Is there a legitimate movement made up of people trying to raise awareness that birds are not real but are actually government spy drones that charge on power lines and drop tracking devices on cars? No. This parody movement is supported
The recipe is only known to a small number of people at a time. Anyone who reproduces Coca-Cola's recipe wouldn't be able to market it as Coca-Cola.
AP FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims are partly true but not quite right
AP Fact Checks are finding that President Donald Trump's statements on the Russia investigation aren't all adding up
Did the Make-A-Wish Foundation refuse to grant a 4-year-old cancer patient a wish because he is not vaccinated? That's not true: The charity's medical team had ruled out air travel and large group settings for unvaccinated and critically
Does this meme paint an accurate picture of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: Although what we know about the virus and the vaccines has changed over time, scientists and public health experts continue to say th
In a video made to encourage COVID-19 vaccines in aboriginal communities, did Mark McGowan, the premier of Western Australia, make a patronizing and insensitive blunder by having an Indigenous interpreter stand beside him and simply repea
Is the U.S. government's Medicare program providing "flex cards" to qualified seniors that allow them to spend up to $2,800 a year? No, that's not true: Flex cards -- attached to a flexible spending account with money put aside for specif
This video of Federer and Nadal laughing is real, but they aren't talking about Djokovic.
"Biden's CDC Director ADMITS Her Own Employees Aren't Getting Vaccinated."
Does a video show China's "Artificial Sun" rising to break a record for heating a loop of plasma and holding a temperature of 126 million degrees for 17 minutes? No, that's not true: This video shows a rocket launch and is unrelated to th
Are over 100,000 children in serious condition because of COVID-19? No, that's not true: Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor overstated the pandemic's toll on children 17 and under during Supreme Court oral arguments on January 7, 2022.
Are the injections against COVID-19 "deadly experimental shots" and not vaccines? No, that's not true: Medical science classifies all three injected preventatives as vaccines and former President Donald Trump, whose Operation Warp Speed s
Does a study say vaccinated people are more likely to become infected with COVID-19 than those who don't get the shot? No, that's not true: One of the study's co-authors says the writer of an article about their work got it wrong. "Interp
Is the CDC just calling the common cold or RSV the omicron variant? No, that's not true: The omicron variant is a mutated version of the original COVID-19 virus. While the common cold and RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) are viral infect
Watchdogs say safety measures that help keep English-speaking users safe aren't being equally implemented for Spanish speakers.
Do vaccines pose a seven times higher risk of death than COVID for people in their 20s? No, that's not true: The authors of a Japanese medical bulletin provide no clear evidence of deaths due to the vaccine to establish a ratio with death
Humans aren't the only species packing on extra pounds during the pandemic.
Do fully vaccinated people account for nine in every 10 COVID-19 deaths in Scotland? Yes, that's a bit exaggerated yet true: But simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't tell the story fully. The figures are found in the COVI
Does this video unmask new-in-November-2021 evidence that Dr. Anthony Fauci helped mastermind the COVID-19 pandemic to bring humankind under government control? No, that's not true: The October, 2019 C-SPAN video has been the subject of c
Do fully vaccinated people account for four in every five recent COVID-19 deaths in the UK? Yes, that's true: But simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't tell the story fully. The figures are found in the COVID-19 vaccine su
Wanted for Defamation On November 5, 2021, a website named Conservative Beaver published a false story about the CEO of Pfizer being arrested for fraud. It wasn't the first false story published by the website and it wouldn't be the last:
Are COVID-19 vaccines the reason vaccinated people ages 10 to 59 in England are dying at twice the rate of the unvaccinated? No, that's not true: Age 10-59 is, statistically, a huge age group, so the claim uses a misleading "same age" com
Is humanity being held hostage by a new world order pushing COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: The video in this Facebook post recycles previously debunked claims about COVID and plays into the rhetoric of an elaborate QAnon story of
Do health care workers giving COVID-19 tests need to quarantine after coming into contact with those who test positive? No, that's not true: Those workers are wearing personal protective equipment and are only in close contact for the sec
"The Simpsons" aren't nearly as good at making predictions as the internet seems to think.
Did the British Medical Association's news blog reveal flaws that disqualify the results of a contractor's field testing of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, and were the problems ignored by the Food & Drug Administration and by Pfizer? No,
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 death rate for unvaccinated people has been significantly higher than for vaccinated people in both Israel and the U.S. Despite that, conservative commentator Ben Swann makes the false claim in a video that Israeli data pro
Did authorities send out an arrest warrant for Pope Francis on November 1, 2021? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that an arrest warrant for Pope Francis has been issued, that he is going to court for crimes against humanity or t
Is this trapdoor spider poisonous, and can it kill human beings who are stung by it "within 5 minutes"? No, that's not true: Trapdoor spiders don't produce poison, only venom to subdue prey -- which does not include humans. McGill Univers
Do Israel's health statistics show COVID-19 vaccines are ineffective and have not changed health outcomes of Israelis? No, that's not true. The data demonstrate Simpson's Paradox, the name for a common statistical problem: a trend apparen
Do fully vaccinated people account for 82% of recent COVID-19 deaths and 66% of hospitalizations in the UK? Yes, that's true. The figures are found in the COVID-19 vaccine surveillance report - Week 43 by the UK Health Security Agency pub
We have been asked on WhatsApp about the Covid-19 booster vaccines in pregnancy. In particular people have asked why the booster vaccine is deemed to be safe in pregnancy, and why mixing and matching vaccines for the booster is sometimes recommended (d
Did the CDC pay someone to store up to 500,000 "disposable coffins" in what had been a soybean field in Madison, Georgia? Does this indicate that there is a "plan" that might include "FEMA Camps" and an impending need to bury hundreds of
Are pieces of cockroaches found in chocolate and chocolate liquor? And when people have allergic reactions to chocolate, are they actually having allergic reactions to the cockroach pieces in the chocolate? No, that's not true: According
The United States could see some drastic changes if climate change is not addressed, but they aren't depicted on this map.
Were two great white sharks found in the Mississippi River near Davenport, Iowa? No, that's not true: A shark expert says great whites could not tolerate being in freshwater. Also, the story was posted on a website that says its stories s