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China not ‘ready to intervene’ if US and Nato attack Russia. Ignore false old claim dismissed by Chinese defence ministry in 2022

The fearmongering theme of a message circulating on social media since mid-March 2024 is stark. It reads simply: “WW3 ALERT.” WW3 refers to a possible third world war. The message claims that China has said it will “intervene militarily” if the United States and the North Atlantic Trea...

Ignore solar eclipse-related hysteria – Earth protected from cosmic radiation, which decreases in regions experiencing a solar eclipse

The April 2024 total solar eclipse over North America has sparked many myths, false claims and conspiracy theories. One is a warning that “tonight”, “cosmic light rays” will “pass near” the Earth, causing us “harmful effects of radiation”. A total solar eclipse occurs when the ...

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