Misleading: This video of Hong Kong kindergarteners conducting Chinese flag-raising ceremony was filmed years ago

Online posts claimed the Chinese Communist Party started “brainwashing” kids in Hong Kong recently, backed with a video of kindergarten pupils in a flag-raising ceremony. However, it was produced in 2015, according to a media interview with the kindergarten principal.

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Misleading: This video does not show Mexican immigrants in “storage containers” in the US; it shows mobile homes at a quarantine site in China

A tweet suggested the U.S. President Joe Biden has created what looks like “concentration camps” at the U.S.-Mexican border but the embedded video clip actually shows a COVID-19 quarantine site in Yunnan province, China.

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Misleading: US health agency did not find Chinese herbal medicine 连花清瘟 effective in COVID-19 treatment

The study in question was actually conducted by researchers in China and published in a journal by a Dutch company.

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Misleading: Giant hogweed seeds are not immediately dangerous and there’s no evidence mysterious mail from China contains them

There is no verifiable report of unsolicited packages from China containing giant hogweed seeds.

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