If a question only cites a notable news report, a debunking, or some other discussion about a claim (rather than someone making the claim), is that enough to satisfy our notability requirement and ask whether the claim is true?
Inspired by this recent question, which asks about recent claims from some anti-vaxxers who say that the covid vaccines can cause magnets to stick to their skin. When I first read that question and saw that it just linked a news report about a claim, my initial thought was that it was off-topic but I wasn't sure: it didn't cite the claim it was asking about, rather it cited a news report about how people were making that claim and how obviously ridiculous it was.
For this particular question, since the report contains video snippets of people making the claim it seemed straightforward to bring it on-topic by timestamping/quoting the parts of the video that have snippets of the actual claim.
However, let's imagine that the news report linked in that question didn't have snippets of people explicitly making the claims, but it did still have notable people saying that the claims were being made (and suggests that they're widely believed). Would it be acceptable for a question to ask about the claim and link the report to show it's widely believed, or should it be considered off-topic for lacking a link to the claim actually being made?
- For example, if that 'vaccines cause magnetism' question only linked a notable person claiming that a lot of people believe that vaccines cause people to be magnetic: would it be on-topic to ask "do vaccines cause people to be magnetic", or could they only ask "do people believe that vaccines cause people to be magnetic"?
- Most of the questions like this just get edited to directly cite the claim and make the question here moot, but there are few existing questions that I was able to find that sort of fit what I'm asking:
- What was the real reason for India pulling out of the 1950 World Cup? - Closed for lacking a notable claim, since it only linked three articles debunking the myth it was asking about.
- Is this graphic depicting Trump and Hitler accurate? - Open but downvoted, only cites a Snopes article saying the claimed quotes weren't accurate.
- Can we find water with wood sticks? - Only cites a Wikipedia article saying it isn't true, but we had a question about dowsing already so it was closed as a duplicate instead of for lacking a claim.
So, is it considered on-topic for a question to ask about some claim if it only has a cites some sort of notable discussion about that claim? I.e., do notable discussions of claims transfer their notability to the claims themselves?