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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: President Joe Biden said: “The idea that we’re going to send tanks to Ukraine, that’s called World War III.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Not what he said Biden said sending weapons “with American pilots and American crews” would cause a world war.)
|Claim by newspunch.com: Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s Time to BAN Cash To Fight Climate Change’.
Lead Stories rating: False (Fake Statement)
|Claim by Joe Biden (D): “We used to rank No. 1 in the world in research and development, now we rank No. 9. China used to rank No. 8, now it ranks No. 2.”
PolitiFact rating: Mostly False (Rankings President Biden used recently to express the trends in U.S. and Chinese research and development spending don’t specifically match those from widely cited sources.)
|Claim via Social Media: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) after Super Bowl LVII.
Snopes.com rating: False (Nope)
|FALSE||Claim by Viral image: “100% of COVID deaths in Canada now due to mRNA vaccine.”
PolitiFact rating: False (More than 50,000 people in Canada have died from COVID-19 since the pandemic started, and 400 deaths following COVID-19 vaccination have been reported there. Of the 400, the government has identified only four that are connected to the vaccine.)
|FALSE||(International: United Kingdom): Installing defibrillators in all schools is proof that Covid-19 vaccines are not safe.
Full Fact rating: False (Defibrillators were being installed in schools prior to the pandemic. There is no evidence for a link between Covid-19 vaccines and cardiac arrest.)
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