Is the Speedway gas and convenience store chain giving $500 gift cards to consumers who answer three questions as part of a price-gouging lawsuit settlement? No, that's not true: The post is a hoax. There is no evidence on Speedway's offi
As a "settlement" for raising prices "unfairly," is Target giving out $500 gift cards to people who shopped with them during the fourth fiscal quarter of 2022 and who will answer three questions? No, that's not true: A Target spokesperson
Was Walmart "fined big for raising prices illegally high," and as a result, can consumers apply to get $500 in store credit? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Walmart has been fined nor is there any evidence of consumers bein
Will answering three questions earn Walmart consumers "household pallets" from a warehouse for only $2, after a court ordered the company to sell the purportedly "outdated household pallets"? No, that's not true: A Walmart spokesperson co
Will answering three questions for Walmart earn consumers a $500 shopping credit to spend on groceries? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the big box retailer has such a program. The claim appeared in a September 30, 2022 pos
Being attentive to realities like war is often painful, and people are not well-equipped to keep a sustained focus on ongoing or traumatic occurrences.
The price of diesel fuel has skyrocketed in recent months — much more even than regular gasoline — especially after Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
The day after Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with airline leaders to quiz them about widespread flight disruptions, his own flight was canceled and he wound up driving from Washington to New York.
Should consumers drink the mixture in this video to put an end to diabetes? No, that's not true: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said consumers should be cautious about what they put into their body. An active ingredient in a
Federal officials said two outbreaks of the bacterial infection had sickened at least 36 people across 17 states since May 2021.
A viral Facebook post, and online articles, reported a potentially significant class action lawsuit against Unilever in late 2020.
Americans who use social media for their news consumption are less likely to follow and understand news about the elections or the coronavirus, according to a new study from Pew Research Center’s American News Pathways project. Researchers analyzed d
Bee-washing is a form of greenwashing, a description conceived by environmentalists to define a marketing spin that persuades the public to think that a product is environmentally friendly.
President Trump’s trade war is about to hit home for millions of American consumers and small businesses that will pay higher prices for Chinese products starting September 1, 2019.
A purported statement from the company asked critics to "respect our troops" and donate clothing rather than burn it.
A viral fake tweet caused some social media users to question whether the Tide Challenge spelled the end of the Tide PODS product.
Dubious web sites hawking anti-aging face creams and supplements lure consumers with fake celebrity endorsements.
Do the ingredients black seed powder, organic honey and organic lemon cure any cancer? No, that's not true: A clinical dietician told Lead Stories that none of these foods are a cure for cancer. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) spokes
Did a court rule that all female victims of gender discrimination by Costco can receive a $500 grocery credit from the membership warehouse club? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Costco is giving out $500 credits to anyone.
Does the nacho cheese dip in Lunchables "Nachos Cheese Dip & Salsa" contain shards of glass? No, that's not true: The crystals have been widely reported by consumers -- but they are not glass. The crystals may form from one of the reg
Are aborted fetal cells added to artificial flavors in food products? No, that's not true: The false claim mis-states the use of HEK 293 cells in taste research by the Senomyx company, which was purchased by Firmenich, a Swiss flavor and
Do worms cause autism? No, that's not true: An expert told Lead Stories that there is "no scientific evidence" that supports the claim, made in a video on TikTok, that worms cause autism. There is no definitively known cause of Autism Spe
A popular January 24 2023 Facebook post showed a screengrab of a viral tweet claiming that paprika is nothing more than “just dried and crushed red bell peppers,” describing the purported news as “really shocking”: Learning th
In January 2023, a popular Facebook Reel making the rounds claimed that dishwasher pods (that is to say, detergent) were being universally, incorrectly applied; the video in question was “stitched” with a viral September 2022 TikTok post:
Is there a homemade drinkable concoction that can cause penile enlargement? No, that's not true: There is not a mixture that can be made with ingredients found at home that can enlarge a penis, and the post making the claim does not provi
Summary Here’s how the United States has fared since President Joe Biden took office two years ago: The economy added 10.7 million jobs under Biden, putting the total 1.2 million higher than before the pandemic. The unemployment rat
As a "settlement" for "gender discrimination," is Lowe's handing out $2 KitchenAid mixers to women over the age of 35 who respond to four questions? No, that's not true: A spokesman for Lowe's denied the claim, and there is no evidence th
Did President Joe Biden propose a ban on gas stoves? No, that's not true: He is against the idea of a future ban on gas stoves, a White House spokesperson has said. A Consumer Product Safety commissioner said gas stoves posed a "hidden ha
Did the chief of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) call for an immediate end to COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: The head of the FDA is Dr. Robert M. Califf and he is not mentioned in the article where the claim appears. The s
Will answering four questions earn all Walmart female customers $500 in grocery credits, given that the company purportedly has discriminated against women "for years"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the long-time retailer
Will adding three drops of food-grade hydrogen peroxide to one cup of water help with AIDS and herpes? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence supporting the benefits of hydrogen peroxide for AIDS or herpes infection; one exp
Is the television ratings and marketing company Nielsen offering $2,000 in financial assistance to consumers who sign up for downloads and survey participation? No, that's not true: The claim uses a domain address different from Nielsen's
On January 9 2022, a top post on Reddit’s r/all claimed that farmers in the United States had won the “right to repair” John Deere equipment; the post originally appeared on r/news: US Farmers win right to repair John Deere
REVIEW On 25 December 2022, the Epoch Times reposted an article by naturopath Colleen Huber titled “Ivermectin is Safe and Effective: The Evidence”. At the time of this review’s publication, the article had received more than 4,500 interaction
Did Harry Hoxsey, an ex-convict who had no medical licensing, create an effective method for curing cancer using a family concoction made up of herbs plus diet? No, that's not true: This old claim has been debunked as ineffective and dang
FTC Commissioner Lina Khan. (Photo by Graeme Jennings/AFP/Getty Images.)Its attempt to block the acquisition of a virtual-reality app maker is more about going after Big Tech than about protecting consumers.The post The FTC’s Misguided Case Against
Is stiff person syndrome, the disease Celine Dion announced in December 2022 that she was diagnosed with, included in a list of adverse reactions reported after vaccination with the Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech) mRNA COVID-19 vaccine? No, t
Does the bottled drinking water DASANI contain lethal amounts of potassium chloride, the same chemical used to kill death row inmates? No, that's not true: All bottled water contains small amounts of the mineral, but a water sciences expe
On November 30 2022, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at preventing a railroad strike ahead of the holiday season — although the matter was not yet fully settled: The House on Wednesday [November 30 2022] resoundingly approve
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that "it is illegal to use anything from nature that is not tested for efficacy and safety"? No, that's not true: The FDA regards herbal supplements as foods, not drugs. Therefore, they ar