The exchange occurred during Radhika Fox’s Senate confirmation hearing.
This video was misunderstood when it first went viral in 2014.
As U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz faced a Justice Department investigation, his past voting record came under fresh scrutiny.
Digital editing isn't the only method to create an interesting image.
The strike on the high-rise came nearly an hour after the military ordered people to evacuate the 12-story building, which also housed Al-Jazeera, other offices and residential apartments.
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Twitter posts in May 2021 alongside a claim that it shows the moment that debris from a Chinese rocket fell to the Earth. The claim is false: the video shows debris from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
Did the woman in this video really wash her SUV with gasoline? No, that's not true: This prank skit video was posted on TikTok by a channel that posts many staged videos. In another video posted a day later, the actor sips from the stream
Is there a car hack that can save your life -- a secret button behind the flap covering the gas tank that can unlock the doors? No, that's not true: A video posted to a satire website claims to show a trick to help a woman who locked her
Does a University of Miami study confirm that COVID-19 vaccines will affect men's production of sperm? No, that's not true: The Miami study looked at sperm counts of men infected and killed by COVID, not those of vaccinated men. The Insta
Does the latest "X22 Report" video contain only true and accurate claims? No, that's not true: The video recycles falsehoods circulated by QAnon conspiracy theorists and contradicted by credible publicly available documentation. Among the
If you're planning to travel or visit a doctor, the CDC says cover your face regardless of your vaccination status.
People across the country have found themselves swept into the misinformation maelstrom, their online posts or their very identities hijacked by anti-vaccine activists and others peddling lies about the outbreak.
Are Styrofoam picnic coolers a cheap, easy-to-find container to hoard gasoline in? No, that's not true: Styrofoam (extruded polystyrene) melts almost instantly when it comes in contact with gasoline, so this would be impractical, dangerou
The U.S. senator rejoiced at revised guidelines allowing fully vaccinated people to relax mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The “Fact Checker Registration Act," would force journalists and others who perform fact checks to register with the state and insure themselves with a $1 million fidelity bond.
Robert W. Lee IV says he's the great-great-great-great nephew of the Confederate general. But historical records dispute that.
Filmmaker George Lucas is responsible for several milestones in computer-generated imagery (CGI).
Did a child in Gaza capture a video of members of Hamas, a Palestinian political and militant group, driving a truck loaded with rocket launchers through a residential street in Gaza? No, that's not true: The video, which first appeared i
A number of posts on Instagram and Facebook have claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine is causing more deaths per day than Covid-19 in the UK. The image falsely claims that there have been 1,102 “vaccine deaths”. That figure actually relates to
A Facebook post, claims that Labour councillors in Manchester chose to approve a city centre mural of George Floyd over one of Lee Rigby. This is not correct. George Floyd, an African American from Minneapolis, was murdered in 2020 by a police officer
Is a disclaimer in a foreign language still a disclaimer?
Facebook users are sharing links to misinformation posted on the website of conspiracy theorist David Icke. The headline on the site falsely claims that people who have been vaccinated are “‘transmitting artificial intelligence synthetic &l
The Sun, the Mail and the Mirror have all reported scientific research into a possible link between baldness and severe Covid-19. All three newspapers said that bald men are about twice as likely to suffer from severe Covid. Obviously it is true that o
Inflation — a phenomenon that most Americans haven’t had to think about much for a decade or two — has reemerged as a concern as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. On May 12, the government announced that the consumer price index
REVIEW As of 11 May 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic caused 160 million cases and more than 3 million deaths worldwide, including almost 600,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. The pandemic prompted an unprecedented effort to develop, test, and administer vacc
Facebook posts circulating in May 2021 claim that China has abandoned Covid-19 jabs in favour of a vaccine that can be inhaled. The claim is false: while a Chinese vaccine company is carrying out trials for an “inhaled vaccine”, the product has
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook posts claiming it shows young Myanmar protesters joining a combat exercise with an ethnic rebel group in May 2021. The posts circulated online as anti-coup protesters reportedly joined re
As India’s coronavirus death toll soared, a video of shoppers at a packed market surfaced in Facebook posts alongside a claim it was filmed in Delhi. The claim is false: the video has circulated in news reports since April 2021 about a market in La
https://factcheck.thedispatch.com/p/does-the-covid-vaccines-cause-miscarriages A viral social media pos
Does a video show a "terrible gas driver"? No, that's not true: The truck shown in the video is not a gas truck, it is a truck from a company that cleans sewers. And there's nothing shown in the video to indicate that the driver is anythi
There’s a real problem facing journalism today: the unprecedented assault in our democracies on the truth, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour shared on Thursday during the last day of the United Facts of America: A Festival of Fact-Checking. Social media ha
Did Palestinian militants or Hamas recently stage a fake funeral for propaganda purposes using a living person wrapped in a shroud? No, that's not true: The fake funeral depicted in this staged video was intended to be a humorous skit to
Does a TikTok video show a large display of Israeli artillery? No, that's not true: The video actually shows video game footage from ARMA 3, a tactical shooter video game originally released in 2013. The claim appeared in a TikTok post (a
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Is the scope of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown somehow related to whether states are red or blue? No, that's not true: There's no connection between the shutdown and whether states are Democratic or Republican. The system spans more than
If the gas station is out of gas, can you put diesel in your car as long as you water it down? No, that's not true. "Water and internal combustion gasoline engines are not compatible," Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson, told Lead Stories. Am
The House Republican leader said Republicans no longer question the legitimacy of President Biden's victory in November.
In May 2021, Seattle business owner Dan Price tweeted about Millennials share of wealth (purportedly 4.8 percent) versus that of Generation X (Gen X, 9 percent), and Baby Boomers (21 percent) “at the same age”: Millennials hold 4.8% of al
Does a TikTok video featuring multiple launching rockets show the Palestinian political and militant group Hamas launching rockets toward Tel Aviv, Israel during the 2021 hostilities over sites considered holy by Muslims and Jews? No, tha
Did Cristiano Ronaldo refuse to shake hands with the president of Israel? No, that's not true: A post that makes the claim relies on old footage of the soccer star appearing to snub Michel Platini, then-president of the Union of European