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False conspiracy theories flourish after Texas shooting in familiar pattern

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By now it’s as predictable as the calls for thoughts and prayers: as America reels from another mass shooting, wild conspiracy theories and misinformation about the carnage swirl online. It happened after the 2012 sch...

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says UK official witnessed her signing false confession to secure Iran release

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said a UK Foreign Office official witnessed her signing a letter of false confession to the Iranian government as part of the last-minute terms of her release in March. She said she expec...

Former Trump official Kash Patel writes children’s book repeating false claim over Steele dossier

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Kash Patel, a former Republican aide on the House intelligence committee who Donald Trump weighed installing as deputy CIA director, is publishing a children’s book on Monday that perpetuates the false claim the Steel...

Labor calls on PM to take action after Queensland LNP candidate accused of listing false address

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Anthony Albanese has called on Scott Morrison to respond to the “serious issue” of a Liberal National candidate being referred to federal police for allegedly giving a false address on his nomination form. As prepolli...

Yandex helps websites pushing false news make millions in advertising

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A Russian tech giant mostly owned by western investors is helping websites pushing false claims about the war in Ukraine to make thousands of dollars every day through digital advertising. Yandex is considered Russia...

Republican retracts false claim schools placing litter boxes for ‘furry’ students

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A Nebraska state lawmaker apologized on Monday after he publicly cited a persistent but debunked rumor alleging that schools are placing litter boxes in school bathrooms to accommodate children who self-identify as ca...

False narratives about Covid left us with millions of deaths – will we challenge them now?

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All big experiences in our lives have two realities. There is what really happened. And there is the narrative, the story we tell ourselves and each other about what happened. Of the two, psychologists say it’s the na...

False Prophets by Nigel Ashton review – Britain and the Middle East

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Every postwar British leader has seen the Middle East as a threatening place. They worried about the loss of empire and the risk of having oil supplies cut off; made bombastic claims about new Hitlers and transnationa...

Noble false widow spider captures bat in UK attic

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Protected pipistrelle bats have been captured and fed on by a noble false widow spider, the first time the behaviour has been seen. The arachnids are thought to have been accidentally introduced to the UK from the Can...

Spotify removes Neil Young music in feud over Joe Rogan’s false Covid claims

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The music streaming platform Spotify is in the process of removing Neil Young’s music after the company refused to take down Joe Rogan’s podcast amid the musician’s objections that it spread vaccine misinformation. Ro...

Former pope Benedict admits making false claim to child sexual abuse inquiry

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The former pope Benedict XVI has admitted providing false information to a German inquiry into clerical sexual abuse. Benedict, who resigned as the global leader of the Roman Catholic church in 2013, said on Monday th...

A ‘false solution’? How crypto mining became the oil industry’s new hope

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In January of 2019, Chase Lochmiller and Cully Cavness, recently reunited prep school pals from Denver, drove out to the snow-covered plains of Wyoming to bring a piece of tech culture to the American heartland. Tremb...

Jussie Smollett to return to witness stand after calling claim he staged attack ‘100% false’

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Jussie Smollett will return to the witness stand on Tuesday at his trial in Chicago, where the former Empire actor said that claims he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself were “100% false”. Prosecutors will c...

Sidney Powell filed false incorporation papers for non-profit, grand jury finds

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A federal grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell has uncovered evidence that Powell filed false incorporation papers with the state of Texas for a non-profit she heads, Defending the Rep...

Amnesty UK accused of ‘spreading false information’ about Northern Territory Covid outbreak

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Amnesty UK has been accused of “spreading false information” about the Northern Territory’s Covid outbreak in an extraordinary joint statement from the territory’s peak Aboriginal health organisation and Amnesty’s own...

Covid news live: Germany death toll passes 100,000; vaccines giving people ‘false sense of security’, WHO says

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Germany has recorded a total of 100,119 deaths amid a resurgence of the virus and tough new restrictions; WHO officials issue a new warning over social mixing ahead of the holiday season

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