A low battery level causes a dangerously high spike in radiation emitted from the device, a post claims.
The viral social media claim has spread beyond Australia and even reached parts of Europe.
AAP is accredited by the Poynter Institute’s International Fact Checking Network and adheres to its rigorous protocols.
A social media post says military equestrian statues contain secret signals to explain the rider's fate in battle.
A politician has argued official death statistics prove COVID jabs have killed 'thousands' of Australians.
Anti-vaccine activists claim pharmaceutical companies control the UN health agency.
Pauline Hanson's party points to data from Nobbys Signal Station as purported evidence.
Federal MP Bob Katter believes Australia's coal-burning energy plants can go green by storing all their carbon emissions in algae ponds.
Scott Morrison's comparison with Labor's record fails to account for all the data.
A social media post claims some common phrases have macabre origins but experts say they are a creative interpretation.
Nationals senator Matt Canavan - a critic of his own party's emissions policy - made the claim in a widely reported interview.
A Facebook post recommends slipping a slice of raw onion on the soles of your feet in order to tackle a high body temperature.
A claim that 100,000 sleep rough on the streets of Australia each night misrepresents the latest figures.
A row between Liberal and National MPs over climate policy shines a light on whether the government's pledge is set in stone.
The moon is often associated with werewolves and lunacy, but a video claiming that it gives off its own light seems fantastical.
A widely-circulated social media post provides a false warning about the controversial cards for welfare recipients.
A purported "CIA mind control expert" claims a "voice of God weapon" contributed to success in the fight against Saddam Hussein.
Anthony Albanese claims the coalition didn't propose a core part of its border policy before the 2013 election.
A video by a self-proclaimed natural health expert raises plenty of concerns, say cardiologists.
The party's health spokesman claimed it was harder and more expensive than ever before to see a medical practitioner.
A viral social media post claims its image shows the rare bloom.