Do the photos in a post that purportedly depict the Statue of Liberty in 1898 and 2017 prove that sea levels aren't rising? No, that's not true: Without detailed information about tides and sea conditions at the moment each photo was take
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FactCheck.org→ Memes Make False Equivalence Between Clinton, Trump and Payments to Women
Quick Take Former President Bill Clinton settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with Paula Jones in a case that was a matter of public record. Former President Donald Trump made a secret payment to porn actor Stormy Dan
Health Feedback→ Clinical trials show no association between the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs and Alzheimer’s or memory loss
REVIEW A Facebook reel claiming “Drs. Cause Alzheimers [sic]” went viral in mid-March 2023, receiving more than 113,000 views. The video featured a speech by veterinarian and naturopath Joel Wallach, who claimed that Alzheimer’s is a new disea
Poynter→ There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The View’ and Kyle Rittenhouse. A post that says so is satire.
If you want a “smart, speedy take on the news around the world,” perhaps don’t rely on “News Portal,” the name of a WordPress blog that describes itself as such. […] The post There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The
Health Feedback→ U.S. mortality rate analysis by Josh Stirling is misleading; current data don’t show an association between COVID-19 vaccines and increased mortality
REVIEW In spite of pre-authorization clinical trials and post-marketing studies showing that COVID-19 vaccines’ benefits largely outweigh their possible risks, claims questioning their safety continue to persist. Health Feedback already showed
AllSides→ Posts Make False Comparisons Between COVID-19 Immunity From Infections and Vaccines
FactCheck.org→ Posts Make False Comparisons Between COVID-19 Immunity From Infections and Vaccines
SciCheck Digest Vaccination and infection both provide protective immunity to COVID-19, particularly against severe disease. But gaining immunity through infection is far riskier than vaccination. Posts citing a new Lancet study omit that important
The Dispatch→ The Gaps Between the Law and Artificial Intelligence
A visitor watches an animated screen at the Mobile World Congress, the telecom industry's biggest annual gathering, in Barcelona. (Photo by JOSEP LAGO/AFP via Getty Images)The burgeoning AI industry is raising questions for which federal law has f
The Dispatch→ Stirewaltisms: The Space Between ‘Back the Blue’ and ‘Defund the Police’
Police tape at a crime scene. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)How Republicans botched the issue of police brutality, and Democrats have botched the issue of crime.The post Stirewaltisms: The Space Between ‘Back the Blue’ and ‘Defund the Polic
AllSides→ Limited Evidence of a Link Between Acetaminophen and Autism or ADHD
FactCheck.org→ Limited Evidence of a Link Between Acetaminophen and Autism or ADHD
Q. Is the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy linked to autism or ADHD? A: There is currently no strong evidence that acetaminophen use during pregnancy causes autism or ADHD in children. Expert groups continue to recommend use of the drug during
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Don’t egg them on: Scientists found no link between eggs, sudden blood clots
“Scientists warn eggs are causing thousands of people to ‘suddenly’ form blood clots.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: CDC, FDA Did NOT Find Link Between Pfizer Bivalent COVID Vaccine, Strokes
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) find a link between the Pfizer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine and strokes in the elderly? No, that's not true: The U.S. public health agencies
PolitiFact→ William Barclay – Comparison between spending in New York and California is missing context
California has twice the population of New York, but spends $260 billion, while New York spends $220 billion.
Logically→ Video of retaliation between Mexican security forces and Sinaloa cartel after Ovidio Guzmán’s arrest in January 2023.
Old footage of a clash between Mexican security forces with a crime group is being falsely linked to the recent unrest after Guzmán's arrest.
Logically→ Recent videos show the face-off between India and China in Arunachal Pradesh’s Tawang sector.
Old videos have been falsely shared, claiming to show the recent skirmish between Indian and Chinese troops in Arunachal Pradesh.
PolitiFact→ Fact-checking the Georgia runoff election for Senate between Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker
Final fact-checks of Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker, the Senate candidates in Georgia, before their runoff election Dec. 6.
FactCheck.org→ Altered Video of Exchange Between White House Press Secretary and Reporter on Gas Prices Goes Viral
In an Oct. 19 press briefing, Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre a question about President Joe Biden’s request for U.S. oil companies to help lower high gasoline prices. Jean-Pierre asked Doocy t
The Dispatch→ The Battle Between Brazil’s Familiar Faces
Voters in South America’s largest country face a stark choice in Sunday’s presidential election: A Dispatch Explainer.The post The Battle Between Brazil’s Familiar Faces appeared first on The Dispatch.
Truth or Fiction?→ Dr. Oz on Abortion: Between a ‘Woman, Her Doctor, and Local Political Leaders’
On October 26 2022, a post to Reddit’s r/politics suggested that Republican candidate for Senate and television personality Mehmet Oz stated that a decision to have an abortion should be between “a woman, her doctor, and local political lea
Truth or Fiction?→ How One Tennessee County Shows the Relationship Between Early Voting and Turnout
An activist’s thread about early voting activity in Tennessee illustrated how lack of access can negatively affect turnout going into the November 2022 U.S. midterm elections. Lisa Quigley, director of the group Solving Hunger, first drew attenti
PolitiFact→ We fact check claims in the U.S. Senate race between Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes
True or false? We fact check claims in the U.S. Senate race between Ron Johnson and Mandela Barnes.
PolitiFact→ The only Florida Senate debate between Val Demings and Marco Rubio, fact-checked
PolitiFact’s review of the only Florida Senate debate turned up several claims from Marco Rubio and Val Demings that were false or not giving voters the full story.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: World Maps Do NOT Show Strong Connection Between Fluoride In Drinking Water And Alzheimer’s, Dementia
Do maps of the world show a strong connection between where fluoride is added to drinking water and dementia? No, that's not true: While there is some correlation between countries that fluoridate their drinking water and countries that h
Logically→ BR Ambedkar’s statue was vandalized during clashes between Dalits and Muslims in West Bengal.
This image of a vandalized statue of Ambedkar has no connection with recent West Bengal clashes. It is from Madhya Pradesh.
PolitiFact→ Fact-checking the Georgia Senate debate between Raphael Warnock, Herschel Walker
In what’s expected to be the only debate of the pivotal Senate campaign in Georgia, the two nominees — incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker — sparred over a variety of topics. Here, we fact-check some of wh
Logically→ Russian airlines ordered to not sell tickets to men between 18-65 years of age.
Major Russian airlines clarified that all flights are operating normally, and there are no restrictions on ticket sales.
Health Feedback→ Mike Adams’ flawed analysis of a clot sent by embalmer Richard Hirschman doesn’t demonstrate any link between blood clots and COVID-19 vaccines
REVIEW On 2 September 2022, The Epoch Times published an article claiming that embalmers in the U.S. have been finding “strange clots” in deceased people since the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The article received more than 25,000 interactions
Logically→ A German study shows a link between COVID-19 vaccines and excess deaths.
The study in question has not been peer reviewed and does not claim a causal link between vaccination and death.
Washington Post→ The White House’s tricky comparison between student loan relief and GOP tax cuts
In touting the student loan plan over GOP tax cuts, the White House relied on an apples-and-oranges comparison.
Logically→ Huge discrepancies in electricity prices observed between U.K. and the rest of Europe in August 2022.
Data from September 2021 is misinterpreted as data representing electricity prices in the U.K. and other European countries in 2022.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ’10 Thousand NATO Troops’ Did NOT Enter Ukraine Between August 24 And August 26, 2022
Did NATO send "10 thousand" troops to Ukraine? No, that's not true: There are no credible reports about that. Moreover, the social media posts that made this claim did not contain a single verifiable detail about the purported event. The
PolitiFact→ Why it’s hard to compare electricity use between electric cars and household appliances
When Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said two electric vehicles would take 25 times the electricity of a refrigerator yearly, we did some math. The comparison is tough, but rough calculations show two EVs would take 7 times to 19 times more energy annually
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Evidence does not support link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum
“Know what they always find in Alzheimer’s patients? Excessive aluminum in the brain. Know what makes your body hoard aluminum? Fluoride.”
Logically→ No increasing trend was observed in communal riots in India between 2018 and 2020.
Even though there was a decline in the number of communal riots from 2018 to 2019 in India, the figure almost doubled in 2020 as per NCRB data.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: This Video Does NOT Show New War Between Russia And Azerbaijan in 2022
Does this Facebook video show a new armed conflict between Russia and Azerbaijan in July 2022? No, that's not true: The clip recycles archival footage, and the narrator admits that there are no shots of the supposed event. The claim origi
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Differences Between Private Election Data Stream And Official Count Do NOT Prove ‘Something Is Very Wrong’ With 2020 Election Results
Do differences between an unofficial election data stream provided by Edison Research and official sources prove "Something Is Very Wrong" with the 2020 election results? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that anything is wrong wi
Full Fact→ Comparisons between Japan and US infant vaccination programs are inaccurate
It is not true that Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate in the world while the US has the highest, or that Japan does not vaccinate children under two.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Children Do NOT Receive Up To 72 Doses Of Recommended Childhood Vaccines Between Birth And 18
Do American children receive up to 72 doses of recommended childhood vaccines between birth and 18? No, that's not true: Using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule, Lead Stories could
Full Fact→ No evidence for link between AIDS epidemic and smallpox vaccine
In recent weeks, many accounts across various social media platforms have been resharing an old Times article claiming the AIDS epidemic was triggered by the smallpox vaccine. Although the article is real, there is no evidence for its claims. Published