A meme shared widely in the spring of 2021 showed a lack of scientific understanding and an absence of reasoning.
News of the actor purportedly joining the Trump club in Palm Beach appeared to be sourced to a gossip column.
In April 2021, a March 8 2019 Facebook post about a man caught secretly living in a woman’s attic went viral — purportedly told from the point of view of the unfortunate woman’s son. The Post and its Variations Originally, the text of
Did PETA call for an immediate ban of the Instagram page @SavageHunts? No, that's not true: This fake tweet is a publicity stunt, to promote and circulate the name of an Instagram page about hunting. PETA is a U.S.-based animal rights org
A photo that appears to show "anti-homeless spikes" painted in the colours of the rainbow has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter. The posts suggest the spikes were painted to denote the gay pride flag. The photo, however, has been d
It might be faster to fact-check what this gator didn't eat.
Eric Nelson has at times taken aim at the mountain of bystander, surveillance and body-camera video offered by police, suggesting it only tells part of the story and can be misleading.
Details remained few about what happened early Sunday morning at the facility, which initially was described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding the site.
The analytics crowd isn't accepting blame for baseball's big slowdown.
Vaccine falsehoods increased their share of the CoronaVirusFacts Alliance database in March, accounting for 49% of the 455 newly added claims. The database, which combines the work of more than 90 fact-checking organizations from more than 70 countries
Georgia’s new voting law has ignited a fight over whether the law expands or shrinks access to the ballot. Republican lawmakers changed voting rules after Democrats won 2020 and 2021 statewide races thanks to strong turnout among Black voters. A few
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.
The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the death of George Floyd tried to show that Floyd yelled "I ate too many drugs” as three officers pinned him to the ground.
On video, Jones was screaming and pointing at a vehicle carrying children, but doing little else.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed for calm, saying “the way to resolve differences is through dialogue, not violence or criminality.”
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Joe Biden promised not to build "another foot of wall" during his 2020 campaign.
Is President Biden's approval rating 11% according to Gallup? No, that's not true: Their most recent polling puts his approval rating at 54%, according to Gallup's website. The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on April 6,
On April 6 2021, an Imgur user shared a screenshot of an undated tweet that purportedly depicted a “propaganda map” created by the Allied powers during the first World War: A 1916 propaganda map created by the Allies during World War I.
COVID-19 is not a man-made or a controlled phenomenon, but an unexpected, highly infectious disease.
Is Georgia removing Coke from all state-owned buildings? No, that's not true: Although a group of GOP state legislators requested that Coca-Cola products be removed from their offices, there is no known effort to spread such a ban to all
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/04/mlb-all-star-lineup-colorado-vs-georgia/ After pulling its All-Star g
Modi addressed a rally in Cooch Behar and Howrah’s Dumurjola on April 6, where polls were held on April 10. The silence period was not breached.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Reddit, Tiktok and Weibo posts that claim it shows actual drones playing volleyball. The claim is false: the video in fact shows a digital animation project created by a
After pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, Major League Baseball picked Colorado for its summer classic — setting off an error-filled debate over which state has more restrictive voting laws. Repub
A House subcommittee says the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material so it can serve them ads.
A shooting at a Maryland Business park left two people critically injured and the suspect dead, while the U.S. Navy reported an “active shooter incident” at Fort Detrick involving sailors.
A photo of a protest has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a caption about Bangladeshi Muslims protesting against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka in March 2021. The photo, however, has be
Major League Baseball plans to relocate the All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver after pulling this year's Midsummer Classic from Atlanta over objections to sweeping changes to Georgia's voting laws.
Is there evidence or criminal charges that say South Carolina sex crimes defendant Jason "DJ Kidd" Pope trafficked "nearly 700 women, all black"? No, that's not true: Social media posts have taken out of context Pope's Facebook boast that
Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied accusations that he had sex with an underage girl, suggesting that he's being targeted by political foes because he “loathes the swamp.”
An image has been shared repeatedly by Sri Lankan Facebook users that shows opposition party members protesting against deforestation. The photo purports to show some protesters holding a banner that contains profanity. The banner, however, has be
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube alongside a claim it shows a man throwing money to bystanders in New York’s Times Square after his friend died from coronavirus. The video, however, has bee
Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact their healthcare provider.
The All-Star Game patch that appeared on the right sleeve of the Braves' jerseys during opening day was sewn over against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park.
Quarterback Tom Brady is proving he’s the GOAT not just on the football field but also in the collectibles market: A rookie football card just sold for $2.25 million.
The current system issues men’s underwear to all recruits.
REVIEW On 4 March 2021, pathologist Ryan Cole gave a speech to lawmakers at the Idaho State Capitol Building. Cole made several claims about the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines, several of which were previously debunked by fact-checkers. His speech w
“Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and the left, but I am not,” Gov. Brian Kemp said.
This is not an April Fools' post.