Multiple posts shared on Facebook in November 2020 claim that South Korea’s Seoul Metropolitan Government has banned churches from displaying and using Bibles during their services. The claim is misleading; the city’s announcement on November 23, 2
Two photos of women weeping amid flood-ravaged homes have been shared in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco, which slammed the Philippines in November 2020. The photos, however, have been shared in
Several images of Sri Lankan buses being submerged in the ocean have been shared on Facebook alongside a claim the vehicles were dumped in the sea after the government failed to sell them at auction. The claim is misleading; the buses have been used
President Donald Trump said that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake.”
In less than ten minutes, the president made at least 15 false or misleading claims
A viral picture online appeared to show the English actress completely submerged in a massive tank of water.
“Share [this video] to...anybody that doesn’t want aborted foetal tissue fragments put into them or their DNA changed” Polly Tommey, 15 November 2020. A video originally posted on the Vaxxed II Facebook page, which has since spread f
REVIEW Widespread public health measures have been implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce the spread of the disease. Posts like this meme on Instagram claiming that measures such as vaccination, wearing face masks or gloves, or f
The 2020 presidential race is turning into the zombie election that Trump just won’t let die.
Diego Maradona’s visit to Kolkata was rescheduled due to which he could not visit the Sreebhumi Sporting Club Durga Puja pandal.
A photo of a snow-covered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it was taken in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the photo was actually taken by an Afghan photog
The tiny Saw-whet owl was named Rockefeller after it was found by a worker setting up the holiday tree Nov. 16 at Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
Is it true that Pfizer's vaccine candidate to battle COVID-19 is made and stored in such a way that scores of people could be severely sickened or even killed by its use? No, that is a conspiracy theory not supported by scientific studies
Did an Arizona television station report Joe Biden's lead shrank after thousands of votes were found to be fraudulent and that non-citizens were voting? No, that's not true: ABC15 repeated a data error from one county, posted by the Arizo
The intent of the boxes was for park guests to drop postcards off.
Do many studies find that cloth masks don't stop viruses like COVID? No, that's not true: An article making that claim does not cite any recent or specific studies showing masks don't work. To the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control
Were 35,000 votes added to every Democratic candidate in Arizona? No, that's not true: There's no evidence to support that statement. In some legislative races, Democratic candidates received fewer than 35,000 votes total, which makes the
A months-old document exploring one possible response to the COVID-19 pandemic was misrepresented on social media.
Is video recorded of all ballot drop-off locations in Georgia, and is the video available to the public upon request? Yes, that's true: Continuous or motion-sensor footage is recorded of all ballot drop-off locations in Georgia. Any membe
Quick Take An unfounded conspiracy theory of widespread election fraud claims that an election technology company called Smartmatic switched votes in the 2020 election. But Smartmatic provided ballot-marking machines to only one U.S. county in the elec
Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not have a large protective effect for wearers — not that masks provide no protection at all or don’t offer benefits to
Many were tired of more than eight months of social distancing and determined to spend time with loved ones.
Did Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf finalize and issue on October 27, 2020, a list of 13 rules for Thanksgiving household visits? No, that's not true: The document offered in support of the claim is not an official state document. It is design
A conservative group’s deceptive TV ad suggests that Democrat Raphael Warnock supports defunding the police. He has said multiple times that he doesn’t. The ad, from the American Crossroads super PAC, features Harris County, Georgia, Sherif
I guess I picked the right year to take up fact-checking. I had been in journalism for a very long time. I had run a national magazine, overseen news operations at newspapers in many cities, covered Washington during the Watergate era, written columns
A post on Facebook and Twitter showing a screenshot of an email sent from the office of MP Nadine Dorries has gone viral. The email reads: “Thank you for writing to Nadine Dorries MP. I’m Nadine’s caseworker responding on her behalf.
A post suggesting that GPs should be the first to get a Covid-19 vaccine when one becomes available has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The post text reads: “If the vaccine is so safe and effective why not do our GPs first [sic]Then th
Was the Parler social network hacked? No, there is no evidence for that. The original news came from a now deleted tweet by a conceptual artist known for high-tech art projects. A configuration file that was supposedly part of the hack ha
Diana shook the hand of a man suffering with HIV/AIDS without wearing gloves for the first time in Middlesex Hospital, London in 1987.
There are no accounts that suggest that Philip and Diana teamed up to track down a rare stag on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.
According to the biography “Diana: In her own words”, Prince Charles also said "whatever ‘in love’ means" when he proposed to Princess Diana.
The two women did in fact meet for lunch prior to the royal wedding. However, the location is not known.
The relationship was tense, and the two women had opposing views on several issues.
In 1987, news that two of the Queen’s cousins were living in a psychiatric hospital broke.
In reality, Fagan and the Queen didn't speak for very long.
In their February 1981 engagement interview, Diana described them as meeting "in a plowed field" with no mention of a costume.
The former Meghan Markle shared her story in an opinion piece in the New York Times to help break the silence around an all-too-common tragedy.
An image purporting to show the dangers of fluoride in tap water by comparing it to the fluoride concentration in inedible toothpaste has been shared on Facebook. The claim is false; experts say that only a very high level of fluoridated tap water or t
Two photos of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim they show her raising a three-fingered salute in support of Thai pro-democracy protesters. The claim is false
Multiple TikTok and YouTube videos viewed thousands of times claim the United Arab Emirates stopped issuing visas for Pakistanis and other nationals of Muslim countries because of their continued refusal to recognise the state of Israel. The claim, h