Did someone stage a grim scene: an open dump truck piled high with corpses in body bags, to present a false narrative about the COVID-19 pandemic? And was this staged scene revealed to be fake because a video captured one of the "dead bod
The story was first reported by TMZ.
An Emmy-winning production designer who was known to be a hoarder has been found dead under a pile of garbage in her New York City home.
There were a lot of visual similarities between the two bag designs.
Though the retail giant has made a commitment to reduce the use of plastic bags, stores around the world still offer them.
On March 23 2021, a purported (and popular) Walmart post circulated on Facebook, promising a “$75 voucher” and pledging Walmart would “go plastic bag free” in 2021. That post was intermittently accessible and formatted as an alb
As they say, it's called a garbage can, not a garbage cannot.
A reader sent us comments on our article on President Joe Biden’s statements about increasing the federal minimum wage. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters
A misleading post came from a fake Coca-Cola Facebook page created the same day the rumor began.
According to a post that is circulating rapidly on Facebook, Coke is giving away a Coca-Cola bag of goodies along with a $20 voucher to everyone who shares and comments. The post Coca-Cola Bag and Goodies Facebook Giveaway Scam appeared first on Hoax-S
A meme about media coverage of Limbaugh’s death went viral in February 2021.
Online advertisements promised what appeared to be a handy trick for drivers involving plastic ziplock bags.
The video in question shows the police forcibly evicting farmers' but we cannot be certain if they were lathi charged before or after.
The cause of the child's death and whether he participated in the challenge has not yet been determined.
Gram Panchayat election is not party-based; it is misleading to say that a party bagged seats. Political parties unofficially back candidates.
Like all things related to Denver's famous airport, the video of piled-up baggage sparked speculation.
This week, a reader sent us a comment about our article on social media posts that misquoted former Vice President Joe Biden as saying he grew up in Section 8 housing. Biden actually said he lived in a building in Claymont, Delaware, which “became Se
On October 15 2020, a meme quoting former South Bend, Indiana mayor and Democratic Party presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg began circulating, in which he purportedly said that he was shipped off to Afghanistan while United States President Donald
A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life.
The Danish toymaker said it will start making the switch next year and expects plastic bags to be completely phased out in the next five years.
Is Ohio setting up FEMA camps to separate children from parents during the COVID-19 outbreak? No, that's not true. Gov. Mike DeWine shot down the claims that the state would be forcing parents with coronavirus and children to be split up
Numerous readers in recent days sent us emails questioning why we have not changed the headline on our June story [“Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy,” June 26] regarding former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that President
This week, a reader sent us a comment about our article on COVID-19 vaccines. The article reviewed the Trump administration’s vaccination distribution plans, which is headed by Army Gen. Gustave Perna. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of
Facebook posts shared thousands of times accuse authorities of lining the streets with empty body bags in a bid to fool people about the “fake” novel coronavirus pandemic. But the claim is false: the photo was taken at a US protest against the gove
In April and May 2020, memes circulated of a specific trading card from 1980s American pop culture touchstone the Garbage Pail Kids called “Corona Mona,” showing one of the product’s signature unseemly figures covered in mucus: In t
With far fewer people flying because of travel restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, airport security screeners are naturally finding fewer guns in carry-on baggage. But the ratio of guns to passengers seeking to board airplanes has jumped shar
This week, a reader sent us a comment about our article on the research behind face masks and whether people who aren’t sick should use them to limit the spread of COVID-19. The article reviewed some of the research and thinking behind face masks
Citing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least three states took steps to walk back bans on plastic shopping bags, while environmental advocacy groups accused the plastics industry of seizing on the virus for their own purposes. In late March 20
Is microwaving a face mask in plastic baggies a good way to kill COVID-19 particles on the mask? No, it is not. Research shows that hydrogen peroxide will kill the virus on masks, but no proof has been found that microwaving kills the novel co
“Note to self- do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled ‘Bag Full Of Drugs,’" deputies wrote on Facebook. "Our K-9’s can read.”
A nighttime rocket attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad injured one personnel member and caused some material damage.
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Is the Virginia governor preparing to order up to 10,000 body bags in anticipation of civil war breaking out? No, that's not true: The Democratic governor denies he has ordered body bags. This is an unsupported claim - a hoax played on people
Gen. Qassim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad’s international airport, Iraqi television and three Iraqi officials said.
Did President Trump play golf during the U.S. Embassy siege in Baghdad? No, that's not true: While Trump did arrive at his Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida, on New Year's Eve, he only spent under an hour there. Media r
There were no reports of casualties, but the unprecedented breach was one of the worst attacks on the embassy in recent memory.
Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
One day after the October 26 2019 death of Abū Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Qurayshi, Facebook user Linda Jo Law shared a claim (archived here) that the former Islamic State leader had been held at an American prison camp until he was released by United Stat
Was former House Speaker Paul Ryan photographed with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? No, that's not true: A photo purportedly of the former Republican house leader with the now-dead ISIS leader is actually a photo of Ryan with Syrian activis
Did Barack Obama say Abu-Bakr Al Baghdadi was "Low Risk" before releasing him? No, that's not true: for starters Obama did not release him and secondly the story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters