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The Dispatch→ The Rise and Fall of Your First Smartphone
Jay Baruchel and Matt Johnson in 'BlackBerry.' (Photo: Courtesy of IFC Films)A review of ‘BlackBerry.’Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Your First Smartphone »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Photo Does NOT Depict First Honduran Migrant ‘Caravan’ Woman To Be Granted Asylum In US
Does a photo on social media depict a Honduran woman named Susana Gonzalez who was the first member of a "caravan" of migrants to be granted asylum in the United States? No, that's not true: This post depicts an old, fake meme that has be
Full Fact→ Keir Starmer’s claim about first-time buyers’ deposits based on estimate of future increases
The £9,000 figure he quoted is actually a consultancy estimate apparently showing the extra savings required for a first-time buyer’s “typical” deposit by 2030.
PolitiFact→ Why are banks like First Republic and Silicon Valley failing? And how unusual is this?
With the failure of First Republic Bank, the U.S. banking sector has experienced three massive failures within just a few weeks. What does this mean? And is there more to come?
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: WHO Did NOT Recommend 9- To 12-Year-Olds Have First Sexual Experience At Those Ages
Did the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that 9- to 12-year-olds have their first "sexual intercourse experience" at that age? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no evidence of this recommendation in the document referenced
PolitiFact→ Jonathan Martin – Was Biden older on his first day as president than Reagan was on his last day? Yes
“Joe Biden was older on his first day as president than Ronald Reagan was on his last day.”
Full Fact→ Hoax appeal for missing boy and dog uses images of a child in the US first shared in 2019
The post, which is similar to other hoax appeals we’ve written about recently, claims an autistic boy named Brandon Smith has gone missing with his dog.
The Dispatch→ Arizona GOP Primary Gets First Major Contender
Mark Lamb speaks in 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)Plus: The McCormick/Mastriano cold war in Pennsylvania.Continue reading Arizona GOP Primary Gets First Major Contender »
Logically→ No, the Modi-led government did not first introduce bio-toilet systems in Indian Railways in 2014
Poynter→ $12 million Global Fact Check Fund opens applications for first grants
St. Petersburg, Fla. (April 14, 2023) – The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the nonprofit Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalistic excellence, in partnership with Google and YouTube, […] The post $12 million Globa
Poynter→ Are you ready for a reality check? Check out Poynter’s first-ever media literacy zine
Ahead of International Fact-Checking Day on April 2, MediaWise, Poynter’s digital media literacy project, created something decidedly … well not digital. Print’s not dead yet! I’m the architect of MediaWise’s […] The post Are you ready
Poynter→ Whoopi Goldberg said the First Amendment ‘doesn’t allow you to willingly lie.’ That’s mostly false.
In most cases, the First Amendment considers lies to be protected speech. There are exceptions to this general rule, but they are limited.
AllSides→ Did St. Patrick Wipe Out an African ‘Pygmy’ Tribe, the First Inhabitants of Ireland?
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/saint-patrick-twa-pygmy-ireland/ In the summer of 2019, we received r
PolitiFact→ Whoopi Goldberg – Whoopi Goldberg gets it wrong on lying and the First Amendment
"The First Amendment doesn’t allow you to willingly lie."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Silicon Valley Bank Failure NOT ‘First Massive Bank Collapse This Century’
Was the $209 billion Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure in March 2023 the "first massive bank collapse this century"? No, that's not true: "Washington Mutual is still larger, but SVB was the largest since the Great Recession," Julianne Bre
The Dispatch→ Lawmakers Elevate Human Rights Ahead of First CCP Hearing
Protesters call for an end to transnational repression by the Chinese government. (Photo by Haley Byrd Wilt) NEW YORK—Some demonstrators fled China decades ago because they weren’t willing to risk political imprisonment again. Others witnessed the
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine NOT First Time 100,000 Troops Invaded Another Country Since World War II
Was Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the first time 100,000 troops had invaded another country since World War II? No, that's not true: There are many examples of military forces totaling more than 100,000 inv
Logically→ This is the first close-up image of the Chinese spy balloon flying over Montana.
The image shows the "Death Star", a fictional space station from the Star Wars film franchise.
Logically→ Fewer people in the U.K. accepted the fifth or sixth COVID vaccine dose than the first, proving that the masses no longer trust the vaccine.
Most people in the U.K. were not eligible for the autumn booster; therefore, it is incorrect to say they refused to get the dose.
The Dispatch→ Haley Becomes the First to Challenge Trump
Nikki Haley announces her presidential run in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday. (Photo by Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)But she may not be the only popular South Carolinian to mount a presidential run.The post Haley Becomes the Firs
Full Fact→ Liberal Democrat analysis of Rishi Sunak’s first 100 days contains several flaws
The party claimed that an average household got £1,200 poorer during the Prime Minister’s first 100 days. But the calculation that produced this figure is not reliable.
Logically→ 20-year-old Alyssa Carson is the first person selected for a one-way mission to Mars.
While Carson aims to become the first person to step foot on Mars, NASA has not selected her for a one-way mission to the planet.
Truth or Fiction?→ Was Tulsa the ‘First American City Attacked from the Air’ in 1921?
In February 2023, a 2013 Facebook post recirculated, indicating that the first American city to be “attacked from the air” was Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1921: In the image above, a sepia-toned image of people walking with their hands in the air
Logically→ The First and Second World Wars were started by Jewish nationalists trying to create Israel.
These claims are anti-semitic and part of Nazi propaganda, there is no factual basis to them. These claims are used to spread a hateful ideology.
The Dispatch→ Accountability and the Air Traffic Control Debacle (That I Experienced Firsthand)
Cancelled flights are seen on the billboard at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Washington D.C., United States on January 11, 2023. (Photo by Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.)There is an obvious way to implement urgently needed refo
PolitiFact→ Hakeem Jeffries – Hakeem Jeffries said a U.S. debt limit default would be a historical first. He’s mostly right.
A “default on our debt” would be unprecedented in American history.
Logically→ Actor Shahrukh Khan promised to donate the first day’s earnings from his film Pathan to Pakistan.
Actor Shahrukh Khan didn't make such a statement. The claim stemmed from a Facebook page known for sharing satirical content.
Truth or Fiction?→ ‘First Recorded Snowball Fight’
A December 11 2022 tweet from History in Pictures (@HistoryInPics) purportedly depicted the first recorded snowball fight in 1897: First ever recorded snowball fight (1897) pic.twitter.com/c6t6A0Mgo0 — History In Pictures (@HistoryInPics) Decem
Full Fact→ Full Fact becomes first team to receive British Academy award historically awarded to individuals
The British Academy has awarded its prestigious President’s Medal for the first time to an organisation, Full Fact, rather than an individual in recognition of the team’s vital work combating misinfor
Logically→ Qatar captain Hassan Al-Haydos wore a Palestinian armband hours before the first FIFA World Cup 2022 match.
The image in the post has been edited. There are no authentic images, videos, or reports of the Qatar team captain wearing a Palestinian flag armband.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: These Are NOT Staged Photos Used For Ukrainian Propaganda — They Document First Aid Training In 2016
Are these staged photos taken from the phone of an employee of the Ukrainian CIPSO (Center for Information and Psychological Operations) showing fake victims, proving the war in Ukraine is staged? No, that's not true: The photos were take
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That Russia ‘Is The First Country To Break The Antarctic Treaty’
Is Russia "the first country to break the Antarctic Treaty"? No, that's not true: Russia neither broke away from the agreement nor violated it. As of November 17, 2022, no credible sources -- including other treaty members, the Internatio
PolitiFact→ America First Legal – Ad goes too far with claim Joe Biden promotes surgery for trans teens
Joe Biden and the New Left even promote surgery on teens and young adults, removing breasts and genitals.
PolitiFact→ America First Legal – Ad decrying racism against whites is wrong that Kamala Harris said non-whites should get aid first
“Kamala Harris said disaster aid should go to non-white citizens first."
The Dispatch→ The First Culture War and Its Lingering Fallout
A new book that blames Ronald Reagan and economic resentment misses the real cause. The post The First Culture War and Its Lingering Fallout appeared first on The Dispatch.
Snopes→ Video of Rishi Sunak Lighting Candles Is from 2020, Not His First Day as British PM
Shout-out to people on Twitter who provide evidence in their replies that shows the original tweet was misleading.
Full Fact→ Do Treasury claims about a “typical” first-time buyer’s savings add up?
We’ve looked into the figures behind a tweet from the Treasury showing how the mini-Budget could benefit a hypothetical first-time buyer.
Snopes→ Royal Mint Unveils First Coins to Feature King Charles III
Britons will begin to see Charles’ image in their change from around December, as 50-pence coins depicting him gradually enter circulation.
Poynter→ CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan sees firsthand how online mis- and disinformation affects people’s daily lives
CNN correspondent Donie O’Sullivan didn’t start his career in broadcasting. But he’s been fact-checking since he became a journalist. In the months leading up to the 2020 election, O’Sullivan crossed […] The post CNN’s Donie O’