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Passengers from China arrive at Fukuoka Airport in Japan on January 24. - Masaki Akizuki / AP / SIPA

You may have seen them on a friend's Facebook wall or in your mailbox. Because poisons are becoming more and more common with news, writing 20 Minutes helps you sort out the true from the false.

1. Yes, a researcher was injured in the head by a police officer at Trocadéro

The photos of a man with a bloody face, presented as a researcher injured by a police officer, are highly visible on social networks. We checked them.

2. Is the pivotal age higher than the healthy life expectancy?

We decipher this statement here.

3. La Manif pour tous wrongly accused of having manipulated a photo of the anti-PMA demonstration

Activists demonstrated Sunday in Paris against the bioethics bill. Internet users have criticized La Manif pour tous for having manipulated a photo so that a greater number of demonstrators appeared there.

4. Did Greta Thunberg issue an ultimatum to save the climate at the World Economic Forum in Davos?

The activist denied having set the deadline for saving the climate at eight years, as announced by the Davos World Economic Forum on Twitter.

5. Are these viral coronavirus videos authentic?

Three videos showing disinfection operations and an ambulance are widely shared. Here's what we know about them.

6. Why we are all wrong by being nice

Yes, it can be tempting to "like" or participate in a prize pool to support a good cause. But beware of scams! We show you how to avoid them in this episode of our series "Oh my fake".

Bonus: A fact-checking by our colleagues

You will be able to discuss it around the aperitif: a study has not concluded that gin drinkers are psychopaths, remind Radio Canada Decryptors. To find out more, it's here.

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