1996 paper is about human evolution, not potential for genius

CLAIM
“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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Global warming contributes to increased heat-related mortality, contrary to Bjorn Lomborg’s unsupported claims that climate change is saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year

CLAIM
"Global warming saves 166,000 lives each year"; those claiming that climate change is causing heat-related deaths are wrong because they ignore that the population is growing and becoming older

SOURCE: Bjorn Lomborg, New York Post, Facebook

Published: 15 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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Sea temperatures around the Great Barrier Reef have increased over the last 150 years, contrary to claim at Wattsupwiththat

CLAIM
"Great Barrier Reef Sea Surface Temperature: No Change In 150 Years"

SOURCE: David Mason-Jones, Wattsupwiththat?

Published: 08 Sep 2021

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A person’s decision not to vaccinate affects others, as unvaccinated people are more likely to get infected and spread COVID-19

CLAIM
“the only person ‘hurting’ if I don’t get the vaccine is me. So mind your own business”

SOURCE: Brenna Spencer, Facebook, Twitter

Published: 06 Sep 2021

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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

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Excess mucus is a common symptom rather than cause of disease; soursop is not a cancer treatment

CLAIM
“Mucus is the cause of all diseases”; “Soursop [is] 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy for cancer”

SOURCE: Facebook User, Facebook

Published: 02 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

CLAIM
“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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Solar forcing is not the main cause of current global warming, contrary to claim by Alex Newman in the Epoch Times

CLAIM
The Sun and not human emissions of carbon dioxide may be the main cause of warmer temperatures in recent decades. There is a systemic bias in UN IPCC's data selection.

SOURCE: Alex Newman, The Epoch Times, The Western Journal, Newsmax

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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