REVIEW Cardiologist Peter McCullough, who has a history of propagating inaccurate and misleading claims about COVID-19, appeared on One America News Network on 27 October 2023 in an interview with host Alison Steinberg. Excerpts from the interview w
Posts promoting supposed offers that seem too good to be true are very common on sites like Facebook.
A video of a man talking to a pharmacist about myocarditis has resurfaced on social media. Claims in the video about the mortality rate of the condition are incorrect.
Is the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine "contaminated" with a type of DNA that causes permanent genetic changes in vaccinated people or leads to death due to cardiac arrest? No, that's not true: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Lea
Did American TV producer and host Oprah Winfrey endorse a "minimum wage subsidy card" that helps those with hourly wages below $26 pay for gas and groceries? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no proof of such an incentive. The video
Does a video on Facebook show singer Cardi B. endorsing a "health spending card" from the U.S. government? No, that's not true: The footage of music artist Belcalis Almanzar-Cephus comes from a video in which she promoted a "holiday drink
Did former basketball star and current media personality Shaquille O'Neal promote a stimulus check card? No, that's not true: The video making this claim uses a fake voice. O'Neal did not actually contribute his likeness or his voice to a
Did actor Anthony Hopkins endorse a Medicare program that allows senior citizens to use a flex card to pay their expenses? No, that's not true: A voice resembling Hopkins was used in a video about a Medicare program that doesn't exist. Le
Does a video on Facebook show actor Michael B. Jordan endorsing a "health spending card" promotion? No, that's not true: Jordan's public relations team confirmed to Lead Stories that this claim is false. Lead Stories previously has debunk
Did rapper Lil Wayne endorse a health allowance card in an online promotion? No, that's not true: Lil Wayne, who purportedly backed the plan, did not post such an endorsement on his official social media channels. The claim that the gover
Did President Joe Biden say there's now a $2,880 Medicare flexible spending card for all American seniors over the age of 64? No, that's not true: Biden did not make an announcement about a Medicare flexible spending card on any official
Does a video on Facebook show actress Jada Pinkett Smith endorsing a "health spending card" promotion? No, that's not true: The audio in this post is fake, as she was talking about her health in at least one of the video clips used in thi
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/robert-card-arrest-video-lewiston-maine/ On Oct. 25, 2023, a gunman o
Does a video that began circulating on October 25, 2023, show the arrest of Lewiston, Maine, mass shooting suspect Robert Card? No, that's not true: Card was still at large at the time of writing on October 26, 2023. A manhunt was ongoing
Did Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Joe Rogan endorse a plan by the federal government to distribute health spending cards worth up to $5,600, with every American qualifying for one? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is fre
"Credit card debt is above $1 trillion for the FIRST TIME EVER."
REVIEW A Facebook reel posted on 10 October 2023 showed British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra on the podcast The Joe Rogan Experience, claiming that “whistleblower from a prestigious university in the UK” told him people who had been vaccinated ag
Video shows Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith advertising “$5,600 health spending cards.”
SciCheck Digest Cases of myocarditis have been reported following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination, but they are rare and usually mild. Yet, a viral video distorts news reports to falsely claim 850 people died in Monterrey, Mexico, in June due to myocardi
Did 850 deaths occur in two weeks in Monterrey, a city in the Mexican state of Nuevo León, that were caused by myocarditis? No, that's not true: The increased number of deaths in Mexico during June 2023 occurred during a heat wave, and i
CLAIM: In a span of two weeks in late June, a total of 850 died due to myocarditis in the city of Monterrey, in Mexico’s northeastern state of Nuevo León.
The newspaper mistakenly referred to people having heart attacks when discussing access to public defibrillators. The devices should be used in cardiac arrests only—a different condition.
Did RT, a Russian state news organization, publish a headline saying that the plane whose crash killed Yevgheny Prigozhin was piloted by a person suffering "post-vaccine myocarditis"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that RT ever
Does Amtrak have a promotion for a $1 card that allows every U.S. resident to ride their trains with no extra charges for a year? No, that's not true: An Amtrak spokesperson told Lead Stories that the card is a scam offer. The claim appea
Is the federal government giving out health spending cards worth up to $5,600 that every American qualifies for? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is freely giving out health spending cards with thousands of dollars on th
A Facebook post with thousands of shares suggests all cash withdrawals impact a person’s credit score.
Does a social media post listing "1,884 Athlete Cardiac Arrests" and 1,310 deaths between January 2021 and July 2023 prove a connection between these mishaps and the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: While the ultimate source of the
When Bronny James suffered cardiac arrest, Elon Musk and others suggested without evidence that COVID-19 vaccines were the cause. It’s a longtime trend in anti-vaccine disinformation.
"Las personas mayores de 65 años con dificultades financieras" pueden calificar para una "flex card" de Medicare para comprar alimentos, pagar trabajo dental y otras necesidades.
Is Ellen DeGeneres appearing in an online video to endorse a free "Dental Relief card" for older Americans? No, that's not true: The video appears to be a deepfake creation. A spokesperson for the actress and comedian confirmed to Lead St
Did the Financial Times report that a man was "arrested after he spent 17 years traveling the country with a hacked debit card that gave him the exact amount of money needed for any purchase"? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the F
“Nuevo programa de Green Card” aprobado.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did comedian Dave Chapelle promote an unnamed "health allowance" spending card program that is only available for a limited time? No, that's not true: The voice narrating this ad is not Dave Chapelle. He did not promote this program. The
A print article claimed that poor NHS standards were the reason for almost 100,000 excess cardiovascular deaths since 2020, but it didn’t mention that Covid itself might have caused most of them.