BBC Newsnight has dissected the alleged migrant crisis the UK is supposedly facing at its borders – and concluded that the situation was not quite as overwhelming as the government might have made out.
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British supermarket Sainsbury’s says it has no plans to introduce COVID-19 pass policies in any of its stores, despite a widely shared video claiming otherwise online.
The clip, seen here, shows a man walking to the entrance of one of Sainsbury’s London stores, where he is greeted by two workers who tell him the shop is “only open for staff at the moment”.
The Duke of Sussex has said he warned Twitter boss Jack Dorsey about political unrest in the US - just a day before the deadly 6 January riots.
As users of social media discussed the disaster at Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert, in which at least eight of the 50,000 attendees died, some shared misleading imagery that was not connected with the event.
Social media users have shared an image of three women wearing burkas and walking in chains behind a man, claiming that it shows Afghanistan in 2021. The image has been digitally altered and no chains are visible in the original photograph, which was taken in 2003.
The company’s hostility to academic scrutiny limits our ability to understand how the platform amplifies political falsehoods