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Trial by Truth

Untrue Claims Making the Rounds

E. Rosalie
6 min readAug 5, 2020

Misleading and false claims circulating in cyberspace — which is the only place they exist.

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As Creative As It Is False:

Publications that state that “the new vaccine contains digitizable ‘RNA’”, an alleged “replicant that is activated by 5G” and that is why “the virus can be reactivated after the patient recovers”

Recent Claims:

The claim by Bob Casey (D):

Federal agents in Portland have been “kidnapping and holding citizens without charges.” Mostly True

Claim by Trump (R) on effectiveness:

“I happen to be a believer in hydroxy. I used it. I had no problem. I happen to be a believer.” False

Claim by Chuck Schumer (D):

“You know what’s in this bill? No medical malpractice suits until 2024, even if they’re not COVID related.” Mostly False

Claim via Social Media:

My mailman just confirmed they have all officially been told to “SLOW THE MAIL DOWN,” per trump’s Postmaster General. False

Claim by Facebook posts:

The White House doctored a photo of a Donald Trump event “to make the crowd look bigger.” False

(International: Germany) Claim:

A photo shows a large crowd in Berlin protesting the “covid hoax.” False



E. Rosalie

Disasters & information (public health + nat sec) | Johns Hopkins alum | @COVID19Tracking alum | Mapping medical misinfo 💉 and information disorder