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Did Pentagon release UFO videos?

The claim that Pentagon, USA Ministry of Defense, released videos of UFOs (Unidentified flying object) and confirmed them is true. Even though the videos that spread rapidly on social media and the Pentagon's explanation aroused suspicion in users, the claim is correct. The Pentagon confirmed that it released videos on April 27, 2020, by making a statement on its website.

Claims about treatment expenses of Covid-19 in some countries

There is an unprecedented demand for healthcare services worldwide, as well as an increase in healthcare expenses. Everyone wonders whether people with low-income is able to meet these expenses. In some countries, healthcare is completely public, and everyone has access. In some, this is not the case. After the new coronavirus pandemic that emerged in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and spread worldwide, the questions about the health insurance increased. On social media, there have been some claims about the treatment expenses of COVID-19 in some countries.

Does the radiation emitted by 5G cause the death of birds?

The claim that a bird flight in Lahey, Holland lied on the ground, and these birds died because of the signals emitted by 5G posts is false. The photos of the dead birds on the ground are from Anglesey Island in North Wales. After the tests, it was detected that birds died because of blunt trauma. Flamingos on the ground in the other photo are plastic.

5G WhatsApp message III: Is there any connection between 5G and the new coronavirus?

In the first part of the analysis series, where we examined the WhatsApp messages about 5G, we analyzed the videos shared with the claim that they show 5G protests. In the second part, the countries using 5G, the cruise ships in quarantine and the claims of a YouTuber. In the last part, we will search answers for some questions such as whether there is any connection between 5G and COVID-19, and what some concepts often seen in messages actually tell. The message about 5G, rapidly spread on WhatsApp and social media, contains a lot of misinformation. There are claims that COVID-19 is spreading on the quarantined cruise ships due to 5G, 5G service has been stopped in some countries, 5G destroys oxygen molecules. It is impossible to find the information such as the source of these claims, who wrote them and what their expertise is. It is precisely a mystery who may have had this information given in the message.

5G WhatsApp Message II: Countries using 5G, cruise ships and a YouTuber

Nowadays, the whole world stays home and tries to find something to fight against the pandemic. Studies for vaccination and medicine make some people creating conspiracy theories. The collective anxiety and uncertainty about the pandemic strengthen these theories. For example, a group led by opponents of the vaccine created a new conspiracy theory: 5G caused the epidemic. We are going through tough times and we may be worried about the possible effects of a technology that we do not know exactly what and how it works. However, we need to be careful about the posts that reinforce this concern with complex expressions and weak translations. In this analysis, we will examine one of the complex messages on WhatsApp.

Did HAARP ship drop anchor in Çanakkale?

The claim that HAARP ship, which belongs to the USA, dropped anchor in Çanakkale is false. HAARP is the name of a scientific research facility located in the state of Alaska, USA, and there is no such ship. The platform, seen in photos shared on social media and news sites, belongs to a sea-based radar warning system known as SBX-1.