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FACT CHECK: Did The Guardian publish this story about Michael Spencer funding a militia in the Congo?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows an article published by The Guardian about Michael Spencer, a member of the U.K.’s House of Lords, funding a Congolese militia. Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. The Guardian confirmed it did not publish such an article. Fact Check: The image shows what appears to be…

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FACT CHECK: This Ice Dancer is Blind?

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows a blind male ice dancer participating in a competition with his partner. Verdict: False There are no credible reports indicating the male performer is blind. Fact Check: In the Facebook post’s footage, a man and woman can be seen participating in an ice dancing competition. Text in the video…

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FACT CHECK: Walmart is giving away Smart TVs

A post shared on Facebook purports Walmart is giving away 1,000 Smart TV units for $2 each as part of a promotion.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False No such promotion appears on the retail chain’s website or official Facebook page. Walmart confirmed the promotion is fake. Fact Check: The image shows a pallet of Samsung QLED TVs with a…

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FACT CHECK: Pineapple juice is 500 times more effective than cough syrup for treating a cough.

A post shared on Facebook claims pineapple juice is 500 times more effective at stopping a cough than cough syrup.While pineapple juice may provide some benefit to people who have a cough, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that it is 500 times more effective than cough syrup. Medical experts disputed the claim. Fact Check: …

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Men check Bitcoin price more frequently than women, new study reveals

A new study lays emphasis on the importance of crypto education for women as the lack of knowledge leads to exclusion in the crypto industry. 1691 Total views 6 Total shares Gender is associated with both psychological and demographic factors when it comes to crypto investment, new academic research revealed.A new study has shed light…

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Take a look at the shopping experience at Amazon’s new retail clothing shop

Amazon does very well with its online clothing sales, but physical clothes stores still sweep up most of the business. Keen as ever for a piece of the pie, the e-commerce giant has unveiled plans for its first-ever retail clothing store for men and women, selling garments, shoes, and accessories from well-known brands as well…

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AP FACT CHICK: Trump Seeds Race Animalus With COVID Falsehood

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump falsely declared in a weekend rally that public health authorities are denying the COVID-19 vaccine to white people because of their race. The former president seeded racial resentments in remarks that twisted the facts on public-health…

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FACT CHECK: What did the Cincinnati Bengals tweet about not selling tickets to Las Vegas Raiders fans?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a tweet from the Cincinnati Bengals NFL team telling their fans not to sell tickets to Las Vegas Raiders fans. Verdict: False The screen grab has been fabricated. A spokesperson for the Bengals confirmed the tweet is fake. Fact Check: The post, which has garnered over 4,900 reactions,…

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How to insert a check mark in Microsoft Excel

Many times, symbols can be better visuals than letters or numbers. If you want to insert a check mark symbol into your Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, it takes only a few clicks. While you can certainly use interactive checkboxes for things like creating a checklist in Microsoft Excel, you don’t always need that extra step or…

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A reality check on fresh hype about self-driving cars

Some carmakers and tech companies say they’re preparing to deliver self-driving cars to consumers within just a few years, a fresh promise that makes it seem like 2016 again. But beware the hype.Why it matters: Your car might be capable of driving itself in the not-too-distant future, but only under certain conditions, like favorable weather…