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FACT CHECK: Are These Images of France’s Education Minister?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows two pictures of France’s minister of education, one of her as a child herding sheep and another of her as an adult. Verdict: Misleading The adult woman pictured in the post is Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s former minister of national education, higher education and research. The child pictured is…

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Destructoid’s top video game characters for 2021

It’s quite a lineup 2021 almost feels like it didn’t happen. It’s hard to keep track of time when everything is so uncertain, so I feel like I remember this past year more in terms of the media I consumed than in real-life events. The games I played this year stand out most in my…

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Take a look at our Steam Winter Sale recommendations

Though I hardly remember the Steam Autumn Sale ending, the Steam Winter Sale started yesterday, bringing squillions more cheap video games. If you’re staring baffled at an endless list of innumerable deals, you could use some help. Honestly, most of our Steam Autumn Sale recommendations still stand, but the few of us in the RPS…

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How to check the refresh rate of your monitor

Ah, refresh rates. If you’re looking to get the most out of your e-sports games, listen up. Most monitors aren’t set up with the highest option straight out of the box, which means you might be missing out on some buttery smooth gameplay. So, whether you’re looking to increase your refresh rate for the ultimate…

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FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show A Museum Exhibit In Italy Featuring Bags Of Immigrants Who Died At Sea?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows an exhibit at a museum on Italy’s Lampedusa island featuring bags owned by immigrants who perished at sea. Verdict: False The photo actually shows possessions of migrants who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border that were displayed in the U.S. Fact Check: The International Organization of Migration’s Missing…

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How to Check If Your Server Is Vulnerable to the log4j Java Exploit (Log4Shell)

Dec 17, 2021, 7:02 pm EST | 3 min read A critical exploit in widespread Java library has been found, disrupting much of the internet as server admins scramble to fix it. The vulnerable component, log4j, is used everywhere as an included library, so you will need to check your servers and make sure they’re…

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How to check your PC’s CPU temperature

Is your computer’s CPU too hot? If your PC starts spontaneously shutting down, locking up, or acting sluggish during intense tasks, overheating could be the issue. Keeping tabs on your CPU temperatures is crucial when you’re overclocking your PC’s processor, too—you don’t want to accidentally push the performance pedal too far to the metal when…

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FACT CHECK: Did Ursula Von Der Leyen Call For ‘Throwing Out’ The Nuremberg Code?

An image shared on Instagram claims Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Union’s European Commission, called for “throwing out” the Nuremberg Code. Verdict: False  There is no record of von der Leyen calling to get rid of the Nuremberg Code. Fact Check:  The Instagram post features a screen grab of an article…

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FACT CHECK: Did A California Store Owner Price All Of His Items At $951 To Prosecute Thieves?

An image shared on Facebook over 560 times claims a California store owner priced all of his store items at $951 so that thieves can be prosecuted. Verdict: False There is no record of a California store owner raising his prices so he can prosecute thieves. The claim stems from a satire article. Fact Check:…

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FACT CHECK: Has Dr. Anthony Fauci Recommended 4 COVID-19 Vaccine Shots Per Year?

A post shared on Facebook claims Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has said he wants Americans to receive four COVID-19 vaccine shots each year. Verdict: False There is no evidence Fauci has said this. The claim stems from a website that contains “humor, parody, and…