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
Does a collection of "new studies" on COVID-19 prove vaccines are not working as claimed? No, that's not true: The claim rests on the false premise that vaccine makers and public health officials promised 100% prevention. No responsible s
Are registered sex offenders exempt from carrying a card showing that they are listed on the sex offender registry -- because that would be an invasion of their privacy? No, that's not true: Many people who were convicted of sex offenses
A post on Facebook claims that income tax and tax raised on whisky sales in Scotland go “straight to England” to be spent on its priorities, and that Scotland subsidises England. This is not true. Firsty, the figures given for tax rev
Does the use of ivermectin as a dewormer for horses mean it is only a veterinary medicine? No, that's not true: There are ivermectin doses for 1,000-pound animals and different doses and forms to treat rosacea and parasites in humans. But
Has the government sent letters to farmers telling them that they must destroy their crops and be paid one-and-a-half times the value of the crop or lose all government farm subsidies? No, that's not true: A collection of hoax TikTok vide
Does a photo show hundreds of coffins delivered by FEMA stacked on a Georgia roadside because "something is brewing"? No, that's not true: The photo shows plastic burial vaults produced by a Covington, Georgia, manufacturer. The location
Has ivermectin been proven a safe and life-saving treatment for COVID-19? No, that's not true: The manufacturer of the drug, Merck, says its scientists find no evidence ivermectin works as a COVID-19 treatment and are concerned by the lac
Over the course of the past 18 months, it’s overwhelmingly likely that you’ve seen a scientific model about Covid-19 reported in traditional media like newspapers and television, or on social media—and they’re informing policies
Did LeBron James blame disappointing "Space Jam 2" numbers on the "long history of systemic racism at the box office"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence LeBron James said that or anything similar to it. This "Breaking" news story
We’ve been asked by readers to check a viral claim on Twitter that says: “The £5,435 an MP gets to feed *each* of their children (on top of their salary) is more than the £3,087.96 a Universal Credit claimant gets each year.&rdq
In a video (archived here) published on Frankspeech on July 24, 2021 titled "Mike Lindell Releases First Packet Captures Ahead Of August 10, 11 and 12 Cyber Symposium", Mike Lindell showed a snippet of video claiming it showed packet capt
Do the COVID vaccines contain graphene oxide as claimed by a "whistleblower" on the "Stew Peters Show"? No, that's not true: The claim rests on made-up connections between vaccine makers and a company that produces polyethylene glycol der
Does this DIY statistical analysis explain away recent election results and prove Donald Trump won the 2020 election? No, that's not true: In at least one state addressed by the model, experts trained in the specifics of election data ana
SciCheck Digest Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement regarding the event
Will COVID-19 vaccines lose emergency use authorization (EUA) when "there is no longer an emergency and everything opens back up"? No, that's not true: That's not how the process works. Whether or not a drug has an EUA is not dependent on
Does an interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny contain only accurate and factual statements about COVID-19 and vaccines? No, that's not true: The interview, which appeared on the "Stew Peters Show," is full of false and misleading claims. For
Have scientists confirmed that most of those vaccinated against COVID-19 will die soon? No, that's not true: There's no evidence the vaccines will cause widespread deaths. In fact, scientists almost universally agree that the shots will d
Does a "research letter" published by JAMA Pediatrics prove that face masks are dangerous for children? No, that's not true: The medical journal that published the lab report on July 16, 2021 announced editors have retracted it, after pee
Are COVID-19 deaths a major cause of staff shortages in the United States? No, that's not true: Although economists can debate the relative importance of different factors contributing to the staff shortage -- and even whether there is a
Does Reiner Fuellmich prove in a new video that COVID-19 PCR tests do not detect the virus? No, that's not true: This is one of several debunked conspiracy theories he recycles in a new video that have been refuted by published peer-revie
Does this blog post prove 25,800 people have died of reactions to COVID vaccines? No, that's not true: The claim recycles an oft-rebuked misuse of the U.S. government's unverified list of vaccine reaction reports called VAERS (Vaccine Adv
A seemingly countless number of TikTok videos purport to show that Walmart security cameras attached to the top of shelves aren't real.
If authentic, the quote would be an example of a high-profile politician siding with alien enthusiasts who believe top U.S. intelligence officials aren't sharing everything they know.
Despite a misleading online ad, fans of Cracker Barrel need not worry. The pancakes, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, and other favorites aren't going anywhere.
Can you tell the difference between a venomous snake and a nonvenomous one by the way they swim? No, that's not always true: Some venomous snakes do swim on top of the water, but some swim submerged and the same is true for nonvenomous sn
Historically inaccurate portrayals of Anne Boleyn aren't new, and artistic license is vital to telling her story.
Does Dr. Anthony Fauci's private email on masks, dated February 2020, conflict with what he was saying publicly around that time? No, that's not true: His email was consistent with the guidance given then. Since the start of the COVID-19
Does a video promising to blow the lid off COVID-19 vaccines present only true and verified statements? No, that's not true: It makes claims about vaccine-related deaths that are not proven. The video also questions why pregnant women and
Is a batch of 950 military ballots for Joe Biden in Fulton County, Georgia, proof of election fraud? No, that's not true: Posts making that claim say the ballots were in sequential order but ballots aren't numbered, according to a county
Does a new study confirm the COVID-19 vaccine is not 95% effective? No, that's not true: It's not a study at all but a comment in The Lancet, and it says vaccines do work at a high efficiency level, the author told Lead Stories. The claim
Does a video about COVID-19 present only factual and proven statements about the disease and the COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: It recycles claims that have been disproven and leaves out important context. For example, the video
Is the audio track accompanying a TikTok video of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden boarding the Marine One helicopter unusual (or fake)? No, that's not true: While someone has set the sound balance on this video clip extremel
Did a video featuring Lt. General Tom McInerney and Maria Zack show proof of election fraud? No, that's not true. The retired general and the Nations in Action website founder repeated previously debunked claims about election fraud in th
By Dana Ford and Maarten Schenk Does "new evidence" on voting systems in Antrim County, Michigan, give a full and complete picture of how tabulation machines and software work? No, that's not true: The evidence, which consists of a video