As of 2020, almost 52% of the United States population 25 to 34 years old had earned a postsecondary degree — putting the U.S. in 11th place among the 38 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The roughly 50% of U
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Was former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sentenced to death by the U.S. military after being found responsible "for the needless deaths of thousands of senior citizens" in New York state? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer told Lea
Facebook users have shared an article claiming that Spain’s Ministry of Health “Admits Covid-19 Has Never Been Isolated”. This story is false. The ministry did not say this. As we have said before, the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes C
We have been asked by readers on WhatsApp whether the Covid-19 vaccines are recommended during fertility treatment. The British Fertility Society (BFS) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)—which is the associatio
A video on Instagram makes a number of false or misleading claims about the Covid-19 vaccines, including that the vaccine interval is designed to “hit” the immune system when it is particularly vulnerable, different doses of the vaccines in
Emmanuel Tuloe has been invited to meet Liberian President George Weah.
A screenshot being shared on Instagram claims that Covid-19 vaccines make people more likely to suffer from severe Covid. This is not correct—indeed the opposite is true. The screenshot, headed “Covid Vaccine Injuries”, shows a commen
A Facebook post suggests that the emergency services can use numbering on UK street lights to locate people who might be lost or in trouble. The post states: “Did you know if your lost or in trouble if you ring the emergency services and yo
‘Wonder statins’ cut risk of dying from Covid The Daily Express, 15 October 2021. The headline on the front page of Friday’s Daily Express misreports new research about statins and Covid-19. The headline of the online version of the
A large cat native to Africa that escaped from its suburban Detroit home was captured after spending several hours on the lam.
Both are contagious respiratory illnesses caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is more contagious and can cause more severe symptoms.
The chemtrail conspiracy theory is baseless and white lines are normal water-based contrails routinely left by high-flying aircraft.
Cher has sued the widow of her former musical partner and ex-husband Sonny Bono over royalties for Sonny and Cher songs including “I Got You Babe” and “The Beat Goes On."
The decision could push the law closer to returning to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Fact: We need more college students to join our team! The MediaWise Campus Correspondent program is now hiring four new teammates to join our 2022 team. We’re looking for college students who are highly reliable, motivated public speakers with a
Social media users are sharing a claim that — in a C-SPAN video of a public presentation — Dr. Anthony Fauci and other federal Health and Human Services Department officials plotted for a new flu virus. The conservative Gateway Pundit website made
In interviews, congressional hearings, campaign ads and social media, Republicans falsely claim that the Justice Department will be cracking down on parents expressing disagreement at their local school board meetings.
Former President Bill Clinton was admitted to a Southern California hospital with an infection but he is “on the mend,” his spokesman said.
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has won back his full pension as part of a settlement of his lawsuit arising from his firing during the Trump administration, his lawyers announced.
Nurses around the U.S. are getting burned out by the COVID-19 crisis and quitting, yet applications to nursing schools are rising, driven by what educators say are young people who see the global emergency as an opportunity and a challenge.
A congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection moved aggressively against close Trump adviser Steve Bannon, swiftly scheduling a vote to recommend criminal contempt charges against the former White House aide after he defied a
Is South Africa's highest court "set to free the continent from the new world order and the central bank" when they issue a decision on a case filed by Ricardo Maarman on September 27, 2021? No, that's not true: This headline prematurely
Did conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tweet that his wife sleeps in her own bedroom in a Columbus Day message? No, that's not true: A tweet allegedly by Shapiro that claimed his daughter "went into my wife's bedroom," is a fake satiric
Not only were the pictures misleading, but the meme used a broad brush to place blame for supply chain issues.
If you like cake and ice cream, why not cake ice cream?
SciCheck Digest Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But there’s no evidence that workers s
On October 13 2021, a bizarre fundraising text that was apparently from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) was shared to Twitter by journalist Andrew Solender: These NRCC fundraising texts are getting intense pic.twitter.com/2Sm
Typically, current or former politicians send the opposite message to voters.
Does Congress' infrastructure bill include a 61% death tax on an individual's entire accumulated wealth and estate? No, that's not true: The American Families Plan designed by the Biden administration proposed two tax increases that sugge
A Republican group’s TV ad falsely claims that President Joe Biden’s tax plans would force the sale of family farms passed on to children due to burdensome taxes. The policy proposed by Biden would tax heirs on the gain in value for assets such as
"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." - Dr. Seuss
U.S. health advisers said that some Americans who received Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus.
Was the recently discovered body of Jelani Day missing any organs upon recovery? No, that's not true: The LaSalle County (Illinois) Coroner's office told Lead Stories, "NO organs were missing from the body upon its recovery on 9/4/21." A
It was a 100 billion-to-one shot.
Did Facebook add a new feature that allows users to "shake phone to report a problem" and is this resulting in people accidentally and unknowingly reporting their friend's posts -- which is then causing their friend to be sent to "Faceboo
Is an article headlined 'Joe Biden Declares Mandatory Vaccination for ALL Americans by October 30' a real story? No, that's not true: Clicking on the link takes you to an obscene photo of senior citizen sex. It was created by a fake news
On October 14 2021, the following screenshot of a tweet by New York Times correspondent Mike Baker appeared on Imgur, in which he purportedly contrasted the COVID-19 mortality rate in Canada with that of the United States: Primarily, Baker indicated t
“Love is in the Bin” was offered by Sotheby’s in London, with a presale estimate of 4 million pounds to 6 million pounds ($5.5 million to $8.2 million).
Products were said to be contaminated with “extraneous materials, specifically blue plastic.”