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AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 14, 2022 10:53AM
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week.
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PHONY CLAIM: Vi-agra can cure COVID-19.

PHONY CLAIM: An increase in death benefits paid out by life insurance providers in the third quarter of 2021 in the United States provides evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines, which became widely available in 2021, led to a spike in deaths.

PHONY CLAIM: The Washington State Board of Health at a Jan. 12 public meeting was scheduled to consider a proposed rule change to allow the involuntary detainment of unvaccinated residents in COVID-19 quarantine camps.

PHONY CLAIM: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dined with Democratic congressional leadership at a restaurant on Jan. 7.

PHONY CLAIM: Video shows a New York Times editor, Carlos Tejada, talking about taking the booster shot the same day he died of a heart attack.



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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 14, 2022 10:58AM
I'm amazed the clothing trade hasn't seen a massive uptick, considering the number of pants that have been lost in falsehood conflagrations.
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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: gabester
Date: January 14, 2022 02:35PM
I want to see additional evaluation of this one:

CANNABIS STOPS COVID INFECTION

Also, why are statements discrediting falsehoods political? VOTE TO MOVE TO OTHER SIDE!



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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 14, 2022 04:07PM
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gabester
I want to see additional evaluation of this one:

CANNABIS STOPS COVID INFECTION

Also, why are statements discrediting falsehoods political? VOTE TO MOVE TO OTHER SIDE!

Maybe too many snowflakes on the main page?
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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: January 15, 2022 01:11PM
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gabester
Also, why are statements discrediting falsehoods political? VOTE TO MOVE TO OTHER SIDE!

Some people just don't want to be bothered by it.

Others are living in very fragile bubbles that need to be protected from popping.
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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 15, 2022 05:26PM
They are Covid and political stories, which even though they are lies, do better match the political ranting/plague criteria here.
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Re: AP roundup of popular phony stories this week
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 20, 2022 12:07AM
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cbelt3
I'm amazed the clothing trade hasn't seen a massive uptick, considering the number of pants that have been lost in falsehood conflagrations.

and concussed, pantsless people found on the ground under telephone wires.



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