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Let's journey back on the #FireTheSG movement, shall we?

December 2018, @Surgeon_General @JeromeAdamsMD convinced the public #media, inflating a false "epidemic" w/30-day use, not daily.

Lie #1:…

Based on feelings, Google alerts, potential & inaccuracy.
No refuting vaping products help smokers quit, 👆above, continues below...

With #data he wanted to present, sentiment and "feelings" continued.

Lie #2:…

Indifferent, bans & taxes ⏫increasing countrywide, & no care of helping smokers quit.

False statements, accusations continued. When corrected, he didn't like that and had to swallow his narrative.

In full, with @2Vaping, @TheLegionCmdr, @Surgeon_General & others:…

“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth“

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Healthcare packages:
👉Kerala govt - 20,000 crore
👉 PM Modi - 15,000 crore


👉 Kerala Govt - only 500 crore (of 20,000 crore is for healthcare)
👉 PM Modi - 15,000 crore is only for healthcare h
Here is the breakup of Kerala' package

👉Loan with soft intereste - 2,000 crore
👉MNREGA - 2,000 crore
👉Advance payment of social security pension - 1,320 crore
👉Pending bills - 14,000 crore

👉Healthcare - 500 crore

Credits - (Dhananjay_Mahajan) on Instagram
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This thread is documentation of #viral, #PseudoScience & #irrational information circulating around in the midst of #CoronavirusOutbreakindia.
Starting from @AltNews report debunking uniform latitudes of places where #Corona came.…

Coronavirus: Is drinking cow urine any help?
By Reality Check team @BBCNEWSIndia1…
China culled around 18,000 chickens in Shaoyang city in the southern province of Hunan as a result of a flu outbreak. Rumours in India started circulating, that broiler chicken has been infected with Coronavirus and people should avoid consuming it.…
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The danger in Chloroquine

President Trump says the FDA has approved the very powerful drug chloroquine to treat #coronavirus.

In Lagos, Nigerians rush to pharmacies to clear out chloroquine, saying Trump had declared it cure for #COVID19. But here's the catch. THREAD. Please RT
I also went to a pharmacy in Lagos, where I found people buying five, six sachets of chloroquine at once.

Remember, chloroquine was banned in Nigeria in 2005 based on @WHO recommendation. That it still sells in Nigeria is quite the Nigerian story.

So here's the problem:
The Chinese said in early Feb. that Chloroquine has shown some efficacy in treating #COVID19's pneumonia. Trials were carried out in less than a thousand People but dosage is unknown.

@WHO has not sanctioned it for use in #COVID19 treatment. Egungun be careful.
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#FakeNews #FactCheck Alleged Mistreatment of COVID-19 Quarantined Individuals in Taftan [Thread]

#coronavirusinpakistan #COVID2019 #coronavirus
On 19 March 2020 at 8:14am PST/3:14am GMT, Twitter handle 'husnulamin3' (Husnal Amin) posted a video purporting to show quarantined individuals being 'mistreated' in Taftan by Pakistani state authorities. Archived copy:
Muzammil Ahmed (@extkoer) has discovered that this video in fact is of Afghan refugees rounded up in Rafsanjan city of Iran's Kerman province dated 15 March 2020. Archived copy:
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🇨🇳🇨🇿 W polskiej sieci sporo informacji o chińskiej pomocy dla Czech w czasie epidemii i wysyłkach sprzętu medycznego - poniżej #factcheck

TL;DR | Chiny nie przekazują darów Czechom, ale... Praga zaczęła masowe - i b. ciekawe! - zakupy sprzętu medycznego z Chin

Zapraszam 👇
Jak wspomniano, to nie chińska pomoc rzeczowa, ale komercyjny import - realizowany przez czeskie MSW i MZ. Pierwsza transza zakupów to ponad 1 mld koron czeskich. Kontakty polityczne nieco 'oliwiły' import, a 🇨🇳 ambasada w Pradze miała pomagać w uzyskaniu chiń. pozwoleń.

Czesi realizują dostawy poprzez 'most powietrzny'. Zaangażowane czeskie samoloty wojskowe (pierwsza dostawa 150 tys. testów we środę), wynajęty mega-transportowiec An-124 (dziś/jutro dostawa 100 t ładunku), dziś rozpoczyna się seria 7 lotów czeskiego przewoźnika Smartwings.

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Por si les es útil un mini hilo con entradas para descubrir quienes nos intentan manipular en Twitter
#osint #factcheck #periodismo
Un kit básico
Cómo detectar posibles bots y cuentas falsas en Twitter con un móvil…
Cómo saber si una cuenta en twitter usó otros nombres…
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JOE BIDEN: “150 million people have been killed since 2007, when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers from liability.”

FACT: Biden vastly overstated gun deaths.

413,000 gun deaths from 2007 to 2018

More than half of the gun deaths in 2018 were from suicide
BERNIE SANDERS: “What every study out there — conservative or progressive — says, ‘Medicare for All’ will save money.”

MIKE BLOOMBERG, responding to Elizabeth Warren’s demand that he lift non-disclosure agreements for all women who signed them: “We are doing that, senator.”

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.@BridgeMichigan You gave positive press to BC/BS Michigan's decision to pay doctors 35% more if they don't prescribe #opioids post-op. This thread is a #factcheck.

1) You never mentioned that restricting rx access has failed to curb ODs, which are fueled by illegal drug use.
Jnl of AMA study: Efforts to curb ODs focused on "restricting the supply of prescription #opioids...have failed to demonstrate consistent benefit." Continuing these policies "may have a modest effect, at best."

This is widely known. Your writer didn't know it.
2) A 2017 study looked specifically at rx post-op & found 99.4+% safe use. The 0.6% included people who refilled their rx. You just gave great press to @BCBSM who's paying doctors to leave patients in pain to avoid meds w/ +99.4% safe use. (Citations in report below.)
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So @aaron_s_fox jumped the gate on me :) w/ a thread on the #ACL #injury & #AFLW #sport #womanprobs conversation & he did a great job but I'd like my perspective to come in that special 'tone' I may be known for in presentations... My first twitter thread! Expect sarcasm and gifs
1st, I posted my perspective on #injury #women #athlete #development #biomechanics in another tweet, if you missed it, short editorial: & presentation Read those after this thread of fun, I hope the GIFs help you "hear" my tone :)
I’ve seen a bit about #ACL #injury and #menstrualcycles including news stories about organisations ready to study the menstrual cycle and #training - Let me give you some basic information to help you #factcheck before you start #cheering or #praising
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We did the first 'live fact check' of a flagship 'presidential debate' in Nigeria’s 58-year history at the British Council, Ikoyi during the pre-screening of Up North, the movie. The challenges, the adrenaline & the lessons. The THREAD. #ShowYourWorkings #Factchecking #FactCheck
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng While studying for my masters at @SussexUni, I had a google doc for my plans with @thecableng upon return to Nigeria. Whenever I had a new idea or anything close, I'd write it there & devise a plan to get it done, including things I needed to learn to get it done #FactChecking
@ngBritish @ngBritishArts @UKinNigeria @SussexUni @thecableng @MansurIB007 @mz_Awojulugbe @BudgITng @simonkolawole @D_Encourager @lotufodunrin @SussexNigSoc One of the ideas I had written was to have a live fact check of all the flagship presidential and guber debates in the country in 2018. This was why I returned to Nigeria in Sept as opposed to January 2019 (when my graduation was slated for). On my way to Heathrow. Ah, I suffered on this day, but that's story for another day.
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1/9 @michaelharriot wants the world to think that Pete Buttigieg is a racist and @michaelharriot is willing to lie in order to convince you. And lie a lot.…
2/9 @michaelharriot used lies and other BS to paint a narrative that black cops in South Bend were invisible to Buttigieg, because he wants you to think Pete Buttigieg is racist.
3/9 @michaelharriot 's argument starts w/the lies that Buttigieg demoted a black chief of police for no reason and the chief did nothing wrong. In reality, the chief wiretapped subordinates and was the subject of an investigation by the FBI. There are receipts, produced by @AP.
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Everytime there is a new epidemic different WhatsApp forwards pop up. This particular one i have seen at least 3 times in the last 4 years
Short answer
The information in this picture is WRONG & FALSE
#coronavirusindia #coronarvirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
These masks are called MASKS or common surgical masks. They are usually used by healthcare workers when treating patients.

They are designed with a filter inside the white side to prevent the spread of water droplets from the breath OF THE PERSON WEARING IT.
So in essence wearing this mask protects the patient not the wearer. The droplets will collect in the mask & you breathe through it. But since it is your own droplets no harm. Wearing the mask in reverse will not work. Imagine if it collect the droplets from air. Common sense🤦🏽‍♂️
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Cuz #china is trying to kill me and my race it’s time they start paying all my bills and not only
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On Jan 3, 2020, the US killed a top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani and Iran retaliated with missile strikes on US bases in Iraq.

This was followed by a surge in misinformation, disinformation, #FakeNews

AFP #FactCheck debunked plenty of them. Below is a thread:
Claim: Aerial footage of a US drone strike killing a top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani

Reality: Footage is actually from a military simulation video game…
Claim: Video of Iran firing rockets at a US base in Iraq.

Reality: The claim is false; the clip is from a military-themed video game called ARMA 3. #FactCheck #FakeNews #IranAttacks…
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#breaking Iranian media is claiming possible Iranian ballistic missiles launched at a base which houses American troops in Iraq. This is what Iranian media is claiming. Its big if true.

U.S. defense official confirms that Al Asad air base in Iraq's Anbar province has been hit by at least 6 rockets tonight.

Not clear yet if Iran (and not one of its Iraqi proxies) fired them.

In a statement, #Iran IRGC warns the regional allies of the U.S. that if attacks are launched on Iran from bases in their countries, they will be a target of military retaliation.

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#Thread #FactCheck
.@chennaipolice_, among the best police force in #India, has had some pretty ordinary and Laughable leadership. Unfortunately, this ends up affecting the force in all spheres of functioning. For instance, the insinuation that @gayatrikl is a #Pakistani agent
The Commissioner pointed to @gayatrikl's @Facebook home page, and declared that he would investigate the #Pakistan connection.
Yes, Mr. Commissioner, #ISI operatives have been instructed via a @ImranKhanPTI's circular that they should declare that they work for Pak firms on FB
If indeed it's true, @chennaipolice_ should be hauled up for dereliction of duty because, until @gayatrikl came out to draw a #KolamProtestAgainstCAA, the police didn't know her Pak connection!!! So, what are you doing in your social media monitoring cell?
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In #Parliament, Home Minister asserted that ‘lakhs and crores’ of people will benefit from #CAA2019

We did #FactCheck and dug out some data from Questions answered in #RajyaSabha

What we found is interesting and revealing


As recently as on 8th August 2018, Ministry of Home Affairs claimed in #RajyaSabha that data on people from minority communities coming to India on ground of religious persecution from different provinces of Pakistan is not centrally maintained

Interestingly, MHA did say that issue of persecution was taken up with Govt of Pakistan and Bangladesh diplomatically.

What Pakistan and Bangladesh said can be seen in pictures below, which was reproduced in atleast 3 responses, all in 2014.
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Pre-2017: No tuition fees, £7k->£10,000 grant
Debt after 3 years: £0.00

2017-2019: £27k fees, £15-24k LOANS
Debt: up to £51k

£27,000 fees, £15k basic (up to £24k) grant.
Top up loans: £9-15,000
Debt: up to £42,000

More details 👇🏽
Tuition fees: £0
Basic allowance: £8242 in London, £7056 outside London
Plus travel, accommodation expenses
Older students: +£768
Plus children dependents: +£2283 (variable for additional kids)

Total over 3 years:
Loans owed: 0
Bursary: £21 - £30,000
Total debt: £0
Tuition fees: £27,000
Bursary: £0
Maintenance loan: £5000-£8000 a year

Total after 3 years:
Loans owed: £27k + £15-£24k
Total debt: £51,000
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If you don’t believe a 4-year old boy would have to lie down on an A&E floor then this thread is for you.

1) The four hour target for patients to be seen, treated and transferred hasn’t been met in years and is at its worst ever.
2) The winter is traditionally the worst time to go to A&E, and for children’s services doubly so. This curve has flattened as all months are below target. It’s always winter now.
3) Once a patient has been decided to be admitted they wait in A&E for a bed. The number of “long waits”, over 12 hours, has increased FIVE FOLD since 2012.
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Boris Johnson has said “he’s only been in government” 100 days. And we “take a different approach”.
Here is his record and his cabinet to date, after nine years of Tory govt. /thread
Boris Johnson, Prime Minister.
MP 2016-present

Rebellions against govt: 1.9%. Prior to the withdrawal agreement had NEVER rebelled. Was also IN CABINET for 2 years.

I.e voted FOR 98.1% of ALL TORY POLICIES. /1
Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and previous Cabinet member in various roles.
Rebellions: 0.5% (same sex marriage and WA).

Voted FOR 99.5% of ALL Tory policies. /2
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I’d think most of my patients would rather be 15 minutes from an A&E... /thread
Or within 4 hours when they get there.../2
I’d imagine most would like to be no more than two DAYS away from a GP appointment. /3…
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This’ll be fun, Boris Johnson makes a “sacred” pledge.
Let’s have a look then. /thread
1. >> "Drive the withdrawal agreement through Parliament..." - this was already voted through to second reading, BoJo pulled it himself.

>> "get Brexit done..." - negotiations will take years, it will take a decade to be "done".
>> "by January 31st"... or was it March 29th, Apr 12th or Oct 31st?…
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This is an email I received.
I have many problems with it. /thread

3. That is appalling. Secondly, a four-day week is most likely BENEFICIAL to the NHS.
- nurses already work 3/4 12 hour shifts a week, so reducing the hours would mean doing 3 a week instead of 4.
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