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Truth or Fiction?→ Disney ‘Pulls Plug’ on Billion Dollar Florida Campus
On May 18 2023, a flurry of posts about Disney “pulling the plug” on a billion-dollar planned investment began appearing across social media, with popular posts on r/politics and r/LeopardsAteMyFace (twice): Disney Pulls Plug on
Full Fact→ Would a 35% pay uplift for junior doctors cost £1 billion or £2 billion?
A Labour MP quoted BMA figures claiming junior doctor “pay restoration” would cost £1 billion, but the health secretary said it would cost £2 billion.
Logically→ Posts falsely claim billionaire financier George Soros died of a heart attack
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Pfizer’s $2.3 billion settlement was not related to COVID-19 vaccines
Video shows Pfizer agreed to pay $2.3 billion in a health care fraud settlement involving COVID-19 vaccines.
PolitiFact→ Nikki Haley – Is Nikki Haley right that $500 billion in COVID-19 funding could be rescinded? It’s not that simple
There is “$500 billion of unspent COVID money” that can be rescinded.
Health Feedback→ COVID-19 vaccines didn’t cause injuries and disabilities that cost the economy billions of dollars; vaccines benefited the economy
REVIEW Deployment of COVID-19 vaccines began in December 2020 in several countries. However, groups opposing COVID-19 vaccination continue to claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous for health and have negatively impacted society, which isn’
Full Fact→ The Government did not spend £37 billion on the NHS Test and Trace app
A post on Instagram has claimed that £37 billion was “wasted” on the NHS Test and Trace app when it actually cost about £35 million in its first year.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Analysis’ Does NOT Prove $147 Billion In Economic Damage, Tens Of Millions Injured Or Disabled
Does a "new report" prove that an estimated "26.6 million people were injured, 1.36 million disabled, and 300,000 excess deaths can be attributed to COVID-19 vaccine damages in 2022 alone"? No, that's not true: The Centers for Disease Con
Full Fact→ Test and Trace app cost much less than £37 billion
Several posts on social media have wrongly claimed the NHS Test and Trace app cost £37 billion. It actually cost about £35 million in its first year.
PolitiFact→ Joan Ballweg – Has Wisconsin really seen $63 billion in COVID relief funding?
"Wisconsin has seen over 63 billion dollars of federal pandemic-related funding funnel into our state over (Gov. Tony Evers') tenure."
Full Fact→ Conservatives’ estimate that Labour plans would create a ‘£90 billion black hole’ is unreliable
The Conservative Party claims that Labour has pledged £90 billion worth of unfunded spending commitments. We’ve looked into how it reached this figure.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: HAARP Does NOT ‘Send A Billion-Watt Microwave’ To Cause Disasters On Earth
Can the Alaska-based HAARP project, a former military research facility for studying the ionosphere, remotely initiate natural disasters such as earthquakes anywhere on Earth? No, that's not true: An "explanation" of its purported capabil
Full Fact→ The NHS Test and Trace app did not cost £37 billion
£37 billion was the total budget for the NHS Test and Trace programme over its first two years, only a fraction of which was spent on the app.
Logically→ 400 billion Naira was found at the home of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu.
Authorities have denied that this raid took place and no reputable sources have reported that it occurred.
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Joe Biden miscalculates how much billionaires pay in taxes
The “average tax” for billionaires is “about 3%,” which is “a lower tax than a schoolteacher or a firefighter."
AllSides→ Biden’s Tax Rate Comparison for Billionaires and Schoolteachers
FactCheck.org→ Biden’s Tax Rate Comparison for Billionaires and Schoolteachers
President Joe Biden has said there are hundreds, if not a thousand, billionaires paying lower federal tax rates than schoolteachers, police officers, firefighters and nurses. What his audience may not know is that his comparison relies on including we
PolitiFact→ Marjorie Taylor Greene – $5.1 billion for one school’s diversity program? Marjorie Taylor Greene is wrong
Illinois “received $5.1 billion at an elementary school there that used it for equity and diversity.”
Truth or Fiction?→ ‘ExxonMobil Reported a Record-Smashing Profit of $55.7 BILLION in 2022 …’
On January 31 2023, Imgur user Mech0T1 shared a screenshot of a tweet, which contained a claim that ExxonMobil had reported $55.7 billion in profit for 2022: BREAKING: ExxonMobil reported a record-smashing profit of $55.7 BILLION in 2022.While taxpay
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT File A Billion Dollars In Lawsuits Against ‘Totally Unprepared’ Kathy Griffin
Did Elon Musk file a billion dollars in lawsuits against "totally unprepared" Kathy Griffin? No, that's not true: The site that posted the story and a "Fact Check" follow-up is satirical. There are clearly marked disclaimers on the websit
PolitiFact→ Ro Khanna – US trade deficit with China now $400 billion per year, much higher than in the 1990s
The U.S. "trade deficit with China has gone from about $80 billion a year in the 1990s to $400 billion a year.”
PolitiFact→ Kevin Brady – Biden’s $36 billion to save Teamsters fund from insolvency is largest-ever private pension bailout
Joe Biden’s $36 billion for a union pension fund is “the largest private pension bailout in American history.”
Full Fact→ Government’s £28 billion public sector pay increase figure doesn’t factor in money returned in tax
The government says it would cost £28 billion, or £1,000 per household, to increase public sector pay in line with inflation next year. But many of the current disputes are about this year’s pay.
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Is Billionaire Bill Gates on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors?
A viral Instagram post suggests that billionaire Bill Gates is on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Primo Radical (@primoradical) Maricopa County is governed by five elec
Logically→ Ukraine donated billions of dollars to U.S. Democrats through the FTX Cryptocurrency Exchange.
There is no concrete evidence supporting the claim that Ukraine funneled money back to U.S. Democrats via FTX. The accusations lack multiple facts.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Bill Gates The Billionaire Is NOT On The Board Of Maricopa County
Is Seattle billionaire Bill Gates now chairman of the Maricopa County, Arizona Board of Supervisors? No, that's not true: A representative for Maricopa County told Lead Stories that a different Bill Gates serves Maricopa County. Gates the
Full Fact→ ‘New’ UK trade deals don’t account for ‘over £800 billion worth of new global trade’
Michael Gove tweeted a graphic claiming the UK has signed new trade deals with more than 70 countries, worth over £800 billion in new global trade. But the majority of these mirror previous EU deals.
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – Rick Scott repeats false claim that Democrats cut $280 billion from Medicare
“All Democrats in the Senate and House voted to cut $280 billion out of Medicare just two months ago.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Sophia Stewart Did NOT Win $2.5 Billion Lawsuit Over Ideas For Terminator, Matrix Movies
Did Sophia Stewart win a $2.5 billion lawsuit against Warner Bros., Twentieth Century Fox and other Hollywood filmmakers for stealing ideas from her manuscripts to make "The Terminator" and "The Matrix" movies? No, that's not true: Stewar
Full Fact→ Bank of England did not sell £80 billion in gilts shortly before mini-Budget
Sir Iain Duncan Smith claimed the Bank of England sold ‘some £80 billion in gilts’ around the time of the mini-budget announcement on 23 September. This didn’t happen.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: It’s NOT ‘Statistically IMPOSSIBLE’ To Administer Billions Of COVID Vaccine Doses Since Pandemic Started
Is it "Statistically IMPOSSIBLE" to have administered the billions of COVID-19 vaccine shots that have been provided around the world? No, that's not true: There's no evidence to suggest the global health care community isn't up to the ta
Full Fact→ The Bank of England hasn’t already spent £65 billion following mini-Budget
Claims that the government had spent £65 billion have been shared extremely widely on social media.
Snopes→ CBO: Biden’s Student Debt Plan Would Cost $400 Billion
The figures were released Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers.
Full Fact→ Did several billion people watch the Queen’s funeral?
Various claims about worldwide TV viewing figures have been reported, but they don’t appear to have been clearly evidenced.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim that Jeff Bezos’ fortune could make everyone a billionaire doesn’t add up
If Jeff Bezos’ net worth reaches $1 trillion, “he could literally end world poverty and give everyone $1 billion and he will still have $91.5 billion left.”
Full Fact→ The Royal Family doesn’t have £73 billion to ‘share’ around the UK
Claims that the British monarchy is worth £73 billion are not an accurate reflection of the wealth of the Royal Family.
Snopes→ Judge Approves $2.46 Billion Boy Scouts Reorganization Plan
The BSA sought bankruptcy protection more than two years ago to stave off a flood of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by Scout leaders and volunteers.
Full Fact→ Labour’s £29 billion plan would not fully cover the cost of freezing the energy price cap
Freezing the price cap would require roughly £8 billion more funding, according to the IFS.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Prove Congress Intends To Cut $300 Billion From Medicare To Pay For Obamacare
Is Congress considering a bill that would cut $300 billion from Medicare to fund Obamacare, former President Barack Obama's health care law? No, that's not true: The Inflation Reduction Act, which was introduced by congressional Democrats