Does a video on social media show NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg faking a visit to the International Space Station (ISS) in front of a green screen? No, that's not true: In the original version of the clip, the narrator never identifies the
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PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, this photo doesn’t show a John Fetterman body double. Here’s why.
Photo shows Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has a body double.
Full Fact→ Photo doesn’t show police finding six skeletons in Wales
A Facebook post falsely claims that at least six skeletons have been found by police in Wales.
Full Fact→ Photo doesn’t show interior of ‘chemtrail plane’
Posts claiming that a photo shows the inside of a “chemtrail plane” have circulated online for many years. It’s actually a system for fighting forest fires.
Full Fact→ The government doesn’t spend £17 million a year subsidising food in Parliament
Thousands of people have shared a claim about cheap food in the House of Commons on social media.
AllSides→ Does School Book on Anal Sex, Masturbation Target 5-Year-Olds?
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ‘Previously Censored Video’ Does NOT Show Antifa Members Dressing As Trump Supporters In Washington On January 6, 2021 — And Video Was NOT Censored
Does a "previously censored video" show antifa members dressing up as supporters of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021? No, that's not true: The video found on social media was not censored before and features a short cl
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Genetically Modified Mosquito With Number Stamped On It
Does a video on social media show a genetically modified (GM) mosquito with a number stamped on it? No, that's not true: An insect expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said the bug shown in the video "does not appear to be a mosq
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Photo doesn’t show Magic Johnson donating blood
Photo shows Magic Johnson donating blood “to help underprivileged communities help fight COVID-19.”
PolitiFact→ Tommy Tuberville – Most US high school grads read below standard. That doesn’t mean half can’t read their diplomas
"Half the kids in this country, when they graduate, can’t read their diploma.”
Poynter→ Whoopi Goldberg said the First Amendment ‘doesn’t allow you to willingly lie.’ That’s mostly false.
In most cases, the First Amendment considers lies to be protected speech. There are exceptions to this general rule, but they are limited.
The Dispatch→ ‘He does everything you’re supposed to do’
A shining knight emerges from the Netflix golf docuseries.Continue reading ‘He does everything you’re supposed to do’ »
Full Fact→ ONS release doesn’t show vaccines ‘killing in huge numbers’
An ONS bulletin about Covid-19 deaths by vaccination status does not show the vaccine is killing people in huge numbers.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Alien Boarding Spaceship Before Flying Away — It’s Clip From Sci-Fi Short Film
Does a short video show in reality a lanky extraterrestrial boarding a hovering spaceship in a snowy field before flying away above a Siberian forest? No, that's not true: The animated clip is a cropped version of a science fiction short
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Consuming Only Female Animal Meat Does NOT Increase Estrogen Or Femininity In Human Males
Does eating only the meat of female animals alter the hormones of human males, purportedly increasing their estrogen and making them take on more traits associated with femininity? No, that's not true: Multiple medical and meat experts ve
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Prove Worms Fell From The Sky In China — Experts Say They’re Tree Blooms
Did it "rain worms" in China in early March 2023? No, that's not true: Two separate botanical experts confirmed individually to Lead Stories that the "worms" reported by some publications and social media users were the result of the annu
FactCheck.org→ What the Cochrane Review Says About Masks For COVID-19 — and What It Doesn’t
SciCheck Digest People online are touting the results of a Cochrane review to incorrectly claim that it shows masks “don’t work” against the coronavirus. But the primary conclusion of the review is that it’s uncertain from randomized contro
Health Feedback→ Alleged Morgellons test with cranberry juice doesn’t show nanoparticles, but precipitates from tannin-protein interactions
REVIEW A Facebook reel originating from TikTok, claiming that swishing cranberry juice in your mouth removes “all these nanoparticles from the chemtrails and from the pollution in the air”, went viral in March 2023, accruing more than 14,000 lik
Full Fact→ Think tank figure does not show 100,000 children ‘never went back to school’ due to lockdown
Journalist Isabel Oakeshott twice claimed that 100,000 children left education permanently as a result of the pandemic.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Grant to Georgia’s DeKalb County doesn't amount to an elections 'takeover'
A $2 million grant for Georgia’s DeKalb County amounts to a “private takeover of election offices.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Study Does NOT Find Men Should Masturbate 21 Times A Day To Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer
Did a study find that men should masturbate 21 times a day to "significantly" reduce the risk of prostate cancer? No, that's not true: A 2016 study that looked into the relationship between ejaculation frequency and prostate cancer made n
Full Fact→ ‘Vitamin B17’ from apricot seeds does not cure cancer
It’s been claimed on social media that amygdalin, a substance found in some nuts and seeds, kills cancer cells. The evidence for treating cancer is not there, and the substance can be harmful.
PolitiFact→ Ask PolitiFact: Does the Chinese Communist Party own U.S. land?
Is the Chinese government controlling land in the United States? Here’s what we know.
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Ditch those crucifixes; video doesn’t prove Secret Service agents are demons
Video shows U.S. Secret Service agents are demons.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Case Study Does NOT Prove Pfizer COVID Vaccine Linked To Fivefold Increase In Cancer Biomarker
Does a medical case study prove there's a link between the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and a fivefold increase in a cancer biomarker? No, that's not true: The case report looks at one person, a 79-year-old woman with ovarian cancer. It doesn'
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Does New Orleans Have Any Public Schools Left?
Students attend music class at the Encore Academy charter school in New Orleans. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) A viral tweet claims “there are no more public schools in New Orleans.” It stems from the idea that charter schools are not public
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Article Does NOT Prove ‘Half-Human, Half-Pig Hybrid Enters World’
Does this article prove a piglet with human features was born between 2015 and March 10, 2023? No, that's not true. The article that reported it relied on the old photos of sculptures created by an Italian artist and provided no other evi
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Yes, beverages can foil at-home COVID-19 tests. But that doesn't mean they're unreliable
Video shows that certain drinks can “test positive” for COVID-19 when using at-home COVID-19 tests.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT Tweet Bill Gates ‘Doesn’t Know How To Code’
Did tech entrepreneur Elon Musk "expose" the professional incompetency of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in a series of tweets on March 2, 2023? No, that's not true: An archived version of Musk's Twitter account does not contain any entr
Full Fact→ The UK doesn’t have more job vacancies than unemployed people
A column by former work and pensions secretary Chloe Smith was corrected after we contacted the MP about the error.
Health Feedback→ Analysis of alleged Medicare data by Steve Kirsch is flawed and doesn’t show COVID-19 vaccines increase mortality rate
REVIEW On 26 February 2023, entrepreneur Steve Kirsch published a Substack post with the headline “Medicare data shows the COVID vaccines increase your risk of dying”. Medicare is federal health insurance for people aged 65 and older in the U.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Video doesn’t show U.S. Rep. Chip Roy grilling Vice President Kamala Harris
“Crowd erupts as Chip Roy grills Kamala Harris as she lies in Congress” in video.
PolitiFact→ Does Tennessee’s new law limiting drag make it ‘illegal to be publicly transgender’?
Tennessee’s recently enacted law bans “adult cabaret performances” in public or in front of children. Experts say how the law is enforced could affect drag performers, transgender people and other members of the LGBTQ community. Litigation is lik
PolitiFact→ Elise Stefanik – Does Eric Adams want to ban chocolate milk in NYC schools?
New York City Mayor Eric Adams proposes to “ban chocolate milk.”
PolitiFact→ Washington Free Beacon – Joe Biden’s climate plan backs public transit and telecommuting, but doesn’t say ‘stay home’
"The Biden administration is floating a new” climate strategy: Don't leave your house."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ‘Vitamin’ B17 Was NOT Banned For Its ‘Cancer-Killing Properties’ — Substance Doesn’t Have Any But Is Highly Toxic
Was "vitamin" B17 prohibited for its "cancer-killing properties"? No, that's not true: The only thing it is known for is its ability to cause cyanide poisoning, not to treat cancer. Also, what social media refers to as a "vitamin" is not
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia Does NOT Offer ‘Gender Affirming’ Care Directly To 3-Year-Olds — Only To Parents
Does Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offer "gender-affirming" support, including surgical or hormonal procedures, directly to children as young as 3 years old? No, that's not true: The hospital's Gender and Sexuality Development Progr
PolitiFact→ What does it mean to be ‘woke’?
“Woke,” a term originating in Black vernacular as a warning against racism, morphed first into a term for liberal social justice advocates then into a conservative swipe against liberals. The term has no standard definition, which makes polling on
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO ‘Premeditated Murder’ Arrest Warrant Issued For Bill Gates In Philippines COVID Vaccine Rollout — ‘Heinous Crimes Court’ Does Not Exist
Was an arrest warrant for Bill Gates issued by the "Heinous Crimes Court" in the Philippines for "premeditated murder" linked to vaccine roll out? No, that's not true: A legal expert told Lead Stories, "Philippine courts do not have the a
Washington Post→ Does DOJ have ‘anti-Catholic bias’? Josh Hawley presses Merrick Garland.
We detail the facts concerning two incidents cited by Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).