There is no evidence that COVID-19 is caused by snake venom. This claim is based on a number of misinterpretations.
There is no clinical evidence that hepatitis in children is caused by the COVID-19 vaccines or by vaccinated breastfeeding mothers.
The video shared by Russian media is not of combat drones, but agricultural DJI AGRAS T30 multi-copters used for crop dusting.
Did an official study conclude that masks caused more COVID-19? No, that's not true: This is not an official study by a government or medical organization. It is a study written by an individual, Beny Spira, an associate professor of micr
2016 footage of an ex-CIA director talking about using stratospheric aerosol injections to reverse global warming has been misinterpreted.
A screenshot of an article posted to Facebook claims the “sudden rise of unvaccinated children with liver damage, were breastfed (by fully vaccinated mothers)”. The apparent implication of this is that recently-reported cases of hepatitis i
The former German Chancellor suffered from dehydration in 2019, which gave her tremors or muscle jerks. She does not have Kuru.
REVIEW On 27 April 2022, The Epoch Times published an article in which gynecologist James Thorp and former Pfizer scientific advisor Michael Yeadon associated COVID-19 vaccines with poorer pregnancy outcomes and fertility problems. The article recei
An investigation by NIST concluded that 7 World Trade Center collapsed due to fires ignited by debris falling from the collapse of the North Tower.
Quick Take Data on the number fires at food-processing plants in 2022 “does not signal anything out of the ordinary,” according to the National Fire Protection Association. Despite no evidence of foul play, unfounded rumors from conservativ
Few films having been made about the space program is not evidence of a staged moon landing or flat Earth.
A 2019 video of anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act protests has been misattributed to 2022 with a false communal narrative.
REVIEW On 27 April 2022,
REVIEW In the beginning of the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) crisis in the 1980s, many conspiracy theories about AIDS and the virus that causes it, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), arose, although these have since been disproven. O
At the heart of the brouhaha is Florida's new so-called "stop woke" law.
This claim takes valid concerns about health issues linked to dietary seed oils, but there is no evidence that seed oils cause cancer.
Did American food processing facilities mysteriously and suspiciously begin to catch fire after President Joe Biden predicted that there could be real food shortages due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? No, that's not true: Several inc
“The price of insulin increases as waistlines increase.”
REVIEW An article written by Joseph Mercola and republished by The Epoch Times claimed that the “FDA and Pfizer knew COVID shot caused immunosuppression” and that fully vaccinated people are more likely to die from COVID-19. It also claimed that
“While the initial increase in oil prices resulted in a near instantaneous increase in gas prices for consumers, the subsequent decrease in crude oil prices has failed to meaningfully provide relief for Georgia's families at the pump.”
COVID-19 is caused by a virus. Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine are not effective treatments for neither COVID-19 nor snake venom.
We looked for the origins of a quote about social media that's been credited to the actor in tweets, memes, and on websites that collect famous quotes.
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/04/scicheck-covid-19-is-caused-by-a-virus-not-snake-venom/ A video that
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 pandemic was caused by a novel coronavirus, first isolated in January 2020. But a viral video has been spreading a conspiracy theory that the pandemic has actually been a plot to poison people with snake venom.
“It’s been proven that sugar triggers and causes cancer. … So the best thing to do to prevent cancer is to avoid sugar.”
Sprinklers alone did not save the house. The firefighters and the national guards' quick response suppressed the forest fire.
Did over 50 million chickens and turkeys die from the 2022 bird flu outbreak as of April 7, 2022? No, that's not true: The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Centers for Disease Control
(Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)A viral article from Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com claims that “millions get AIDS” from COVID-19 vaccines and features an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Eads, a frequent purveyor of vaccine misi
The house withstood Hurricane Ike in 2008 owing to its construction standards when it was built in 2005. No exorcisms ever took place in that house.
The actor and rapper has been open about his personal struggles since before he infamously slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022.
Did the Irish Examiner publish a report about a sudden increase in heart problems among sports players due to referee whistles? No, that's not true: A spoof image was created using a fake story and the masthead of the Irish Examiner. This
The image was taken in 2013 after a blast in a market in Peshawar, Pakistan. It is not related to the suicide bombing that occurred on March 4, 2022.
REVIEW Cancer is a common subject of health misinformation, particularly exploited by those peddling scientifically unproven cures to cancer patients, which can place these patients at risk for poorer medical outcomes. One such example is a TikTok v
Is alopecia literally just male or female pattern baldness or hair loss? No, that is missing context. Alopecia does mean "hair loss," but it can be "an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss," according to Yale Medicine. The claim was m
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic caused more than 400 million confirmed cases and 6 million deaths worldwide as of 22 March 2022, according to Johns Hopkins University. Mortality is an important metric to guide and assess public policies against COVID-1
Is sunscreen bad for your skin? And did skin cancer not exist until the 20th century? No, that's not true: Two dermatologists told Lead Stories that sunscreen, chemical or mineral, is not bad for your skin. According to the Center for Dis
Do COVID-19 booster shots cause rapid cancer growth? No, that's not true: Michel Goldman, one of the authors of a paper misused on social media to make the claim, told Lead Stories in a March 21, 2022, email, "This is an abusive and unacc
REVIEW On 23 August 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the first approval for a COVID-19 vaccine to Pfizer and BioNTech. The information contained in the Biological License Application was confidential and unavailable to the p