AAP FactCheck Articles

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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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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