Quick Take The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, allowing laws banning abortion in several states, including Kentucky, to take effect. But social media posts falsely claim Kentucky is considering a law requiring all women of childbearing
A post claiming that only 15% of McDonald’s beef was found to be beef, and that its sauces and spices contained pork grease is not correct.
https://www.bbc.com/news/61967480 Within hours of the attack on a shopping centre in the central Ukrain
The rapid growth of the fact-checking movement has been accompanied by an equally sharp rise in false claims across social media.
No one “with a concealed carry permit ever committed a mass shooting."
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/06/biden-claims-too-much-credit-for-decline-in-covid-19-deaths/ With the
With the U.S. experiencing a major dip in the number of daily deaths as the omicron variant wave runs its course, President Joe Biden has repeatedly boasted that his “approach has brought down COVID deaths by 90%.” That figure is accurate, but
Ending nearly 50 years of federally protected access to abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, returning power to individual states to set their own laws. […] The post 5 claims about the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v
See the timeline of Trump’s mounting pressure on the Justice Department to back his baseless claims of election fraud. Top department officials refused.
Fact-checking 5 claims in the final Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade
According to International Olympic Committee data, “an average of 29 athletes under the age of 35 suffered sudden death per year from 1966 to 2004. From March 2021 to March 2022, 769 athletes have died or suffered cardiac arrest."
SciCheck Digest Pop star Justin Bieber announced he has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a form of facial paralysis caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox. Social media posts have claimed his condition was caused by COVID-19 vaccination, but
A viral article recently published at The Defender claims in its headline “COVID-19 Vaccines linked to New Type of Incurable, Fatal Degenerative Brain Disorder.”The Defender is a news website of the Children’s Health Defense, a non-pr
(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Tom Fitton, president of the conservative organization Judicial Watch and supporter of Donald Trump, claimed in a widely-shared tweet that the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack is a “on
Quick Take At least 2,000 cattle have died following a heat wave in southwestern Kansas. Although the cattle apparently died of heatstroke, social media posts have made baseless claims suggesting that the deaths might be part of a larger conspiracy the
As they campaign to win the election in November, Republicans are blaming Democrats for record-high gas prices, and Democrats are shifting the blame to oil companies. Florida Republican Marco Rubio […] The post There are no easy answers on reduci
Former President Donald Trump has made the “stolen” 2020 election the centerpiece of his post-White House political life. Virtually every statement he sends out invokes the false theme. The polling […] The post Most Republicans still
Experts don’t see ways for elected officials to quickly cut gas prices, but there might be moves to reduce prices over time.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill in April that takes away Disney’s special tax status that allowed Disney to operate relatively freely in the Sunshine State for over 50 […] The post Meme falsely claims that Walt Disney World was tax-exem
At the second hearing of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol, former President Donald Trump’s top aides testified that they told him his claims of election fraud were baseless. What Trump char
Multiple recounts and election audits have confirmed the accuracy of the election results. But most Republicans agree with Donald Trump that the election was stolen.
REVIEW Mask mandates in public spaces have been a common feature in most countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, as countries sought to limit the spread of the virus. But the proliferation of mask mandates was equally met with growing resistance pro
REVIEW One in ten Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. If left unchecked, diabetes can have dire consequences, such as damage to organs, nerves and arteries, or amputation. Diabetes is also among the top ten causes of mortality in the U.S. in 2020
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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.)During his remarks on gun violence in America last Thursday, President Joe Biden repeated a falsehood he regularly cites on the subject and which was repeated in a tweet the same day:President Biden @POTUSWe should rep
A post on Facebook claims that in the UK there are “5 million children hungry” and “an estimated 40 million in fuel and food poverty”. Although food and fuel prices have risen significantly, and there is evidence of a large rece
Ukraine adopted “laws banning the Russian language.”
A paid ad on Facebook showed a picture of actor Johnny Depp and claimed he had a "tough few months" after confirming new claims "out of court."
We need to realize that people who think that ‘well, maybe if we could just implement tougher gun laws, it’s going to solve it,’ Chicago and LA and New York disprove that thesis. And so, if you’re looking for a real solution, Chicago teaches th
Viral social media posts claim that the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter was killed by an off-duty Border Patrol agent “who charged in the school with his dad shirt and jeans on.”The shooter was killed by Border Patrol agents. Early reports in
Here's the lowdown on how to figure out if a text message claiming to come from the U.S. Postal Service is real or a scam.