“In his first months in office, the Prime Minister announced an extra £14.4 billion in funding for schools over three years. That translates to £135 million a week”. Department for Education, 29 June 2020 In a press release, t
Here are the latest articles published by U.S. fact-checking sites:
A video has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows bodies of Mexican COVID-19 victims being dumped in the sea from a helicopter. The claim is false; the video has circulated since 2018 about a syn
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts shared repeatedly in July 2020 claim the local government in the Australian state of Victoria has begun handing out an AUD1,500 (USD1,044) payment to “anyone who tested positive for COVID-19”. The claim was share
Were Texas and other states ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization to fraudulently increase by 15-fold the tally of COVID-19 cases? No, that's not true. The CDC gathers data based on the no
On July 3 2020, Twitter user Hayes Davenport shared a screenshot of a purported Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) example badge web page, featuring a badge with the number 14188: Unfortunate sample badge number choice in my opinion pic.twitter.co
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that through May 30, 14% of confirmed coronavirus cases led to hospitalizations — including 2% in intensive care units. But President Donald Trump falsely claimed “99%” of cases
Confirmed cases are on the rise in 41 out of 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and the percentage of tests coming back positive for the virus is increasing in 39 states.
She said some of the symptoms she and her husband have experienced are those similar to allergies.
President Donald Trump misdirected blame when he questioned why NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace had not “apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid … only to find out that the whole thing was just anoth
A draft policy circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel.
SUMMARY The article by Michael Shellenberger was published in various media outlets, including Forbes, Zero Hedge, Breitbart, PJ Media, The Daily Wire, The Australian, and Quillette. The article has been shared more than 200,000 times on social medi
More than a dozen Native American leaders and organizations sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calling for the league to force Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder to change the team name immediately.
Quick Take Social media posts falsely assert that Ghislaine Maxwell — the recently arrested associate of Jeffrey Epstein — has tested positive for COVID-19 in jail. The story is the product of a website that says its work is satire. Full
Did "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" get canceled? No, that's not true: The award-winning daytime talk show was renewed through the 2021-2022 season, DeGeneres herself announced in 2019 that she had signed on for three more years and a spokesperson
And what in the world is a gadabout?
Facebook posts shared more than 200,000 times claim the social network will remove users who announce support for the National Rifle Association. This is false, a Facebook spokeswoman said such a statement would not violate its community standards, and
On July 5 2020, an Indiana man shared the following three videos, an incident he described as an “attempted lynching” at Monroe Lake (archived here): Booker’s Written Account of the Altercation In the July 5 2020 post, Booker wro
The idea was floated to several media outlets by an unnamed source who claims to have knowledge of the plan.
Is it true that "everyone could test positive" for the novel coronavirus that has ravaged the United States and world? And is it true that hardly anyone has died of the disease COVID-19 caused by the virus? No, neither is true. If you just loo
Publisher Simon & Schuster cited “high interest and extraordinary interest” in the book by Mary Trump titled “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said in a statement that his office had charged Amy Cooper with falsely reporting the confrontation, a misdemeanor.
On July 4 2020, Twitter user Justin Stangel shared the following Amazon screenshot, of a “Trump Daily Mouth Face Cover Anti-Dust” mask — and a very swastika-like logo to match: Hey @amazon, you ok selling Donald Trump, antisemitic
We're going to need to see the long-form birth certificate.
https://thefulcrum.us/balance-of-power/minnesota-national-guard "Minnesota's Democrat governor [Tim Wal
In early July 2020 ,the following screenshot circulated on Facebook, showing a post from an accout by the name of “Kal El” who said that “Covid is never going away” alongside a purported picture of a beach in Raleigh, North Ca
Social media posts shared tens of thousands of times claim that a dress worn by first lady Melania Trump featured drawings by child sex abuse victims. This is false; the images of “dancing girls” on the dress were created by fashion students, accor
Did the Department of Justice report that Jeffrey Epstein companion Ghislaine Maxwell tested positive for COVID-19 in a New Hampshire jail? No, it did not: The claim that Maxwell, who was arrested by the FBI in Bedford, New Hampshire, on July
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, readers have been asking us whether alleged cures or treatments for the coronavirus are real or not. It’s important to note that, currently, there is no approved vaccine for Covid-19. In the UK only
Country music firebrand and fiddler Charlie Daniels who had a hit with "Devil Went Down to Georgia" has died at age 83.
Does a birth certificate prove that Donald Trump and Ghislaine Maxwell had a son together in 1992? No, that's not true: The purported birth certificate was quickly revealed to be a fake soon after it was posted by an anonymous Twitter account
First lady Melania Trump wore an Alexander McQueen dress to a Fourth of July event.
A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass was ripped from its base in Rochester on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in that city in 1852.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/05/politics/fact-checking-trumps-fourth-of-july-speech/index.html In his Fo
“The number of British children who need foster care has risen by 44% during the pandemic, children’s charity Barnardo’s has warned.” Daily Mirror, 22 June 2020 “The number of children needing foster care has risen by 44%
Numerous celebrities reminded their followers to mask up amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The pipeline was the subject of months of protests, sometimes violent, during its construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
The ruling, just under four months before the 2020 election, leaves in place laws in 32 states and the District of Columbia that bind electors to vote for the popular-vote winner.