Does the southeast Asian country of Myanmar use the same voting machines as the United States in its elections? No, that's not true: According to a spokesperson for the Asian Network for Free Elections, a non-governmental organization tha
Penny Mordaunt’s claim in the ITV Conservative leadership debate is not supported by the polling we’ve seen.
Did actor Sam Elliott say that he won't support a political party "that supports abortion over life"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the Academy Award-nominated actor ever made that remark, part of a longer purported quote
Lilibet has a birth certificate that reveals her date and place of birth, proving her existence.
Is a lethal drug included in over-the-counter COVID-19 test kits? Yes, but that is misleading. In the Abbott Laboratories home kit, the drug sodium azide is in the liquid in a dropper bottle, with the liquid placed on the paper test card
Did Vice President Kamala Harris "admit" that COVID-19 vaccines don't work? No, that's not true: Her tweet that is the basis for the claim is a summary of public health recommendations that reflect reality: No vaccine is 100% effective an
Does a Facebook video show President Joe Biden crying and leaving a press briefing, only to come back and ask former President Donald Trump to return? No, that's not true: the video is clickbait and shows footage of a Pentagon press brief
A post on Facebook which has been shared more than 20,000 times claims that anyone who is feeling depressed or suicidal can text a number and receive a response from a crisis counsellor connected to Samaritans. This information is out of date and
Asymptomatic presentation occurs in many diseases. The majority of COVID-19 patients (estimated at 80 percent) show symptoms of the disease.
Does microbiologist Stefan Lanka prove that virology is not based on scientific methods? No, that's not true: The known conspiracy theorist and debunked anti-vaccination activist gives no evidence that an experiment "refutes the theory on
Is there a car hack that can save your life -- a secret button behind the flap covering the gas tank that can unlock the doors? No, that's not true: A video posted to a satire website claims to show a trick to help a woman who locked her
Does a video of then-Sen. Joe Biden saying that the upbringing and background of future criminals does not matter show "what Biden really thinks about Black Americans"? No, that's not true: Biden did not mention race when he made a Senate
Is it true that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has not been positively identified, that the PCR test is not accurate after a certain point and that there are major ways to become ill other than through airborne transmission of the virus, such as by
Did Irish Health Service officials "admit" COVID-19 does not exist? No, that's not true: The claim rests on a purported Irish Health Service (HSE) letter the agency says does not exist. The person based her claim on a bit of sophistry: Sh
COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers are exempt from future product liability claims, but the vaccines authorized for use have undergone rigorous trials.
Did a Danish study show mask-wearing has a statistically insignificant impact on COVID-19 infection and "basically doesn't do a damn thing"? No, that's not true: Both the study authors and an editorial in the journal where it was publishe
Does the DomainKeys Identified Mail signature within metadata of the New York Post's "smoking gun" Hunter Biden email prove the correspondence is "unquestionably authentic"? That's a stretch: DKIM can validate who sent an email and what t
Did Donald Trump tweet "Obama should wait until he leaves office to pick another Justice! If he doesn't, he should be fired!" in April 2016 about an election year Supreme Court vacancy? No, that's not true. This is a fake tweet that Trump
Did a man who no longer lives in California receive an election ballot at his parents' house? No, that's not true. Jarrett Stepman, who is employed by The Daily Signal, a conservative news outlet, claimed on Twitter his parents received h
Kamala Harris is a United States citizen from birth and is qualified to serve as the U.S. vice-president.
Did "New Starbucks CEO" Rosalind Brewer admit she doesn't like white people? No, there are several things that are not true in that statement, the most obvious one being that Brewer isn't actually the CEO of Starbucks (who happens to be a whit
Does another man appear in the window of a broken home on the cover of the children's book "Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore"? No, that's not true: An image of the "book about divorce" being shared widely on social media is a photo-shopped hoax
Did a peer-reviewed and published scientific study in Finland conclude that "man-made climate change doesn't exist in practice"? No, that's not true: A draft of a short research paper that has not been reviewed by scientific peers or published
Did Nancy Pelosi offer to trade building a border wall in exchange for Donald Trump not running for president in 2020? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters and
AP FACT CHECK: A look at the veracity of Facebook's claim that it doesn't sell user data
AP FACT CHECK: Trump describes _ and criticizes _ a visa lottery system that doesn't exist
AP FACT CHECK: Trump's State of the Union speech doesn't skimp on exaggerations
AP FACT CHECK: Trump doesn't wait for facts to emerge in deadly Amtrak crash before using it to plug infrastructure plan
A widely spread photo that appears to show an anti-fascist activist beating a police officer is a doctored image
The Latest: Trump's praise of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's aggressive war on drugs doesn't match facts provided by his own State Department
Does a viral video show Al Jazeera footage of "Nazi Ukrainians" "arrested in Qatar after they drew swastikas on football posters"? No, that's not true: The network denied that it had anything to do with the clip using its logo. More impor
Did Russian ex-president and the deputy chair of Russia's Security Council, Dmitry Medvedev, tweet that Moscow "is ready to supply Poland with the best air defence systems to prevent further aggression from Ukraine"? No, that's not true:
Do COVID-19 vaccines or PCR tests make people "magnetic"? No, that's not true. There is no evidence that either of them can increase what is perceived as "magnetism." But theatrical glue, oily skin or body cream can do the trick of making
SciCheck Digest In response to a civil suit, lawyers for the Food and Drug Administration described the agency’s warnings about the unapproved use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19 as “recommendations.” Although that description doesn
Does the movie "Died Suddenly" demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccinations cause widespread sudden death or severe medical outcomes? No, that's not true: The film recycles previously debunked claims that the vaccine is lethal or dangerous for
Did Apple delete all its tweets? No, that's not true: While Apple's official Twitter account @Apple is devoid of tweets, it's not because they were deleted. The tech giant doesn't typically tweet, but it does maintain other official Twitt
Does a "terminator gene" exist that creates seedless fruits that "sterilize" or cause infertility in humans who consume these fruits? No, that's not true: Multiple professors who study plant genetics told Lead Stories that these claims ar