Fact Check Section

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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More Fact Checks

Misinformation on defence is easy to find

A well established journalist is repeating the claim 'the carriers have no aircraft'.

Common myths about Scottish shipbuilding

People often claim that no ships are being built in Scotland or that the orders went overseas - here's the reality.

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.