RESEARCH | ANALYSIS | INTELLIGENCE | FACT-CHECK

Did the Houthis sink the cargo ship Rubymar?

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We came across the following claim across multiple accounts in posts on the social media platform X/Twitter: The claims each feature a 24-second-long video of a ship sinking with added…

Have record low temperatures in Xinjiang frozen birds to death?

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This claim has been circulating on social media and even small news media platforms. According to these posts, a cold snap which swept certain regions in China over the past…

Did the new co-owner of Manchester United pledge to bring back a controversial footballer to the club?

| Lifestyle, Society | No Comments
We came across a claim on Facebook about English football juggernaut, Manchester United, and the plans of one of their new co-owner, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, to bring back controversial footballer…

Do McCormick spices contain heavy metals?

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We came across the following post on the social media platform X/Twitter: The video in the post depicts a person telling the viewer not to buy McCormick spices as McCormick…

Has a UFO been caught on video in Sweden?

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This video has been circulating on social media, with multiple posts gaining millions of views. According to these posts, the short video depicts an unidentified flying object (UFO) filmed using…

Does this video show the Chinese Government destroying a mosque in China?

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We came across several posts on X circulating a short video showing the demolition of what appears to be a tower, with the claim that it shows the Chinese government…

Is Yeo’s creating a new drink made from pig blood?

| Health, Lifestyle, Religion, Society | No Comments
We came across the following image on the social media platform Reddit, along with several online blogs and news sites that focus on issues in Malaysia and Singapore: The text…

Has Taylor Swift endorsed Trump for President?

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We came across several posts on X circulating a short video clip that appears to show Taylor Swift carrying a flag that reads “Trump won; Democrats Cheated!” with the claim…

Does Microsoft plan to disable the computers of users who share “non-mainstream content” online?

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This claim has been widely circulated on messaging groups and social media. According to the claim, Microsoft plans to disable the computers of users who share “non-mainstream content” online. This…

Have the Houthis threatened to cut internet cables in the Red Sea? 

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The claim that the Houthis, a Yemeni religious and military organization who control North Yemen, have threatened to cut vital internet-providing fibre optic cables has been circulating on social media.…

Is Taylor Swift a government psyop?

| Culture, Government, Society | No Comments
We came across the following claims on the social media site X/Twitter: The posts made variations of the claim that Taylor Swift was a government psychological operation to influence population…

Do paper straws contain more “forever chemicals” than plastic straws?

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We came across several posts on X circulating a claim that paper straws contain toxic “forever chemicals”. In addition, some posts also cite an article by the New York Post…