If the government shuts down, will Social Security checks go out? Yes, that’s the plan.
Do photos of Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman show that he lost his forearm tattoos? No, that's not true: Two screenshots taken from videos of Fetterman reacting to a question in an animated manner do not show his tattoos, but the tattoos
"Texas teacher fired for reading Diary of Anne Frank to class.”
Does a social-media video of a young woman knocking on a door in distress to seek shelter from a male stalker, who claims to be her husband, depict an actual event? No, that's not true: It's a staged skit. The video, which features actors
Did former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley shed her birth name? No, that's not true: Haley, whose birth name is Nimrata (also spelled "Nimarata") Nikki Randhawa, has explained that the middle name
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.
The Biden administration’s border policies strain under a new wave of migrants.
The Virginia governor is managing endless chatter about 2024 but seems laser-focused on flipping the state Senate.
“Walmart must pay $500 to U.S. families who made purchases in 2022.”
In Westport, Connecticut, drones are “scanning (people) for COVID-19 symptoms.”
In its latest TV ad attacking Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear, the conservative super PAC School Freedom Fund falsely claims that Beshear’s decision to release some prisoners early during the COVID-19 pandemic allowed a man convicted of so
President Joe Biden’s comments confirm that the government is going to “increase the number and intensity of extreme weather events.”
Does a video shared to social media in September 2023 show Maui residents "being arrested for camping on the beach with nowhere to go" following the destructive wildfires that killed at least 115 people? No, that's not true: The video in
REVIEW Researchers from Yale University, Suberi et al., published a study in August 2023 on a new technology for mRNA vaccine delivery. In early September 2023, a video from the Epoch Times claimed that this technology could be used to “dissemi
Quick Take To avoid damage from heavy rains, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have opened floodgates along Arizona’s border fencing during monsoon season since 2009. But social media users, including Sen. Ted Cruz, shared posts wi
“Shocking video shows Biden wearing a skin mask.”
A new photo shows Queen Elizabeth II on the day she died.
Does a viral picture prove that the Vatican is "ruled by aliens" or show that "the UFO symbol is almost everywhere" there? No, that's not true: The image does not show the Vatican or its official symbols -- the photo shows a coat of arms
Were 7 million people registered to vote in the 2020 general election in Wisconsin when only 4.5 million were eligible voters? No, that's not true: There were more than 3.9 million registered voters and an estimated 4.5 million eligible v
"Modified mosquitoes have officially made it to Ohio.”
CLAIM: COVID-19 only spikes during election seasons. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no connection between rising COVID-19 cases and the electoral process, epidemiology experts confirm.
John Bolton and James Comey top the list, while three lesser-known aides sold fewer than 10,000 copies.
PolitiFact answers readers’ most commonly asked questions about fentanyl. We explain the difference between medical and illicit fentanyl, why there are fentanyl skin patches and where the drug mostly originates.
CNN reported Sept. 7, 2023, that President Joe Biden’s family admitted “he died and was replaced by an actor in 2019.”
Is a massive jump in Rep. Nancy Pelosi's net worth proof that she engaged in some sort of illegal activity? No, that's not true: Although it may be true that Pelosi's net worth has increased sharply since 2007, when she became the first f
CLAIM: There are more hunters in the U.S. than the world’s armies combined. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Partly false.
With COVID-19 cases increasing a few schools and companies have temporarily reinstated mask mandates. Conservative commentators, politicians and social media users warn that lockdowns are impending, but public health experts disagree.
Do 222 contributions with "zero donor information" to the campaign of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis prove there was fraud? No, that's not true: An Emory University political science professor emeritus told Lead Sto
Did President Joe Biden announce in September 2023 that his administration intends to "increase the number and intensity of the extreme weather events"? No, that's not true: A social media video used incomplete footage of a speech to impl
The pandemic had something to do with it, but so did policy.
‘Military juntas are terrible at governance.’
Interviews and contemporary newspaper articles call into question some claims made by “Penny,” a woman cited by Gov. Ron DeSantis in the August GOP debate,.
Were there 353 counties in 29 states with voter registrations exceeding "100 percent" and is that definitive evidence of something? No, that's not true: the social media account making that claim omits to say the "100 percent" is not refe