CLAIM: Recently reported cases of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, virus in Alabama were caused by a genetically modified mosquito project tied to Bill Gates.
California lawmakers have approved a bill that would instruct courts to consider, among many other factors, whether a parent affirms a child’s gender identity when making custody and visitation decisions.
CLAIM: COVID-19 only spikes during election seasons. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no connection between rising COVID-19 cases and the electoral process, epidemiology experts confirm.
Republicans are rallying around their guy, but the general electorate thinks the indictments are legit.
CLAIM: On election night in 2020, a burst water pipe at a ballot processing site in Georgia’s Fulton County allowed workers to steal the election from former President Donald Trump.
How this week’s indictment in Georgia fits in with the rest.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Articles in the Sun said that about a third of 11,000 malnutrition cases in England involved children. The actual share is about 3%.
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
Influenza cases decreased during the first years of the pandemic, likely because of measures adopted to stop the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. In this video, FactCheck.org teamed up with Factchequeado to debunk a viral post that falsely
SciCheck Digest The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation supports research into fighting malaria, including funding a company that releases genetically modified mosquitoes that are incapable of carrying the disease. But reports of locally acquired cas
REVIEW Mosquitoes serve as vectors for a number of potentially fatal diseases like dengue, chikungunya, Yellow fever, and West Nile fever, as well as malaria and Japanese encephalitis. Altogether, they cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Bill Gates is behind the five recent cases of malaria in the United States.
Claims that a company happened to start releasing mosquitoes in the same places local-acquired malaria has been identified have been shared on social media.
REVIEW A video that originated on TikTok and was widely shared on Facebook wrongly claimed that there was a spike in breast cancer cases in 2022. As this review will explain, the video misrepresented the data, and the change in the figure from previ
Hillary Clinton’s emails and Donald Trump’s documents cases are not comparable, experts told PolitiFact. The main difference is intent.
Some backers of Donald Trump argue that the document handling cases of Trump and Joe Biden are basically equivalent and haven’t been prosecuted equally. We don’t know what the probe of Biden will ultimately find, but Trump’s case has some big agg
What to look for from the courts and how Donald Trump’s indictment might—or might not—affect the race for 2024. Continue reading Arraignment Day: The Legal and the Political Cases »
SciCheck Digest The rate of new HIV infections in the military has been relatively unchanged since 2017. But social media posts falsely claim that the military has recorded a “500% increase in HIV since the COVID vaccine rollout.” A Def
COVID-19 vaccines administered during pregnancy drove an increase in cases of myocarditis in babies.
SciCheck Digest Public health organizations have explained that the reason there were far fewer cases of the flu in 2020 and 2021 was likely due to measures adopted to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, such as handwashing and socia
Does a string of edited-together U.S. news clips with the words "33 COVID cases" in one form or another in each prove that COVID-19 and the pandemic were fabricated or orchestrated? No, that's not true: The cherry-picked soundbites -- all
Citing Tyre Nichols’ death, attorney Ben Crump said a civilian’s race, not a police officer’s, determines use of excessive force. Studies and data to answer that question are limited, experts told PolitiFact.
https://www.politifact.com/article/2023/jan/11/Trump-Biden-classified-documents-cases-differ/ Soon afte
Both Trump and Biden had classified documents stored in unauthorized locations. But experts said what is known so far suggests there are important differences, including the number of documents involved and how the Biden and Trump legal teams responded.
Does an article listing 1,616 "athlete collapses and deaths" between January 2021 and December 2022 prove a connection between these mishaps and the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: While the article documents scores of "athletes" w
Were there zero influenza cases worldwide in 2021 because flu cases were fraudulently recorded as COVID-19 cases? No, that's not true: Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, flu cases have been categorized separately f
“Only about 20%” of people who apply for asylum qualify for it.
Is a serial killer slaying Black women and girls in Charlotte, North Carolina, with police unable to stop the culprit? No, that's not true: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) told Lead Stories that none of the cases report
The U.N. health agency said there were 4.5 million new COVID-19 cases reported last week, a 16% drop from the previous week.
Is it true that chemotherapy and radiation "actually causes cancer"? No, that's not true: Both treatments are rigorously studied, evidence-based effective therapies against this disease: They cure cancer, not cause it. Some people do deve
Hundreds of Black NFL retirees denied payouts in the $1 billion concussion settlement now qualify for awards after their tests were rescored to eliminate racial bias.