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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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02 November 2020

TikTok's pledge to take "immediate action" against child predators has been challenged by a BBC Panorama investigation.

The app says it has a "zero tolerance" policy against grooming behaviours.

But when an account created for the programme - which identified itself as belonging to a 14-year-old girl - reported a male adult for sending sexual messages, TikTok did not ban it.

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22 October 2020

A live stream of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez playing the popular game Among Us has become one of the most-watched videos on Twitch.

More than 400,000 viewers made it the third-highest peak on record for the the game-streaming platform.

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17 October 2020

In the pursuit of body positivity, we’ve tipped over into an absurd place — where merely existing in a body larger than a size 0 is considered courageous.

Twitter: “in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30’s wine mom body.”

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