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Busting coronavirus myths

May 31st, 2020  |  Source: AFP

Rumors, myths and misinformation about the novel coronavirus have spread as quickly as the virus itself. AFP Factcheck has been debunking disinformation as it emerges along with new cases across the world.
Here is a list of our 485 fact-checks in English so far, starting with the most recent:

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US Steel, once a darling of Trump's tariffs, plans to lay off nearly 200 workers

August 21st, 2019  |  Source: Business Insider

United States Steel Corporation has laid off dozens at a facility in Michigan and outlined plans to temporarily remove up to 200 workers in the coming weeks, according to a state filing.
In a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice filed with the State of Michigan this month, the steel giant said the layoffs were the result of idled operations and other adjustments at the Great Lakes Works facility.

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

October 24th, 2017  |  Source:

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.

An addiction specialist said that the Sacklers’ firm, Purdue Pharma, bears the “lion’s share” of the blame for the opioid crisis.

Investing early in a virtual data room can deliver real deal value

July 29th, 2017  |  Source: Gabriel Tedde Cabot

Hat tip to guest blogger: Gabriel Tedde Cabot

Document and project management services that offer a variety of options for business owners, lawyers, and others that may need to store and share documents when starting a new business. Cloud based portals that offer businesses the opportunity to open their own, private virtual deal room so that they can complete Mergers and Acquisition, due diligence, or any other task that involves safely and securely storing and retrieving data on the Internet.


Wikileaks 'reveals CIA hacking tools'

March 7th, 2017  |  Source:

Wikileaks has published details of what it says are wide-ranging hacking tools used by the CIA.

The alleged cyber-weapons are said to include malware that targets Windows, Android, iOS, OSX and Linux computers as well as internet routers.

Some of the software is reported to have been developed in-house, but the UK's MI5 agency is said to have helped build a spyware attack for Samsung TVs.

A spokesman for the CIA would not confirm the details.

A cool welcome for Vancouver Trump Tower's grand opening

February 28th, 2017  |  Source:

Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower will be one of the first Trump-branded properties to open since the US president's inauguration.

Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump will attend the grand opening of the hotel.

Two separate protest rallies are planned for the event.

The hotel and condominium tower developer has been under pressure for months to drop the Trump name from the project.

When a Study Cast Doubt on a Heart Pill, the Drug Company Turned to Tom Price

January 30th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

After hearing from a company whose CEO was a campaign contributor, a congressional aide to Donald Trump’s Health and Human Services nominee repeatedly pushed a federal agency to remove a critical study from its website.

Retooled VOA set to be Trump-run US state media network

January 27th, 2017  |  Source:

Rachel Maddow reports on how a restructuring of the Voice Of American broadcast network means that Donald Trump has the unique opportunity to staff a state-run media operation broadcasting inside the United States.

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