM
"Tinnitus is your first real warning signal that your brain could be dying!"

SOURCE: Anonymous, Tinnitus Battle

Published: 23 Mar 2021

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