Do many studies find that cloth masks don't stop viruses like COVID? No, that's not true: An article making that claim does not cite any recent or specific studies showing masks don't work. To the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control
Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not have a large protective effect for wearers — not that masks provide no protection at all or don’t offer benefits to
Right-wing activists and commentators, including President Trump's sons and lawyers, targeted an elections technology employee in November 2020.
As vaccine trials show promising results that could eventually suppress coronavirus infections across the globe, social media posts are claiming that over-the-counter products such as vitamins and tonic water are the key to tackling the pandemic. The t
The Michigan Republicans initially voted against certification Tuesday, leaving the Wayne County Board of Canvassers deadlocked, before reversing course hours later.
Fears of empty store shelves returned in mid-November 2020 as COVID-19 case numbers reached new heights.
Did Senator Kelly Loeffler of Georgia post on Parler that Stacey Abrams must not be allowed to again register hundreds of thousands of Black voters? No, that's not true: A screenshot showing the purported post was not from Loeffler's offi
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim it shows protesters harassing Muslims in France in October 2020 after they prayed in the street. The claim is misleading; the video shows Par
One week after the 2020 election, the Supreme Court will once again hear arguments to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as 'Obamacare.'
Discussing election mechanics is easier when you actually know how elections work.
Did the NAACP issue a warning in Georgia that white supremacists and other fringe groups will be targeting black men for violent acts this weekend? No, that's not true: The national leadership of NAACP and its Georgia chapter said separat
A years-old tweet resurfaced in 2020 as the Trump campaign called for a recount in Wisconsin.
Quick Take Facebook users falsely claim a post critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was written by actor Clint Eastwood. A nearly identical post aimed at former President Barack Obama — and also misattributed to Eastwood —
For the second time this month, social media posts have claimed that Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named as the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). But this is false; while the WTO General
An image seemingly showing former Barack Obama with Osama Bin Laden is fake. As we have written before, the original image shows the former US president with Hawaii-based attorney Andre Wooten. We’ve written more about how to spot misleadin
Cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump that “we're rounding the turn, we're doing great.
On October 24 2020, Twitter user Zack Bornstein shared a photograph of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump… or was it? The only thing I'll miss from this administration is them swapping in new Melanias and just pretending we won
Footage of armed men singing in speedboats has been shared thousands of times in social media posts claiming it shows current footage of militants in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region. Some posts imply that the rebels are preparing to confront t
In early October, about 2,100 voters in Los Angeles County accidentally received mail-in ballots that were missing the presidential race entirely. The county sent corrected ballots to them. But President Donald Trump appears to have twisted the episode
Multiple posts shared thousands of times on social media claim that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has died and secretly been buried. The claim follows Buhari’s delayed response to the recent shooting of peaceful protesters at an anti-police br
https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/biden-lies-again-and-again Joe Biden is a career liar and he lied
While Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has flip-flopped on multiple occasions with respect to his stance on fracking, Biden has never pledged an outright ban on fracking. His environmental plan enlists a ban on new fracking permits
The Cambridge Dictionary is super clear: “defamation is the action of damaging the reputation of a person or group by saying or writing bad things about them that are not true.” This is exactly what we’re seeing on social media and messaging apps
Footage of a military gunner firing into the night has circulated on social media with claims that it shows how troops used live ammunition on civilians during ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria’s megacity Lagos. But the claim is fa
A photo that shows Philippine politician Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. being sentenced to death in 1977 has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that claim the event was “hidden” from the public. The claim is misle
The litigation marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
A photograph of an advocacy group’s voter guide drew widespread attention on Twitter on October 7 2020 for bringing back to light a recurring nuisance for California voters. Scott Zabielski’s post showing the state ballot recommendations f
Anecdotal evidence of Obama officials and Biden's interviews show that Joe Biden was skeptical of the operation, but not opposed to it.
In Ambala, Punjab, a tractor burnt in a Congress protest against the Farm Bills, was again doused near India Gate, Delhi.
Social media posts on Facebook claim you could be fined thousands of pounds under the Equality Act if you challenge someone who is not wearing a face covering. This is not correct. The posts say: “The government advice is not to challenge p
A post purporting to show children kept in cages by human traffickers has been shared thousands of times on Facebook. The claim is false; the images come from a campaign in the United States called “No Kids In Cages”, protesting against family sepa
On September 18, Franco Ordoñez, NPR White House correspondent, went on air sounding very worried. He had interviewed a Venezuelan woman in the Miami suburb of Doral, Florida, and confirmed that yes – Latinos in Florida were receiving tons of po
A video of a large crowd marching through the street has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts that claim the footage shows demonstrators in the Indian city of Kolkata chanting Islamic slogans. The claim is false; the video actually
Contradicting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director and other government officials, President Donald Trump incorrectly said in a press briefing that a coronavirus vaccine would be “immediately” available to the general public afte
The questions were tough. But the president kept responding with falsehoods. Here's a guide to 24 of them.
As wildfires rage across California, an aerial photo claiming to show clouds glowing red from fires below was shared thousands of times on social media. This is false; the photo depicts a sunset over Hawaii, its photographer told AFP, and it was previo
REVIEW Articles like this one, published on 4 September 2020 on 21st Century Wire, report an outbreak of 13 cases of vaccine-derived polio that began in Sudan in March 2020 and was announced by the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health just one week afte
Quick Take A viral meme falsely claims to show President Donald Trump touching the face of a “veteran wounded so badly that he had no arms.” The man shown in the meme was born without arms and is not a veteran. Trump himself amplified the i
“[Referring to the performance of NHS Test and Trace in England] Nationally, only 69.4% of contacts are now reached and asked to self-isolate.” Jonathan Ashworth MP, 8 September 2020 “I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman got int
President Trump's stance on China triggered a trade war between the two nations which caused significant damages to the U.S. economy.