Does a social-media video show a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) "concentration camp" in Hawaii? No, this is not true: This video, according to a FEMA spokesperson, shows a project with which FEMA is not affiliated at all. The
Hawaii wildfire was intentionally set because there’s “120 million tons of lithium in Maui.”
Video shows Hawaiians being evicted after Maui wildfires.
Do an unburned blue car and beach umbrella seen in a social-media video about the August 2023 wildfire that ravaged the town of Lahaina on Hawaii's island of Maui prove that lasers caused the blaze since the color blue can resist lasers?
CLAIM: A video shows native Hawaiians being evicted from their property after the Maui wildfires. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Video shows President Joe Biden confirmed “the Lahaina fires were planned.”
CLAIM: President Biden admitted that a top Federal Emergency Management Agency official was already on the ground in Hawaii even before the Maui wildfires started.
FEMA and Red Cross are “confiscating” donations meant for Hawaii wildfire victims.
“There has been zero response from local, regional or federal officials” to aid people affected by the Maui, Hawaii, wildfires.
Images of blue things that weren’t burned in Hawaii are evidence directed energy weapons started the wildfires there.
Images of burned cars in Lahaina, Hawaii, are evidence wildfires there were started by directed energy weapons.
A video showed President Joe Biden falling asleep during an event with the Maui, Hawaii, wildfire survivors and families.
Was Hawaii "never really made a state" as a social media post claims? No, that's not true: Hawaii officially became a U.S. state on August 21, 1959. This happened after the U.S. Congress passed the Hawaii Admission Act and most people in
Is there a link between the wildfires that burned on Maui, Hawaii, on August 8, 2023, and a sighting of green lights seen on a January 28, 2023, livestream from the Subaru Telescope on top of Mount Mauna Kea, on the "Big Island" of Hawaii
CLAIM: A video shows Hawaii Gov. Josh Green saying he wants the state to acquire land destroyed in the Maui wildfire so that it can turn the town of Lahaina into a “smart city.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did a laser beam from a Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) blast Hawaii just before the wildfires started in August 2023? No, that's not true: This is not a photo of a DEW laser hitting Hawaii. It shows a time-lapse image of a SpaceX rocket lau
Did Hawaii Gov. Josh Green announce in mid-August 2023 that the state will take ownership of Lahaina to convert it into "a smart city"? No, that's not true: The governor discussed a range of measures aimed at protecting housing security f
Video shows Hawaii Gov. Josh Green “wants to turn Lahaina Maui into state lands. All planned for smart city."
AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context.
Baseless claims about deliberately-started fires have been shared widely online.
Was the 2023 Hawaii Digital Government Summit scheduled with the purpose of turning Maui into "the first smart island," "governed by AI" and was the August 2023 wildfire started to create a crisis to be solved by AI? No, that's not true:
Was the deadly wildfire that began the evening of August 8, 2023, on the Hawaiian island of Maui caused by a "direct energy weapon assault"? No, that's not true: There's no evidence to support that assertion. Instead, natural factors, not
Maui fires are part of an intentional effort to rebuild the island into a “smart island.”
Photos are proof that Hawaii fires were caused by a “direct energy weapon assault on the people.”
"If you get pulled over driving in Florida and your license is from Vermont, Delaware, RI, Connecticut or Hawaii, your license is invalid."
Was "Russia's most advanced nuclear submarine' seen floating in Hawaii on December 26, 2022? No, that's not true: A social media post making the claim uses footage from a fictional TV show. The story appeared in a post published on Facebo
For more than 50 years, telescopes and the needs of astronomers have dominated the summit of Mauna Kea.