The Department of Homeland Security did not confirm to PolitiFact the existence of an “intelligence report” about Venezuela sending criminals to the southern U.S. border. The claim originated with a Breitbart News story that cited an unnamed Custom
A viral Facebook post claims to quote actor Denzel Washington saying, “If you don’t read the news, you’re uninformed. If you do read the news, you’re misinformed.”The line is famous as an apocryphal quote from Mark Twain,
Soursop cures cancer.
President Joe Biden attends the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Sean Smith - WPA Pool/Getty Images)A viral tweet claims to show a video of President Joe Biden in London for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral being greeted by chants of “let&
(Photo by Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images.)A viral tweet from Dr. Simone Gold, which has been shared more than 17,000 times and liked more than 45,000 times, claims that “children in the UK aged 5-11 will no longer be offered COVID jabs,” due
Photo shows Queen Elizabeth II checking the oil of a car.
(Photo by Brent Stirton/Getty Images.)A viral tweet claimed that Washington, D.C., courts gave a January 6 rioter 10 years in prison for assaulting a police officer while two rioters who threw a Molotov cocktail in a police car at a 2020 Black Lives Ma
An ad in Georgia’s Senate race highlights accusations made against Raphael Warnock by his ex-wife. Here’s what we know based on publicly available information.
We fact-checked Biden’s speech about democracy. His comments about a threat to same-sex marriage were speculative, but he was on firmer ground about efforts by individuals who deny the 2020 election.
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(Photograph by Matt Cardy/Getty Images.)A number of viral social media posts claim that you don’t need an ID to vote in New York, but you do need one to buy a can of whipped cream.🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat @lesliblessIn New York you donR
A viral tweet from actor Mark Hamill claims to show a list of books that have been banned from Florida schools. The list includes books such as the Harry Potter series, 1984, and The Handmaid’s Tale.Mark Hamill @MarkHamillThis also works nicely a
A viral image purports to show Trump-endorsed Senate nominee Dr. Mehmet Oz, standing next to a person holding an Oz campaign sign flipped sideways. It appears as though the person in the image is holding a sign that says “no,” instead of
Depending on the lens, Biden’s student debt relief plan might look like help for people of modest means, a gift to the well-to-do, or an unfair burden on hard-working Americans. See how the competing claims hold up.
Political ads and social media attacks by opponents of Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman have sought to portray Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor as dangerously soft on crime, but some of the claims stretch the facts: Dr. Mehmet Oz, Fe
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“96% of U.S. climate data is corrupted.”
In a segment of his Fox News show Monday in which he discussed a “weaponized” Department of Justice, Tucker Carlson spoke about how the “DOJ is purging every figure in Trump’s orbit.” At one point in the segment, Carlson c
"Adam Laxalt fought an investigation into the oil industry, then they funded his campaign."
Soon after Russia invaded Ukraine, a newly-launched fact-checking service called War on Fakes published a piece claiming to debunk the notion that Ukrainians were not waging an information war against Russians. Not […] The post How ‘War on Fa
A viral photo claims to show Melania Trump posing for a picture on the grave of Donald Trump’s ex-wife Ivana Trump:church girl @KiaSpeaksHaving the third wife standing on the first wife’s grave and smiling is brazy! August 1st 202210,516 Re
Trump made 18 statements of material fact in his new campaign-style video. Almost 90 percent are false or misleading.
War on Fakes claims to be a fact-checking service countering “an information war launched against Russia.” But a review by PolitiFact shows that its “fact-checks” are actually pieces of pro-Russia disinformation packed with falsehoods.
Tina Peters. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)A recent article from The Gateway Pundit, which has a history of promoting false voter conspiracy theories, claims that Dominion Voting System machines failed a logic and accuracy test in El Paso County
Sen. Mark Kelly “voted to legalize abortion up until the moment of birth.”
The Democrats’ Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022 “would permit abortion up until delivery.”
An ad uses images from “The Wizard of Oz” to attack Mehmet Oz over his touting of “miracle” products, an immigration case and his state of residency.
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Antarctica has “an entrance to a different world” — a “mythic land” with green forests, giant animals, and “extraterrestrial technologies.”
Fact-checking an ad narrated by a drag queen that makes several attacks on Kari Lake, a GOP candidate for Arizona governor.
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Questions about the identity of the officer have polarized people online.
"Ron DeSantis still hasn't condemned the Jan. 6 insurrection."
Cheri Beasley voted to reverse the conviction of an armed kidnapper, release a double murderer early.
The cost of a Fourth of July cookout in 2022 increased by 67.2% because of inflation.
It is disappointing to see that the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission affirmed its earlier decision to revoke the certificates of incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings Corporation, effectively […] The post The Internatio
The death of Michael Stenger, the Senate sergeant-at-arms at the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, fueled a number of rumors and conspiracy theories online.