Ghislaine Maxwell, the jet-setting socialite who once consorted with royals, presidents and billionaires, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse underage girls.
The Clintons and Bushes were “involved in orchestrating the assassination of JFK Jr.”
OSLO, Norway — Academic and practical attention to the discipline of fact-checking has burst into the mainstream. Many fact-checkers got their start in 2016, scrutinizing the U.S. presidential election, and […] The post GlobalFact 9 launches in
Since February, Poynter’s social-first digital media literacy initiative MediaWise has launched a microlearning course in four languages around the world. The course is designed to help people become more critical […] The post How digital media
On June 10 2022, an Imgur user shared screenshots of a tweet from @RightWingCope, about the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon” and its effects on a young boy with autism whose name is Brandon: Unironically one of the most wholesome stories
The viral video compiled images from various sources.
A coalition of far-right “stop the steal” Republicans is working to put Trump loyalists in charge of elections across the U.S. At its helm is a shadowy QAnon influencer who […] The post A coalition of ‘stop the steal’ Republicans
A coalition of Republicans is working to elect election deniers to secretary of state positions across the U.S. A QAnon influencer appears to be intricately involved with the effort.
The current first lady hosted the unveiling of a new U.S. postage stamp honoring a woman who held the role 40 years before Biden stepped into it.
Studies show plastics can help combat climate change.
College journalists are already helping to serve the communities where their universities are located by making sustained contributions to local media.
The formula shortage is the result of a product recall by a major manufacturer as well as supply chain disruptions due to recent global events.
The number of Grauer’s gorillas has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 19, 2022) – MediaWise, the digital media literacy initiative of the nonprofit Poynter Institute, has launched a new microlearning course to help Spaniards sort fact from […] The post Poynter’s MediaWise debut
The International Committee of the Red Cross is not facilitating the deportation of Ukrainian nationals to Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 30, 2022) – MediaWise, the social-first digital media literacy program of the nonprofit Poynter Institute, released a new mobile course in Brazil today. With support from […] The post Poynter’s MediaWise unveil
The corporation had been previously been criticized by employees for its quiet response to the Florida bill.
Ukraine’s biological research laboratories have been in the news in recent weeks as Russia, China and a number of media pundits falsely claimed that their existence was proof that the […] The post Broken URLs helped fuel the unfounded conspirac
Links to fact sheets about biological research laboratories on the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine website have been broken since May 2021 due to a State Department website upgrade, not an attempt to hide the information.
On March 16 2022, an Imgur screenshot of a tweet by @XSovietNews suggested that a British tabloid (specifically, The Mirror) wrote an entire news story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine based solely on a single satirical post to social media:
Stories shared on social media claimed that Black slaves would create maps in cornrows to help others escape slavery in the South.
Hundreds of thousands are fleeing violence in Ukraine, others are staying behind to fight. Here's how you can help.
A website called MedAlerts lets users search federal records of possible vaccine reactions. But unlike the CDC's site, users can search freely without ever reading warnings about raw and unverified data.
Evolving public health guidance and scientific findings over the past two years have many claiming that lawmakers and health officials “lied.” This overlooks the challenges of a rapidly-evolving virus and reflects a misunderstanding of how science
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request from the District of Columbia government and the U.S. Capitol Police.
There is no evidence to suggest the presence of United Nations (UN) troops in Canada, despite the presence of a UN aircraft in North Bay airport.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2022) – French citizens can learn how to protect themselves from false and misleading information on the internet thanks to a new app-based program from […] The post Poynter’s MediaWise expands its digital m
A rumor on Facebook claimed that Black slaves would create maps in cornrows to help others escape slavery to the North.
Last autumn, we asked you to help us in a new way: by taking part in our “Claim Challenge”. We were bowled over by the response, with over four thousand of you helping us match 250,000 claims. But how exactly did all this claim matching mak
A Spanish retiree campaigning to keep in-person customer services at banks because he felt “left out” by the shift to online banking is handing government officials a petition with more than 610,000 signatures.
Binding masks to your face with gauze and wrapping pantyhose around your face and mask are now “suggestions to make your mask more ‘effective.’”
The Sena Jal project proceeds do not specifically go to war widows and the bottled water is for army personnel usage only.
Fani Willis on Sunday wrote a letter to the FBI office in Atlanta asking for a risk assessment of the county courthouse.
Settling into a new home can be tough for anyone.
A two-lane bridge collapsed in Pittsburgh, requiring rescuers to rappel nearly 150 feet (46 meters) while others formed a human chain to help rescue occupants of a dangling bus.
Medical professionals warn against trying viral hacks to revive the sense of smell and taste that has not been medically or scientifically proven.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 19, 2022) – Ninety-five percent of Americans believe misinformation is a problem, according to a poll conducted by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center […] The post The Poynter Institute’s
Whether getting your personal info or money, scammers nationwide are attempting to profit from the omicron era.
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