Posts on Facebook which have been shared hundreds of times have questioned where the £37 billion allocated for the running of the NHS Test and Trace scheme was spent. One post, which is a screenshot of a tweet, states: “Tories explain
The infant formula shortage was purposely created because Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates invested in artificial breast milk.
How bulletproof the Republican legislative agenda is in Iowa: Critics of Iowa’s Republican legislators have suggested their majority is so large they can pass bills that are unpopular among Iowans.
Fareed Zakaria and Bill Gates (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)A viral Instagram post displays a quote it claims is from Bill Gates comparing COVID-19 to the flu:therobherringA post shared by Rob Herring (@therobherring)The quote is accurate, a
On May 6 2022, a Twitter screenshot posted to Imgur suggested that Louisiana planned to vote to criminalize IUDs. No link was provided, but the screenshot of a tweet by Pam Keith was originally shared on May 5 2022: Louisiana is voting on a bill to
Bill Gates is planning to create a response team to help study and curb the current pandemic and any prospective ones.
(Photo by Hou Yu/China News Service/VCG/Getty Images.)A viral tweet from right-wing activist Mercedes Schlapp claims that Bill Gates is purchasing “a majority of American farmland” and that investment firm BlackRock is purchasing “a m
An altered image of Bill Gates Twitter account was posted on social media to make it appear his account had been suspended. Gate's account is active.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bill-gates-own-farmland/ In April 2022, researchers warned about the
Since taking office, Hochul has passed more than 400 new bills
Shortly after it was announced that Elon Musk had reached a deal to buy Twitter on Monday, a rumor began circulating claiming that Musk suspended Bill Gates from the platform. The tweet, which allegedly shows Gates’ suspended account, has been sh
Joe Biden discusses the bipartisan infrastructure bill after meeting with senators from both parties. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images.)In a tweet Sunday, President Joe Biden referred to the 2021 infrastructure bill as bipartisan.Joe Biden @JoeBide
Uncertainty breeds conspiracy theories.
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Elon Musk suspended Bill Gates from Twitter.
On April 27 2022, an Imgur user shared a screenshot of a viral tweet claiming the amount of money Elon Musk would purportedly pay in order to acquire Twitter was nearly equal to funds allocated in the Biden administration’s proposed climate budge
The law would eliminate the Reedy Creek Improvement District, as the 55-year-old Disney government is known, as well as a handful of other similar districts by June 2023.
On April 22 2022, posts on Imgur and Reddit alluded to a purported new bill in Tennessee requiring “drunk drivers” to pay child support if their actions led to the death of a parent of a minor child or children: A post was published by a n
The Buffalo Bills’ stadium was built on Indian burial grounds, leading some to suspect a ghostly curse. However, a sign at the stadium is incorrect to say it was built on an Erie Indian village.
Despite sanctions imposed on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine, it still sells lots of uranium for nuclear energy -- but the precise number for its U.S. business is maddeningly difficult to determine.
The journey of a rare type of meteorite to Earth has continued online, albeit with the details fudged over time. In this case, the Fukang Meteorite (named after the Chinese town where it was discovered) has become a recurring meme online. In many itera
https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2022/brazils-fact-checkers-air-concerns-over-fake-news-bill/ A Br
The founder of Microsoft had a few minor run-ins with the law.
A Brazilian bill designed to contain the spread of mis- and disinformation narrowly failed an “accelerated pathway” vote Wednesday in the lower house of Congress, one of two representative voting […] The post Brazil’s fact-checkers air conc
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering to buy Twitter, saying the social media platform he has criticized for not living up to free speech principles needs to be transformed as a private company.
Is the proposed bill in Tennessee that would create a common-law marriage between "one man" and "one woman" actually intended to pave the way for adults to marry children of any age? No, that's not true: According to the sponsor of HB 233
Quick Take A Tennessee bill is aimed at excluding same-sex couples from proposed common law marriage contracts. Social media posts misleadingly claim the bill would allow child marriage and “legalize pedophilia.” The bill initially omitted
“With the money Elon Musk spent to buy Twitter shares, he could have given every American family $100,000 and still had enough left over to cancel all student debt.”
(Stock photo from Getty Images.)Viral social media posts claim that Tennessee Republicans are advancing a bill that would eliminate a minimum age for marriage. Lindy Li @lindyliHawley, Graham, Cruz and faux Army Ranger Tom Cotton couldn’t sh
Did Disney shareholders panic after $2.4 billion in losses in a single day? No, that's not true: The website the claim appeared on specializes in satire and comes with this warning in its "About Us" section: "Everything on this website is
The proposed California State Assembly Bill 2223 has been misinterpreted. The bill doesn't legalize killing babies after birth.
A viral Facebook post falsely says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and billionaire philanthropist George Soros are related by birth — one in a series of baseless claims about links between the two. […] The post Ukrainian President Vol
Only 2% of K-12 students would benefit from Iowa’s school voucher bill.
Did Colorado Gov. Jared Polis sign a bill that legalizes abortion up until the time of birth? Not exactly: Although Polis did sign HB22-1279, also known as the Reproductive Health Equity Act, or RHEA, that bill only codified the state's a
The legislation cleared Congress last month after fully a dozen years of discussion that took on a new sense of urgency amid widespread complaints about mail service delays.
“California introduces new bill that would allow mothers to kill their babies up to 7 days after birth.”
Did California introduce a new bill that would allow mothers to kill their babies up to seven days after birth? No, that's not true: Under California State Assembly Bill 2223, a person would not have a license to kill (LTK) their baby for
The bill would make performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
On April 5 2022, an Imgur user shared a screenshot of a tweet from Occupy Democrats, which claimed that Tennessee Republicans had introduced a bill eliminating any age requirement for marriage: BREAKING: Tennessee Republicans introduce a bill that