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online safety and digital citizenship specialist

 Tagged with digital literacy


28 January 2021

A man making false and misleading statements about Covid-19 tried to remove a sick coronavirus patient from East Surrey Hospital, and is wanted by police.

It follows a trend of people filming supposedly "empty hospitals" and then posting them online and encouraging others to do the same, spread on social media platforms.

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21 December 2020

You're dreading the moment.

As your uncle passes the roast potatoes, he casually mentions that a coronavirus vaccine will be used to inject microchips into our bodies to track us.

Or maybe it's that point when a friend, after a couple of pints, starts talking about how Covid-19 "doesn't exist". Or when pudding is ruined as a long-lost cousin starts spinning lurid tales about QAnon and elite Satanists eating babies.

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19 November 2020

Heard of #deepfake but don't know what it is all about?

Do you think you can tell the difference between real and fake?

Navigating what we see online and social media isn't as easy as it used to be so BBC My World has investigating some of the latest techniques.

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10 November 2020

As President Trump continues to dispute the result of the US election, false or misleading posts have been spreading on social media about the vote.

Some have been amplified by President Trump and his team, who have called into question the integrity of the election without providing evidence.

BBC's Reality Check Team has checked some of the main claims.

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