About 100 people protested outside a police headquarters in South Carolina, after a video of officers wrestling and throwing punches during two arrests was posted to Facebook.
In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias team up to debunk false claims made by a Texas doctor about the two mRNA vaccines authorized for emergency use in the U.S. for COVID-19. The Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines demonstrated in cli
It was a first in the show's more than half-century history of filming.
We wanted to bury our heads in the sand after watching this video.
Milana Vayntrub, the actress who portrays Lily Adams, posted a "day in the life of directing and acting in an AT&T commercial."
Prince Harry took a break from paternity leave to announce the return of his Invictus Games, which supports the rehab and recovery of wounded veterans.
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to charges in the U.S. and admitted that she helped her husband run his multibillion-dollar criminal empire.
Quick Take On June 8, a bipartisan group of senators released a report on the security and intelligence failures related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The report did not “single out” former President Donald Trump “for inci
Practices used by Google “are particularly serious because they penalize Google’s competitors” in certain markets and publishers of mobile sites and applications, the statement by France's Competition Authority said.
"Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Gedrankt" ("One People, One Realm, One Drink") read a supposed Nazi-era Coca-Cola ad shared widely in 2021. But was it "the real thing"?
Social media posts highlighted the one-off comment during the president's 45-minute speech to mark the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
Utah’s Logan Cemetery is home to a headstone which is gaining notoriety around the world thanks to photos posted online.
Advertisers posted a doctored image of actress Melissa McCarthy with Metz's face while at the same time pushing "massive weight loss" claims.
Federal prosecutors are examining whether Rep. Matt Gaetz and Joel Greenberg paid underage girls or offered them gifts in exchange for sex, according to two people familiar with the matter.
REVIEW As of 11 May 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic caused 160 million cases and more than 3 million deaths worldwide, including almost 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. The pandemic prompted an unprecedented effort to develop, test, and administer vacc
SciCheck Digest Japan only recently adopted guidelines for accepting blood donations from those who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines are intended to give donors time to get over any side effects from the vaccine. Without providing that c
A viral video on Facebook, viewed thousands of times, contains a number of incorrect or misleading claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic. These inaccurate statements concerning the safety of the chemical ethylene oxide, the efficacy of the drug
A roadside billboard in Calvert County that is known for divisive political messages attracted attention once again in May 2021.
SciCheck Digest A tweet that migrated across social media platforms falsely suggests that any deaths in the 20 days following positive COVID-19 tests are to be attributed to the disease, “no matter what other factors were involved.” There i
On May 4 2021, Signal app creator Moxie Marlinspike (Matthew Rosenfeld) tweeted about a series of Facebook ads purportedly banned by the platform — for reasons apparent upon seeing examples of the advertisements: Signal tried to use Instagram a
A video viewed more than a million times on Facebook and YouTube claims to share “breaking news” about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte winning a case against Beijing over the South China Sea in April 2021. But the claim is misleading: the vi
Dr. Anthony Fauci called the podcast host's recent comments about young people and COVID-19 vaccines "incorrect."
Richard Cottingham pleaded guilty to killing 17-year-old Mary Ann Pryor and 16-year-old Lorraine Marie Kelly in August 1974.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in online posts that suggest it was manipulated to include Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sitting at a desk with one of his longtime allies. The image circulated online as Filipinos speculated about Duterte
At issue is whether public schools can discipline students over something they say off-campus.
As Indian hospitals buckle under record Covid-19 infections, a photo of an elderly woman sitting by the road with an oxygen tank has been circulating on Facebook and Twitter. The claim is false; the image predates the pandemic and has circulated onl
A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group.
The House of Representatives will vote on legislation that would create a 51st state with one representative and two senators.
Legislation outlawing nearly all abortions in conservative Idaho by banning them once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to Republican Gov. Brad Little.
A photo of a purported magazine article has been shared repeatedly in Facebook posts that claim it shows a Sri Lankan official blamed the island nation's president for toxic food products found in the country. The claim is false: the photo has been
Facebook posts shared repeatedly by social media users worldwide claim that Pfizer has announced an “upgrade” to its Covid-19 vaccine that includes a “Microsoft chip for reduced symptoms”. The claim is false: the article originated on a satiric
SciCheck Digest All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly casts doubt on the effectiveness of the vaccines, because federal officials urge fully vaccinated peopl
As millions head to the polls for India’s West Bengal elections, a purported newspaper clipping surfaced in online posts that claim the former head of the Indian election commission admitted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hacked voting mach
Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim a major New Zealand health insurer said it “will not pay out on Life Insurance policies or medical if one has had the Covid vaccine”. The claim is misleading; Southern Cross Insurance told AFP health
Several videos showing close-up shots of face masks have been shared online alongside a claim that the masks' black threads are “worms” or “parasites”. The claim is false, according to scientists, who told AFP that the threads are harmless
A Facebook account purporting to represent Johns Hopkins hospitals and facilities claims to be offering jobs at the famed US medical institution, with promises of free visas, tickets and accommodation for successful applicants. However, this is false;
As Chinese celebrities cut ties with brands after they pledged to stop sourcing cotton from Xinjiang over alleged human rights abuses in the region, a photo collage has emerged in social media posts that claim it shows ten Hong Kong celebrities holdin
Facebook is showing different job ads to women and men in a way that might run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, according to a new study.
Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, recently signed the proposal, which received widespread support in the GOP-controlled Legislature.