AAP FactCheck Articles

Radiation link to low phone battery lacks power

A low battery level causes a dangerously high spike in radiation emitted from the device, a post claims.

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Claim Victorians will be banned from growing food a load of crop

The viral social media claim has spread beyond Australia and even reached parts of Europe.

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Horse statue 'hoof code' doesn't stand up

A social media post says military equestrian statues contain secret signals to explain the rider's fate in battle.

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Experts rubbish senator's deadly vaccine claim

A politician has argued official death statistics prove COVID jabs have killed 'thousands' of Australians.

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Big Pharma funding WHO claim is a huge furphy

Anti-vaccine activists claim pharmaceutical companies control the UN health agency.

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Newcastle weather station an unreliable measure for One Nation no warming claim

Pauline Hanson's party points to data from Nobbys Signal Station as purported evidence.

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Algae plan to make coal-fired power C02 free is not feasible

Federal MP Bob Katter believes Australia's coal-burning energy plants can go green by storing all their carbon emissions in algae ponds.

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PM cherry-picks figures in first-home buyers pitch

Scott Morrison's comparison with Labor's record fails to account for all the data.

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Phrase origins linked to burials is dead wrong

A social media post claims some common phrases have macabre origins but experts say they are a creative interpretation.

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Is Boris Johnson really 'pausing' the UK's net zero pledge?

Nationals senator Matt Canavan - a critic of his own party's emissions policy - made the claim in a widely reported interview.

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Onions on feet for fever claim leaves a bad smell

A Facebook post recommends slipping a slice of raw onion on the soles of your feet in order to tackle a high body temperature.

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Greens jumble numbers with homelessness claim

A claim that 100,000 sleep rough on the streets of Australia each night misrepresents the latest figures.

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Is Australia's net zero emissions target actually binding?

A row between Liberal and National MPs over climate policy shines a light on whether the government's pledge is set in stone.

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Flat-earthers orbit in fact-free zone with lunar light theory

The moon is often associated with werewolves and lunacy, but a video claiming that it gives off its own light seems fantastical.

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No, cashless debit card users don't get slugged with fees each purchase

A widely-circulated social media post provides a false warning about the controversial cards for welfare recipients.

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There's no evidence mind control led Iraqi troops to surrender in the Gulf War

A purported "CIA mind control expert" claims a "voice of God weapon" contributed to success in the fight against Saddam Hussein.

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Labor leader rewrites history on coalition boat turnback policy

Anthony Albanese claims the coalition didn't propose a core part of its border policy before the 2013 election.

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Heart massage 'cure' could have serious consequences

A video by a self-proclaimed natural health expert raises plenty of concerns, say cardiologists.

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Labor doctors the truth on GP costs and availability

The party's health spokesman claimed it was harder and more expensive than ever before to see a medical practitioner.

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No, a Himalayan flower doesn't bloom every 400 years

A viral social media post claims its image shows the rare bloom.

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