RESEARCH | ANALYSIS | INTELLIGENCE | FACTCHECK

Was the earthquake in Turkey created by a US military weapon?

| Crisis and Disaster, International Politics, Science | No Comments
We came across the following post in a popular Singapore-based Telegram channel: The post contains a clip that appears to be from Turkey’s Ihlas News Agency that supposedly shows footage…

Can Eggs Prevent or Cure Covid-19?

| COVID-19 | No Comments
Can Eggs Prevent or Cure Covid-19? Last week, we fact-checked the claim that eggs “cause thousands of people to suddenly form blood clots” alongside an accompanying claim that warnings about…

[VACCINEWatch]: Does getting the Pfizer COVID-19 booster and flu vaccine on the same day increase your risk of stroke?

| COVID-19, Health, Science | No Comments
A recent post on Facebook shared a screenshot of an article claiming that receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine and flu vaccine on the same day may increase one’s risk…

Trust in Media: Singapore’s Response to SPH Media’s Inflated Circulation Numbers

| Research Publications | No Comments
On 9 January, it was reported that SPH Media was found to have inflated the daily circulation numbers of its publications by between 85,000 to 95,000, which represents about 10…

Is this document proof of ritualistic abuse being carried out on children?

| Health | No Comments
We came across the following video being posted on Facebook: In the 16 minute long clip, Riccardo Bosi, a former Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) officer and leader of the…

Is plastic being turned into protein powder?

| Environment, Health, Science | No Comments
We came across the following post on Twitter: The post contained a screenshot of an article that was published on the Fox 5 News website on 21 July 2021. The…

Lead in Baby Food? Checking Key Facts 

| Health, Science | No Comments
Lead in Baby Food? Checking Key Facts  Last week, the US Food and Drug Administration released a document titled “Action Levels for Lead in Food Intended for Babies and Young…

Will brainwave data from earpods be used for workplace surveillance?

| Government, Technology | No Comments
We came across the following post in a Telegram channel, which contained a clip four-and-a-half minutes in length. The post discusses the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, informally called…

Are eggs causing blood clots to suddenly form in people?

| COVID-19, Education, Health, Science, Vaccine | No Comments
The following article was posted on Newspunch: Frequent visitors of our website should be quite familiar with Newspunch by now, a “news” website that describes itself as being in opposition…

Does China want the UN to criminalise false information online?

| International Politics | No Comments
We came across the following article on a website called News Target (newstarget.com). The article makes the claim that China is proposing that a new United Nations (UN) convention contain…

Do UV nail polish dryers cause cancer?

| Health, Science | No Comments
An article published in the online magazine, People, claims that using ultraviolet (UV) nail polish dryers can lead to cancer-causing cell mutations. In support of its claim, the article cites…

Is Singapore Proof of Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Deaths?

| COVID-19, Vaccine | No Comments
Is Singapore Proof of Covid-19 Vaccine-Related Deaths? Over the past few days, we’ve seen Singapore being mentioned and used as a case study by non-Singaporean commentators. One such case caught…