Fact Check: Debunking Conspiracy Theories About the Emperor
Irresponsible claims have recently emerged from conspiracy theorists on social media regarding the supposed public nudity of the emperor. Fortunately, we have determined that those claims are entirely false. The facts are these:
1.) The emperor is currently nude, and currently appearing in a public setting.
2.) However, the emperor may, in the future, clothe himself, or depart from a public setting, or both.
Therefore, we conclude that the claim “the emperor is naked” is false, and must be regarded as having been debunked.
In other news, some are claiming that the UK has “banned” Covid boosters for people under the age of 50. Fortunately, however, fact-checkers have debunked this insane conspiracy theory, which has absolutely no basis in fact.
Let’s look at the facts:
The under-50 population is considered to be at lower risk, and the UK currently has good herd immunity. Therefore the government complied with the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to end the booster campaign for that age group.
This means that England, Scotland, and Wales will stop giving booster jabs to healthy people under 50 from February. Although Northern Ireland seems to be unchanged. According to ITV, the elderly will still receive twice-yearly top-ups. However, those aged 49 or younger without health conditions will not be able to get these boosters.
See, they absolutely haven’t banned boosters for people under the age of 50 — they just implemented policy that makes people under the age of 50 ineligible to receive those boosters, which are no longer available to that population, which proves that they haven’t been banned. It’s not a ban, it’s just something they “will not be able to get.”
Stop being liars, stupid conspiracy theorists! “A campaign can be reinstated rapidly if we see a rise in infection or the spread of a new variant,” the fact-checker explains, debunking the claim that the boosters are not now available by saying that the boosters are not now available but may become available again in the future.
“I am hungry, as I have no food.”
“Fact check: You are not hungry, as you may become eligible to receive food at some point in the future.”
“Pterodactyls are extinct.”
“Fact check: Pterodactyls no longer exist, but….”
Remarkable that fact-checkers are able to type while sucking their thumbs and drooling on themselves. Seen here, an actual fact-checker spots a threat to The Narrative:
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The meaning of conspiracy theory is evolving too rapidly for me to keep up. Once it meant gray aliens orchestrating the assassination of JFK to distract from Elvis's fabrication of the Moon landing. Then it meant accurately predicting what the government would do based on policy papers published by the government. Now it means ... using slightly different vocabulary to describe the same thing, I guess?
"I like strawberries."
"Fact check, conspiracy theorist! You have a preference for red ground berries!"
"The sky is blue."
"AKSHUALLY the sky is currently cerulean with patches of eggshell white and gunmetal grey, you RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY THEORIST! Stop spreading misinformation!"
Those under 50 are clearly not banned. They're just waiting for their 50th birthday.