COVID-19 Watch

Our coverage of mis- and disinformation about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, including fact checks and fact sheets.

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VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post FALSELY claims coronavirus is not real, paints INACCURATE comparison of COVID-19 situation abroad

The post also echoed already-debunked claims in…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: FB post on the ‘dangers of face masks’ carries multiple FALSE claims

Properly designed masks are porous, allowing…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Wearing a face mask DOES NOT cause cancer

The post is premised on a false and…

VERA FILES FACT SHEET: The ‘new’ coronavirus strain, explained

While the Philippines continues to grapple with…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Viral medical advice on how to deal with COVID-19 MISLEADING

It mixes correct health advice with recycled false…

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: A British princess, Spanish doctor’s group DID NOT praise Duterte

Hoax publishers used photos of actresses from the…