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Is Chinese government using Huawei to spy on the USA and the West? [closed]

A while ago Trump said that the Chinese government uses Chinese tech giant Huawei's telecom network and equipment to spy on the USA and the West. Secretary of state Pompeo also said that Chinse made ...
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Could 10-15 million Congolese people have died during the reign of Leopold II?

I was listening to No Agenda today and they were talking about the toppling of the Leopold II statue in Belgium, ascribing it to his genocide waged against the Congolese people. John Dvorak stated he ...
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Do church congregations attract sex offenders?

On page 34 of their 2008 report Licensed to Hug: How Child Protection Policies Are Poisoning the Relationship Between the Generations and Damaging the Voluntary Sector, authors Frank Furedi & ...
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Does the Violence Interrupters program reduce shootings and homicides in Washington, D.C.?

Violence Interrupters is a program to reduce gang-related retaliations. They have a presence in Washington D.C.. I found a local news article that claims: Community members in the Benning Terrace ...
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Are an increasing number of gender transitioned people seeking to detransition?

In a recent essay defending her views on sex and gender issues, author J.K. Rowling writes: I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing ...
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Did Marx use the word “capitalism”?

I'm finding contradictory accounts on this. First, we need to differentiate between the words "capital", "capitalist", and "capitalism". According to "Civilization ...
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Did Ilhan Omar oppose a resolution against antisemitism?

Ted Cruz recently tweeted at Ilhan Omar: Why again did you oppose the House resolution against antisemitism? I could find a number of news reports about Res.183, which condemned antisemitism and ...
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Does it take two weeks for a single man to produce enough sperm to impregnate every fertile woman on Earth?

Fact Slides has a slide that claims: A single human male produces enough sperm in two weeks to impregnate every fertile woman on the planet. It sources a book of random facts Is it true?
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Do Black Lives Matter donations get funneled to the Democratic Party?

There are quite a few claims stating donations to Black Lives Matter (BLM) go almost entirely to fund the Democratic Party. For instance: USA Really An exclusive investigation by The Gateway ...
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Were 70 COVID-19 testing sites destroyed during the George Floyd protests?

Dr. Deborah Birx, President Trump’s coronavirus response coordinator, warned the nation’s governors on a conference call that 70 coronavirus testing sites had been destroyed amid widespread protests ...
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Are gender dysphoric teenagers more likely to take their own lives if they are not allowed to transition?

In a recent essay defending her controversial views on sex and gender issues, author J.K. Rowling writes: The argument of many current trans activists is that if you don’t let a gender dysphoric ...
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Are these pictures of Osama Bin Laden with Obama, Rice and Hillary Clinton authentic?

I saw a post on Facebook with these pictures: They apparently show Osama Bin Laden with Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Are these authentic pictures of actual meetings?
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Is this metric system video, apparently taken from Fox news, a deep fake?

This video apparently shows Fox News saying the metric system is bad and giving arguments on why the current US customary system is better. I do not come from the USA and have never watched Fox News, ...
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Did Albert Einstein lose his Nobel Prize money on bonds that defaulted?

In the book The Gone Fishin' Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy... and Get on With Your Life, by Alexander Green; the author states that "Einstein lost his investment capital—including his Nobel ...
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Did Martin Gugino, 75, who was injured at the Buffalo, NY protest, provoke the police?

Today on Twitter, Trump has made a claim that a 75-year old man previously filmed being pushed and falling to the pavement by police might be an ANTIFA provocateur. Buffalo protester shoved by ...
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Is asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 rare?

On 2020-06-08, Maria Van Kerkhove (WHO COVID-19 technical lead) stated: From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary ...
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Was the prosecutor in the first Epstein trial told that Epstein is an intelligence asset?

Conservapedia writes: Epstein was a frequent visitor to the Clinton White House.[5] After leaving the White House, Bill Clinton flew more than two dozen times on Epstein's private jet, where ...
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Can 1 in 1,000 black men expect to be killed over the course of their lifetime by the police?

In Last Week Tonight of June 8th, 2020, John Oliver mentions that 1 in 1,000 black men can expect to be killed by the police. At 5:05 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf4cea5oObY I have tracked the ...
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Did Leonardo da Vinci say this quote about principles for the development of a complete mind?

I have read on many sites online, like Reddit and Goodreads, the following quote supposedly from da Vinci's notebooks: “Principles for the Development of a Complete Mind: Study the science of art. ...
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Did Pakistan ask China to invade India and vice versa in 1962 and in 1999?

I was watching this widely seen (Urdu) video, Pakistani journalist Imran Khan claims: In 1962: China invited Pakistan to invade India (as China attacked India). The USA assured Pakistan that they ...
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Is a reasonable prediction that by the end of summer there would be ~45,000 deaths in Mexico?

In this video Funeral Homes in Mexico Reveal Coronavirus’ Hidden Death Toll | Coronavirus News says that government is underestimating the death toll. In this part says that health analyst from the ...
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Does sending an email have a carbon footprint of 0.3g to 50g CO2e?

The carbon footprint, in carbon dioxide equivalent, of sending an email message, has been estimated at 0.3 gCO2e for a spam email, 4 gCO2e for a "proper email", and 50 gCO2e for an "email with long ...
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Did the US Park Police have a definition of tear gas that excluded OC prior to the clearing of Lafayette Square?

US Park Police have disputed reports claiming “tear gas” was used on peaceful protestors in Lafayette Square on the basis that they used “oleoresins capsicum” (OC), rather than 2-...
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Were the Skripals attacked by use of Novichok?

According to Wikipedia quoting The Guardian, Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok, an organophosphate nerve agent in March 2018. For me, there is a problem : the Skripals showed ...
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Are one-third of Americans 'killed by strangers' killed by police?

According to Granta - Violence in Blue, One-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police. Is this true?
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Did Trump order tear gas to be used on protesters to clear a pathway to a church for a photoshot?

There are dozens of articles out there like this one which states that Trump ordered the use of tear gas to disperse peaceful protesters so he could do a photoshoot. However I recently read that ...
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Is there currently riots/looting *ONLY* in Democrat cities in the USA?

trumptweet : So pathetic to watch the Fake News Lamestream Media playing down the gravity and depravity of the Radical Left, looters and thugs, ripping up our Liberal Democrat run (only) cities. It ...
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Did the Catholic church prosecute Galileo because he was teaching unproven ideas?

There is a popular Youtube video, *Priest Debunks Common Catholic Myths, in which Casey Cole, a Catholic and Franciscan, "debunks" the idea that the church wrongly tried Galileo. The Church ...
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Is the number of complaints filed a good measure of how abusive a police officer or department is?

Derek Chauvin had 17 complaints on record when he killed George Floyd. I have seen many articles, including this NYT article, which use this statistic as evidence that the whole department is corrupt....
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Is voting by mail subject to substantial fraud in the US?

Donald Trump has been fulminating about Twitter fact-checking this claim: There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed,...
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Are “bait bricks” real?

I've seen this image shared on social media, original source unknown. Is there clear evidence that piles of bricks have been placed in the path of protestors far away from any construction site in ...
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Was this photo taken on Friday 29th of May 2020, when the President was moved to a White House bunker [closed]

This tweet (with over 8,000 shares) was posted recently, implying that the photo of the White House, was taken when the President was evacuated to a bunker. Lights out at #WhiteHouse is a ...
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Will antimicrobial resistance cause a 20-30 year decrease in life expectancy?

I stumbled on an article https://www.reactgroup.org/news-and-views/news-and-opinions/year-2018/world-health-day-the-rise-and-fall-of-antibiotics/: So life expectancy shouldn’t decrease to the ...
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Did Jeffry Epstein kill himself? [closed]

Barbara Sampson, the New York City's Chief Medical Examiner, ruled that Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging. Given the broken bones found in Epstein's neck, and the plethora of circumstantial ...
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Did Mr. Tfue dig an elaborate underground swimming pool, with only basic tools, in 60 days?

This viral 17-minute video, 60 Days Build Millionaire Underground Swimming Pool House (over 100M views in just 3 months), "" appeared in my YouTube feed. It appears to show a single man digging and ...
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Has the polio vaccine used in India from 2005 onwards caused hundreds of thousands of cases of paralysis?

This study from 2018 establishes a strong correlation between the introduction of a new version of a polio vaccine in 2005 in India and a very high number of Non-Polio Flaccid Acute Paralysis (NPAFP) ...
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Did the Chinese government kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs? [duplicate]

Did the Chinese government kill Falun Gong practitioners for their organs? https://www.healtheuropa.eu/forced-organ-harvesting-they-kill-innocent-people-for-their-organs/97306/ Articles such as ...
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Did white supremacists “mix-in” with groups protesting George Floyd's death?

Donald Trump, citing Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade, made a claim in the following tweet “I don’t see any indication that there were any white supremest groups mixing in. This is an ANTIFA ...
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Is this 'United Nations New World Order' website affiliated with the United Nations?

I stumbled upon this website: https://unnwo.org/. The United Nations New World Order Project is a global, high-level initiative founded in 2008 to advance a new economic paradigm, a new political ...
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Did a group of monkeys steal SARS-CoV-2 positive blood samples from a health care worker in India?

An article from Reuters claims that a health care worker in India was assaulted by a team of monkeys and robbed of the blood samples that he was carrying: LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A troop of ...
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Do “Soupeurs” exist?

I was chatting with some friends and the topic of the “Soupeur” came up. Apparently this is a word used in France to describe the practice of — and I quote: “…a sexual practice involving attraction ...
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Does fast feedback result in greater expertise?

There are swathes of blogs and books promoting the notion that we should seek the quickest possible feedback to develop ours skill. The most prominent example I can think of comes from Daniel Kahneman'...
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Did Mark Zuckerberg create a website to rank his female classmates?

According to this highly viral and popular tweet from democracy diva, Mark Zuckerberg created a website to rank his classmates by their appearance, however, I haven't found any evidence to ...
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Do male chicks get ground up on most farms in the industralized world?

This was spurred from a recent related question. I started looking into whether male chicks are ground up. It makes sense that they are, but I'm having a hard time finding conclusive evidence. ...
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Does only China uniquely possess some 'rare earth elements' that can't be mined elsewhere?

How rare exactly are 'rare earth elements'? I'll use IUPAC's definition. A rare-earth element (REE) [...] as defined by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, is one of a set of ...
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Did state actors set fire to buildings during the George Floyd riots? [closed]

A Minnesota protestor made the following claim: "Media, you need to cover the undercover cops who have been breaking these windows and breaking into businesses. We have evidence of buildings that ...
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Do most people have no idea where their food comes from or how it’s made?

Mercy For Animals article According to U.K.-based paper The Herald [Plymouth], a new study shows most people have no idea where their food comes from or how it’s made. Vegan organization Viva! ...
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Was Thales the first to show that the year contained 365 days?

The philosopher Sir Anthony Kenny, in his 2004 book A New History of Western Philosophy v. 1, Ancient Philosophy claims that Thales of Miletus, an ancient Greek astronomer, was the first to show ...
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Did George Biddell Airy write a paper “On Certain conditions under which a Perpetual Motion is possible”?

George Biddell Airy was an English mathematician. He was Astronomer Royal from 1835 to 1881 According to the Bessler Wheel web-site (a site dedicated to investigationg perpetual motion machines, Airy ...
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Was the U.S. government responsible for Popeye's dependance on spinach?

Whenever the cartoon sailor is on the verge of a fight, he squeezes open a can of spinach, pours the greens down his throat, and uses his muscles to pummel his opponent. Some sources claim that this ...

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