My colleagues recently looked at the evidence* behind a video on social media that was posted by someone with tens of thousands of followers.
It said that wearing a mask causes pneumonia, and that children can’t spread the virus.
Both statements are false. If believed, they could lead people to ignore safe advice, putting themselves and their loved ones at risk.
Thanks to incredible supporters like you, our fact check reached hundreds of thousands of people on social media.
But we need your help today. Videos like this—that can reach tens of thousands of people in a short space of time—appear time and time again. And the more a false statement is shared, the more people are likely to believe it.
Safe, reliable information is critical right now. You can help prevent dangerous health 'advice' from spreading, as vaccines are being rolled out across the UK.
Just a few pounds a month could make the difference between someone taking safe precautions to protect themselves—or not.
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