NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
August 27, 2021
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:
No, COVID-19 vaccine deaths do not outnumber virus deaths
CLAIM: Data shows that COVID-19 vaccines are more deadly than the virus itself.
THE FACTS: An article shared widely on social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Telegram, misrepresents data from Scotland to falsely conclude that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is more dangerous than...