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Fact Check-Pictured patent is for contact tracing, not implantable 5G tracking

A claim on social media misidentifies a U.S. patent for a contact tracing device capable of connecting individuals to the internet as being evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are tracking people. The patent, however, is not owned by Pfizer, and the document makes no mention of connecting or tracking individuals via technology that stems from COVID-19 inoculations.

Fact Check-No evidence newspapers published account of Alec Baldwin threatening to shoot crewmembers prior to accident on movie set

Social media claims that a news report published a quote from Alec Baldwin threatening crewmembers before the shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza appear to be false. Reuters found no evidence any publication reported Baldwin saying, “Another take? How about I just fuckin’ shoot the both of ya?” on set.