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  • False

     2022-10-19

    Video does not show Joe Biden holding hands with the ‘wrong person’—First Lady Jill Biden was not present at the same occasion

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  • False

     2022-10-18

    Video shows a theft case in 2015, not related to Russia’s recent draft order

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  • False

     2022-10-07

    Altered videos falsely claim to show no planes hitting any buildings in the 9/11 incident

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  •  2022-09-30

    Social media post misrepresents the screenshot of a Dutch comedy TV show as ‘the interior of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin’

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  • False

     2022-09-28

    ‘Energy-saving poster urging Swiss to inform against neighbors’ is fabricated

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  • False

     2022-09-27

    Unrelated clips falsely shared as Trump supporters breaking into an FBI building

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  • False

     2022-09-16

    This video does not show monkeys wandering city streets to escape from the Sichuan earthquake

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  • False

     2022-09-08

    Digitally altered photo goes viral as a genuine scene of Chongqing wildfire battle

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  • False

     2022-09-02

    This video shows lambs being roasted at food festival, not human flesh

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  • False

     2022-08-05

    Banana stem’s color does not indicate whether it has been chemically ripened

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  • False

     2022-07-29

    This video does not show British Prime Minister Boris Johnson flying a jet to visit Ukraine

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  • Misleading

     2022-07-26

    Protesters in Brussels demanded higher wages, not the ‘dissolution of NATO’

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  • False

     2022-07-22

    This digitally altered video does not show genuine scenes of branches being tossed around by tornado

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  • False

     2022-07-21

    Fabricated article falsely claims a Chinese state-run media website clarified rumors about alleged leak of Chinese citizens’ personal data

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  • False

     2022-07-20

    Video of a river cruise falsely shared as the Liaoning aircraft carrier

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  • False

     2022-07-14

    Altered photo does not show Japanese news anchor smiling while reporting Shinzo Abe’s death

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  • False

     2022-07-13

    This photo of Nike’s Soviet-symbol shoe dates back to 2018—It is not related to the company’s exit from Russia

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  • False

     2022-07-12

    This visual effects video does not show genuine scenes of Hong Kong’s Jumbo floating restaurant sinking at sea

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  • False

     2022-07-07

    Satirical video falsely shared as woman’s face turning fluorescent green after applying facial sheet mask from China

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  • False

     2022-06-27

    These photos do not show Chinese trader COFCO’s warehouse in Ukraine being bombed by Russia

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  • False

     2022-06-20

    This video makes false claim of Obama’s speech that US uses spam to manipulate public opinion in other countries

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  • False

     2022-06-17

    Pfizer documents do not show that COVID-19 mRNA vaccines will lead to mass depopulation

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  • False

     2022-06-15

    The Nuclear Threat Initiative report did not predict monkeypox outbreak—It is a tabletop exercise conducted in 2021

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  • False

     2022-06-08

    A study on an mRNA-based vaccine candidate falsely attributed to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

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  • False

     2022-06-07

    Study does not prove that mRNA in Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be inserted into recipients’ chromosomes

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  • False

     2022-06-06

    Video of Russian rocket crash falsely shared as failure of Indian missile test

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  • False

     2022-06-02

    This video was filmed in Syria in 2018—it does not show the Russian army breaking into a US lab in Ukraine and rescuing thousands of children

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  • False

     2022-06-01

    Pre-coronavirus pandemic videos falsely shared as ‘China CDC and top government doctor admitting Sinovac vaccine has low effectiveness’

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  • False

     2022-05-27

    Article reporting Pfizer executive vice president’s arrest is satire

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  • False

     2022-05-25

    This video does not show Russia providing aid to Shanghai during the city’s COVID-19 outbreak

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  • False

     2022-05-20

    Three unrelated photos falsely shared in connection with the crash of China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735

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  • False

     2022-05-16

    [FALSE] Has Pfizer submitted delisting application after being forced to reveal 1,291 side effects of its COVID-19 vaccine?

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  • False

     2022-04-29

    [FALSE] Does this video show the China Eastern Airlines MU5735 plane crash?

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  • False

     2022-04-28

    [FALSE] Does the false positive rate of PCR-based nucleic acid testing for COVID-19 reach 97%?

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  • False

     2022-04-27

    [FALSE] Does Red Cross warn vaccinated people not to donate blood?

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  • False

     2022-04-07

    [FALSE] Does this video show mainland medical workers sleeping on the floor at the AsiaWorld-Expo?

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  • False

     2022-04-04

    [FALSE] Did an Air India flight enter Ukraine’s airspace during the Russia-Ukraine war?

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  • False

     2022-03-23

    [FALSE] Does this video show a ‘dead body’ killed in the Russia-Ukraine war uncovering the black body bag without help?

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  • False

     2022-03-23

    This photo of the Chinese women’s national football team has been altered

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  • False

     2022-03-23

    [FALSE] Does this video show a cohort of Ukrainian refugees who arrived in Munich?

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  • False

     2022-03-18

    [FALSE] Does the photo show cars vandalized in Ukraine for displaying Chinese flag stickers?

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  • False

     2022-03-18

    [FALSE] Did The Guardian use an old photo to report a Russian air strike amid the Russia–Ukraine war?

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  • False

     2022-03-18

    [FALSE] Does this photo show Japanese ambassador staying to fight in Kyiv, Ukraine?

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  • False

     2022-03-14

    [FALSE] Do these photos show the Ukrainian president joining defensive troops at the frontline after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

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  • False

     2022-03-09

    [FALSE] Does this photo show a Ukrainian girl with a rifle heading to the battlefield of the Russia-Ukraine war?

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  • False

     2022-03-07

    [FALSE] Does this photo show a large LeaveHomeSafe QR code sign installed in the atrium of a shopping mall in Hong Kong?

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  • False

     2022-03-07

    [FALSE] Does this photo show a cohort of Ukrainian Christians praying amid the Russia–Ukraine war in 2022?

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  • False

     2022-03-04

    [FALSE] Has the fine for violating the prohibition on group gathering increased to HK$10,000?

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  • False

     2022-03-04

    [FALSE] Does this photo show healthcare workers from mainland China mobilizing for Hong Kong to provide coronavirus pandemic aid?

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  • False

     2022-03-01

    [FALSE] Will COVID-19 vaccination cause Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (VAIDS)?

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  • False

     2022-02-25

    [FALSE] Is there a 92.3% spontaneous abortion rate among those who receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine before 13 weeks of gestation?

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  • False

     2022-02-19

    [FALSE] Have over 4,000 diners in a local restaurant chain been fined for not wearing masks?

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  • False

     2022-02-18

    [FALSE]Did China Rare Earth Group change its registered address to Xinjiang?

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  • False

     2022-02-18

    [FALSE] Does this video show that the Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona commented on the China national football team?

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  • Misleading

     2022-02-15

    [MISLEADING] Will the US government end daily COVID-19 death reporting starting from Feb. 2, 2022?

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  • False

     2022-02-15

    [FALSE] Does Chinese law restrict doctors from helping outside their workplaces?

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  • False

     2022-02-08

    [FALSE] Does a video show a woman being removed from a flight for ‘discriminating’ against an unvaccinated passenger?

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  • False

     2022-02-01

    [FALSE] Is ‘Flurona’ the name of a new coronavirus variant?

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  • False

     2022-01-31

    [FALSE] Are we witnessing a fivefold increase in the death rate of soccer players in the last six months?

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  • False

     2022-01-26

    [FALSE] Will the unvaccinated in Australia be fined up to $13,000 or face six months imprisonment for offences such as sneezing or coughing in public?

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  • False

     2022-01-19

    [FALSE] Does the viral WhatsApp message correctly list out 140 restaurants with confirmed COVID-19 cases?

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  • False

     2022-01-12

    [FALSE] Does a video show French police throwing their handcuffs to the ground in protest against the French government’s vaccination policy?

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  • False

     2022-01-03

    [FALSE] Do governments’ COVID-19 vaccination measures violate the Nuremberg Code?

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  • Misleading

     2021-12-20

    [MISLEADING] Did TVB News report the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine was very safe because it made no difference between those vaccinated and unvaccinated?

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  • False

     2021-12-17

    [FALSE] Did the Pfizer CEO’s wife die from complications of the COVID-19 vaccine?

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  • False

     2021-12-16

    [FALSE] Has the stillbirth rate in Waterloo, Canada increased 29 times since its COVID-19 vaccination rollout?

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  • Misleading

     2021-12-15

    [MISLEADING] Does the Sinovac vaccine contain excessive formaldehyde?

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  • False

     2021-12-14

    [FALSE] Is calcium deficiency rare in Hong Kong because of an abundance of resources?

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  • False

     2021-12-13

    [FALSE] Does a photo show a Karl Marx statue wearing a coronavirus-shaped crown?

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  • True

     2021-12-10

    [TRUE] Does Siobhán Haughey hold several of the top 10 fastest times in the women’s short-course 200-meter freestyle swimming event?

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  • False

     2021-12-08

    [FALSE] Does alcohol rank first in ‘the habits to longevity’ list released in October 2021 by WHO?

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  • False

     2021-12-06

    [FALSE] Are all the vaccines in Pakistan procured from China?

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  • False

     2021-12-01

    [FALSE] Are there Japanese schools in the US or Russia?

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  • False

     2021-11-30

    [FALSE] Has Japan substituted ivermectin for vaccines and brought down COVID-19 infections?

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  • False

     2021-11-29

    [FALSE] Does a photo show the Chinese character for ‘demolition’ on a model’s outfit during Paris Fashion Week?

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  • False

     2021-11-26

    [FALSE] Did China donate supplies and cash worth 1.16 billion yuan to Myanmar for a free lunch scheme?

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  • False

     2021-11-25

    [FALSE] Does a photo show Chinese astronauts having a barbecue in their spacecraft?

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  • False

     2021-11-24

    [FALSE] Will 32 nations, including EU member states, the UK, and Canada, remove China from most-favored-nations treatment in December 2021?

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  • False

     2021-11-23

    [FALSE] Can ivermectin be used to treat COVID-19?

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  • False

     2021-11-18

    [FALSE] Does a video show Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge collapsed?

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  • False

     2021-11-10

    [FALSE] Did the White House press secretary claim that inflation doesn’t matter since there are no goods to purchase anyway?

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  • False

     2021-11-07

    [FALSE] Does a dissection video show that COVID-19 vaccinations can cause cerebral thrombosis?

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  • False

     2021-11-03

    [FALSE] Are the vaccinated more likely to catch COVID-19 than the unvaccinated?

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  • False

     2021-11-02

    [FALSE] Does an American researcher prove that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine contains graphene oxide and trypanosoma cruzi?

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  • Partially True

     2021-10-27

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does Rutgers University bar unvaccinated students from attending online classes?

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  • False

     2021-10-15

    [FALSE] Does an American study prove that people who consume more than one cup of coffee every day have 3.9 time higher risk of developing eye diseases?

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  • False

     2021-10-09

    [FALSE] Will seniors who are vaccinated against COVID-19 get HK$200 supermarket coupons?

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  • Partially True

     2021-10-05

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Could the purported ‘mother’s kiss’ technique be used to remove a nasal foreign body for children?

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  • True

     2021-10-03

    [TRUE] Will the number of weightlifting categories and weightlifting participants be reduced for the 2024 Paris Olympics?

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  • False

     2021-09-27

    [FALSE] Does a video show a syringe used to administer a COVID-19 vaccine to Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen without a needle?

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  • False

     2021-09-23

    [FALSE] Was a poster of Bruce Lee hung in the Apollo 11 spacecraft?

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  • False

     2021-09-22

    [FALSE] Has Adobe Creative Cloud followed China’s anti-addiction regulations and set time limits for underage users?

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  • False

     2021-09-20

    [FALSE] Does the Hong Kong government require people who arrive at Hong Kong via the Return2HK scheme to obtain specimen collection kits at post offices and collect specimens themselves for nucleic testing?

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  • False

     2021-09-14

    [FALSE] Does a study prove eating mangoes can treat Alzheimer’s disease?

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  • Unsubstantiated

     2021-09-07

    [UNSUBSTANTIATED] Do studies prove that infectivity and severity of COVID-19 are correlated with blood types?

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  • Partially True

     2021-08-26

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does Fairwood provide monthly meal subsidies of HK$300 to seniors?

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  • False

     2021-08-25

    [FALSE] Does a video show Chinese female weightlifter Hou Zhihui is actually male?

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  • False

     2021-08-24

    [FALSE] Did levels of E. coli bacteria exceed acceptable limits in the swimming area during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics triathlon events?

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  • False

     2021-08-20

    [FALSE] Does a study in Japan prove natto can inhibit alpha variant?

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  • True

     2021-08-05

    [TRUE] Should an iodine tincture not be used to disinfect the wounds of centipede bites?

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  • Partially True

     2021-08-02

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does a Japanese study claim tea can significantly reduce the transmission risks of coronavirus?

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  • False

     2021-07-28

    [FALSE] Did Taiwan’s minister of health and welfare say that Taiwan would not build “mobile cabin hospitals” because mainland China uses this name?

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  • False

     2021-07-27

    [FALSE] Did a video show a crocodile with a dead person in its jaws during Zhengzhou’s flood crisis?

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  • Partially True

     2021-07-20

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does the IOC have the sole right to cancel the Olympics? If Japan refuses to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, will it have to pay at least 4 trillion yen for breaching the contract?

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  • False

     2021-07-16

    [FALSE] Is Singapore the first country to perform autopsies on people who died from COVID-19? Is COVID-19 caused by a bacterium rather than a virus?

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  • False

     2021-07-13

    [FALSE] Does the Pfizer vaccine lead to higher rates of death and severe adverse reactions than other vaccines? Were its animal tests halted due to animal deaths?

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  • Unsubstantiated

     2021-07-05

    [UNSUBSTANTIATED] Will coastal areas of Hong Kong be vulnerable to floods in 2050 as sea level rises?

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  • False

     2021-06-24

    [FALSE] Does the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine cause blindness?

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  • Partially True

     2021-06-23

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does Israel believe the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can cause myocarditis?

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  • Partially True

     2021-06-22

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does a video show crowd cheering as police officers get assaulted in China?

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  • Partially True

     2021-06-17

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] While visiting Arlington National Cemetery, did Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga show tribute to the American pilots who bombed Tokyo during WWII?

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  • Partially True

     2021-06-15

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does British research show that dogs can detect COVID-19 and screen 300 travellers at airports in 30 minutes?

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  • False

     2021-06-10

    [FALSE] Did Italy’s PM admit COVID-19 first emerged in Italy in the summer of 2019?

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  • False

     2021-06-08

    [FALSE] Will Shenzhen halt the administration of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and only administer the second dose?

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  • False

     2021-06-08

    [FALSE] Did The New York Times report the four safest COVID-19 vaccines are all Chinese ones?

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  • False

     2021-05-20

    [FALSE] Can the mutant strain of coronavirus discovered in Chongqing be detected by ‘standard’ COVID-19 testing?

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  • False

     2021-05-12

    [FALSE] Does a video show a vaccine injection failure in India?

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  • Partially true

     2021-05-01

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does British research show that a new technology can collect DNA from air, and that the new technology can detect human DNA everywhere?

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  • False

     2021-04-20

    [FALSE] Do the public have to get vaccinated promptly as the stock of Pfizer vaccine in Hong Kong will run out in mid-April?

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  • True

     2021-04-16

    [TRUE] Did the Japanese government design a mascot to promote the safety of treated ‘radioactive wastewater’?

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  • False

     2021-04-13

    [FALSE] Is ‘Kong Nga Po concentration camp’ under construction in Hong Kong?

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  • False

     2021-04-09

    [FALSE] Has the government installed facial recognition devices to penalize jaywalkers?

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  • True

     2021-03-31

    [TRUE] Was a baby shark with a ‘human face’ discovered in Indonesia?

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  • False

     2021-03-11

    [FALSE] Will drinking Chinese hawthorn tea reduce fat in thighs and hips?

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  • False

     2021-03-03

    [FALSE] Will the visit records in ‘LeaveHomeSafe’ mobile app be kept for 7 years if submitted to the government?

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  • True

     2021-03-01

    [TRUE] Did the Hong Kong Housing Society issue a notice to prohibit its staff, including security guards and cleaners, from receiving “lucky envelopes”?

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  • False

     2021-02-20

    [FALSE] Will Hong Kong dollar soon be ceased in circulation according to China-Hong Kong agreement?

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  • False

     2021-02-20

    [FALSE] Did a Japanese Soryu-class submarine collide with a Hong Kong -registered commercial ship and fall apart?

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  • False

     2021-01-29

    [FALSE] Is Kevin Kreider, the Korean male model in Netflix’s Bling Empire, worth more than HK$100 million?

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  • False

     2021-01-15

    [FALSE] Did the China Meteorological Administration predict that the coldest Spring Festival of Guangdong province in history is around the corner and the temperature is expected to drop below zero degree celsius?

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  • Unsubstantiated

     2020-12-23

    [UNSUBSTANTIATED] Did 47 Chinese workers inoculated with Chinese vaccine test positive for COVID-19 in Uganda?

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  • True

     2020-12-18

    [TRUE] Did Professor Yuen Kwok-yung advise Hong Kong citizens not to get vaccinated in a hurry and let people in other countries get it first?

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  • False

     2020-09-30

    [FALSE] Has an 84-year-old granny in mainland China developed a 28nm chip?

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  • Partially True

     2020-08-27

    [PARTIALLY TRUE] Does spinal muscular atrophy treatment with nusinersen cost over 3,000 times more in China than in Australia?

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