In a video viewed more than two million times on Twitter, British meteorologist Piers Corbyn claims lunar and solar phases — not carbon dioxide emissions — are driving climate change. This is false; experts told AFP that scientific consensus indicates human-caused greenhouse gases are the primary reason for global warming.
Social media posts in several languages claim an image shows Volodymyr Zelensky at an LGBTQ Pride event in 1999. But the photo has been digitally manipulated; the original photo, posted to the Flickr photo-sharing service in 2006, does not show the Ukrainian president.
Social media posts claim Queen Elizabeth II announced before she died that she had information that could lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton. This is false; there is no record of the queen making such a statement, and the claim matches a years-old meme that reflects a conspiracy theory that the former secretary of state and her husband kill their political opponents.
Social media posts claim a video shows a group of Irish dancers performing outside Buckingham Palace after Queen Elizabeth II’s death in early September 2022. This is false; the clip was first published on TikTok in January 2022.
A collection of images has been shared thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows “rejected designs for the Eiffel Tower” in the French capital Paris. This is false. The images — published in a report by a UK-based arts journal — show designs for a London tower that were submitted for an architectural competition in the late 19th century. According to the journal, one design was selected but the tower was only partially built before it was demolished in the early 20th century.