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.
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

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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