Social media users tried to sow doubt and confusion about the safety and efficacy of vaccines after British health authorities found traces of vaccine-derived polio in sewage water.
The House Jan. 6 panel is calling a surprise hearing this week to present evidence it says it recently obtained.
Did the police chief for Uvalde, Texas, Consolidated Independent School District, make political contributions to President Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke, candidate for governor of Texas in 2022 and a former U.S. representative for the stat
Claims that cases of sudden, unexpected deaths are actually the result of Covid-19 vaccines are unevidenced. Nor is there currently any evidence that these deaths have become more common in the UK.
REVIEW Recurrent mass shootings in the U.S., such as the Uvalde school shooting in June 2022, once again drew the attention of both the American and international media on the issue of firearm-related deaths. Unsurprisingly, posts and commentaries o
Recent research suggests that 15% of abortions are the result of coercion.
A Facebook post claiming that 99% of cancers are caused by parabens found in cosmetics is not true.
A Facebook post claims travel disruption has been deliberately planned.
Possible links between some nutrients and ADHD have been studied, but there’s no evidence they reverse it.
Have chemicals been "covertly added" to the food supply to lower testosterone? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that such actions have taken place and there is no evidence suggesting that generally eating food lowers testosterone
Did nearly 100 food processing plants mysteriously explode in 2022? Did 10,000 cattle in Kansas die mysteriously too? No, neither of those claims are true: Lead Stories determined the food processing explosions claim was false -- because
We can find no evidence to support claims that travel disruption at airports is part of a deliberate attempt to stop people travelling. And there’s plenty of evidence for staff shortages.
Jan. 6 hearing shows Donald Trump pressured Mike Pence to violate the Constitution and change the outcome of the 2020 election. A parade of legal experts explain why Pence did not have that authority.
A popular Facebook claim warning that hackers are posting “offensive comments” which account owners can’t see has been repeatedly debunked.
REVIEW On 10 June 2022, pop singer Justin Bieber published an Instagram video announcing that he had been diagnosed with a rare neurological condition called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In the video, Bieber explained that the condition was caused by “th
The Home Office said this is not happening, and has previously said “a small number” of refugees will be resettled in the UK.
Justin Bieber’s Ramsay Hunt syndrome and Haley Bieber’s blood clot were caused by COVID-19 vaccines.
Is the supply of rice in the United States or Ghana corrupted with a fake rice product containing plastic or rubber that is making people sick? No, that's not true: Rumors about plastic rice have circulated around the world since at least
REVIEW On 8 June 2022, political commentator here and here, demonstrating the article’s ability to mislead online users. Sudden arrhythmia death syndrome (SADS), sometimes incorrectly called sudden adult death syndrome, occurs in young, apparently
“Donald Trump authorized up to 20,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol" before Jan. 6, 2021, but was "rejected" by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
In recent weeks, many accounts across various social media platforms have been resharing an old Times article claiming the AIDS epidemic was triggered by the smallpox vaccine. Although the article is real, there is no evidence for its claims. Published
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/06/evidence-gaps-in-2000-mules/ A conservative film now playing in selec
REVIEW Mask mandates in public spaces have been a common feature in most countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, as countries sought to limit the spread of the virus. But the proliferation of mask mandates was equally met with growing resistance pro
A conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country isn’t “determinative, definitive” proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed. “It’s called ‘2000 Mules,'” Tru
REVIEW One in ten Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. If left unchecked, diabetes can have dire consequences, such as damage to organs, nerves and arteries, or amputation. Diabetes is also among the top ten causes of mortality in the U.S. in 2020
The Jan. 6 committee adds more evidence to show the 2020 election wasn’t rigged or stolen.
Did a retired FBI agent provide evidence that the United Nations and U.S. Congress is conducting genocide against the people of the world, the United States and even their own families by dumping poison chemicals on them from airplanes? N
Is geotracking the only evidence being used by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to place January 6, 2021, defendants inside the U.S. Capitol? No, that's not true: FBI investigators and the DOJ are using the tracking data, along with Wi-Fi
Is this skull an early example of a cranioplasty, a surgical repair of a skull defect, done in Peru in the year 400? No, there's no evidence that's true: John Verano, an anthropology professor who specializes in biological anthropology, t
Did someone "torch" one of the largest egg factories in the United States on May 28, 2022? And is this incident connected to an "outbreak" of fires at similar facilities across the country in the past six months? No, those rumors are not
Hundreds of people have shared a post on Facebook which links “chemtrails” to reports of a new substance found in the Earth’s atmosphere. The post includes a screenshot of a MailOnline article, with the headline: “Entirely
Is there proof of law enforcement raids on multiple Arizona nonprofit organizations in a "2000 Mules"-driven ballot trafficking investigation? No, there's no evidence that's true: Reporting by The Arizona Republic puts two uniformed offic
By Uliana Malashenko Is it true that Warsaw is going to send troops to the western parts of Ukraine to repossess the lands Poland used to own in the distant past? No, it's not true. Claims about the allegedly planned Polish invasion of Uk
Active shooter drill at high school in Uvalde, Texas, two months before the elementary school shooting shows the event was a false flag.
Did Jacob Albarado, an off-duty Border Patrol agent, kill Salvador Ramos, the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school? There's no such evidence: Albarado, whose wife worked at the school and child atten
Was the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, "100% a planned attack" that cops were "in on"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the shooting was planned or orchestrated by anyone other than the shooter, Salvador Ramos.
A quote attributed to Keanu Reeves, about his apparent love of nature, has been shared more than 800 times on Facebook. The full quote says: “To me, Nature is a place where you retreat whenever you feel exhausted or sad. I’m more happ
An article published by The Exposé, a blog which regularly publishes misinformation about Covid-19, and shared on Facebook has claimed that official government reports suggest recent reports of monkeypox are not genuine. It claims these in
Did a retired nurse in hospice care just reveal that she had swapped 5,000 babies over over the course of her 44-year career working at many hospitals in the St. Louis, Missouri, area? No, that's not true: There is no evidence supporting
A TikTok video shared on Facebook claims that monkeypox is a biological warfare tactic “against us by our governments”. The person in the video points to pages about monkeypox in two books about biological warfare agents. But the infe