At a rally in Nevada, former President Donald Trump mocked late President George H.W. Bush for having his presidential papers sorted in a converted bowling alley and Chinese restaurant. But that distorts what happened with Bush’s papers.
A U.S. Coast Guard ship on routine patrol in the Bering Sea came across a guided missile cruiser from China.
The video initially appeared in the context of Vostok 2022, a multilateral strategic and command exercise that took place in Russia.
A video claiming a Chinese military convoy heading towards Beijing during an alleged coup is old. No such incident has been reported so far.
Chinese celebrities have become increasingly politically active on social media over the years – in part to help advance their careers.
An old video of an explosion in Tianjin was misinterpreted as a blast that occurred during an alleged military coup in China.
Does a video show a convoy of Chinese military vehicles crossing the Russian border into Ukraine in mid-September 2022? No, that's not true: There were no reports of Chinese military troops or vehicles in Ukraine when the claim was posted
Quick Take China held live-fire military drills around Taiwan as a response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island on Aug. 2. But a video posted on social media made unfounded claims that China had attacked a Taiwanese armory. An expert
“China threatens to shoot Nancy Pelosi’s plane down if she visits Taiwan.”
SciCheck Digest A Wuhan Institute of Virology study describes assembling part of a monkeypox viral genome for use in a diagnostic test. Although the researchers only made a fraction of the genome — and it matches a different version of the virus
A former Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force member was arrested for shooting Abe. The shooter has no connection to the Chinese government or army.
During a recent interview with Fox News, Monica Crowley, a conservative commentator and longtime foreign policy specialist, made a bold claim: Overseas communists have controlled key institutions of American life […] The post No, Soviet and Chine
Did Elon Musk "just save us" by destroying a Chinese spy satellite with a SpaceX rocket? No, that's not true: This is a baseless clickbait video manufactured for views. There are news stories from late 2021 about close calls between two S
A doctored picture of cows laying eggs is being used to claim that China is boosting egg production by transplanting chicken organs in cows.
China did not air a map depicting a divided Russia. A map showing Russia's neighboring countries relative to its vast area has been miscaptioned.
Does a screenshot of a ship-tracking map prove that all the ships shown along the Chinese coast were "waiting to dock" because of China's COVID-19 strategy? No, that's not true: The screenshot provided no context for the claim, and it sho
Did entrepreneur Elon Musk announce that he tried to "buy the Bidens, but the Chinese wouldn't sell them"? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available evidence to suggest that Musk said or tweeted such a statement. The "tweet" in
A viral post from a Facebook page named President Trump Fans claims that the FBI has proof of Democratic mayors and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) having affairs with a Chinese spy, and that the bureau also possessed Hunter Biden’s laptop. The
China Eastern online made its website have a black-and-white homepage after the crash.
Build Back Better “would be a huge payday for Chinese manufacturing” and “would fill our streets with cars made with Chinese parts.”
Is video footage being used in a livestream that purports to show the Russian invasion of Ukraine real? No, that's not true: The livestreamer uses looped footage that includes images of a giant explosion that happened in Tianjin, China in
Chinese people rang in the Lunar New Year despite pandemic restrictions, as small crowds gathered at temples to offer traditional prayers for the Year of the Tiger.
With the right music, even a cute video of kids playing astronauts can seem depressing.
Does this video show a failed Chinese airstrike near Taiwan, with planes crashing after they are fired upon? No, that's not true: This footage is from the video game Arma 3. The footage is not real. The claim appeared in a Facebook post (
A video clip shows a failed attempt by China to launch airstrikes near Taiwan.
A video of Sichuan Armed Police attempting to protect the girl from a moving bicycle has been falsely shared as a CNN News story.
Do President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden own 10% of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Ltd (CATL), a leading lithium-ion battery development and manufacturing company based in China, a country with financial interests in Afghani
Did a Chinese restaurant advertise giving customers 95% off their lunch total if you show them a vaccination card? No, that's not true: The sign was made by a prank website where you can create your own Chinese restaurant sign. The story
In September 2021, social media users enthusiastically shared a picture of a restaurant sign that appeared to offer a 95% discount to vaccinated customers.
On September 2 2021, an Imgur account shared an image that was purportedly of a sign from Phoenix Koi Chinese Restaurant, offering a “95% discount” for vaccine card holders, and some additional commentary, too: Featured in the image was a
Was the fifth Mike Lindell election fraud video correct in claiming a major American voting machine company is controlled by Chinese Communist Party investors and that voting machines used in the 2020 election were hacked via the internet
Did Chinese slaves build railroads in California in the 1800s? No, that's not true: It's estimated that 90% of the railroad-building workforce in the west consisted of Chinese labor, but historians have found no evidence they were slaves.
China’s most popular social media service has deleted accounts on LGBT topics run by university students and nongovernment groups, prompting concern the ruling Communist Party is tightening control over gay and lesbian content.
Zhang founded ByteDance in 2012. Its first short-video platform, Douyin, was launched in 2016. TikTok was launched outside China the following year.
Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times share photos they claim show two Chinese maritime militia vessels blown up by Indonesian authorities in April 2019. The images have been shared in a misleading context: they actually show a Vietnamese f
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."