The man being beaten in the video has been criminally charged with abusing an underage girl. This is the motive for the attack; not a communal issue.
A 2019 video of a Ukrainian mall's hacked LED-lit staircase has been shared in the current context of the war in Ukraine.
An old image from 2020 of a railway bridge collapse in the Murmansk region, Russia, has been incorrectly attributed to the recent incident in 2022.
The Bank of India has confirmed that there are only 11 days of holidays for Indian banks in May 2022, including weekends.
There is no official statement that Fanta Lemon will be discontinued in Europe. Coca-Cola has denied the claim in several tweets.
This video has been circulating on social networks since January 2022, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
The image was taken in Gaza during an Israeli airstrike in March 2019, not during Ramadan in 2022.
The image is not from a recent explosion in Istanbul, but from a fire at a chemical facility in Istanbul in 2019.
A fake CBSE notice has circulated on social media, claiming that the CBSE weighting on board exams is 30 percent for Term 1 and 70 percent for Term 2.
The content of a satirical article was falsely shared to claim that Disney CEO Bob Chapek was arrested.
The image was taken in 2013 after a blast in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is not related to the suicide bombing that occurred on March 4, 2022.
An old video has been used to falsely claim that Russian forces in Ukraine captured the leader of the Azov Regiment in March 2022.
The viral video is a 3D animation created by CGI artist Aleksey Patrev which he posted on his social media on July 27, 2021.
The People's Liberation Army unfurled the Chinese flag along the region of the Galwan Valley that lies in territory controlled by China.
Only Aldi Australia has made COVID-19 vaccination a requirement for its employees. The supermarket chain has not mandated it in other countries.
Can HIV be reversed naturally? No, that's not true: "Unfortunately not," Dr. Monica Ghandi, an HIV and infectious disease specialist, told Lead Stories. A video with a headline making the claim about HIV never gives specific proof of how
On May 16 2022, a screenshot of a purported tweet attributed to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) circulated, pinning the blame for a “severe thunderstorm watch” in New York to the policies of United States President Joe Biden: @laurenboeb
Does a video showing an explosion at the World Trade Center's South Tower on September 11, 2001, but no aircraft, prove no planes were involved in the 9/11 attacks? No, that's not true: Video and images from other angles show the planes h
SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed a final efficacy of 91% against symptomatic illness in its phase 3 trial. Social media posts wrongly claim recently released Pfizer documents show the vaccine is “12% effective.” T
Posts on Facebook which have been shared hundreds of times have questioned where the £37 billion allocated for the running of the NHS Test and Trace scheme was spent. One post, which is a screenshot of a tweet, states: “Tories explain
Did White House disinformation "czar" Nina Jankowicz say she wants "trustworthy verified people" like her to be able to "add context" to other people's tweets? No, that's not true: Her clipped comments from January 2021 were taken out of
A lawsuit by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton provoked headlines and social media posts in May 2022.
Do these two charts showing election returns -- from Michigan in the U.S. and from the Philippines -- compare voter turnout in the U.S. and the Philippines? No, that's not true: These two graphs that are presented for comparison are not d
On May 13 2022, an item from a site called American Military News (“NASA warns asteroid larger than Empire State Building headed towards Earth this weekend”) appeared on Trendolizer, indicating significant social media traction: NASA war
Will the World Health Organization (WHO) have the authority to lock down all of America? No, that's not true: The claim, made by former U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, spins proposed changes to WHO rules into something much greater than they
Quick Take A shortage of baby formula has provoked misleading partisan claims that suggest President Joe Biden is responsible for the “bare shelves.” But the shortage has been caused by a recall and plant shutdown by a major manufactur
On May 12 2022, an Imgur account shared a purported screenshot of a tweet by a woman who said that her parents had divorced after 52 years — so that her mother would not inherit her father’s medical debt after his death: On a patterned ba
Did Queen Elizabeth II congratulate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the presumptive president-elect of the Philippines, on May 11, 2022, for his presidential election win? No, that's not true: A social media post claiming that the queen called Marc
Was the Russian ruble named the "world's best-performing currency" in May 2022? Yes, but that claim requires significant context: Bloomberg did publish an article on May 11, 2022, stating that the ruble was the "year's best performing cur
On May 3 2022, a Facebook user warned that “yoga Barbie” poses a spiritual threat to innocent children: “Yoga Barbie” is at Target on the shelf. Satan always comes as appearing innocent. He will never come with horns and a pitch
Did President Joe Biden, George Soros and former President Barack Obama talk about fulfilling the conspiracy theory of tyrannically taking over the world, otherwise known as the New World Order? No, that's not true: The quotes are legitim
Quick Take In a footnote of a draft opinion on abortion access, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito quoted from a 2008 government report on the demand for adoption in the U.S., which used the phrase, “domestic supply of infants.” Posts on so
Should parents make and feed homemade baby formula to their infants if they can't find or afford it? No, that's not true: For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Infant Nutrition
Most teachers suffering from depression The Independent, 10 May 2022. A Press Association article published by the Independent, the Evening Standard, the National and many local newspapers has reported details of a survey on depression in teachers tha
ITV has reported that it’s estimated holidaymakers have only a 50% chance of getting their passport renewed in a “successful and timely manner”. This figure was also reported by a number of other outlets including LBC, The Mirror and
In a speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies. Biden said higher inflation was due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Russian President Vla
Did former U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy say he saw the movie "2000 Mules" at Mar-a-Lago and that he "always believed that rampant cheating occurred" in the 2020 election? No, that's not true: The Republican from South Carolina told Lead Stories b
Did the CEO of Pfizer get arrested? Was the vice president of Pfizer detained by federal agents recently? No, neither of these claims are true: A spokesperson from Pfizer told Lead Stories that these claims are false. Vancouver Times, whi
Are people in Alabama who seek or get an abortion "thrown in prison for life," even if the pregnancy was a result of rape or incest? No, that's not true: There's no such law in Alabama. In 2019, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a bil
A screenshot of an article posted to Facebook claims the “sudden rise of unvaccinated children with liver damage, were breastfed (by fully vaccinated mothers)”. The apparent implication of this is that recently-reported cases of hepatitis i