Was the Parler social network hacked? No, there is no evidence for that. The original news came from a now deleted tweet by a conceptual artist known for high-tech art projects. A configuration file that was supposedly part of the hack ha
Videos viewed hundreds of thousands of times claim President Donald Trump won the election in a landslide but it was rigged so that he lost by millions of votes. This is false; Democrat Joe Biden is projected to have won the Electoral College and the p
Did the governor and secretary of state in Georgia take money from China to steal the election from Donald Trump? No, there's zero proof that's true. Lead Stories reached out to the person making the accusation, radio host Hal Turner, to
Did Joe Biden benefit from dead people, animals, and children voting illegally in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election? No, there's no evidence of such voter fraud. Although President Trump warned in July 2020 that he worried about p
Is there evidence of ballot dumping found to help Joe Biden in Wisconsin and Michigan? No, that's not true. An article published by OAN claimed there were instances of ballot dumps in both states from the November 3, 2020 presidential ele
Did dead people vote in Georgia in the 2020 presidential election, providing evidence of fraud? No, that's not true: Of the four main cases mentioned, just one looks like an instance of potential fraud. Officials in the three other cases
In the face of conclusive evidence that he lost, President Donald Trump is claiming “I won.”
https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/politics/trump-campaign-georgia-dead-voters-fact-check/index.html With C
Did six people in Pennsylvania die and then register and vote in the 2020 election? No evidence has been provided to back up that claim: Neither the Western Journal, which published the claim, nor Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was quot
Our readers have asked us to check claims that new Covid-19 vaccines contain enough mercury to cause brain damage.It is likely this question refers to thiomersal, a mercury-based chemical, but this is no longer used in most standard vaccines in the UK,
Our readers have asked us to check claims that aluminium used in a new Covid-19 vaccine—or any other vaccine—can cause Alzheimer’s disease. This is not correct. Small amounts of aluminium have been used in vaccines for almost 100 year
No major findings of fraud or irregularities have been found in the 2020 presidential elections in Pennsylvania.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2020/11/09/fox-news-kayleigh-mcenany-cut-away-fraud/ Fox News cut
“If you count the ballot fraud, most pollsters clearly failed. If you don’t include the fraudulent ballots, most pollsters failed on a spectacular scale [...] It therefore defies logic Biden secured more votes than Barack Obama. If only va
Was corrupted voting system software used in Michigan to steal 6,000 votes from President Donald Trump and was that software also used in seven U.S. swing states? No, there is no evidence for the first claim, the second claim is false, wh
Did White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany start deleting tweets from the days leading up to and following the November 3, 2020, presidential election? No, that's not true: A review of the @PressSec Twitter account shows no evidence
REVIEW Claims questioning the mortality or death toll from COVID-19 have recurrently appeared since the onset of the pandemic in early 2020. A video published in October 2020 by chiropractor Eric Berg, who is not a medical doctor and has no backgrou
Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, whose state is a key battleground in the presidential election, said "There’s simply no evidence anyone has shown me of any widespread corruption or fraud."
Quick Take An inaccurate graphic on a local TV station briefly showed one Pennsylvania county with more mail-in votes than the number of ballots it had received. The graphic was quickly corrected, but Facebook users are now sharing screenshots of it t
Does an apparent TV news graphic featuring a Detroit voter roll lawsuit indicate that there are thousands of duplicate voter registrations and dead registered voters? No, that's not true: The graphic contains figures from a lawsuit filed
The head of an international delegation monitoring the U.S. election says his team has no evidence to support President Donald Trump's claims about alleged fraud involving mail-in absentee ballots.
A Facebook post shared in Ethiopia claims to show comments from Russian President Vladimir Putin backing the African country in its dispute with neighbours over the mega-dam it has built on the Nile river. However, AFP Fact Check found no evidence that
Are Democrats colluding with the CIA to alter voting machines in key swing states to help Joe Biden? No, there is no evidence to support this. The source of the claim is a retired U.S. Air Force general who, contrary to the claim, never s
Claims that drinking water from a copper cup can help “kill bacteria, soothe arthritis pain, slow down aging” and “lower the risk of cancer and heart disease” have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook. The claims are fal
The ballots, en route to the residents of a single Kentucky zip code, were discovered unopened in a dumpster in mid-October 2020.
“We have two points of evidence; one is the evidence from King’s College London that shows that approximately one in 20 people with coronavirus is likely to have long-term symptoms, but the other evidence implies that in adults under 50, t
Did Hunter Biden die of a crack overdose? No, that's not true: There is absolutely zero evidence to support the claim that the son of the Democratic presidential nominee is dead. Reporters closely watching the movements of his father Joe
REVIEW Uncertainty surrounding the origin of the novel coronavirus has provided fertile ground for breeding conspiracy theories, some of which Health Feedback previously found to be inaccurate and unsubstantiated (see here and here). The recent clai
Did Kamala Harris withhold evidence on two Black men who were on death row, then release the evidence after they were executed? No, that's not true. And did Harris, former attorney general of California, jail over 1,500 Black men for poss
A post shared hundreds of times on Facebook claims to include controversial quotes made by Russian President Vladimir Putin criticising the lifestyle of ‘rich Africans’. However, AFP Fact Check found no evidence that Putin ever uttered the words
Photos and videos showing a busy street submerged by red water during a heavy downpour have been circulating in multiple social media posts claiming the footage shows “bloody rain” in Nigeria’s southern Ogun state. However, there is no evidence
If your time is short President Donald Trump has received several medications and vitamins, including experimental drugs whose efficacy and safety haven’t been proven but that have been shown to help some COVID-19 patients. Some doctors have been cri
The writ, filed by Republicans, accuses Democratic officials of violating the state's election laws.
Did a German schoolchild die as a result of wearing their required mask in school? No, there's no evidence: The person making the claim provided no evidence, not even the place, age or date of death. Police in the Lower Franconia region o
Was an airborne command center of the type Boeing E6A (or E6B) Mercury readying for any kind of invasion when it took off even before President Trump announced he and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19? No, there is no current ev
Did a hunter in Alaska kill the largest grizzly bear on record? And did the grizzly kill two hunters beforehand? No, neither assertion is true: This meme is a still-circulating exaggeration of a real grizzly killing that occurred in 2001,
Quick Take Facebook posts baselessly accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of wearing a wire during the first presidential debate. The low-quality videos and photos being cited don’t support that claim. Full Story Unsubstantiated claims about
Do photos show President Donald Trump with a "neural stimulator device" on his scalp under his hair? No, there's no evidence that's true: Even assuming the photographs are real, which we don't, the images are not suggestive of such a devi
Did Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News or someone on his team give former Vice President Joe Biden a crib sheet ahead of debate #1 with President Donald Trump? No evidence nor provenance was supplied by the Republican operative who made
A claim that a local eatery in Sri Lanka was serving plastic eggs has been shared in multiple posts on Facebook. The posts also include tips on how to identify fake eggs. However, the claim is false; local health officials investigated the matter and f