Did PETA call for an immediate ban of the Instagram page @SavageHunts? No, that's not true: This fake tweet is a publicity stunt, to promote and circulate the name of an Instagram page about hunting. PETA is a U.S.-based animal rights org
A desert city built on a reputation for excess and indulgence wants to become a model for restraint and conservation with a first-in-the-nation policy banning grass that nobody walks on.
Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, was Britain's longest-serving consort.
The Mouselets, a group of Disney fans, documented the history of the Lake Buena Vista STOLport, which existed next to the Magic Kingdom parking lot.
Historically, the National Archives and Records Administration operates Twitter accounts that formerly belonged to members of the executive branch. Trump's ban complicates things.
Facebook posts shared in Ethiopia in Oromo and English allege that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been banned from travelling abroad over human rights violations in the restive Tigray region. The claim surfaced after a Amnesty International rep
The Devil’s Slide lookout bunker was the site of a military triangulation station and observation site used during World War II.
Arkansas lawmakers have made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
Georgia's S.B. 202 caused widespread controversy in the spring of 2021 and prompted questions about election laws elsewhere in the United States.
Arkansas lawmakers made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
A photo of a protest has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a caption about Bangladeshi Muslims protesting against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka in March 2021. The photo, however, has be
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed legislation that would have made his state the first to ban gender confirming treatments or surgery for transgender youth
An image has been shared repeatedly by Sri Lankan Facebook users that shows opposition party members protesting against deforestation. The photo purports to show some protesters holding a banner that contains profanity. The banner, however, has be
This is not an April Fools' post.
An image shared on Facebook purportedly showed two children after they had been dropped over a fence and abandoned in the desert.
Aerial footage showing dozens of ships floating in the sea has been shared tens of thousands of times on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo, alongside a claim it shows vessels waiting to cross Egypt’s Suez Canal after a massive container ship blocked the
An article suggests that the husband of Toronto public health official Eileen de Villa has been arrested, that he put “pressure” on her to enact tight restrictions against Covid-19, and that he has a conflict of interest over vaccines. The claims,
Internet outrage is sometimes based on false assumptions.
French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a three-week nationwide school closure and a month-long domestic travel ban in an effort to fight the rapid spread of the virus.
In the early days of the pandemic, a Facebook page for Earthley promised an easy way to avoid getting COVID-19. The wellness company promoted a vitamin D cream and an elderberry elixir to strengthen the body’s immune response and “help fight of
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The measure is among several targeting transgender people that have advanced in Arkansas and other states this year.
Utah's H.B. 72 prompted a surge of media coverage in March 2021. But what did the law actually say?
Facebook posts shared more than 150,000 times claim that California theme park Disneyland banned screaming on its rides. This is false; a Walt Disney Company spokesperson said it does not have such a policy, and there is no mention of it on the park’
Drone video showed a woman leaning down to kiss the driver of a car just seconds before she walked around and sat down in the passenger side.
There is not enough evidence to suggest Prime Minister Modi participated in Bangladesh's struggle for independence.
President Joe Biden claims the 10-year assault weapons ban that he helped shepherd through the Senate as part of the 1994 crime bill “brought down these mass killings.” But the raw numbers, when adjusted for population and other factors, ar
Joe Biden called for a sweeping prohibition of high assault guns and weapons to stop the mass killings in the U.S.
After a Colorado gunman killed 10 people in what was the second mass shooting in a week, Democrats and gun control advocates renewed calls for a nationwide ban on assault weapons, like the federal law that was in effect from 1994 until 2004. Joy Behar,
Social media posts and online articles claim France will ban the halal slaughter of chicken. This is false; the Ministry of Agriculture said there is no ban, but a November 2020 directive clarified the rules around the religious exemption from European
Is the Colorado shooting suspect an "Islamic extremist"? Did Democratic senators demand a "ban on further cabinet appointments for white people" one day after that mass killing? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available evidence
Less than two weeks before a gunman killed 10 people at a Boulder supermarket, a local judge weighed in on the city's gun-regulation measures.
Facebook acknowledged that its policy enforcement “isn't perfect,” but said the report distorts its work against violent extremism and misinformation.
Mario Gonzalez said he was held in a patrol car outside the spa.
Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts have shared a photo that they claim shows Indian politician Mamata Banerjee walking out of a wheelchair, suggesting she faked a leg injury sustained while campaigning in March 2021. The claim is misleading: the photo
Is there a phone scam in which "these guys only ring once and hang up," and if you call back, they can copy your contact list in three seconds as well as your "bank or credit details"? No, that's not true: But, an AT&T spokesman email
The data in this piece is correct as of the time of writing, on 17 March 2021. A post on Facebook has claimed that 17 countries have “banned” the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, and the UK hasn’t. The post previously claimed that 12 count
The viral screenshot was circulated again in 2021 during an online argument with rapper Cardi B.
An image has been shared in multiple Facebook posts in March 2021 alongside a claim it shows Sara Duterte, daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, staging a political campaign in the war-torn Philippine city of Marawi. The claim is false: the image has