Could a call to a hotline number expedite receiving a "stimulus deposit" in November 2023? No, that's not true: The federal government was not distributing such payments as of this writing. The toll-free number shared on social media was
The Jewish diaspora, an extensive network of Jewish communities dispersed globally over centuries, exhibits a fascinating blend of shared heritage and diverse perspectives shaped by their local surroundings and histories. This rich tapestry of cultur
The rally took place on 1 October, before the 7 October attacks on Israel.
We’ve looked into the detail of the government’s plan to send asylum seekers to Rwanda, and whether other governments are considering similar schemes.
The federal government and the Federal Reserve were “raising inflation,” something that “had nothing to do with … getting our economy back in line” but rather to fund a “war against a bunch of civilians.”
“Any American who needs $2,000 a month can get it now” thanks to a new government program.
Is the U.S. government planning to order young women to enlist in the military? No, that's not true: At the time of writing, November 17, 2023, there is no plan afoot to draft women, a Defense Department spokesperson told Lead Stories. Th
Did the Australian TV network 9News report that the Australian Securities Exchange and Reserve Bank of Australia had announced a new financial platform that could enable investors to earn 30,000 Australian dollars each month? No, that's n
"Acapulco destroyed by yet another directed weather attack!”
Did Yemen officially declare war on Israel in October 2023? No, that's not true: No credible sources have reported that as of November 1, 2023. Posts on social media making the claim misrepresented the role of the Houthi movement, which t
As far as we can tell, Conservative MP Andrew Bowie did not make comments denying Scottish nationhood, as social media posts suggested.
REVIEW In October 2023, a video in which surgeon Marty Makary accused the U.S. government of being the “Greatest perpetrator of misinformation during the pandemic” circulated on Facebook. This video showed an excerpt of a Roundtable “Examining
The figure, which appeared in a column published in The Times, seems to be based on government data showing the number of children who missed at least half their school sessions last autumn term.
The fake memo appears to be an edited version of a memo published earlier this year authorising aid to Ukraine.
Does Canadian government data show that people double-vaccinated for COVID-19 have lost 74% of their "immune system capability," and that those who are triple-vaccinated have lost 73%? No, that's not true: The Public Health Agency of Cana
Did the Canadian government "admit" that 74 percent of people who are triple-vaccinated for COVID-19 now have "vaccine acquired immune deficiency syndrome"? No, that's not true: The Public Health Agency of Canada told Lead Stories an arti
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Is the United States "currently under a military occupancy" as of September 24, 2023, as proven by "bipartisan legislation"? No, that's not true: The claim cites unrelated materials that do not confirm the statement in question. The rumor
Plus, the pro-life movement at the crossroads, and Trump is getting even worse.
The loudest Republicans have failed to produce any coherent strategy to rein in deficits.
What happens to health programs if the federal government shuts down?
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/09/qa-on-looming-government-shutdown/ The federal government is heading
If the government shuts down, will Social Security checks go out? Yes, that’s the plan.
The federal government is heading to a shutdown, if Congress doesn’t pass funding legislation by the time the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 30. We’ll explain what that means and what government services could be affected. What is a g
No pain, no leverage.
Claims government spending on private healthcare companies is double GP services aren’t quite right, as non-NHS healthcare spend figures also include money for charities and local councils.
As the House struggles to approve legislation to keep the government funded, Americans could be looking at another federal government shutdown. Here’s what to expect if Congress and President Biden fail to enact new federal spending bills in time.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did a 2023 "government report" prove that "millions of children" who were vaccinated with the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed a condition known as "vaccine acquired immune deficiency, or VAIDS"? No, that's not true: There was no "g
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government is passing the “Digital Existence Act” in response to the new COVID-19 variant.
Does the German government have study figures that show people given the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) "have overall suffered from fewer medically undesirable events as subjects who received the placebo"? No, that's not true: As of
“There has been zero response from local, regional or federal officials” to aid people affected by the Maui, Hawaii, wildfires.
£18 billion went towards the NHS in England’s frontline Covid response in 2020/21, but far more was spent on other health programmes such as test and trace and buying PPE.
Lee Anderson appeared to suggest the government is spending £7 million a day on hotels for asylum seekers.
The pictures actually show lens flares, long exposure effects and light pillars, not government-funded laser beams.