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Our fact checks aim to examine popular myths and misinformation with an eye to explaining the origin of the claim and in what way the claim is wrong.

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Coronavirus disinformation results in hospitals being filmed

The latest misinformation has resulted in people filming local hospitals.

MP claims ‘monthly transgressions’ and ‘no warships’ in Scottish waters

Member of Parliament forĀ Kilmarnock and Loudoun Alan Brown has incorrectly claimed that there are "no surface warships" in Scotland, that there are "frequent transgressions into Scottish waters" requiring "regular patrols" and that Rosyth is "being scrapped", none of which is true.

The myths surrounding Britain’s new aircraft carriers

The most popular myth about the new British aircraft carriers is that they don't have any aircraft but there are many other false claims circulating on the internet, we've taken a look at some of them.

Misinformation spreads claiming ‘Nuclear submarine on fire in Scotland’

A Twitter account called @navynotnuclear has appeared to spread misinformation relating to a non-existent fire onboard a nuclear submarine in Scotland, something then picked up by @MatthewDresch for the @DailyMirror before spreading to a Russian propaganda website.

How the British military assisted with the COVID-19 response in Scotland

Scottish health boards and the Scottish Government made use of British military assistance in the form of patient transfers by air, PPE fitting and testing, delivery of additional hospital beds and "planning assistance to the Scottish Government".