A video has been viewed thousands of times on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo alongside a claim it shows a Chinese rocket that disintegrated over the Indian Ocean in 2021. The claim is false: the video in fact shows computer-generated imagery created by an
The video clip of SpaceX's Starship prototype exploding has been falsely shared as the Long March 5B crashlanding.
The fragments of China's Long March 5B rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on May 8, with most of its components lost upon re-entry at 10:15 p.m. EDT.
An astrophysicist said the landing could "be the equivalent of a small plane crash scattered over 100 miles."
Harris attacked Biden during a June 2019 Democratic primary debate, but not for this.
During a debate, did Kamala Harris say to Joe Biden, "You will do whatever the Chinese tell you! They gave your son over a billion dollars"? No, that's not true: Kamala Harris never said this to Joe Biden during a debate. The claim seems
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg urged Chinese people to stop using traditional chopsticks in order to save trees. The claim is false: AFP found no record of such remarks, while a spokesperson f
The operation was allegedly billed as the "biggest seizure of human organs in history."
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Weibo, Twitter and Douyin, alongside a claim that it shows a social media user burning Nike shoes in response to the brand’s critical stance on Xinjiang cotton. But the video has been shared in a misleadi
Did Chinese authorities seize more than 7,200 human penises on a cargo ship from Nigeria? No, that's not true: This story originated on March 19, 2021 on the satire website World News Daily Report. The website makes it clear it is not to
A story that has been shared multiple times on social media, including on WhatsApp, claims that thousands of human penises shipped from Nigeria in a refrigerated container were intercepted in China. The claim is false; the story originated on a satiric
Facebook, Twitter and Weibo posts purport to show a Chinese official promoting antimalarial drug chloroquine phosphate, which they claim is also known as oxytetracycline, as a Covid-19 treatment at a press conference in 2021. The claim is misleading: t
Rescuers on Sunday were trying to reach 21 coal miners who were trapped by an underground flood in China's northwest, a state news agency reported.
Posts claiming that Rwandan President Paul Kagame ordered the deportation of 18 Chinese nationals for mistreating local workers have resurfaced online. AFP Fact Check debunked the same claim in 2020 and found no evidence backing up the allegations. To
Social media posts circulating in China purport to show the country’s latest population statistics from 2020. However, the figures are false. They include outdated provincial figures from 2018 along with incorrect numbers for Hong Kong, Macau and
The visual parallels to the blocked Suez Canal were not lost on social media.
In March 2021, "The View" co-host apologized for "any past comments" that aided former President Donald Trump's "racist rhetoric." But what exactly did she say?
The description of the alleged product says, "Make your company great again!"
As the Myanmar military intensified a crackdown on protesters after seizing power in a coup in February, social media posts began sharing images of soldiers, pointing to the insignia on their uniforms to claim the pictures showed Chinese troops draft
An image circulating on social media purports to show an Instagram post about the Tiananmen Square massacre being fact-checked by the "Chinese government". The claim is false; a spokesperson for Facebook, which owns Instagram, said the Chinese Communis
The viral video of the Indian army demolishing Chinese bunkers actually belongs to a rescue operation in Uttarakhand.
Amazon would begin manufacturing devices in India as part of the 'Make in India’ and Atmanirbhar Bharat program.
It took just three months for the rumor that COVID-19 was engineered as a bioweapon to spread from the fringes of the Chinese internet and take root in millions of people’s minds.
A video of a man crying in fear while a nurse attempts to give him an injection has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and YouTube posts alongside a claim that it shows Thailand's health minister receiving the Covid
Conspiracy theories and misinformation are global phenomena that affect people’s perceptions of other countries.
The president's lead Secret Service agent is American.
Is a "China man" who stayed close to Joe Biden before his inauguration his "Chinese handler"? No, that's not true: The man identified in a video as Biden's "Chinese handler" is actually a member of the secret service team protecting the n
Citizens of China had to download a digital "health code" system and in some instances without the app people couldn't re-enter their residence.
Are U.S. governors' names on a leaked list of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) members? No, that's not true: Although there are credible reports of a leaked CCP database, people with direct knowledge of the list told Lead Stories no governor
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter and Facebook that claim it shows US Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas ignoring two people who offered to shake hands with him at an event in early January
A Facebook meme shared widely in late 2020 and early 2021 asked American readers, "Are you concerned yet?"
Jack Ma has not been seen in public since October. Neither Alibaba nor the Chinese government has made a statement about his whereabouts.
Articles and social media posts say 50,000 of Beijing’s soldiers were killed in a strike on a bunker in Maine -- part of a series of baseless claims about Chinese military action in North America. But local authorities said there was no evidence of e
Were 50,000 Chinese soldiers bombed and killed in Maine -- with the incident "listed as an earthquake"? No, that's not true: there was a minor earthquake in Maine on December 9, 2020, but there was no bomb involved and there weren't 50,00
The woman, who left the country abruptly in 2015, has been photographed with several high-profile U.S. politicians.
Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden’s nominee for homeland security secretary, was the subject of a critical inspector general’s report. But Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) spins the facts beyond recognition.
A photo of a train timetable in Sri Lanka featuring English and Chinese text has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that Chinese has replaced local languages such as Sinhala and Tamil in Sri Lanka. The claim is m
Two images circulated in social media posts purport to show US President-elect Joe Biden switched a surgical boot from his right leg to his left after injuring his right foot while walking his dog in late November 2020. The posts, shared hundreds of
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on Facebook claim that South Korean President Moon Jae-in announced the country had procured enough doses of China-made Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate 45 million people. The posts, which circulated online in late N