Do $100 bills contain tags in their blue 3-D security ribbons that are connected to devices used by law enforcement? No, that's not true: A representative from the U.S. Department of the Treasury confirmed that the claim is false. Additio
The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week.
Striking a deal with moderates, House Democratic leaders muscled President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar budget blueprint over a key hurdle, ending a risky standoff and putting the party’s domestic infrastructure agenda back on track.
Turns out it's not because they’re sexually frustrated.
The picture was produced by Odyssey, the longest-serving space craft orbiting Mars.
Does a video implying that five JetBlue pilots died after getting the COVID-19 vaccine show evidence to back that up? No, it does not. Of the five people named in the video, one was not a pilot, but an inflight crew member for JetBlue. On
The fruit is said to taste like vanilla ice cream.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was joined by a hand-picked group: his brother, an 18-year-old from the Netherlands and an 82-year-old aviation pioneer from Texas — the youngest and oldest to ever fly in space.
The claim echoed a similar, baseless claim about British Airways pilots.
Do "Blue Java" bananas, a variety of bananas that have bluish peels, exist? Yes, that's true: the bananas' peels take on a bluish-green appearance when unripe and have a distinctive texture and flavor, often compared to ice cream. However
The term 'blue laws' historically defined regulations intended to preserve the Sabbath by proscribing what activities were allowed on that day.
When Blue Origin launches people into space for the first time, the former Amazon CEO will be on board.
Snopes readers have reported receiving postcards in the mail alerting them to the settlement.
Perhaps Blue can give us some clues to solve this one.
On May 29 2021, Twitter user @WaferBiscuits tweeted about a beaver on Blue’s Clues who was purportedly bearing scars on their chest, and commended animators for taking the time to include the subtle detail indicative of gender-affirming surgeri
Did the CDC lift mask guidelines "out of the blue with no solid explanation"? No, that's not true: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised the rules to allow fully vaccinated individuals to stop wearing masks outdoors and i
A post on Facebook has claimed to show evidence that getting the Pfizer or AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccinations makes you magnetic at the injection site. The post also includes what it claims is video evidence of this happening, as well as a screenshot of
The 11-year-old Pensacola girl said she learned the importance of evidence from her favorite TV show, the long-running detective series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Is the scope of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown somehow related to whether states are red or blue? No, that's not true: There's no connection between the shutdown and whether states are Democratic or Republican. The system spans more than
A post shared on Facebook claims that Chinese-manufactured blue masks “widely used” in Uganda contain graphene, a material that could be harmful to the lungs when inhaled. This is misleading; not all “blue masks” contain graphene, according to
In early May 2021, a tweet showing a map of the United States swathed in mostly red with a scattering of blue appeared, and it quickly went viral: The text that accompanied the image, from an account going by @TABYTCHI, said: There is no such thing a
We analyzed videos frame by frame to discern what exactly happened after a Columbus cop fatally shot the 16-year-old.
As criticism swirled around law enforcement in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota — following yet another extrajudicial killing by police — the department was also spotted mounting a flag outside its offices commonly associated with far-right propa
A specific disposable mask that contains a coating of graphene was distributed by officials in Canada's Quebec province before the Canadian government warned against its use.
Images and videos of activists waving a flag at a Women’s Day March in Pakistan in 2021 have been shared in Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts that claim that they were waving the French tricolour national flag. The claim is false: the flag seen i
Some news outlets reported the coloration resulted from chemical exposure.
The flag, which resembles a U.S. flag but has a blue stripe, is considered a sign of police solidarity, but has also been criticized as a symbol of white supremacy.
The eleventh season of the Tom Selleck-led CBS television drama "Blue Bloods" premiered later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A number of people on social media have been sharing pictures of “a new planet” that they say NASA recently found. One person claims that it is a planet called TOI 1338 b. Sadly, although real new planets are being found all the time, these
A flyer went viral claiming unvaccinated people must wear red masks and face a range of restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Wherever you find bad news, conspiracy theorists aren't far behind.
An online advertisement promised a heck of a story.
Does Blue Cross Blue Shield pay doctors a bonus based on the number of children they vaccinate? No, that's not true: An official for Blue Cross Blue Shield told Lead Stories that doctors and other providers are offered incentives based on
Did the vote recount in Georgia find 2,600 uncounted ballots in a "solidly blue" Georgia County that meant a net gain of 800 votes for Trump, suggesting the recount in red counties could yield even more for Trump? No, that's not true: The
Is the National Guard only being activated in "blue (D) cities" to prepare for possible violence during the 2020 presidential election? No, that's not true: Activations have been reported in both blue and red states, for a total of some 3
A TV writer's prank earned an almost immediate Twitter suspension.
An attack by Philadelphia police against a Black family that came to light online was distorted and repackaged as pro-law enforcement propaganda (which we have seen referred to as “copaganda”) on various social media platforms by separate
Do blue masks cause symptoms similar to COVID-19 because they are sprayed with PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)? No, that's not true: Medical experts said only some masks are sprayed with PTFE, but those that are would not be a concern at t
A British zoo has had to separate five foul-mouthed parrots who keepers say were encouraging each other to swear.