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‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

Former prime minister Julia Gillard has been accused of making a speech in which she tells immigrants to adapt to Australian life or else leave the country. The claim is false. There is no record of the former Labor leader making any such speech and a representative for Ms Gillard described it as fake news.  A large portion of the supposed speech can ...
No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

Social media users claim the German government has admitted there was no COVID-19 pandemic. This is false. The government of Germany has made no such admission. The claim comes from a website known for publishing disinformation and fabricated clickbait news stories. The claim appears in several Facebook posts (examples here, here, here, here and here), ...
Election rigging pledge claim is conspiratorial fantasy

Election rigging pledge claim is conspiratorial fantasy

Social media posts are pushing a claim that YouTube has declared that it has a “moral responsibility” to rig this year’s US presidential election in favour of Democrat President Joe Biden. The claim is false. YouTube has made no such statement and posts claiming it has are repeating an unsubstantiated headline published on a conspiracy site. One ...
Aussie bank closure treaty is clickbait fake news

Aussie bank closure treaty is clickbait fake news

There are claims Australia has signed a treaty with World Economic Forum (WEF) to close down all banks and transition to a fully cashless society. This is false. No such treaty exists. The claim the Australian government plans to shut down all major banks is baseless. The WEF also told AAP FactCheck it has no power to impose treaties or law. The claim ...
Truth shafted in ‘secret’ Sydney tunnel videos

Truth shafted in ‘secret’ Sydney tunnel videos

Videos circulating on social media claim to show a hidden subterranean world under Sydney and nearby areas, including tunnels, bunkers and rooms used for child trafficking. This is false. The videos do not show any Australian locations. Some videos are computer-generated and some originate from Hollywood movies. One video shared on Facebook, with more ...

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM

‘Get out of Australia’ speech falsely attributed to former PM
Former prime minister Julia Gillard has been accused of making a speech in which she tells immigrants to adapt to Australian life or else leave the country. The claim is false. There is no record of the former Labor leader making any such speech and a representative for Ms Gillard described it as fake news.  A large portion of the supposed speech can ...

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic

No, German government has not said there was no pandemic
Social media users claim the German government has admitted there was no COVID-19 pandemic. This is false. The government of Germany has made no such admission. The claim comes from a website known for publishing disinformation and fabricated clickbait news stories. The claim appears in several Facebook posts (examples here, here, here, here and here), ...

Election rigging pledge claim is conspiratorial fantasy

Election rigging pledge claim is conspiratorial fantasy
Social media posts are pushing a claim that YouTube has declared that it has a “moral responsibility” to rig this year’s US presidential election in favour of Democrat President Joe Biden. The claim is false. YouTube has made no such statement and posts claiming it has are repeating an unsubstantiated headline published on a conspiracy site. One ...

Aussie bank closure treaty is clickbait fake news

Aussie bank closure treaty is clickbait fake news
There are claims Australia has signed a treaty with World Economic Forum (WEF) to close down all banks and transition to a fully cashless society. This is false. No such treaty exists. The claim the Australian government plans to shut down all major banks is baseless. The WEF also told AAP FactCheck it has no power to impose treaties or law. The claim ...

Truth shafted in ‘secret’ Sydney tunnel videos

Truth shafted in ‘secret’ Sydney tunnel videos
Videos circulating on social media claim to show a hidden subterranean world under Sydney and nearby areas, including tunnels, bunkers and rooms used for child trafficking. This is false. The videos do not show any Australian locations. Some videos are computer-generated and some originate from Hollywood movies. One video shared on Facebook, with more ...