Collected Fact Checks on November 30, 2023 at 15:47:49

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Post Makes Unfounded Claim About Doctors Without Borders Worker

Published 11/28/2023 22:38
Doctors Without Borders has been working in the West Bank since fighting intensified between the Israelis and Palestinians after Oct. 7. But a video post on social media misleadingly claims it shows an aid worker from that organization passing a gun to a Palestinian fighter. The worker is wearing a vest used by the Palestinian Medical Relief Society.

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Social Media Posts Misrepresent Video of IDF Aircraft Attack

Published 11/28/2023 20:46
At least 260 people were killed by Hamas during the militant group’s surprise attacks at an outdoor music festival in Israel on Oct. 7. A video clip on social media falsely claims to show Israel Defense Forces helicopters firing on festival-goers that day. The clip is from a video of IDF aircraft shooting at Hamas militants a day later at sites in the Gaza Strip.

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Fact checks from Lead Stories – 15 new posts

Fact Check: Putin Did NOT ‘Bomb Big Pharma in Ukraine’ For ‘Suspected’ COVID-19 Vaccine Production In 2023 — Farmak’s Warehouse Was Hit In 2022 During Nearby Battle

Published 11/28/2023 19:34
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order “the destruction of a Kyiv pharmaceutical laboratory suspected of manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines” owned by Farmak, one of Ukraine’s major companies selling medical products, in November 2023? No, that’s not true: The company’s warehouse near…

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Fact checks from PolitiFact – Rulings and Stories – 20 new posts

Fact checks from Reuters – 20 new posts

Fact Check: Iceland has not banned COVID vaccines

Published 11/30/2023 17:37
A headline shared online falsely claims that Iceland has banned COVID-19 vaccines and cites sudden deaths for which there is no evidence, according to the Icelandic national health authority.

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Fact Check: Palestinian official flag in 1939 did not show Star of David

Published 11/30/2023 16:43
An image of a Zionist movement flag from the 1930s does not show the “official” Palestinian flag in 1939, according to historians, despite online posts sharing a photograph of the flag with the Jewish Star of David symbol that purportedly appeared in a French dictionary of the era.

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Fact Check: Video of teacher discussing pronouns is a skit

Published 11/30/2023 13:29
A clip showing a teacher called Darren discussing pronouns is a skit, according to a disclaimer by the video’s creators at the end of the original video. A version without this clarification, however, is being shared online by social media users who are interpreting it as real.

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Fact Check: Spoof lobotomy poster shared online as if from 20th century

Published 11/29/2023 09:27
A satirical advertisement for lobotomy, a discredited surgical treatment for mental illness widely performed in the mid-20th century, was intended to sell enamel pins, its creator said, but it has fueled anti-science sentiment online circulating as if it shows an authentic historical flier promoting the procedure.

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Fact Check: Wilders must form coalition to be Dutch PM

Published 11/28/2023 21:10
It may take months for Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders to form a government, but online posts mistakenly claimed that the populist automatically became prime minister after his party’s election win on Nov. 22.

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Fact checks from USA Today – 17 new posts