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CNA938: “FactChecker” with Nicholas Fang

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Every Friday, Nicholas Fang joins the morning crew on CNA938 to bust some myths. Fact or fiction? Fake or legit? Watch these videos to find out more. 23 July 2021…

[COVIDWatch]: Are 50 Shopee employees infected with COVID-19?

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We came across this image being forwarded on Telegram: The photos depict what appears to be a massive police-led operation at a warehouse. The caption accompanying the photos states: "50…

Eco-friendly or anti-intimacy? The case of cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympics

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On 17 July, American runner Paul Chelimo tweeted photos of the cardboard beds at the Tokyo Olympic Village: Chelimo claimed in his tweet that the reason for the interesting choice…

[COVIDWatch]: Phase 2 Heightened Alert happening from 19 July due to KTV cluster?

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We came across this message being forwarded on WhatsApp: According to the message, Singapore has declared a month-long "Phase 2 (Heightened Alert)" from 19 July in response to a recent…

Is there a new case of monkeypox infection in Singapore?

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AFP Factcheck has highlighted a recent post that appeared on Facebook: The post shares a screenshot of a Facebook post which comes with a caption written in Malay. The caption…

Sports in the time of COVID-19

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Euro 2020 is over and we know that football is not coming home. What we do not know however, is whether the COVID-19 situation could worsen due to the crowded…

[VACCINEWatch]: Should we avoid bedroom activities for a week after getting vaccinated?

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We came across this photo being forwarded on WhatsApp: We see what appears to be an advisory by the Ministry of Health (MOH) which advises the public to avoid strenuous…

[COVIDWatch]: Is an SMRT taxi driver a confirmed COVID-19 case?

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We came across this post on Facebook page Singapore Incidents: Below is the video shared on the Facebook post: The video, which appears to be taken by another driver, was…

Can the new oximeters detect pulse and blood oxygen levels on soft toys?

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We came across this post on Facebook: Below is the video in full: In the video, we hear a lady speaking in Chinese. She is holding what appears to be…

Do durians from Malaysia contain high levels of chemicals and should we avoid them?

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We have updated the piece to include SFA's clarification and changed the rating from likely false to false. - We came across this post on Facebook page Singapore Incidents: Below…

Thoughts on the IPS-RSIS Forum

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Social media was abuzz with online reactions towards the IPS-RSIS forum on race and racism. We polled our research panel to find out what they thought about the issues covered…

[VACCINEWatch]: Was 13-year-old US teen’s death caused by an mRNA vaccine?

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On 26 June, this post was shared on Facebook: The content of the post is an "urgent open letter" addressed to Professor Benjamin Ong, the Chairman of the expert committee…