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Revealed: Tobacco firms lobbied politicians at Holyrood 34 times
Tobacco companies have intensified their lobbying efforts at Holyrood ahead of a potential tightening of smoking legislation, The Ferret can reveal.
Claim vaccine causes more harm than Covid-19 is False
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim comparing adverse effects from the vaccine to Covid-19.
Only one in four Scots would oppose a ban on alcohol advertising in sport
Campaigners claim a the Scotland-wide poll showing public backing for a ban of alcohol advertising in sport highlights the need for the Scottish Government to guard against undue influence by the alcohol industry.
Weed killer linked to cancer still used by every Scots council
Nearly every Scottish council is still using a weed killer linked to cancer and biodiversity loss, with new figures obtained by The Ferret showing that around 40,000 litres of the herbicide are being used across the country each year.
Facebook campaigns opposing anti-vaping laws prompt concern
Organisations that do not disclose their funders are running astroturf campaigns that have spent over £60,000 on Facebook adverts attacking proposed anti-vaping legislation.
Covid-19 graphic shared by John Swinney is Mostly False
Ferret Fact Service looked a claim shared by John Swinney about the benefits of mask wearing for Covid-19.
Claims SNP funding ‘paedophile charter’ lobbying groups are FFS
Ferret Fact Service looked at claims by the Wings Over Scotland blog regarding LGBT groups and the age of consent.
Fact check: Politicians’ claims about PPE shortages
Ferret Fact Service looks at claims from Nicola Sturgeon and Matt Hancock about PPE supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fact check: debunking myths about coronavirus
The Ferret Fact Service is keeping a running tally of misinformation linked to the novel coronavirus outbreak to help everyone stay safe. If you see anything you think we should check please email us at email@example.com