Have Meghan Markle and Prince Harry divorced, and was it "in bitterness"? No, that's not true: This claim has been circulated from an unverified "news" account that provides no substantive evidence that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have
The Daily Expose has misinterpreted FDA data, which has not shown that COVID-19 vaccines have led to deaths among children.
Is this video correct in saying ivermectin is a successful treatment for COVID-19, and that is being covered up by the media and the FDA, CDC and WHO; and is natural immunity through infection better than a COVID-19 vaccine? No, none of t
Two U.K.-based individuals, whose claims are largely based on COVID-19 misinformation narratives, have requested that the ICC look into the matter.
A COVID variant that is immune to vaccines has reached Britain Daily Express print edition, 8 September 2021. The Daily Express print edition reported on 8 September that there have been 53 cases of the Mu variant of Covid-19, and described it as a &l
Was there a home invader in Laurel, Montana, who in late summer 2021 used a recording of a distressed child to attempt to gain entry into a home? No, that's not true: The police chief of the Laurel Police Department told Lead Stories that
Does a Nigerian study done in 2011 show that men who took ivermectin as a treatment for onchocerciasis, or river blindness, were made sterile by the anti-parasitic drug? No, that's not true: The study, which only included 37 patients and
Are House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Joe Biden being investigated by the FBI for election fraud? No, that's not true: There is no evidence offered to support this claim and no publicly available evidence supports it. The claim is
A post published on Facebook by student political organisation Turning Point UK (TPUK) claims that one million “legal migrants” came to Britain in the years 2020 and 2021, and raises concerns about pressures on housing, education and health
Did 27 U.S. Air Force pilots resign their commissions after the announcement of the implementation of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all U.S. active duty and National Guard service members? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no evide
Claims that Queen Elizabeth II has ordered 80 Manchester United shirts and asked Cristiano Ronaldo, who has just signed for the team, for his signature have been shared thousands of times on Facebook. The same claims have also appeared on other platfor
Does a widely shared video show a real instance of a woman in a wheelchair pretending to have lost her leg to collect money and then being confronted about her fakery? No, that's not true: The video shows several signs of being staged. Th
Did former professional athlete Tim Tebow release a public message in August 2021 that mentions a biblical prediction of a cashless society and "Anti Christ"? No, there's no evidence to prove that, and plenty of evidence to show the post
A video posted on Facebook shows someone holding a phone in camera mode in front of another person’s arm; after a few seconds a pop-up appears on the phone which says “View Product – 19313734”. Someone in the background can be h
A video on Facebook suggests recent footage of people attempting to flee Kabul by clinging to the outside of a US Air Force plane while it taxied down the runway is fake, as the people in the video are not blown away by the aircraft’s jet engines
A Facebook post authored by someone touting toxicology credentials joined the growing field of inaccurate claims that falsely blame the vaccine for a pandemic that has stretched into a second year. The Aug. 13 post was a screenshot of information tha
Did the Federal Bureau of Investigation release a study ranking zodiac signs in terms of "dangerousness"? No, that's not true: This is a recycled hoax that has circulated in blog posts as far back as 2017. There is also no publicly availa
REVIEW In early August 2021, several posts (see examples here, here, and here) claiming that COVID-19 vaccination will cause fertility problems, blood clotting, and increase the chances that the virus bypasses previous immunity to it (immune escape)
A video shared on Instagram claims to show “nanobots” in a Covid-19 PCR test swab. In the video, the material on a swab is scraped onto a plate and alcohol and water added. It is claimed, when viewed through a magnifying glass, this causes
Was the fifth Mike Lindell election fraud video correct in claiming a major American voting machine company is controlled by Chinese Communist Party investors and that voting machines used in the 2020 election were hacked via the internet
In a video from a school board meeting gone viral, an Indiana family doctor claims that this summer’s surge in COVID-19 cases is caused by COVID-19 vaccines. More specifically, Dr. Dan Stock blames “antibody mediated viral enhancement,”
Did the materials released by Mike Lindell at his Cyber Symposium meet evidentiary standards of relevance, proof of origin, chain-of-secure-custody and reproducibility that online security experts say would be needed to take seriously his
After Mike Lindell's appearance on the April 28, 2021, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show, Lead Stories published a story titled "Attention Mike Lindell: What You May Want To Know About The 'Data' Used In Your Stolen Election Claims" that traced s
The case of D.B. Cooper has become infamous, not only in the Pacific Northwest but also in the country.
Will the materials Mike Lindell releases at his Cyber Symposium meet evidentiary standards of authenticity to support his claim the 2020 election was stolen? Here's how Lead Stories will test the data: By asking the questions we sent to h
Says Joe Biden has driven the current coronavirus surge because he “imported more virus from around the world by having a wide open southern border.”
Ivermectin caused a substantial decrease in the excess mortality rate in Mexico.
Is there a serial killer investigation in the Atlanta area, as a post implies? No, that's not true: The Atlanta-area murders of two women, who were killed in different ways and in separate attacks miles apart, are not connected, according
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has produced four video documentaries so far, all claiming to show evidence of fraud in the November 2020 election. Lead Stories has previously looked into these videos here, here, here and here and found there w
Did the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky say or write this prediction: "Tolerance will reach such a level that intelligent people will be banned from thinking so as not to offend the imbeciles"? No, that's not true: This qu
"They didn't allow" Simone Biles "to take her ADHD medication."
Is InfoWars providing evidence-based information when it reports a doctor's claim that COVID-19 vaccines likely cause permanent heart damage in most patients that may kill some within three years? No, that's not true: The report is based
A Facebook post shares a meme featuring a picture of American billionaire Jeff Rothschild, with a quote calling for another world war in order to bring about a ‘new world order’. There is no evidence Mr Rothschild has ever said this.&
A photo shared on Facebook shows a picture of a rosemary sprig with the caption “Scientists find sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%”. This claim appears to originate from a Daily Mail article published in 2013. The article reporte
A video shared on Facebook shows what appears to be hundreds of dead birds along the deck of a cruise ship. A caption next to the video states “Cruise ship turns on 5G , birds this time, what next?” There’s no evidence the birds were
House Republicans have sought to change the narrative on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump protesters, claiming that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol.” But their argume
Is there evidence that posters advertising jobs for teenagers are actually sex trafficking schemes? No, that's not true: According to representatives for anti-sex trafficking organizations, such posters are not known to be tied to sex tra
A video on Instagram appears to show the preparation of a “nosode”, which the post author claims “may help with the possible negative affects [sic]” of vaccines. These effects are not defined, nor is the specific vaccine t
Did Hermann Goering say that the only reason Nazism worked in Germany was because the government convinced the German people to be afraid? No, that's not true: A history professor says there is no evidence of Goering, a leader in Nazi Ger
Does placing a wet towel near the cutting surface when slicing onions prevent crying by absorbing the irritating enzymes released? No, there is no evidence that this cooking hack works better than any other methods. The reason why slicing