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[COVIDWatch]: Does wearing a face mask weaken your immune system?

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In this fact-check, we touch on a claim that recently went viral on social media, mostly in the US. According to the claim, wearing a face mask will weaken one's…

Is the SDP selling ‘Chee-sy’ mashed potatoes for $100 a pop?

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We've been alerted to a Reddit thread titled "The SDP is selling mashed potatoes for $100 🤔🤔". The thread includes what looks to be a screenshot of an online listing…

[COVIDWatch]: Is this an ankle tracker for individuals on Stay-Home Notice?

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In a joint press release by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority, Ministry of Manpower, and Ministry of Education, travellers entering Singapore who are serving their stay-home notice outside of dedicated…

Are fake $50 notes currently being circulated in Hougang?

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We have been alerted to this image being shared on WhatsApp: Along with the photo is the caption "Fake $50 notes ending with 5967 circulating around Hougang areas. Members please…

[COVIDWatch]: Is this message being sent to close contacts of COVID-19 cases?

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We have been alerted to a message being circulated on WhatsApp: The message contains a screenshot of an article titled 'DO NOT click the link'; Police warn of scam COVID-19…

Are these blocks of Muslim graves at Choa Chu Kang cemetery being exhumed?

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We've been alerted to a message being forwarded on WhatsApp: The message claims that the following blocks of Choa Chu Kang Muslim cemetery would be affected by exhumation works. The…

CNA938: “FactChecker” with Nicholas Fang

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[COVIDWatch]: Is something being implanted in you during a nasal swab test?

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In this fact-check, we explore a rather...interesting COVID-19 claim that recently went viral on Facebook. The author poses two questions in his post: Why can't COVID-19 testing be done using…

Is Singapore Airlines’ cadet pilot programme only open to citizens of India?

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We have been alerted to this screenshot being forwarded on WhatsApp: The image depicts a screenshot of a Facebook post of what looks to be a listing for cadet pilots…

Is the translator of this video a fan of the Workers’ Party?

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We have been alerted to a post being shared on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/671916073/posts/10157388132581074/?d=n We see what looks like a screenshot from a video featuring Workers' Party (WP) chief and Member of…

TODAY: “GE2020 commentary: What next for PAP and Singapore politics?”

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Reuters: “Voting amid coronavirus crisis, Singaporeans question need for foreigners”

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