Researchers have found that inoculating chickens leads to Covid antibodies in their egg yolks. One post claims “egg yolks can significantly increase the immunity against Coronavirus” and links this to egg shortages while implying the “bird flu outbreak” might not be the genuine cause of this. The authors posit this as a potential route for making Covid-19 antibodies to use in humans. To claim that egg yolks in general can boost immunity goes completely beyond the findings of this research. Egg shortage conspiraciesThe posts draw a conspiratorial link between these study findings and egg shortages.
And a tweet from the Guardian on 21 October described it as a “£115,000 annual grant”. In practice most former prime ministers do claim either the total allowed, or close to the total. “The costs are a reimbursement of incurred expenses for necessary office costs and secretarial costs arising from their special position in public life. Data on total payments under the PDCA to all former prime ministers have also been published in the past. We’re continuing to research more detail on the support former prime ministers are entitled to and will update this article in due course.5 months ago Full Fact
The requirement for the Olympics to be offered to free-to-air terrestrial broadcasters is set out in UK domestic law, and won’t be abolished by the Retained EU Law Bill. The Retained EU Law Bill will abolish our right to watch the Olympics free of charge. How is any of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill in the British interest?” Stella Creasy MP, . Following Brexit, this regulation was copied into UK law as Retained EU Law. The Retained EU Law (REUL) dashboard shows that the regulation is “unchanged”, meaning it has not yet been amended, reviewed or replaced by domestic law.5 months ago Full Fact
A team of biomedical engineering undergraduate students from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University decided to help reduce that number. Having more available male contraceptive options would provide more balance to the responsibility of birth control ownership between biological males and biological females. Being a reversible contraceptive, EMIT uses a two-part process consisting of two solutions, known as A and B, to reverse the procedure when desired. Smith was able to give us a crash course in anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system,” Pless says. “Providing an available male contraceptive is a step toward reproductive justice,” Pless says.5 months ago Full Circle
Old Indonesian plane crash photos misrepresented as fatal disaster in 2022Copyright AFP 2017-2022. Photos of a crashed plane and a woman praying have been misleadingly shared in Bangladeshi social media posts in October 2022 alongside a caption that says 178 people had been killed in a plane crash in Indonesia. Their Bengali-language caption reads: "178 people were killed in a plane crash in Indonesia. Second photoThe second picture of the plane crash was published in a report by US broadcaster CBS News about the same Lion Air plane crash on April 13, 2013. Third photoThe photo of the praying woman was published by US-based broadcaster Voice of America (VOA) on October 29, 2018, in an article about a deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia.5 months ago AFP Fact Check
Posts distort Arizona vote totals in governor, treasurer racesCopyright AFP 2017-2022. "Tell me how more people showed up to vote in Arizona for Treasurer than for Governor... #FRAUD," says one post on Truth Social. On November 11, incumbent Republican Kimberly Yee was projected to win the latter contest against Democratic challenger Martin Quezada, an Arizona state senator. The website also showed more than 1.37 million votes for Yee and nearly 1.1 million for Quezada, totaling about 2.47 million. That equates to 60,000 more votes cast for governor than for treasurer, contrary to the posts online.4 months ago AFP Fact Check
Video of Obama unveiling his own portrait doctored to insert Indonesian politician's imageCopyright AFP 2017-2022. A doctored video with tens of thousands of views on TikTok and Facebook falsely claims to show former US president Barack Obama unveiling a portrait of Indonesian presidential hopeful Anies Baswedan. The video originally shows Obama unveiling a painting of himself at the Smithsonian in 2018. Doctored videoThe footage has been doctored from a video which originally shows Obama unveiling his own portrait at an event held by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington in February 2018. Remarks by President Obama and Mrs. Obama, Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton, National Portrait Gallery Director Kim Sajet and artists Wiley and Sherald."5 months ago AFP Fact Check
French climate activists protest video shared with false claim about 'Muslims praying on streets'Copyright AFP 2017-2022. In fact, the clip shows climate activists from French protest group Dernière Rénovation being removed during a sit-in demonstration in Paris. The 55-second video shows at least two men lifting and dragging a line of people wearing orange vests who are blocking traffic on a busy road. This refers to a group of climate activists who have been staging sit-in protests in France, calling on the government to go further in its efforts to tackle climate change. AFP found the video in the false posts was recorded here on the Pont de Saint-Cloud, a bridge on the outskirts of Paris.2 months ago AFP Fact Check