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Barely a nugget of truth in Colonel Sanders rags-to-riches tale

It's true KFC's founder didn't start franchising his famous fried chicken until he hit retirement age - but he'd already been a successful businessman and cook.

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Image of 1970s cars loaded upright doesn't reveal full picture

A US car company used a novel method to transport vehicles from the factory to dealerships, but it wasn't common practice.

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No, Australia won't use Dominion voting machines next election

The company has been caught up in baseless conspiracy theories about the US presidential election.

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Sodium 'myths' to be taken with a grain of salt

It may add flavour, but consuming too much salt can lead to a host of health problems - despite the claims in a popular meme.

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'Einstein island' ad is all at sea with fakery

The mystery location is the start of a series of fictions in a social media video touting a health product.

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'Alternative methods' to treat COVID-19 lack clear evidence

A widely shared video claims "any intact human immune system can fight" the coronavirus.

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Victoria's tongue-tied minister didn't drop a 'truth bomb' about vaccinated cases

The state's health minister made an unfortunate slip-up when quoting figures about hospitalised COVID-19 patients during a press conference.

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Unhappy feet: Cleansing foot patch claims are toxic tosh

A video says a blackened adhesive foot patch is proof it extracts toxins - but those health claims fail under scrutiny.

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UN world currency claim is bankrupt of facts

The United Nations has been accused of another nefarious plot - this time to introduce a digital one-world currency to track all transactions.

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Ivermectin is not being given to COVID-19 patients in Australia

The anti-parasitic drug has been shown to kill the virus in the lab, but it's not an approved treatment in hospitals.

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No, COVID-19 vaccines don't need to be updated for each new variant

The coronavirus continues to mutate but that doesn't mean vaccines need to constantly do the same.

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Claims NSW is not enforcing COVID-19 rules are wishful thinking

Social media posts rely on outdated information for their suggestions that people can ignore the state's public health orders.

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Conspiracy over who edited King James Bible a case of too much Bacon

A meme claims British statesman Sir Francis Bacon was a Freemason who played a key role in the famous translation.

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The EU's COVID 'passport' doesn't anticipate eight vaccine doses

Social media posts appear to confuse the EU vaccination system with a digital health service used in Catalonia since at least 2015.

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Pinhole glasses offer has poor focus on facts

A post claims the eyewear can improve sight permanently - but experts aren't convinced.

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Unvaccinated Australians won't be forced into isolation camps

A fake post circulates baseless claims regarding quarantine facilities for COVID-19.

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Purported needle treatment for stroke victims misses the point

A social media post claims to provide a "100% lifesaving method" for stroke victims - but experts say getting fast medical treatment should be the priority.

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Sweden's 'speed camera lottery' hit a red light years ago

It was a clever concept to change driving behaviour, but the project ended in 2011.

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Wipeout: Bondi lockdown party footage is actually Byron Bay

A clip of people dancing and singing purportedly at Sydney's famous beach is being used to highlight authorities' perceived double standards.

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Australia's vaccine rollout doesn't hinge on a state of emergency

Multiple posts claim the approval of COVID-19 vaccines are tied to emergency declarations - but they're way off the mark.

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