Fact-checked by: Facta

2020/07/27 | Italy

FALSE: A Facebook post claiming that the Italian minister for Education Lucia Azzolina wants to buy school desks at €300, while it’s possible to find the same product online at €30.

Explanation: It is true that the Ministry of Education has activated a Europe-wide call for bids aimed at selecting the best option for buying about 3 million innovative school desks, but the price hasn't been determined. Minister Azzolina has never said that the new schools desks will cost €300 each. This is an estimate made by a newspaper, which the ministry denied. On the other hand, the €30 product is sold on the Chinese e-commerce AliBaba, but this is before shipping costs, which reach about €300/unit for shipping in the US (shipping costs for Italy are not disclosed).

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This false claim originated from: Facebook

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