Did President Joe Biden beg for the forgiveness of George Floyd's son by kneeling in front of him? No, that's not true: Biden, while campaigning in Michigan, knelt in front of a boy who is not Floyd's son. The claim, which has previously
All polls are not created equal.
The headline in question had some people wondering if it was an April Fools' joke.
Was an "intel dispatch" released to the public that told of a U.S. military special operation in which U.S. Navy SEALs boarded the cargo ship Ever Given? And did this mission discover heavy weapons as well as 1,366 dead and 1,245 people a
A website with a history of publishing dubious content advanced a conspiracy theory about the formerly stuck Suez Canal ship.
The first lady was visiting the first headquarters of the United Farmworkers Union.
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has committed $500 million to a private liberal arts college in New York, which the school called a “transformational” gift that would be among the largest ever given to higher education in the United States.
The Supreme Court unanimously dismissed Florida's water lawsuit against Georgia, ending the long-running legal fight between the two states.
Does Georgia's new voting law allow people to hand out drinks to voters waiting in line, so long as the drink isn't water? No, that's not true: The text of the law says "food and drink," which would include beverages like iced tea, chocol
A routine review of content labeled satire.
A New Hampshire woman who lost her 13-year-old daughter to a brain tumor in 2016 has now given birth to a son — at age 57.
Experimenting with cutting back one workday per week is about to go nationwide in Spain — the first country in Europe to do so.
Not all dots connect.
Whew, now here's some good cosmic news: NASA has given Earth the all clear for the next century from a particularly menacing asteroid.
If an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is.
A copypasta offer appeared too good to be true.
On March 23 2021, a purported (and popular) Walmart post circulated on Facebook, promising a “$75 voucher” and pledging Walmart would “go plastic bag free” in 2021. That post was intermittently accessible and formatted as an alb
According to a post that has been hurtling around Facebook at speed in recent days, you can get a free Tim Hortons hamper just by sharing and commenting. The post Tim Hortons Hamper Giveaway Facebook Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Although the U.S. Army currently has a gender-neutral scoring system for performance, it plans to place men and women on separate assessment scales.
According to this email, your email address was chosen online while searching at random, making you eligible to receive a million dollar giveaway from Warren Buffett, the American billionaire investor and philanthropist. The post Million Dollar Giveawa
A widely-shared photograph suggested one of the Canadian company's restaurants was offering a discount to vaccinated diners in March 2021.
An apparently aimless intruder went undetected for several hours and walked on and off an airplane on the flight line before his quirky headgear gave him away.
Did the COVID-19 stimulus bill give members of the U.S. House of Representatives a $25 million bonus? No, that's not true: The $1.9 trillion bill, known as the American Rescue Plan, does not give bonuses or raises to House members. The cl
Did PepsiCo give $100 million to BLM? No, that's not true: False rumors that circulated in summer 2020 and were debunked at that time resurfaced in March 2021. In summer 2020 several large corporations pledged large sums of money to racia
A routine review of content labeled satire.
According to a post that is circulating rapidly on Facebook, Coke is giving away a Coca-Cola bag of goodies along with a $20 voucher to everyone who shares and comments. The post Coca-Cola Bag and Goodies Facebook Giveaway Scam appeared first on Hoax-S
A TikTok video promised it was a "lucky day" for viewers, saying they had been "randomly selected to win a brand new iPhone 12."
Facebook failed to take action on a number of Las Vegas travel pages that promoted scam vacation giveaways from 2019 through early 2021.
Adityanath had made the statement during a campaign rally in Purulia, West Bengal in Feb 2019.
Did Shakira give computer lessons to Bill Gates in 1995 and encourage him to never give up? No, that's not true: This is a silly satire; Shakira was born in 1977 and Bill Gates was born in 1955. In 1995 Gates was 39 years old, not only wa
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It has been claimed on Facebook that the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine contains viruses from chimpanzees and human foetal cells. The post suggests this means the vaccine contains animal products. Does the vaccine contain human foetal cells? We have fact c
Biden signed an executive order. Wild conspiracy theories ensued.
A website shared thousands of times on Facebook is inviting Nigerians to apply for financial help from a Covid-19 survival fund provided by the government of Africa’s most populous country. But AFP Fact Check found the site is a fraudulent version o
As much of the South contended with unusually harsh winter weather, a viral February 2021 tweet claimed that a screenshot showed “actual advice” being given to Southerners for driving in the snow — entailing a complicated visualizati
Basketball legend Michael Jordan is donating $10 million to launch two medical clinics in underserved communities near his hometown in North Carolina, a regional health care system announced.
The new farm bills provide farmers a trading opportunity outside APMCs, but not above MSP which can lead to exploitation.
Farmers could always sell their crops outside APMC mandis and under the new laws, even if they can sell anywhere, they are not protected by MSP.
"Research on this particular topic is very limited," according to the authors of a 2018 case report describing the discovery of oral injuries "associated with the practice of fellatio."