Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones is facing allegations of illegally harvesting and selling millions of dollars of cannabis in California.
Are all the "I just left the ER...We are officially getting crushed" memes about the COVID-19 Delta variant outbreak part of a fear campaign aimed at the unvaccinated? Not all of them. Some have been altered to refer to a "Ligma" variant,
Did Hermann Goering say that the only reason Nazism worked in Germany was because the government convinced the German people to be afraid? No, that's not true: A history professor says there is no evidence of Goering, a leader in Nazi Ger
The MHRA followed a rigorous review of the vaccine's safety and effectiveness in children aged 12 to 15 before approving the vaccine.
The Central and the State governments do not levy separate taxes of their own on the LPG cylinders.
William Phelps Eno was the man who penned some of the first traffic laws.
Does Delaware have a "child support card" that controls what mothers can purchase with child support payments? No, that's not true: While Delaware does give a client the option to enroll in its U.S. Bank ReliaCard program (previously the
A widely shared Facebook post asks “If the jabbed are apparently dying from the unjabbed. Why are the unjabbed not dying? And why are the jabbed dying?” As we have written about before, the Covid-19 vaccines have been shown to be high
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., has been an outspoken critic of vaccines and masks to stop the spread of COVID-19. After she tweeted that the disease was a threat only to people who are obese or over 65 — very inaccurate medical guidance — Twit
WinShape Foundation, which is run by Chick-fil-A's owners, donated to the NCF. The company did not directly donate to the foundation.
The record-setting aviator has remained a fixture in the public's imagination.
NBC formally made the announcement during its primetime Olympic show.
Does placing a wet towel near the cutting surface when slicing onions prevent crying by absorbing the irritating enzymes released? No, there is no evidence that this cooking hack works better than any other methods. The reason why slicing
We called the phone number supposedly linked to Cannon, a father of seven.
Does a podcaster's online video prove there are no SARS-CoV-2 variants, that there's no pandemic and that COVID-19 isn't a novel disease? No, that's not true: coronavirus conspiracist David Martin's claims fly in the face of the establish
Not every resident would be thrilled, but ornithologist Richard Major was impressed by the ingenuity.
A vaccine adverse reaction tracking tool was misleadingly interpreted by junk news sites.
On July 16 2021, an Imgur user shared a Bernie Sanders quote meme which alleged that a “modest building” in the Cayman Islands was the address for “18,857 companies”: Text on the meme attributed its creation to “Ro Khanna
The 'Rules for Teachers - 1872' list prompts us to marvel at the grimness of a late nineteenth century American schoolteacher's lot.
New York prison officials have handed convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein over to California to face additional sexual assault charges.
In an allegedly leaked WhatsApp message, shared with the BBC by the Prime Minister’s former chief political adviser Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson appears to say “get Covid and live longer”, alluding to the average age of Covid-19 de
The viral "Star Wars" video featured a fake cinema reaction to Darth Vader's infamous line from "The Empire Strikes Back." Here's how we know it's fake.
On July 18 2021, the Facebook page “Call to Activism” shared the following quote meme, claiming that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida) said that if Democrats pass “their voting rights bill,” then Republicans will “never win anot
A cocktail of propaganda, conspiracy theory and disinformation is fueling delusion over the agonies of the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Was Edward Mordake a man born with a second face on the back of his head that could laugh, cry and whisper horrible things to him? No, that's not true: The legend of Edward Mordake, sometimes called Mordrake, appears to have begun as a wo
We’ve got you covered on National Ice Cream Day, July 18.
"Suddenly his head began to turn, then he felt as if he were flying."
REVIEW In June 2021, U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes dismissed a lawsuit brought by 117 employees of the Houston Methodist Hospital system who claimed the hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement violated the Nuremberg Code. The employees also comp
Were over 74,000 more mail-in ballots received and counted than were mailed out for the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona? No, that's not true: County officials say the true tally shows there were 446,000 fewer mail-in votes than
Frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair straightening products, or relaxers, may increase the risk of breast cancer among Black women, compared with more moderate use.
A popular meme argued that Washington, Jefferson, et al had no role in the creation of four major totems of American political and civic culture.
A New York Times column on Facebook’s actions against the data analysis tool CrowdTangle prompted concern from both independent researchers and at least one group collaborating with the platform. According to Kevin Roose, a tech columnist for the
Is a solar storm coming to Earth, so dangerous that it could impact GPS, the internet and satellites? No, that's not true: a solar storm has already come -- on July 3, 2021, -- and gone, according to NASA. It did briefly impact radio comm
On July 14 2021, a Facebook account shared the following image and explanation to a Facebook group; it purportedly showed an image taken in 1925 of a girl at a cemetery visiting the grave of her deceased twin sister: This picture was taken in 1925. It
REVIEW In early July 2021, this meme claiming that “a vaccinated person might get sick from the virus they got vaccinated against because you’re not vaccinated” went viral on social media platforms. The meme received more than 65,000 interacti
An image claiming to show the Northern Lights from space has been going viral on Facebook. The post says the image comes “courtesy of NASA” which is true. But the image is not a real photo from space but a computer generation. As Snop
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and misinformation from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network. Sign up here to receive it on your email every Thursday. Watchers on your wall Ryan, a college student without a journalism backgroun
President Donald Trump claimed on Fox News that there were no guns in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. During an on-air conversation with Trump on July 11, “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo twice broached
The insect looks like the tip of a twig.