A video has been shared thousands of times on social media alongside claims that it shows Ugandan police manhandling and stripping the wife of opposition leader Bobi Wine and her son. But this is false: Barbie Wine told AFP Fact Check that she was not
As US authorities ramped up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, social media posts warned of an imminent two-week national quarantine, business closures and the mobilisation of troops across the country. The claim, which circ
Quick Take A bogus headline on social media claims that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has been cancelled and that major TV networks are set to “lose” their “licenses.” The falsehood relies on a debunked post wro
Facebook and Instagram posts are spreading false claims that President Donald Trump is set to impose martial law ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. Many of them allude to QAnon, a baseless conspiracy theory that’s banned on the platforms. On Jan. 6
Airbnb said it will warn all guests in the Washington region that it may bring legal action against them if they are members of hate groups or if they plan violent activities.
The purported set included a Lego likeness of a man dressed in horns and furs.
Were directions to Washington, D.C., from Apple Maps and Google Maps purposefully shut down to prevent Donald Trump supporters from reaching rallies in support of his crusade to overturn the election he lost? No, that's not true: Both app
Does this photo show crowds thronging the streets of Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021, a day ahead of when supporters of Donald Trump planned to demonstrate in favor of his crusade to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elec
The nation's top infectious disease expert said that the U.S. may see “surge upon a surge” of the coronavirus over the coming weeks.
"Here, it doesn’t matter if you’re a cardinal or a pope. The virus doesn’t respect anyone."
States have begun certifying their results from the Nov. 3 presidential election in the run-up to the Electoral College meeting in mid-December.
A record-breaking nearly 70,000 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in the U.S. as of Nov. 15, 13,000 more than a week earlier, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
Violent rhetoric goes well beyond the short-lived "Stop The Steal" Facebook group.
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A graphic has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts and blogs alongside a claim it shows the results of a pre-election survey showing declining public trust in Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), ahead
Quick Take President Donald Trump and his supporters on social media are citing unverified “Russian intelligence” from 2016 as evidence that Hillary Clinton “was behind the entire Russian collusion hoax.” But that so-called inte
Multiple photos and one video have been shared thousands of times in posts on Facebook and Twitter which claim they show Gambian citizens supporting Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy, ahead of an election scheduled for Novembe
Did Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News or someone on his team give former Vice President Joe Biden a crib sheet ahead of debate #1 with President Donald Trump? No evidence nor provenance was supplied by the Republican operative who made
Quick Take Unsubstantiated posts spreading on Facebook and Twitter claim former Vice President Joe Biden “got tonight’s debate questions in advance” and that he will be wearing an earpiece. There is no evidence for either assertion. Full
American intelligence officials issued a public warning stating that Russia, China, and Iran are trying to interfere in the U.S. election.
After Facebook announced plans Thursday to scale back on political ads and increase voter information ahead of the 2020 elections, fact-checkers offered some additional suggestions for how the tech platform might handle potential misinformation. In a p
Ghanaian media are increasingly picking up the mantle of fact-checking ahead of December’s national elections. National radio station 3FM has launched a dedicated fact-checking program, fact-checkers are being featured on national television programm
The labels will include a link to Facebook's "Voting Information Center."
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive for the coronavirus just ahead a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.
As the Nov. 3 presidential vote nears, there are fresh signs that the nation’s electoral system is again under attack from foreign adversaries.
https://www.factcheck.org/2020/06/ahead-of-trump-rally-republicans-spin-covid-19-metrics/ In the days l
In the days leading up to President Donald Trump’s first campaign rally since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, Trump and his supporters are making false and misleading claims about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and testing:
Was U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Wuhan, China, in time to release the novel coronavirus and sabotage the U.S.-China trade deal? No, neither are true. The photo of her with a Chinese offical that is being used to make the allegations is f
The Wisconsin election is being viewed as a national test case in a broader fight over voter access in the age of coronavirus with major implications for the November general election.
In March 2020, as conspiracy theorists rushed to find “meaning” to the COVID-19 pandemic, one graphic circulating online listed departures from several high-profile companies which suggested that the executives left their positions in adva
President Donald Trump touted two drugs — including one currently on the market for other uses — that he said show “really good promise” as therapies to COVID-19. But he left the misleading impression that the drugs were “
Ohio called off its presidential primary just hours before polls were set to open there and in three other states, an 11th-hour decision the governor said was necessary to prevent further fueling the coronavirus pandemic that has paralyzed the nation.
The independent senator from Vermont said he's looking forward to the debate scheduled Sunday with frontrunner JoeBiden.
Did Joe Biden, a U.S. Democratic candidate for president, say that "Tomorrow is Super Thursday"? No, that's not true: The headline is misleading. As the video of the former vice president shows, Biden said, "Super Thur---" but stopped and corr
A half-kilometer (1,640-foot) brick wall has been hastily erected in India's Gujarat state ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump, with critics saying it was built to block the view of a slum area inhabited by more than 2,000 people.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid.
The Trump administration has implemented plans to downsize two national monuments in Utah, ensuring the lands previously off-limits to energy development will be open to mining and drilling.
An executive order signed by the governor mentioned the need to prevent violence akin to what happened in Charlottesville 2017.
The three men are members of The Base, a violent white supremacist group.
President Donald Trump says the Senate should simply dismiss the impeachment case against him.