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Does YouTube delete video dislikes?

Yes, they do. They will also delete likes. However, the comments quoted and the general complaints on that video about dislikes going away are based on the claim that Gillette is either paying ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

So first of all, there is no central BLM organisation collecting donations. There are local organisations, some named BLM (or some variation thereof) and some which existed prior to BLM and support ...
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Does YouTube delete video dislikes?

YouTube itself says that it can remove dislikes. From Likes and Dislikes report: You may see like/dislike counts change as some may be marked invalid and periodically removed from the counts. Learn ...
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Is Trump personally blocking people on Twitter?

It appears that Trump is indeed personally responsible for blocking his critics on Twitter, as opposed to a staffer or aide. This came up in oral arguments this past March concerning the continuing ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

What is "BLM"? It's been 7 years since BLM was formed. This statement is generally true. They have raised over a billion dollars. This statement is ill-formed. As many have noted, "...
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Was Bill Gates' mugshot photo used in 2010 as a template for Outlook contacts?

While there has been no official confirmation from Microsoft of a connection between the two images (that I could find), we know that both images are real. For example Disable The People Pane In ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

The other answers have explained that doing the things mentionned in the tweet is not the goal of BLM, that is not easy to estimate accurately how much money they have raised, or that the buses in the ...
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Are these photos of burned home surrounded by pristine trees in California due to the forest fires real?

The first image is legitimate. It is of a Paradise CA neighborhood after the Camp fire raged through the town (KTVU). The third image definitely is not of Paradise CA. This image was used three months ...
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Were over 3000 persons arrested in Britain for social media posts in 2018?

I can't speak for the exactness of the figure, but it certainly seems plausible. According to this article about arrests for online posts in London 857 arrests were made in 2015 in London alone as a ...
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Were over 3000 persons arrested in Britain for social media posts in 2018?

Not in 2020. In 2016. The "3,300" figure is likely a reference to a 2017 piece in The Times. More than 3,300 people were detained and questioned last year over so-called trolling on social ...
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Does YouTube delete video dislikes?

Yes, YouTube moderators can delete Likes and Dislikes. Cinema of Change tracked the responses to the Gillette video over a short period. With the help of YouTube’s API and Archive.fo’s screenshots of ...
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Did GOP senators say these things about Kavanaugh allegations?

Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate:...
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Did Youtube take down Dr. Pierre Kory's congressional testimony?

Yes, YouTube removed in February of 2021 a US Senate testimony video of Dr Pierre Kory given December 8, 2020, that largely argues Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19. The YouTube link now displays:...
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"The Flat Earth Society has members all around the globe"?

I find no evidence of this being real, but I cannot prove a negative. Tineye's first record of this image appeared on May 9, 2017. When I go to The Flat Earth Society's Facebook page, this post does ...
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Is this video of an attack on an elderly Asian woman authentic?

Evidence It all depends upon what level of evidence you require really, but according to several mainstream sources, including "The Charlotte Observer", the footage is currently believed to ...
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Did Maureen Healy, who was shot in the head by Feds in Portland, write the following press release?

It's authentic. Lewis and Clark College posted Sharing Professor Healy’s Protest Story with Congress on their website, which links to a letter from the college's president, Wim Wiewel, and includes ...
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Does YouTube delete video dislikes?

It's been previously documented that "glitches" can also alter the like/dislike ratio on a large scale, for example, a Justin Bieber video (including, bizarrely, adding dislikes to likes), so it's ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

Johanna's answer has already told a lot about the fact that "BLM" can refer to many things (including organizations that do contribute to the causes mentioned in the question, and also ones ...
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Do 82% of women making $100K per year in the US do it through home based businesses?

The claim that is posted in the image seems to be an altered version of the claim that "82% of Women in the U.S. who make $100K+, Did it Through Direct Sales" I was unable to find a claim that ...
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Are 63% of Instagram users 'miserable'?

TL;DR RSPH did not claim 63% of Instagram users are 'miserable'. The Economist claimed an "activity-tracking app" collected data that showed 63% of Instagram users are "sad with the amount of time ...
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Has BLM raised over 1 billion dollars but not yet performed any neighborhood cleanup, school funding, food aid or housing services?

No BLM is not one organization This has been covered by other answers, but just so this answer is complete on its own: There is not one single organization that is BLM. Instead, BLM is a social ...
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Did 150,000 people march against Muslim Immigration in Poland?

As is often the case, Snopes has already looked at this. A large march in Poland did take place on 11th November 2015, but it was well reported in mainstream media. Numbers were less than 150,000 and ...
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Is this picture from the flooded cave rescue in Thailand?

According to an Australian news site the assistant coach Ekkapol Chantawong was a novice monk who began coaching the team after leaving the monastery he had lived in since the age of twelve. The site ...
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Is there a Russian social media game called "Blue Whale" that incites self-violence and suicide?

I found a more in-depth article on theglobeandmail.com. It takes a critical and researched approach over the issue, which is consistent to the type of answers needed in such cases. Some highlights ...
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Does this video depict a neo-nazi leader dying in the middle of a speech?

No, this video does not depict a neo-nazi leader dying in the middle of a speech. Namely, Yes, Petro Vushko died at age of 91 during his speech at the monument to Shukhevych; No, he was not a leader ...
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Did GOP senators say these things about Kavanaugh allegations?

The image is really from MSNBC. Specifically, it's from the The 11th Hour with Brian Williams 9/20/2018 (at 11:47 ET, as can be seen in the image). You can also read the transcript here on MSNBC's ...
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Did fake news on Facebook influence US elections in 2016?

According to Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook Science Advances 09 Jan 2019: Vol. 5, no. 1: Some have gone so far as to assert that such content ...
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Did Frances Coppola tweet about immigration opponents organising the Cologne sex crimes?

Her tweets are now protected so it's hard to say. However I think I found the preceding and subsequent tweet by her counterpart, the German "management consultant and economist" Bastian van Rieth. ...
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Did Near, a prominent emulator developer, take their own life?

I could not find any information that Near (also known as byuu) took their life that does not cite the Tweet by Hector Martin. All news sources that I could find in both English and Japanese cited the ...
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Is social media bad for the mental health of youth?

The question is too broad, so the answer is "It depends". Sadagheyani, H.E. and Tatari, F. (2021), "Investigating the role of social media on mental health", Mental Health and ...
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