Fact-checked by: Annie Lab

2020/02/14 | Hong Kong

Misleading: A map shows hundreds of thousands of Wuhan residents (or even 5 million of them) traveling out of the city before the lockdown.

Explanation: The map is “an illustrative picture of the global air network” that shows international flight connections.

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This false claim originated from: Tweet by a research group at University of Southampton. Later many news outlets in UK and Australia

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