AAP FactCheck Articles

Liberals barking up wrong tree with Tassie timber job losses

It's claimed a Labor-led deal caused the decimation of Tasmania's timber industry but the statistics suggest otherwise.

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China milk brands ownership claim skims the facts

A post says many Australian brands are controlled by one Chinese company but the claim quickly sours on investigation.

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No truth in claim proposed law would ban promotion of Christianity

A Facebook post claims the Religious Discrimination Bill would force Christmas to be renamed and make promoting Christianity illegal.

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No, the UN hasn't said meat intake should only be a mouthful a day

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts claimed the red meat target was among the UN's 'political goals'.

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COVID vaccine without consent claim tries to sedate the truth

A video claims Australian doctors can administer vaccines without consent while patients are under general anaesthetic.

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Empires strike back against false 250-year claim

A video makes a bold claim about history while pointing to the end of US dominance.

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NZ bank account control claim is way off the money

A social media influencer has posted a video linking proposed legislation to a conspiracy about centralised digital banking.

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Did the government's COVID-19 policies really save 40,000 Australian lives?

Scott Morrison has repeatedly sought to claim credit for lives spared during the pandemic.

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Author is crying Wolf over Pfizer vaccine batches

The best-selling US author claims an official document proves people receive differing dosage strengths depending on batches.

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Fake Indigenous exemption document has disturbing elements of truth

A fabricated certificate used to promote a 2008 TV series continues to be shared on social media.

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Facts the best medicine for error-strewn Japanese vaccine meme

Social media users are sharing a meme claiming no children in Japan are vaccinated for any diseases under the age of two, linking it to low infant mortality rates.

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Did the budget include a 35 per cent cut to climate spending?

Greens leader Adam Bandt singled out the figure in his criticism of the coalition's funding pledges.

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Seedy floods claim doesn't hold water

Facebook users are sharing a 14-year-old press release to falsely assert the recent deluges are the result of government-funded cloud seeding.

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No, Bill Gates never said a cow emits more pollution than a car

A Facebook meme has put words into the mouth of the Microsoft co-founder and climate campaigner.

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Minister overstates COVID comparison with 'world's best' economy boast

A coalition frontbencher overlooked a number of countries when spruiking Australia's economic performance.

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Reputed 'new' Australian road rules break down after scrutiny

Social media posts claim a series of laws - including bans on horn-honking and waving while behind the wheel - have been rolled out.

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Labor claim lays bare government failure on tree target

A claim that zero trees have been planted from a pledge for a billion by 2030 is not far off the mark.

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No, COVID vaccines have not killed 800 in Australia

A prominent campaigner's huge death toll claim comes from a misreading of official data.

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Miami Open vaccine injury claim aced by the facts

A social media post has claimed tennis pros were dropping like flies due to COVID jab related injuries at a top tournament.

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Posts freestyle with truth about trans swimmer podium pic

Social media users have taken a photo of Lia Thomas and three of her competitors at a US collegiate championship out of context.

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