Republicans are worried that a corporate backlash stirred by the deadly U.S. Capitol insurrection could crimp a vital stream of campaign cash, complicating the party’s prospects of retaking the Senate in the next election.
John Barron is a name Trump used when leaking information to reporters in the 1980s and '90s.
Mutilating a manatee carries a fine of up to $100,000 upon conviction.
Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are getting blasted by critics in their home districts who demand that they resign or be ousted.
Before they take office, elected officials swear to uphold the U.S. Constitution. But what happens when they are accused of doing the opposite?
People on social media have been trying to identify rioters photographed or filmed at the Capitol, pressuring companies that employ them to fire them.
Does a meme showing thousands of people packed into a street intersection depict a January 2021 "Big Payback" rally in Washington, D.C.? No, that's not true: The image used in the meme shows a January 21, 2017, women's anti-Trump march in
President Donald Trump's supporters have descended on the nation’s capital to cheer his baseless claims of election fraud ahead of a congressional vote to affirm Joe Biden's election victory.
About three-quarters of voters who backed Republican candidates in Georgia's Senate runoffs say President-elect Joe Biden was not legitimately elected in November.
Heading into one of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, a photograph of right-wing incumbent Sen. David Perdue — and the purported intent behind it — received newfound attention in January 2021, including a side debate over whether it
A little less than a month after the International Fact-Checking Network and Facebook distributed more than half a million dollars in grant funding to 13 fact-checking organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the pair awarded an additional $300,00
On Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn will cross paths in the night’s sky. Is this the same phenomenon as the Star of Bethlehem?
Democratic lawmaker Cynthia Johnson appeared to threaten Trump supporters in a Facebook video.
In April the International Fact-Checking Network partnered with Facebook to dole out more than half a million dollars in grant funding to fact-checking organizations fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The first round of Coronavirus Fact-Checking Grants he
A video showing two masked men on horseback carrying out an armed robbery has been shared more than a thousand times on Facebook, alongside the claim that the incident happened in Lesotho. This is false; while the video is genuine, the brazen act took
Does this collection of comments date back to 1955 or 1957? No, that's not true: These 20 quips do harken to an earlier time but they do not trace all the way back to the 1950s. This contrived collection of comments seems to have been a p
A Sri Lankan faith healer claims to have created a concoction that is a “miracle cure” for Covid-19 that will offer “lifetime protection” against the disease. A purported recipe for the alternative medicine was subsequently shared thousands of
A lawsuit before the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to subvert the will of the voters who elected Joe Biden president over Donald Trump makes a barrage of claims that don't hold up under basic scrutiny.
REVIEW Following the publication of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review of the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer and BioNTech, social media posts and articles went viral on Facebook, claiming that the vaccine was responsible for causing adve
Was a fatal car crash a message for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp "to get back in line"? No, there's no evidence that's true: Although the cause of the crash, which killed an aide to Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler, remains under investigation, a p
A video has been shared thousands of times on Facebook with claims that after initially calling the US election for Joe Biden, American TV network CNN had back-pedalled and was now saying President Donald Trump would win a second term. This is misleadi
Did the Denver Broncos sign Colin Kaepernick to play quarterback on Sunday, November 29, 2020, after all of the team's quarterbacks were ordered into quarantine for COVID-19 exposure? No, that's not true: The same NFL COVID-19 protocols t
Posts spread by celebrities and liked about 250,000 times on Instagram claim suicides have risen 200 percent since pandemic-linked lockdowns in America began. This is false; there is no data to support such a statement, the timing of which coincides w
Did Johnny Depp say Warner Bros. would bring him "back in" if the fans asked for it after the studio forced him out of the "Fantastic Beasts" movie? No, that's not true. A viral meme shows a Tweet from Depp stating that the movie studio c
Some Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have rallied behind Trump's efforts to fight the election results.
A Facebook post shared in Ethiopia claims to show comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin backing the African country in its dispute with neighbours over the mega-dam it has built on the Nile river. However, AFP Fact Check found no evidence that
Does drinking water from a copper cup provide such health benefits as regulating the thyroid gland, slowing aging, getting rid of anemia and lowering risks of heart disease and cancer? No, that is not true. Not only can high doses of copp
McDonald's announced that for the first time in eight years it will be offering nationwide its barbeque slathered sandwich with the cult following.
SUMMARY This article “‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find” was published in The Guardian in October 2020, and has received more than 150,000 interactions on social media, according to
Social media users including Donald Trump’s son Eric spread an image of rappers 50 Cent -- who has urged supporters to vote for the president -- and Ice Cube, both wearing Trump 2020 hats. But the image has been doctored; in the original, their hats
Please remember to check your facts before piling on to the social media hate fest.
A post shared hundreds of times on Facebook has claimed that Shamima Begum, the woman who left the UK as a teenager in 2015 to go to Syria, has been allowed back into the UK. It also claims her protection and legal aid has all been paid for by the taxp
Members of the fringe club turned volunteer "security" force have openly advocated violence and white supremacy.
Still sickened by COVID-19, President Donald Trump plunged back into playing down the disease that hospitalized him for three days and has so far killed more than 210,000 Americans.
President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19.
In Trump’s first 30 months as president, manufacturers added 499,000 jobs. The sector has been impacted severely due to trade wars and COVID-19.A study published by the Economic Policy Institute in August shows that President Trump has not
A routine review of content labeled satire.
He made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer.
Biden's claims are false since both the incidents happened on two separate days amid protests in the wake of George Floyd's death
Did Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden wave to an empty field when he stepped off his jet in Tampa, Florida, as though he was waving to no one? No, that's not true. A video making this claim and gaining wide attention on social med