On March 28 2023, popular posts on Reddit and Twitter referenced a controversy over a movie about Ruby Bridges at an elementary school in Florida. Journalist Judd Legum published a Twitter thread about the film Ruby Bridges, and summarized the events
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Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Taliban Sent ‘Real Tweet’ Claiming To Have ‘Second-Largest Collection Of Humvees Behind’ US
Does a "real tweet" from a Twitter account called "Taliban Public Relations Department, Commentary" proclaim that Afghanistan has the second-largest collection of Humvees behind the United States? No, that's not true: There is no proof th
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Silicon Valley Bank Donate More Than $73 Million to Black Lives Matter?
A Silicon Valley Bank logo in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/AFP/Getty Images) Claims are circulating online that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) donated more than $73 million to the Black Lives Matter nonprofit organization befo
PolitiFact→ Tweets – A ban of TikTok? So far, that’s talk. The app isn’t banned for the U.S. public.
“Congress has officially banned TikTok.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Lauren Boebert Satirical Tweet About ‘Millions Of Boating Accidents’ Caused By ATF Pistol Braces Ban Widely Misinterpreted
Did Rep. Lauren Boebert literally mean that banning pistol braces is causing "millions of boating accidents" when she posted a tweet critical of "Biden's ATF rule"? No, that's not true: The term "boating accident" is a well-known in-joke
Poynter→ Claims that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter are unsupported
Newsmax, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters suggested without evidence that 'woke' investments contributed to the bank's collapse.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter is unsupported
Silicon Valley Bank “donated $73M to 'BLM Movement'”
The Dispatch→ Fact Checking a Graphic Comparing Bank Bailouts to Proposed Federal Spending Programs
A Silicon Valley Bank branch in Santa Monica, California, on March 20, 2023. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images) A graphic circulating online purports to compare the amount of money the federal government spent making the uninsured depositors
The Dispatch→ Did ‘The Simpsons’ Predict The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank?
A digitally altered clip circulating online claims to show a scene from an old episode of The Simpsons featuring a run on Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank collapsed earlier this month and social media users are pointing to the clip as evidence
Truth or Fiction?→ Alex Jones’ $43 Million Bankruptcy Payment Plan Rejected: Report
Conspiracy theorist broadcaster Alex Jones must provide thorough financial records in response to a judge’s order by the end of March 2023, after the bereaved families of victims of the Sandy Hook mass shooting attack rejected his attorneys’
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – Audio clip of President Joe Biden talking about bank collapse is fake, experts said
Says President Joe Biden was recorded talking about bank collapse.
The Dispatch→ U.S. Getting More Serious About a TikTok Ban
The TikTok logo is displayed outside the TikTok company offices in Culver City, California. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)Plus: Grand slams ⚾, Pong 🏓, and a March Madness update 🏀!Continue reading U.S. Getting More Serious Ab
Truth or Fiction?→ Bannon Ally Charged with Fraud Also Helped Him Spread Disinformation
The 54-year-old billionaire popularly known as “Guo Wengui” not only used other names — he was also involved in several efforts alongside former White House advisor Steve Bannon. Federal prosecutors’ announcement on March 15 202
PolitiFact→ US frets about TikTok feeding data to China; banning app won’t end the threat, experts say
TikTok’s data collection practices and China-based parent company have drawn U.S. lawmakers’ scrutiny. What’s really at stake in the debate over banning the app?
AllSides→ Sorting fact from fiction in Silicon Valley Bank blame game
AllSides→ ‘The Simpsons’ did not predict collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
AllSides→ What to Know About Trump-Era Bank Deregulation and Bank Failures
FactCheck.org→ What to Know About Trump-Era Bank Deregulation and Bank Failures
With the recent failure of two midsize banks, some Democrats have blamed deregulation championed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. While the law did reduce oversight of small and midsize banks, experts are divided over whether deregulation in 20
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Offers Of Walmart Gift Cards On Facebook Are NOT Associated With Feeding America Food Bank Network
Is Feeding America running promotions on Facebook to give away $500 Walmart gift cards or food stamp vouchers to people who will answer four short questions? No, that's not true: Feeding America is a real charity but these promotions are
PolitiFact→ Bloggers – Climate activist Greta Thumberg wasn’t banned from Twitter; just check her feed
“Elon Musk bans Greta Thunberg from Twitter.”
The Dispatch→ The Sweep: The Politics of a TikTok Ban
(Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images)Plus: What can we learn from a survey of GOP county chairs? Continue reading The Sweep: The Politics of a TikTok Ban »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Silicon Valley Bank Failure NOT ‘First Massive Bank Collapse This Century’
Was the $209 billion Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure in March 2023 the "first massive bank collapse this century"? No, that's not true: "Washington Mutual is still larger, but SVB was the largest since the Great Recession," Julianne Bre
PolitiFact→ Was Silicon Valley Bank demise caused by Trump easing regulation, 'woke' efforts, or something else?
Democrats blamed the demise of Silicon Valley Bank on banking regulation changes signed by former President Donald Trump. Republicans blamed the bank’s focus on "woke" investments. Here's what experts in finance and banking had to say about those exp
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Bank run in 'The Simpsons' episode didn’t foretell Bank of America account glitch
“The Simpsons” predicted money missing from Bank of America customers’ accounts in January.
Logically→ Bangladeshi actor Nazifa Tushi has converted to Hinduism.
The Dispatch→ The Second-Largest Bank Failure In U.S. History
Employees walk outside of the shuttered Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) headquarters in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)The federal government tries to contain the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.Continue reading
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still tweeting, despite baseless claims that Elon Musk banned her
Elon Musk banned U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Twitter.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT Ban Greta Thunberg From Twitter — It’s Satirical Story
Did Elon Musk ban activist Greta Thunberg from Twitter? No, that's not true: Thunberg's Twitter account is still active. The claim appears in a publication with a disclaimer that its satirical articles are "not meant to be taken seriously
PolitiFact→ Elise Stefanik – Does Eric Adams want to ban chocolate milk in NYC schools?
New York City Mayor Eric Adams proposes to “ban chocolate milk.”
PolitiFact→ Donald Trump – Donald Trump issued trans military ban, but his administration rejected calling it that
“We banned transgender” people from serving in the military.
Full Fact→ Agenda 2030 will not enforce eating insects, banning cars or a global dictatorship
A cartoon on Facebook implies that Agenda 2030 will create a UN/WHO dictatorship and introduce several global policies.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ‘Vitamin’ B17 Was NOT Banned For Its ‘Cancer-Killing Properties’ — Substance Doesn’t Have Any But Is Highly Toxic
Was "vitamin" B17 prohibited for its "cancer-killing properties"? No, that's not true: The only thing it is known for is its ability to cause cyanide poisoning, not to treat cancer. Also, what social media refers to as a "vitamin" is not
Logically→ The train in the recent Ohio derailment carried over 300,000 gallons of a chemical banned in 1974.
Logically→ Mexico is banning chemtrails by shutting down solar geoengineering experiments.
PolitiFact→ Ask PolitiFact: How does Joe Biden’s proposed asylum rule differ from Donald Trump’s ‘transit ban’?
President Joe Biden’s administration proposed a new rule limiting immigrants ability to apply for asylum. The rule has been compared with Trump-era asylum policies. Experts say Biden’s policy is similar but less restrictive.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Derailed Ohio train carried vinyl chloride, which is banned in aerosols, but not other products
The train that derailed in Ohio was carrying “over 300,000 gallons of a chemical that was banned in 1974.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Twitter Did NOT Institute Policy Banning Flag Of Ukraine
Did Twitter make a rule that users may not display the flag of Ukraine on their profile because it is considered a political statement against Russia? No, that's not true: A post from Walter Report contained a fabricated image which appea
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Ron DeSantis Ban Teaching About Slavery In Florida Public Schools?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack/ Washington Post/ Getty Images.) During an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on February 17, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell asked, “What does Gov. Ron DeSantis not know about black history
Logically→ The Central Bank of Nigeria will shut down all financial transactions from February 23 to February 27, 2023.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has clarified that claims about shutting down financial transactions in view of the presidential election are fake.
Truth or Fiction?→ Tennessee Seahorse Book Ban
On February 22 2023, two Imgur users (and one Redditor) shared screenshots of a tweet about Tennessee Republicans “trying to ban a book about seahorses” because it “normalizes gender fluidity”: But male seahorses can