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The Infodemic: Popular 'Plandemic' Video Presents False Conspiracy Theories as Fact


An image from the promotional web site for 'Plandemic', a movie scheduled for release in the summer of 2020. Experts say portions of the film already released make false claims about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Daily Debunk

At issue: A 26-minute video promoting various conspiracy theories about COVID-19, public health and the pharmaceutical industry.

Verdict: False

Read the full story: "Fact-checking ‘Plandemic’: A documentary full of false conspiracy theories about the coronavirus," PolitiFact, May 7.​

Social Media Disinfo

Screenshot of post falsely claiming attached video shows celebrations in Saudi Arabia

Circulating on social media: Post claiming a video shows people in Saudi Arabia celebrating the end of a coronavirus lockdown.

Verdict: False

Read the full story at: Agence France-Presse​

Factual Reads on Coronavirus

Can COVID-19 survive on my phone?
Yes. That’s why a daily wipe down of “high-touch” surfaces like phones, keyboards and tablet computers is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
-- Associated Press, May 7​

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