Reviews of articles by: Facebook users

CLAIM REVIEWS

No scientific evidence supports the claim that consuming apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements produces significant and rapid weight loss

CLAIM
Apple cider vinegar and thermogenic supplements are effective for rapid weight loss

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 20 May 2022

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Menstrual cycles are natural and regulated by hormones; many mammals apart from humans also menstruate

CLAIM
“The menstrual cycle isn’t natural”

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 08 Apr 2022

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Health benefits of CBD gummies are unsupported by scientific evidence; Shark Tank and other TV personalities didn’t endorse them

CLAIM
TV personalities such as Shark Tank investors, Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz endorsed CBD gummies; CBD gummies have numerous health benefits

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 20 Mar 2022

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Stem cell transplantation isn’t a scalable treatment for HIV

CLAIM
Umbilical cord stem cells can be a cure for HIV; umbilical cord blood should be collected

SOURCE: Facebook Users, Facebook

Published: 21 Feb 2022

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Electric cars aren’t seven times more expensive than gasoline-powered cars, as claimed on Facebook

CLAIM
An electric car “costs more than seven times as much” as a gasoline powered car

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 21 Oct 2021

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A 2014 study showed that the US Corn Belt is one of the biggest primary producers on Earth in July, but didn’t show that it produces more oxygen than the Amazon

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"the US corn crop, at its peak, produces 40% more oxygen than the Amazon rainforest."

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook (see claim in context)

Published: 23 Sep 2021

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1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

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“Black Africans possess more DNA series than any other group on earth”; The more DNA series you have, the greater your potential for genius”; “they copyrighted that study, to hide that truth”

SOURCE: Facebook Users , Facebook

Published: 17 Sep 2021

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Male sterility isn’t a proven side effect of ivermectin, contrary to claims by social media users

CLAIM
Ivermectin sterilizes the majority (85%) of men that take it

SOURCE: Facebook users, Twitter users, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 14 Sep 2021

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Cancer and heart disease remain the two leading causes of death in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic

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“No one has died of cancer or heart disease since the COVID-19 thing started”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 30 Aug 2021

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Vaccine boosters help maintain protection provided by initial vaccination; boosters have been used for routine vaccinations like tetanus and polio for decades

CLAIM
A COVID-19 booster means that the initial vaccination didn’t work

SOURCE: Facebook users , Facebook

Published: 28 Aug 2021

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