Reviews of articles from: TikTok

CLAIM REVIEWS

mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 don’t modify humans, and don’t make them patentable or owned by any entities

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“if a human is injected with a GMO it becomes a patented piece of property from the government”, “they take away all your rights with mRNAs”

SOURCE: Instagram Users, TikTok, Instagram

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, but evidence so far doesn’t show that diabetes causes Alzheimer’s

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“Alzheimer’s most of the time is preventable. It’s not genetic, and it’s type 3 diabetes, which is insulin resistance of the brain”

SOURCE: Social media users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 15 Oct 2022

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Little clinical evidence supports the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C to treat cancer

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Intravenous vitamin C specifically kills only cancer cells and not healthy cells

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 11 Oct 2022

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Biden’s 2021 remarks on the role of COVID-19 vaccines in hurricane preparedness misrepresented in social media posts

CLAIM
President Joe Biden told people to get vaccinated to protect themselves from hurricanes

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 07 Oct 2022

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Neither medical treatments nor errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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“The third leading cause of death is MD-directed treatments”

SOURCE: Peter Glidden, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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The amount of potassium chloride in Dasani bottled water is safe and won’t cause cardiac arrest

CLAIM
“Potassium chloride actually causes cardiac arrest […] and we’re drinking it in Dasani water.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 05 Oct 2022

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There is no evidence to support claim that Solfeggio frequencies remove toxins from the body

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Solfeggio frequencies can regenerate the body, remove toxins, remove negativity

SOURCE: Facebook users, TikTok users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 30 Sep 2022

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Little clinical evidence supports the use of papaya seeds to treat intestinal parasites

CLAIM
“Papaya seeds contain compounds that naturally kill parasites”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 29 Sep 2022

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Consuming turpentine is dangerous and shouldn’t be used to treat parasites

CLAIM
Consuming turpentine will kill parasites

SOURCE: Social media users, TikTok, Facebook

Published: 08 Sep 2022

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Monkeypox outbreak triggers conspiracy theories on social media claiming that it was planned or incorrectly linking it to COVID-19 vaccines

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Monkeypox is caused by COVID-19 vaccines; a 2021 tabletop exercise portraying a monkeypox pandemic is evidence that global leaders planned the outbreak; the monkeypox vaccine was “ready” before the outbreak

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube

Published: 26 May 2022

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