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Was Apple Maps hacked to show "Ministry of Fascism" in place of the Russian Ministry of Defense?

It's a story that originated with RT, but I haven't seen it covered in Western publications. (I've linked to an Indian one--Republicworld.) According to Russia's state-controlled television network ...
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Would a meltdown/explosion at Zaporizhia mean the "evacuation" of Europe?

According to the Guardian, Zelenskiy said (on the fighting at Zaporizhia nuclear plant): “If there will be an explosion, it will be the end to all of us: the end of Europe, the evacuation of Europe,” ...
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Are these maps captured Russian plans to invade Ukraine? [closed]

Pro-Ukrainian twitter user, @TruthsUnchained, tweeted: #BREAKING 📰 Russian battle plans captured, likely from one of the command vehicles captured. Battle plans were approved on January 18th and ...
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Has traffic in some hashtags "plunged" since Russia lost access to Twitter? [closed]

Russia has blocked access to Twitter and Facebook. Opinions vary as to why, but most speculate that it is to prevent the general public from knowing how the Ukraine invasion is going. Today, I have ...
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Did the Russian 74th motorised rifle brigade surrender in February '22? [closed]

The following statements go around on the major social media networks. However, I have been unable to verify the statements are actually sourced. Ragıp Soylu (Turkey Bureau Chief for MiddleEastEye): ...
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Did a Ukrainian woman tell a Russian solider in Kherson Oblast to put seeds in his pockets so flowers would grow when he dies in Ukraine?

Basically, is the following a real exchange, down to the details? Reported on Twitter with 1.1M views: Ukrainian woman confronts Russian soldiers in Henychesk, Kherson region. Asks them why they came ...
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Did a Turkish cargo ship get bombed in the Black Sea during the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

In a Discord server, someone pointed out the following article by Russian state news media about a Turkish cargo ship which was reportedly hit by a bomb on the way from Odessa to Romania: Turkish ...
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Did Joseph McCarthy get no autopsy because his family refused?

HistoryNet writes: The gesture of invoking hepatitis—especially with the scary modifier “acute,” and absent the more accurate labels of alcoholic hepatitis or alcoholic cirrhosis—spared the McCarthy ...
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Did J. Edgar Hoover blackmail politicians by threatening to release information gathered through surveillance?

The encyclopedia Britannica claims: Hoover habitually used the FBI’s enormous surveillance and information-gathering powers to collect damaging information on politicians throughout the country, and ...
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Have there been more books written about Napoleon Bonaparte than days have passed since his death?

Searching for more books on Napoleon than days since his death on Google shows a few websites that make this claim. Note that Napoleon Bonaparte died roughly 200 years ago, or about 73.000 days ago. ...
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Can Ayurvedic treatment reduce symptoms and needed anti-inflammatory medication in ulcerative colitis patients by more than 75%

I found a study on Research Gate titled Effects of Ayurvedic treatment on forty-three patients of ulcerative colitis This paper was originally published in An international quarterly journal of ...
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Did Elon Musk pay "the most [income] taxes ever in history for an individual last year"?

After Senator Warren went on TV and said Elon Musk paid $0 in taxes in 2018, he responded in a Tweet dated 20 Feb 2022 saying (emphasis added): Will visit IRS next time I’m in DC just to say hi, ...
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Do "solar panels require 10 times the minerals to deliver the same quantity of energy as a natural gas plant"?

Recently, the Washington Post published an article1 discussing Mark Jacobson's research2 positing that a strategy of 100% wind, water, and solar power can provide all the energy needs of the U.S. with ...
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Did the US break several treaties with the USSR/Russia after 1918?

Source (last paragraph) *Here’s another fact few Americans know: ever since 1918, the Russians have never once broken any treaty they’ve signed with the U.S., though the U.S. has broken a number of ...
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Noah's Ark found in Turkey [duplicate]

Claim: The site designated by the Turkish government in Ararat is the actual Noah's Ark from the bible. I recently viewed a documentary about how Noah's Ark was discovered in Turkey in the 60's ...
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Did Churchill say "Generals are always prepared to fight the last war"?

I've seen the quote "Generals are always prepared to fight the last war" be attributed to Winston Churchill by several sources, but none of them actually give a primary source (such as a ...
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Did Dr. Fauci say that face masks don't work against COVID-19?

For a while, I've been a bit bothered by claims that Dr. Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the US President, explicitly claimed that face masks don't work to stop the spread of COVID-19. For ...
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Has the Kamloops International School "mass grave" been verified? [closed]

Throughout much of the news media over the last couple years in Canada (and internationally), it was claimed that a mass grave of 215 Native American children had been found at a mass grave site at ...
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Does Vitamin D defiency increase the mortality of a covid infection 12 times?

This 2021 study "Pre-infection 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels and association with severity of COVID-19 illness" by Amiel A. Dror et al. reports: Of the 253 individuals with pre-infection VitD ...
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Did 'border closure' have little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality?

I heard about a meta-analysis talking about lockdowns and how their affected border closures have had "little to no effect on COVID-19 mortality": We use “mortality” and “mortality rates” ...
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Does Sweden require a vaccination certificate for travel?

According to this article from CTV News (a large news organization in Canada): Sweden, which has had less COVID-19 restrictions than many countries, still uses a COVID-19 vaccine pass for travelling, ...
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Do these photos show Ukrainian children being trained to fight the Russian army?

From a widely-shared Reddit post: Ukrainian children trained to use rifles against Russian soldiers The other photos in the post are shown below. Neither the post nor the comments provide a source. ...
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Does taking ivermectin reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by 83%?

I came across a study that makes the following claim (emphasis mine): Two doses (300 μg/kg/dose in a gap of 72 hours) of ivermectin chemoprophylaxis reduced COVID-19 infection by 83% among HCWs for ...
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Did Burj Khalifa cause the surrounding malls and shops to increase revenue?

Wikipedia claims: The concept of profitability derived from building high density developments and malls around the landmark has proven successful. Its surrounding malls, hotels and condominiums in ...
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Did North Korean missiles reach space in early 2022?

BBC News is hosting a number of photos from the North Korean news service, which depict a North Korean missile launch. Specifically these figures, which have this description: Images released by the ...
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Does the Yulan Magnolia flower bud look like a bird?

This GreaterGood article, Yulan Magnolia Flowers Look Like Beautiful Birds, shows pictures of flowers that look like birds, including these images from the planetsavioursuk Instagram account. They ...
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Did Denzel Washington say this quote claiming people who criticize are doing less than you?

The B2B Revenue Leadership Show shared a post with a quote about criticism allegedly said by Denzel Washington. Was this said by Denzel Washington? Quote and image below You'll never be criticized by ...
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Did the drugs against COVID-19 whose EUA was revoked lead to a huge decline in hospitalization rates in Florida?

The FDA recently revoked the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly. In this article, Ron Desantis claims that these medications led to “a huge decline” in hospitalization rates in ...
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Is the "Dutch reach" standard practice in the Netherlands?

The United Kingdom is introducing a new traffic rule. According to this BBC article, A method known as the "Dutch reach" is to be introduced to the Highway Code in the UK after years of ...
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Is this picture and voice recording of Daniel Radcliffe speaking Hebrew authentic?

This 2010 YouTube video purports to show a picture of actor Daniel Radcliffe wearing tefillin and speaking on Israeli radio about it in Hebrew. This picture has been picked up on a number of not-so-...
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Is there an unusual distribution of adverse events by lot number for the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines?

This article which has been making rounds on social media for some time, insinuates that something nefarious is going on with the COVID-19 vaccines. It tries to prove this with the VAERS database by ...
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Are LGBT activists allowed to make gender education in Kindergartens in Germany? [closed]

There are various rumors about this, particularly in the previous East Block. The goal of the activists is supposed to educate a more tolerant view for the children already in the early childhood. ...
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Did former US Ambassador, Chas Freeman, say “The CIA programs in Tibet, which were very effective in destabilizing it, did not succeed in Xinjiang.”?

In a highly-upvoted Quora answer, Godfree Roberts quotes US Ambassador Chas. H. Freeman [sic]: The CIA programs in Tibet, which were very effective in destabilizing it, did not succeed in Xinjiang. ...
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Has there been a "buildup" of 175,000 Russian troops on the Ukraine border in January 2022?

Numerous news items have claimed or implied a buildup of 100,000 Russian troops and hundreds of tanks and armoured personnel carriers along its borders. Most are vague about the exact location. The ...
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Is melatonin used as a contraceptive in Europe?

On Episode 515 of the Wellness Mama podcast, Dr. Michael J. Breus made the statement that melatonin is used for birth control in Europe: Melatonin in Europe is used as a contraceptive. Let me say ...
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Is there a PyCon Python Conference held in Iraq?

In a talk given at the Dutch Embassy in San Franciso, Guido van Rossum, the creator of the Python programming language, claimed that a PyCon is held in Iraq: The Python user community is formed of ...
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Do "people who undergo gender transition" die by suicide at a rate "about 20 times higher than their peers"?

A Wisconsin state representative staffer shared a scan on Twitter of a sponsorship memorandum for bill LRB-0396: The Help Not Harm Act - Prohibiting sex reassignment of minors. A pdf of the memo is ...
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Did the FBI write a letter to Martin Luther King Jr, blackmailing him to take his own life?

This tweet by WikiLeaks today claims the letter below was sent to MLK telling him to kill himself within 34 days or face sex smear I’m wondering if anyone can find other sources related to this or ...
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Have about 170 million people been killed in the name of Allah?

In a question recently asked on the Christianity site, namely, Why don’t Christians accept Muhammad as the true prophet?, an answer quoted this article: “Beware of false prophets who … inwardly are ...
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Is it true that there is not enough electricity to power all vehicles in the United States if they were electric?

According to Scotty Kilmer, in his video, "The Truth About My Worsening Condition": There is not enough electricity [currently] to charge the batteries of cars like Tesla that have lithium ...
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Did CNN alter Joe Rogan's appearance in their coverage regarding his Covid-19 infection in late 2021?

The Blaze reports Joe Rogan charged CNN of "yellow journalism" on Friday, accusing the network of literally altering the Instagram video he posted last fall in which he announced he had ...
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Have lab animals that live under a controlled diet become more obese over the last decades?

Julia Belluz writes in The obesity trend isn’t only affecting humans — chimps, pets, and lab rats are getting fatter too for Vox: We spend a lot of time talking about how fat one type of animal has ...
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Did Oppenheimer quote the Bhagavad Gita after the Trinity test?

There is an often repeated story that Robert Oppenheimer, one of the leaders of the Manhattan Project, quoted the Bhagavad Gita after witnessing the first nuclear test. One version of the story is ...
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Did Rudolf Steiner prove the contagiousness of varicella in 1875?

Pages like those from the National Vaccine Information Center NVIC or the Centers for Disease Control CDC make the following claim: In 1875, Rudolf Steiner discovered that chickenpox was infectious ...
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Are supermarket shelves in Australia currently empty because of absenteeism due to COVID?

A recent News.com.au article Scott Morrison announces change to isolation rules for workers in critical supply chain industries quotes Australia's Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly: [he] said that ...
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Does a fetus taste the mother's food?

There seems to be two disconnected claims (1) whether or not babies can addicted to the nutrients they're exposed to, like an excess of fats., and (2) whether or not a fetus can taste things the ...
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Did the CDC say the RT-PCR test cannot distinguish between SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses?

American economist and author Paul Craig Roberts wrote in a blog article, CDC Admits that the Covid Pandemic Was the Product of an Inappropriate Test: Quietly without media attention, the Centers for ...
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Did two billion people watch the wedding of Catherine Middleton and Prince William?

The Sunday Times just now tweeted: Kate astonished everyone in royal circles with how she handled their wedding in April 2011, watched by an estimated global audience of two billion. New York Times ...
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Are you at increased risk of complications when receiving a vaccine shot/booster after you have had a symptomatic infection of Covid? [closed]

Someone has told me that there is a study/studies that exist that showed that getting a vaccine booster after having a symptomatic infection of covid, increases your risk for complications. I have ...
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Are increasingly common earthquakes the result of demolishing illegal immigrant tunnels?

Earthquakes are becoming increasingly common, but they aren't naturally occurring. Some part of the military is acting by orders of President Trump to demolish the many underground tunnels all across ...
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