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Voice of America – English: The Infodemic: Did Russian News Services Promote Protests Against COVID-19 Restrictions?

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Daily Debunk

Claim: Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution says Russian news services have promoted protests against COVID-19 restrictions and then exaggerated them afterwards.

Verdict: Uncheckable

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Social Media Disinfo


FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a

FILE PHOTO: A small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine” sticker is held near a medical syringe in front of displayed “Coronavirus COVID-19” words in this illustration taken April 10, 2020.

Circulating on social media: Claim that new Covid-19 vaccines contain levels of mercury that cause brain damage.

Verdict: False

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