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Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Ancient Treasures Looted From Tomb Of Gilgamesh — Fake Mummy From 2008
Were treasures from the tomb of Gilgamesh discovered just before the Iraq war and did the U.S. military or Hillary Clinton cover it up? No, that's not true: This video is footage of one of several fake mummy hoaxes that have occurred over
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Who’s driving this thing? Social post exaggerates electric grid’s remote capability
Electric vehicles are a "giant computer that can be controlled remotely from some cloud-based central grid."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: People In LA Who Commit Violent Crimes Will NOT Be ‘Set Free On As Of Today’
Will people in Los Angeles who have committed violent crimes be "set free" as of May 24, 2023? No, that's not true: A court injunction was scheduled to go into effect in Los Angeles County on May 24, 2023, that reinstated a no-bail policy
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Golden Globe ‘Ethics Board’ Did NOT ‘Cancel Whoopi Goldberg’s Lifetime Achievement Award’ — Story Is From A Satire Site
Did the Golden Globes "ethics board" cancel prominent actress Whoopi Goldberg's Lifetime Achievement Award? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives. No corporate s
The Dispatch→ Book Banning Ain’t What It Used To Be
Content curation isn’t the same as fascism. Continue reading Book Banning Ain’t What It Used To Be »
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, Adam Schiff did not get fined $16 million
“Adam Schiff just got served” with a $16 million fine for Russia collusion investigation.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Problems In Specific Teeth Do NOT Harm Other, Specific Body Parts
Can a problem with one tooth cause health issues in another, otherwise unrelated organ as a result of "a link" or "meridian" connecting the two? No, that's not true: This claim derives from an unproven theory that is not backed up by any
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, 50 politicians weren’t taken to a bunker
“50 U.S. politicians who received satellite phones were taken to an undisclosed government bunker facility to ensure a Continuation of Government.”
The Dispatch→ Tim Scott Gets a Leg Up From DeSantis’ Stumble
The senator from South Carolina benefited from excellent timing this week. Continue reading Tim Scott Gets a Leg Up From DeSantis’ Stumble »
PolitiFact→ MAGA Inc – Pro-Donald Trump PAC ad misleads about Ron DeSantis’ stance on border wall
“Ron DeSantis voted against the wall.”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim of 1 million Ukrainian soldiers dead has no official backing
"1,000,000 Ukraine soldiers wiped out”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Facebook posts claiming that Walmart’s giving $500 refunds are scams
“If you shopped at Walmart in 2022, you could be entitled to a $500 refund!”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No evidence North Korea is evacuating its capital. Claim stems from unconfirmed 2017 report
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “just ordered the evacuation of the capital city.”
Truth or Fiction?→ ‘Eugenicist Victim Blaming’: Disability Experts Criticize Story Painting COVID-19 as Near ‘Endemic’
A San Francisco television station’s story about an “endemic” phase to the COVID-19 pandemic alarmed disability experts and advocates. The story, aired by KGO-TV on May 22 2023, features Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, a professor of medicine an
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Joe Biden offers misleading description of his role in four-nation “Quad” group
Said he was “able to convince India, Australia, Japan, and the United States to form an organization called the Quad to maintain stability in the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea."
Truth or Fiction?→ Anthony Bourdain on Henry Kissinger
On May 26 2023, multiple accounts shared a quote attributed to celebrity chef and travel correspondent Anthony Bourdain, on the topic of former American diplomat Henry Kissinger and his legacy in Cambodia: Henry Kissinger turns 100 by
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Walt Disney World Did NOT Replace US Flags With LGBTQ+ Pride Flags — It’s A Satirical Post
Did Walt Disney World remove "all American flags" and replace them with "the Pride flag" to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) rights? No, that's not true: As of May 25, 2023, the Walt Disney Company had not annou
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – ‘Breaking’ news about U.S. Navy destroyer firing at Iranian ship is from 2017
U.S. destroyer recently fired at an armed Iranian ship.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Social media post misleads with Los Angeles County list of ‘zero-bail’ policy exceptions
A list shows violent crimes in Los Angeles that “people will be set free on as of today.”
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – Did US military let migrants cross the border illegally? Claims mischaracterize border footage
Video shows a U.S. military member opening a border gate and allowing immigrants to enter the country illegally.
Full Fact→ Spain’s High Court didn’t call Covid-19 a ‘bioweapon’
A document released by the Health Ministry in 2021 said that it did not have its own culture of the virus. This was misinterpreted in a blog and on social media.
Full Fact→ Sunglasses don’t cause sunburn
A social media post claims that sunglasses prevent melanin production, increasing the risk of sunburn. This is an incorrect description of the process of tanning.
Full Fact→ No evidence pictured dog has really been found at different locations across the UK
The same image has been shared with similar text in local Facebook groups around the country and abroad.
Full Fact→ ‘Illegal immigrants’ don’t get an average £26,000 a year in benefits
An image shared on Facebook offers a misleading comparison between state pension payments and benefits given to “illegal immigrants”.
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – No, DeSantis no firmó una ley que prohíbe exhibir la bandera de Puerto Rico en público
Ron DeSantis "firmó una ley para prohibir exhibir la bandera de Puerto Rico en público".
The Dispatch→ New Book Club Episode: A Conversation With David Grann
First discussion of the summer season. Continue reading New Book Club Episode: A Conversation With David Grann »
Full Fact→ Hoax posts about missing ‘William Daniels’ shared widely on Facebook
Identical posts have been shared across the UK.
Logically→ No, Dr Sebi’s alkaline diet does not cure AIDS or Cancer
The Dispatch→ The Debt Ceiling Clock Ticks On
Plus: Biden taps Gen. Charles “C.Q.” Brown as the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Continue reading The Debt Ceiling Clock Ticks On »
Full Fact→ False claims about cancer causing chemical in sunscreen
A social media post claims that most sunscreens contain benzene, a chemical linked to cancer. It isn’t used as an ingredient, and the data on contamination doesn’t support these claims.
Health Feedback→ COVID-19 mRNA vaccines saved lives by reducing risks of infection and severe COVID-19
REVIEW Large randomized clinical trials (RCT) showed that COVID-19 vaccines were safe and effective against COVID-19, a disease that caused more than 6 million deaths worldwide as of May 2023. After the first year of mass vaccination worldwide, math
The Dispatch→ Debt Ceiling Countdown: An Explainer
Here we go...again? Continue reading Debt Ceiling Countdown: An Explainer »
The Dispatch→ Does a New Immigration Reform Bill Have a Chance?
A proposal splitting the difference between Republicans and Democrats faces steep odds. Continue reading Does a New Immigration Reform Bill Have a Chance? »
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – New York mayor has beef with carbon emissions, but isn’t tracking or limiting city’s meat eaters
"NYC mayor plans to track and limit meat and dairy."
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Rusia no se ha rendido ante Ucrania
"¡Rusia levanta la bandera blanca y se rinde a Ucrania!"
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Fake photo used in claim that the Pentagon was attacked. Pants on Fire!
Photo shows the U.S. Pentagon “is under attack.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: This Billboard Is NOT Promoting An Entirely Underground Apartment Complex — It’s Ad For TV Show
Is this an advertisement for an entirely underground apartment building in Los Angeles? No, that's not true: This billboard is a promo for an Apple TV show. The URL seen on the billboard leads to a website that tells readers the TV show h
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Target Did NOT Label ‘Tuck-Friendly’ Swimsuit As Kids’ Item
Did Target sell "tuck-friendly" Pride swimsuits as children's items? No, that's not true: Those swimsuits were labeled for adults and were not available in children's sizes. The claim appeared in a post on Instagram on May 17, 2023. Its c
Truth or Fiction?→ HBO’s ‘Max’ Transition Drops Writer, Director Credits
On May 23 2023, a post on Reddit to r/movies claimed that when HBO Max rebranded as “Max,” the platform stopped crediting writer and directors: The new "Max" streaming service doesn’t credit the director and wri