Does a social media post prove that a U.S. F-35 fighter jet landed safely "at the Chinese base in Cuba"? No, that's not true: The debris of an F-35 that vanished in September 2023 was found after a daylong search; its pilot had safely eje
CLAIM: England is giving up on efforts to create 15-minute cities because people have destroyed all the cameras and refused to pay tens of thousands of fines.
“Walmart must pay $500 to U.S. families who made purchases in 2022.”
Will California legislative bill AB 957 require parents to affirm "gender transition" of any child or "lose custody"? No, that's not true: the bill would require judges in custody cases to consider a parent's affirmation of a child's gend
Were 7 million people registered to vote in the 2020 general election in Wisconsin when only 4.5 million were eligible voters? No, that's not true: There were more than 3.9 million registered voters and an estimated 4.5 million eligible v
SciCheck Digest Cases of myocarditis have been reported following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, but they are rare and usually mild. Yet, a viral video distorts news reports to falsely claim 850 people died in Monterrey, Mexico, in June due to myocardi
Are the heads of vaccinated people exploding and combusting when the 5G signal in Israel is turned up? No, that's not true: These video clips are real, but the headline is baseless as the video clips have nothing to do with Israel, COVID-
Justice secretary Alex Chalk claimed that the number of full-time equivalent band 3-5 prison staff had increased by over 700 “since 30 June 2023”.
A poll by Blood Pressure UK suggests that most 30-50s don’t know their blood pressure—but other evidence suggests that it won’t be high in most cases.
Did 850 deaths occur in two weeks in Monterrey, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, that were caused by myocarditis? No, that's not true: The increased number of deaths in Mexico during June 2023 occurred during a heat wave, and i
Were there 353 counties in 29 states with voter registrations exceeding "100 percent" and is that definitive evidence of something? No, that's not true: the social media account making that claim omits to say the "100 percent" is not refe
Did a truck driver in New Mexico rescue "'Approximately 15' Children Trapped in Padlocked Cages in the Back of Pickup Truck" during a kidnapping incident? No, that's not true: The New Mexico State Police told Lead Stories, "This story is
CLAIM: In a span of two weeks in late June, a total of 850 died due to myocarditis in the city of Monterrey, in Mexico’s northeastern state of Nuevo León.
Mr Streeting wrote that there were almost 5,000 fewer fully qualified GPs than a decade ago, but NHS England says the data pre-September 2015 is not comparable to current figures.
Did Ukraine capture an entire "train" carrying multiple SU-57 jets used by the Russian army? No, that's not true: The video making such a claim in its clickbait headline did not actually say anything about this fighter jet. As of this wri
En Español: Huracán Idalia se acerca a la costa oeste de Florida proyectándose como categoría 3. Aquí desmentimos falsos mitos de preparación que debes evitar.
The costs and benefits of prosecuting a president.
Videos from a popular Instagram influencer wrongly suggest that the 5G network is somehow causing disease associated with the new Covid variant.
Is the federal government giving out health spending cards worth up to $5,600 that every American qualifies for? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is freely giving out health spending cards with thousands of dollars on th
Does a viral video capture the detonation of an aerosol bomb in Ukraine in 2023? No, that's not true: The footage was uploaded to the internet years before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The claim reappeared in a post (archived
Have Latvia's "secret plans" to invade Russia recently been exposed? And does information from military archives confirm these plans? No, that's not true: The author of the claim later publicly referred to it as "obvious satire." The stor
There are no plans for 15 minute cities that stop people leaving their local area. The concept is that people are able to reach key services without having to use a car.
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order the executions of "defiant 5G executives"? No, that's not true: The claim, published by a website with a long history of spreading false statements, was not corroborated by credible sources in En
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki were never nuked.”
“Putin bans 5G across Russia, destroys all towers.”
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin prohibit 5G in Russia, tearing down all the towers delivering it? Not, that's not true: As of this writing, 5G is working in major Russian cities, and the government continues to invest in the expansio