Reviews of articles from: TikTok

CLAIM REVIEWS

The FDA continues to recommend against ivermectin for treating or preventing COVID-19, despite claims to the contrary

CLAIM
“The FDA is now saying that it is OK to prescribe ivermectin [for COVID-19]”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 24 Aug 2023

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Conspiracy theory about the deaths of alternative medicine practitioners ignores evidence, misrepresents certain doctors

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Doctors murdered to protect Big Pharma profits and silence holistic health practitioners

SOURCE: Katryna Benson, TikTok

Published: 23 Aug 2023

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Lab-grown meat isn’t made of cancerous cells

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Cultivated meat is produced using “cancerous and pre-cancerous cells”

SOURCE: TikTok user, TikTok

Published: 15 Jul 2023

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No scientific evidence indicates that parasites are the key cause of autoimmunity

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“the number 1 indicator of parasites is actually an autoimmune condition”

SOURCE: Austin Lake, TikTok

Published: 08 Jul 2023

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Breast cancer cases haven’t doubled in U.S. women under 45, despite social media claims

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“There is a huge boom in cancer, especially in female breast cancer in the younger ages of 45 and below.”

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 23 Jun 2023

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Lack of clinical evidence for the claim that dog dewormer fenbendazole cures cancer

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Fenbendazole cures cancer

SOURCE: Joe Tippens, Facebook

Published: 24 May 2023

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No evidence supports the use of medicinal plants mullein and marshmallow to cure or mitigate COVID-19

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Mullein leaves and marshmallow roots treat COVID-19

SOURCE: Facebook user, Facebook, Tiktok

Published: 16 Mar 2023

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Alleged Morgellons test with cranberry juice doesn’t show nanoparticles, but precipitates from tannin-protein interactions

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Morgellons test using cranberry juice pulls out nanoparticles from chemtrails and air pollution

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 16 Mar 2023

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Sweetgum balls don’t contain Tamiflu’s active ingredient and there’s no evidence of an antiviral effect against COVID-19

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Sweetgum balls contain the same active ingredient that Tamiflu contains, which is shikimic acid; It kills viruses including SARS-CoV-2

SOURCE: Social media users, Facebook, TikTok

Published: 27 Jan 2023

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mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 don’t modify humans, and don’t make them patentable or owned by any entities

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“if a human is injected with a GMO it becomes a patented piece of property from the government”, “they take away all your rights with mRNAs”

SOURCE: Instagram Users, TikTok, Instagram

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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