Did Joe Rogan discuss a "scathing documentary" about an impending attack on the United States during an episode of Rogan's podcast partly shown in a video posted on Facebook? No, that's not true: A transcript of the full episode featuring
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Was Donald Trump's real voice used in a video endorsing a documentary warning that 300 million Americans will die in an attack on the power grid in a matter of weeks? No, that's not true: There is no proof that Trump ever made the stateme
Video shows teacher teaching gender pronouns and being confronted by students
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Says U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin “voted to send hundreds of millions to Iran” to bankroll “radicals like Hezbollah and Hamas”
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s claim that the government is “delivering” on the pledge to get debt falling is only correct when looking at longer-term projections.
Retiring lawmakers want to spend more time with their kids. Why do they have to choose?
Did former President Donald Trump advertise a water filter on Facebook? No, that's not true: Outside of the post making such a claim, Lead Stories did not find any evidence confirming that. A video with a Trump-sounding narration likely u
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Does the Fair Credit Reporting Act allow anyone to permanently remove anything hurting their credit report? No, that's not true: Consumers have the right to dispute inaccurate information, but there is no new provision that allows a custo
Does a video on Facebook show singer Cardi B. endorsing a "health spending card" from the U.S. government? No, that's not true: The footage of music artist Belcalis Almanzar-Cephus comes from a video in which she promoted a "holiday drink
Neither the government nor the Conservative party have backed up a claim the Prime Minister made last month.
Did Indian billionaire and businessman N.R. Narayana Murthy endorse a quantum computing software that uses quantum AI to trade stocks? No, that's not true: A fake voice has been used in a video on social media to make it appear Murthy mad
CLAIM: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has called on Ukraine to surrender to Russia. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The 31-nation alliance has made no such call.
Did former basketball star and current media personality Shaquille O'Neal promote a stimulus check card? No, that's not true: The video making this claim uses a fake voice. O'Neal did not actually contribute his likeness or his voice to a
“Kids who don’t even know what day it is or their colors can decide to permanently change themselves” through medical gender transition.
Did actor Anthony Hopkins endorse a Medicare program that allows senior citizens to use a flex card to pay their expenses? No, that's not true: A voice resembling Hopkins was used in a video about a Medicare program that doesn't exist. Le
We’ve looked at the figures after the Prime Minister announced the government has doubled its aid funding for Palestinian civilians.
What the off-year election tells us about 2024.
Does a video on Facebook show actor Michael B. Jordan endorsing a "health spending card" promotion? No, that's not true: Jordan's public relations team confirmed to Lead Stories that this claim is false. Lead Stories previously has debunk
Did comedian-commentator Joe Rogan say on his podcast that scientists captured a Wendigo, a monster from Native American folklore, and tried to keep it a secret? No, that's not true: Rogan never mentioned the mythological creature on his
CLAIM: An image shows a social media post by actor Mel Gibson about “the end” of Israel and the country’s desire to “destroy everything” in its way.
Video muestra gente en Gaza en 2023 maquillándose heridas.
The Mayor’s office says the audio, which purports to be of a private conversation, is fake.
Was Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds interrupted by Trump chants during the speech in which she endorsed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for the presidential race? No, that's not true: The audio of the November 6, 2023, speech has been edited to include
Mel Gibson posted about “the end” of Israel and said the country wants “to destroy everything in the way.”
Did rapper Lil Wayne endorse a health allowance card in an online promotion? No, that's not true: Lil Wayne, who purportedly backed the plan, did not post such an endorsement on his official social media channels. The claim that the gover
Does a photo show American soldiers praying in 2023 "before being deployed to defend Israel"? No, that's not true: At the time of writing, U.S. soldiers were not deployed to Israel. This photo was posted on social media in 2017, six years
We all need to ask more questions.
“Only in Washington can you cut funding, add a pay-for to a new spending measure, and they say it's terrible for the deficit.”
Did Wolf Blitzer and Dr. Oz endorse a new drug that can cure diabetes? No, that's not true: The video showing the CNN host and the physician uses digitally added sound that does not match their mouth movements and there is no record of th
A video showing people seemingly alive under shrouds is from a 2013 student protest in Egypt.
Delving into the annals of the U.S. presidential history, it is clear that the office has been characterized by an intriguing demographic of individuals—philosophers, soldiers, businessmen. An education guideline for the path to presidency does