Image shows Sen. Rand Paul in a bathrobe on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
“CEOs are now making 400 times more than their average worker.”
Did Eglin Air Force Base make masks, COVID-19 testing, and booster shots mandatory after Labor Day 2023? No, that's not true: In a brief statement, the deputy chief of media operations with the Department of the Air Force at the Pentagon
Did Facebook or its parent company Meta announce a plan to charge all of the platform's users $4.99 a month for access? Will copying and pasting a post about the change allow people to "opt out" or "bypass the system"? No, none of that is
Does a collage from social media prove that nobody showed up to celebrate Brazil's Independence Day in the country's capital in 2023? No, that's not true: The composite image shared on social media does not contain any photos from 2023. T
“Ground Zero in New York — I remember standing there the next day.”
Speaking at a military base in Alaska on the anniversary of 9/11, President Joe Biden wrongly said that he visited ground zero in New York City the day after the attack. Biden first visited the site nine days after terrorists flew planes into the twin
Does a BBC report from September 11, 2001, saying World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) fell more than 20 minutes before it actually did prove a conspiracy? No, that's not true: There's no evidence of a WTC 7 conspiracy. The discrepancy i
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
A YouTube channel with a rapidly growing audience regularly publishes misleading videos that stoke people’s fear of disaster. Experts say this content goes viral because it elicits an emotional response from viewers.
Plus, why are schools going remote, and what the heck was Vivek Ramaswamy suggesting?
FOI information obtained by Labour contained errors, which made it appear that a patient had waited continuously in A&E when in fact they left the hospital and returned the following month.
“We have over a million people right now that are under emergency travel restrictions … and this is due to poison being released into the air.”
Does an image show a single man in China breaking up couples' seating arrangements in a movie theater on Valentine's Day? No, there's no evidence of that: The image actually shows the reopening of a movie theater in Beijing amid the coron
Lee Anderson appeared to suggest the government is spending £7 million a day on hotels for asylum seekers.
Plus: Democrats discuss their voter turnout strategy for 2024.
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Trump-aligned pundits have taken to social media to say Georgia defendants were indicted for everyday actions such as tweeting about watching TV or asking for a phone number. This ignores the full context of their actions; prosecutors say these are par
Is it true that menstrual cycles, or periods, lasting longer than three days are abnormal? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence that a period lasting longer than three days is not normal. Two gynecologists and an expert on
Not just for Donald Trump, but for the Republican Party as a whole.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Sinead O’Connor had a short but storied life. When the Irish musician and performer (who since 2018 had called herself Shuhada’ Sadaqat after converting to Islam) — died on July 26 2023, her groundbreaking Saturday Night Live per
Photos show children wearing satanic clothing and participating in a satanic club.
Mark your calendars for February 2024.
On July 11 2023, a meme about jazz pianist Thomas “Fats” Waller attending a birthday party for crime boss Al Capone was popular on Imgur: The post (“Imagine being such a talented musician that the mafia kidnaps you to perform at a b
Video of Hunter Biden at the White House was taken on the “same day they found cocaine.”
As the heavily promoted Amazon Prime Day (although the annual sitewide sale actually lasts for 48 hours) rolled around again on July 11 2023, a Reddit account’s post about misleading prices received heavy attention on the popular subreddit r/mild
More than “200 dogs showed up and lined up around the block” for a man’s 100th birthday celebration.
The U.S. Pacific Fleet — which calls itself the largest naval force of its type in the world — tweeted, then deleted a tweet marking the July 4th Independence Day holiday after a researcher pointed out that it used a photo depicting Russian
A sledgehammer to the soapbox.
A Facebook post claims eating one grapefruit a day can replace high blood pressure medication. While the fruit might contribute to a healthy diet, it’s much less effective than conventional drugs.
A Facebook post lists 53 claims that compare the UK today to 2010. Several of the comparisons we looked at were incorrect or misleading.