Safe Schools program does not require primary school kids to discuss explicit sexual matters with parents
Ten-year-old students are not being asked to discuss sexually explicit topics with their parents under the Victorian Government’s Safe Schools program.
Former AFL stars wrongly suggest heart issues going 'through the roof' due to COVID jabs
Two former AFL players said heart issues such as arrhythmia had dramatically increased due to COVID-19 vaccines, but the evidence says otherwise.
Actually, voter fraud is negligible in Australian elections
Social media users are questioning the integrity of the Australian electoral process by making false claims about the threat of multiple voting.
Did a government minister really say there is “no such thing as poverty”?
A meme featuring a photo of Social Services Minister Anne Ruston attributes the words “No such thing as poverty” to the minister, but there is no evidence that she said this.
No, a Murdoch newspaper is not urging readers to kick the Prime Minister out of office
A doctored image that purports to show the front page of a News Corp newspaper urging readers to vote Prime Minister Scott Morrison out of office has been repeatedly shared on social media.
Is your vote really worth $2.90?
Social media posts that encourage people to “defund” the major parties by voting for minor parties don’t tell the full story.
COVID-19 vaccinations have not caused excess deaths among American millennials
An anti-vaxxer has misused US National Health data to wrongly claim COVID-19 vaccines are creating excess deaths among American millennials.
Vladimir Putin did not invade Ukraine to stop child trafficking
An article claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine to stop child trafficking plays into a QAnon conspiracy theory.
Facebook posts claiming the war in Ukraine “is not the reason” for higher petrol prices are false
Despite false claims made on Facebook, the price of petrol in Australia is influenced by the international cost of crude oil which has been inflated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Japanese encephalitis cases are not linked to the Pfizer jab
A Pfizer document outlining potential adverse events following vaccination for COVID-19 is being shared online as anti-vaxxers incorrectly link the report to an Australian outbreak of Japanese encephalitis.
No, Bill Gates does not plan to depopulate the earth with vaccinations.
A Facebook post claiming that a newspaper article featuring Bill Gates’ supposed plans to depopulate the earth through forced vaccinations, has not been removed from the internet.
Anthony Albanese did not tell a member of the public to “f*** off”
A Facebook post that claims opposition leader Anthony Albanese swore at a member of the public is false.