A January 21 2021 Facebook post about two athletes — Kenyan runner Abel Mutai and Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez — was shared more than 100,000 times in a little over a month: Kenyan runner Abel Mutai was only a few meters from the finish l
The COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted restaurants across the world, but the story of a TGI Fridays deal was unfortunately one of a kind.
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic that swept across the U.S. since early 2020 has caused almost 28 million identified cases and 500,000 deaths in the country. In the midst of this major health crisis, the U.S. have seen an important political shift with
Was Joe Biden silent on the 4 million people without power due to a February 2021 winter storm? No, that's not true. The president did not appear on camera to address the situation, but he made several public statements about the storm an
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz was called out for traveling to Cancun, Mexico, as both a devastating winter storm and a pandemic impacted his state.
Did all of Germany's close to 30,000 wind turbines and millions of photovoltaic panels suddenly stop working due to harsh weather conditions? And do wind turbines in Germany have to be heated in cold temperatures, taxing the country's ene
Due process is a bedrock protection for anyone facing a loss of “life, liberty or property” — not public office.
The figure of 500,000 includes those going bankrupt "somewhat" because of their medical bills or illness.
Did Pfizer halt production of the COVID-19 vaccine due to deaths? No, that's not true: The pharmaceutical company said that it's making improvements to a facility in Belgium, resulting in a "temporary reduction in the number of doses deli
A man who told police that the coronavirus pandemic left him afraid to fly has been arrested on charges that he hid in a secured area at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport for three months.
REVIEW So far, the 2020-2021 flu season has seen fewer cases than in previous years, leading to allegations that flu cases are being misdiagnosed as COVID-19. These claims started circulating on social media in late 2020 and early 2021, including th
Did 32,000 votes "disappear" from Georgia Senate runoff candidate David Perdue live on CNN and ABC? No, that's not true: Video from January 5, 2021, of the coverage of the runoff Senate races in Georgia showed the vote tally for David Per
We know the photograph of the Georgia senator is real.
In the final days of campaigning, the Republican Senate candidates are appealing to the most conservative part of the electorate.
Just how cold does it get in Novosibirsk, Russia?
A TV ad from Republican Sen. David Perdue’s campaign claims a supposed “China scandal” involving his challenger, Democrat Jon Ossoff, “keeps getting worse.” But it’s the distortions of the facts that are getting wors
https://www.factcheck.org/2020/12/cherry-picked-pay-raise-attacks-on-perdue/ A Democratic super PAC che
A Democratic super PAC cherry-picks from huge appropriations bills that Georgia Republican Sen. David Perdue opposed in order to accuse him of trying to increase his own pay while rejecting pay increases for the military. In a TV ad from American Bridg
A viral picture of a roomful of tablets alluded to the widespread emotional devastation caused by COVID-19.
Phishing scams have proliferated on the internet since the start of the pandemic.
Did a Johns Hopkins economics lecturer prove there are no "excess deaths" in 2020 due to COVID-19 and that the official U.S. death toll is misleading? No, that's not true: Her claim is based on lines on an Excel chart she made from CDC da
Multiple TikTok and YouTube videos viewed thousands of times claim the United Arab Emirates stopped issuing visas for Pakistanis and other nationals of Muslim countries because of their continued refusal to recognise the state of Israel. The claim, h
If customers truly didn't see this coming, it's only because they're not paying attention to anything.
Purdue Pharma pleaded guilty to three criminal charges, formally admitting its role in an opioid epidemic that has contributed to hundreds of thousands of deaths over the past two decades.
In the first TV ads of the runoff campaign that could help decide the balance of the Senate, Republican Sen. David Perdue warned his opponent would “radically change America,” while Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff accused his opponent of d
The UK is the first European country to record more than 50,000 deaths due to COVID-19.
An October 14 2020 Facebook post about the purported origins of women shaving their legs quickly became popular; it depicted a screenshot of a conversation in which one participant ascribes “capitalism” as a motive for a “1910s”
The company will plead guilty to three counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and violating federal anti-kickback laws, Justice Department officials said.
Businesses owned by minorities faced significantly more temporary disclosures than non-minority businesses amid the pandemic
Trump was a whirling dervish of falsehoods, but Biden also had a few stumbles.
The Trump campaign alleged pre-COVID-19 unemployment rates were evidence that he could jumpstart the pandemic-stricken economy.
“Accidentally” appeared as a trending topic on Twitter on October 13 2020, not long after Washington, DC-area news station @WUSA9 tweeted that the state’s entire voter registration system went offline — on the last day to regis
Quick Take Uganda has had relatively low numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths — but not because of hydroxychloroquine, as an article on social media claims. Uganda’s guidelines initially included the use of the drug as an experimental medicatio
No reports were found to support the statement saying Donald Trump was under ventilator support. He returned to White house fit and fine.
The U.S. Defense Department has announced that so far eight military service members have died due to the COVID-19, and 46,346 have been infected.
REVIEW The claim that the COVID-19 pandemic response has been unwarranted has taken many forms. Some involved misleading comparisons with other respiratory diseases like the flu and tuberculosis, while others relied on misinterpretations of COVID-19
If the virus was not spreading, the rate of positive COVID-19 test results would not increase. But, unfortunately, the rate did increase.
As the coronavirus pandemic dragged on into fall 2020, so did the spread of fearmongering rumors.
Did Portland's mayor say he was moving out of the city because rioters have made it unsafe to live there? No, that's not true: Mayor Ted Wheeler said he would seek a new home in the city to relieve his neighbors of the burden of protester
This hair appointment engendered widespread controversy in summer of 2020.