Donald Trump, seeking to overturn the results of the presidential election, tweeted that the state of Michigan cannot certify the ballot count. This is false; the state’s county canvassing boards had to certify their results by November 17, 2020 whic
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Posts claiming to show a Ugandan journalist brutally beaten by police officers during a recent political rally by pop star-turned-politician Bobi Wine have been shared multiple times on Facebook. The claim is misleading; the picture of injured journal
https://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2020-54811410 As President Trump continues to dispute the result o
It’s been a tough morning for President Donald Trump on Twitter. Between 10 a.m. and noon Eastern, he tweeted five times and had three of his posts labeled by the social media company as potentially “misleading about an election or other civic
https://www.cjr.org/analysis/five-days-of-facebook-fact-checking.php MARK ZUCKERBERG, Facebook’s CEO,
Businesses owned by minorities faced significantly more temporary disclosures than non-minority businesses amid the pandemic
REVIEW A recurring claim during the COVID-19 pandemic is that the mortality in 2020 is similar to that of previous years. Such allegations downplay the extent and seriousness of the pandemic by suggesting that COVID-19 has no impact on the overall n
Five projects focused on how technology can improve fact-checking will receive up to $100,000 in grants as part of the second round of the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative. The winners were chosen from a list of 64 proposals and will split a total o
Contrary to what critics claim, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s non-combatant status during the Vietnam War was not underreported prior to his 2020 campaign. Regardless, one Facebook user amassed more than 189,000 shares by claiming,
Multiple social media posts claim that American business magazine Forbes had ranked five Nigerians among the 10 richest pastors globally. But Forbes told AFP Fact Check it has not published such a list. The claim is a misinterpretation of an old rankin
Does a meme promising "fun facts" about the USPS contain only true facts? No, it doesn't. Although the United States Postal Service employs more than 500,000 people, the agency is in debt, it costs taxpayers $100 million a year, it only b
PM Narendra Modi’s 68th Mann Ki Baat show aired on August 30, 2020, has gathered more than nine lakh dislikes on the BJP Youtube channel.
Is Florida doing "five times better in deaths" than New York and New Jersey? No, that's misleading: The comparison is not apt. Daily COVID-19 deaths in New York and New Jersey surged this spring before falling, precipitously, whi
Does Five Guys Burgers refuse to serve police officers? No, that's not true: The fast food chain fired and suspended workers at an Alabama store who refused service in one incident on July 7, 2020, because they violated the company's policy by
Controversy surrounded an incident at a burger restaurant in Daphne, Alabama, in July 2020.
Did a meme provide five accurate reasons why people should not wear masks amid the novel coronavirus outbreak? No, several of the reasons were misleading. A viral post about why "I don't wear a mask" gives five reasons not to don a face coveri
The NBA has told players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, the league’s latest response in its ongoing monitoring of the coronavirus crisis that has spread to most corners of the planet.
The fossil fuel industry, political lobbyists, media moguls and individuals have spent the past 30 years sowing doubt about the reality of climate change -- where none exists.
Amid heavy criticism of breakdowns in the February 3 2020 Iowa Democratic Party caucus, a progressive congressional candidate attracted attention to himself with a claim involving a meeting between members of the Democratic National Committee and staf
The first lady herself has stated in interviews that she is a polyglot.
On October 15 2019, the Facebook page “Using Less Plastic” shared a meme which claimed that “a new study” had found that humans ingested an average of five grams of plastic per week, about the same amount contained in an avera
On October 1 2019 , the website AmericanMilitaryNews.com shared a post headlined, “FBI stats show 5 times more murders by knives than rifles in 2018”: That was shared thousands of times in less than 24 hours. An additional item claim
In September 2019, the following image circulated on Facebook, apparently showing five construction or ironworkers crowded atop a dizzyingly tall tower: Simply looking at the image and the smiling men was enough to upset some acrophobic readers,
A Tennessee convict suspected of killing a corrections administrator before escaping prison on a tractor was captured after homeowners recognized him on their outdoor surveillance camera.
The victims ranged in age from 8 months to 7 years.
With language, where there’s a will, there is always a way.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump twists story on Central Park Five As President Donald Trump was boarding Marine One, a reporter called out a question about a vicious attack in New York’s Central Park that took place 30 yea
Is the 🙏 "Praying Hands" emoji really a "High Five" emoji and does that mean countless people have reacted with a "high five" to online tragedies? No, that's not true: the official name for the emoji is "Folded Hands" or "Person With Folded
Netflix released a new miniseries about the racially divisive case just days earlier.
A long-circulating meme suggests that the “praying” emoji is definitively a “high five,” and a common iteration (seen above) shows a search for the term “highfive” with commentary such as “y’all be high
Circulating report claims that Russian scientists have found 6 giant human skeletons while excavating a site in western Iran. The post No, Five Meter Tall Human Skeletons were NOT Found in Iran appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Did a man named Phil Robertson from Scranton in Pennsylvania get a brain transplant of a woman who died in a car accident and did he subsequently have five car crashes in two weeks? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian ent
Quick Take No border patrol officers were seriously injured in an encounter with migrants on Nov. 25, but a 2013 photo circulating online falsely claims to show a recently injured officer. Full Story On Nov. 26, President Donald Trump incorrectly said
Two criminal cases that were widely disparate in the sentencing were also widely disparate in many other factors.
In state after state, Democrats are using health care like a cudgel against Republicans. In a West Virginia ad, Democratic Senate incumbent Joe Manchin takes a rifle and literally blows a hole in a Republican lawsuit that aims to wipe out the Affordabl
President Trump made a slew of false or misleading claims during an appearance on “Fox and Friends” that morphed into a news conference on the White House lawn. We fact-checked five whoppers. But this is only a partial list. “I think that th
This is only a partial list.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Heidi Heitkamp didn't high-five Chuck Schumer following abortion vote A headline on a North Dakota political blog wrongly said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., high-fived Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., following a controver
Users of the iPhones running iOS 11 can make use of the feature but should take some precautions.