SciCheck Digest People vaccinated with an authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine can donate blood immediately after receiving a shot if they’re feeling well. Social media posts distort a question from the American Red Cross to baselessly claim t
REVIEW The claim that no childhood vaccine has ever been tested against a placebo in a double-blind, randomized trial commonly crops up in anti-vaccine content. One example of this claim can be seen in this Instagram post. Prominent figures in the
The study found rare occurrences of adverse events, but social media users are overemphasizing the risks.
An independent journalist incorrectly claimed the Houthis sank a ship and rescued the crew.
In a Feb. 20 town hall in South Carolina that aired on Fox News, days before the state’s Republican primary, former President Donald Trump repeated several false and misleading claims we’ve fact-checked before. Trump and Ingraham at th
The original photograph was taken in 1997, a few months before her death in a car crash. It has been edited to make her look older.
They are not responsible for wildfires in Hawaii or Chile—and painting your roof blue won’t protect you from them.
Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Abortion is illegal in Texas, with narrow exceptions for the life and health of a pregnant patient. Those who provide abortions can face stiff penalties, but Texas law s
Amid the aftermath of Sunday’s shooting at Lakewood Church, which is led by televangelist pastor Joel Osteen, social media users spread false claims about Moreno’s gender identity.
Special Counsel Robert Hur, in his report on President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, didn’t call Biden a criminal, contrary to social media claims. Nor did he say Biden was incompetent for trial or mentally unfit for office.
Department of Homeland Security Mayorkas' border policy is "personally responsible" for fentanyl crossing the border
The Russian president made a series of false or misleading statements.
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on his investigation of President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents concluded that “no criminal charges are warranted in this matter.” But in a press conference, Biden made several
The presence of soft tissue and carbon-14 in dinosaur bones proves they lived “only a few thousand years” ago, not millions of years ago.
Allegations that 150 women died in a clinical trial can’t be confirmed, but the company has long acknowledged that its predecessor facilitated atrocities.
Social media users are sharing a screenshot of a baseless article titled: “Microsoft To Disable Computers of Users Who Share ‘Non-Mainstream Content’ Online.”
Trump adviser Stephen Miller made several false or misleading claims.
Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Misinformation peddlers baselessly claim a judge who presided over the defamation case that ended with an $83 million verdict against former President Donald Trump is li
Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take Former President Donald Trump is competing in Nevada’s Republican presidential caucuses but not the state-run primary election. Nevada’s delegates are awarde
Advocates for sexual assault victims pushed for similar laws for years prior to the Carroll lawsuit.
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy benefits both mother and baby. Side effects are generally mild, and studies don’t show negative effects on the baby. A criticized study that gave COVID-19 vaccines to pregnant rats doesn’
Haley conceded that Trump won after both Iowa and New Hampshire.
Americans increasingly believe the economy is doing well under President Biden, so former president Donald Trump is pulling out an old playbook to cast doubt.
Independent voters were welcome, but registered Democrats could not participate.
Sports journalist Mike Dickson died because of COVID-19 vaccines.
Robert Peston has not endorsed an online trading platform in an on-air interview with ITV colleague Paul Brand.
The United Nations arm will weigh in on claims of genocide.
In Peterborough, New Hampshire, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said former President Donald Trump wants to raise the retirement age to 70. He said that in 2000. Haley accurately cited fentanyl overdose stats, but there are caveats.
A viral tweet is true, though law enforcement did arrest protesters earlier in the day.
PolitiFact is on the ground in New Hampshire this week, fact-checking candidates and talking to voters ahead of next week's primary. Here's how to follow our behind-the-scenes coverage.
A viral post is wildly inaccurate.
There were terrorist attacks during Trump’s presidency -- and Jimmy Carter wins the ‘no wars’ prize.
Baseless claims about child sex trafficking and other crimes emerged after an underground tunnel was found at the Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. The Anti-Defamation League says the claims feed antisemitic tropes.
“Our government, wrongly, is saying if you’re born in this country you’re automatically an American citizen.”
Nikki Haley is ineligible to be president or vice president.
News of a secret underground tunnel found connected to a historic Brooklyn synagogue was picked up quickly on social media, with posts spreading baseless claims about the passage, many laced with antisemitism.
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The Prime Minister and the shadow chancellor have made contrasting claims about the impact of changes to personal taxes.