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
Robert W. Lee IV says he's the great-great-great-great nephew of the Confederate general. But historical records dispute that.
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 photo that shows Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and two other officials not wearing face masks has been shared in Facebook posts that claim they flouted Covid-19 rules as infections surged in the country in 2021. The claim is false; the photo w
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
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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Advice from May 2021: Don't store gas in plastic bags and keep fuel away from open flames.
A list of significant events in Major League Baseball history that took place during the week of May 14-20.
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
As violence escalated in Gaza in May 2021, multiple online posts shared a video that they claimed shows Palestinians staging a fake funeral in Gaza in a bid to gain world sympathy. The claim is false: the video has circulated online since March 2020
An image appearing to show New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a man wearing the colours of infamous Kiwi gang the Mongrel Mob has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. However, the image has been doctored; the picture of Ardern ha
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo alongside a claim it shows a Chinese rocket that disintegrated over the Indian Ocean in 2021. The claim is false: the video in fact shows computer-generated imagery created by an
Did a gas station post a sign saying that customers must show proof of employment to make a gas purchase? No, that's not true: The picture of the sign is satire and was created using an online image generator. The claim appeared in a Face
This text has been circulating since 2014.
A sacrilegious hoax was making its way around the internet.
A graphic attributed to Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN that features a purported quote from Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been shared in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter. The graphic claims that Duterte said he will “punch” Filipin
"The most beautiful things are not perfect, they are special," he supposedly said.
A TikTok video that was viewed more than 600,000 times in 24 hours showed various objects falling out of the trunk of a police vehicle in Minneapolis.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump also made news when his name was imprinted on stimulus checks near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria’s ex-aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted a video of a crowd, claiming that the footage captured members of Nigerian Islamist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa forcefully converting people to Islam in Nigeria’s
A video has been viewed more than a hundred thousand times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a prominent rebel group in eastern Myanmar shooting down military aircraft in March 2021. The claim is false: the clip, which has circulated online sinc
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times after it was shared on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows crowds of shoppers at a mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this year. The claim is fals
An image of former US President Donald Trump with US attorney Lin Wood in the Oval Office has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows them meeting at the White House in April 2021. The claim is false: the image dates back to
The video has been viewed millions of times.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a foetus of a dolphin in the womb. This is false: the image in fact shows a silicone model foetus created for a film.
A video has been shared thousands of times on Facebook with the claim that it shows Boko Haram insurgents hoisting their flag in Niger state, close to Nigeria’s capital Abuja. This is false: the clip, filmed in 2011 during the Libyan Civil War, show
A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows a Myanmar military helicopter crash on May 4, 2021. The photo circulated online one day after an armed ethnic group claimed it had shot down a Myanmar mili
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts claiming it shows a news report announcing that Indonesia has lifted a travel ban for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr this year. However, the posts are intended as sa
A picture has been shared multiple times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows the Saudi king and priests from the Vatican inaugurating a Catholic church in Saudi Arabia. The claim is false: the picture has circulated in reports about a United Ar
Over and over, President Biden claims his big spending plans will not increase the federal budget deficit But the math is complicated.
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook along with a claim that it shows Muslims in Russia praying without masks or social distancing during Ramadan in 2021, amid the pandemic. The claim is false: the video is actually from 2
A video has been shared repeatedly in social media posts that claim it shows scuffles in an Indian village after soldiers tried to force people to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. The claim is false: the video has circulated in reports about police dis
After a leading Myanmar ethnic rebel army said it had shot down a military helicopter on May 3, 2021 a photo was shared thousands of times in Facebook posts that claimed it showed the wreckage from the crash. But the claim is false: the image has circ
Next time a clerk looks down his nose at you, tell him about John Barrier and the Washington State bank.
Don't worry, the cow appears to be perfectly healthy.
A map in the print version of the Daily Express on 30 April gave a very misleading impression of the current state of the pandemic in the UK. It claimed to show the number of new Covid cases in each nation and region of the UK, with several apparently
An image of a huge skeleton has been shared on Facebook with claims that it shows the remains of Bulatha, a mythical giant that is said to have built a reservoir in Sorabora, Sri Lanka - 200 kilometres east of Colombo. This is false; the image shows a
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok alongside a claim it shows an intact prayer mat recovered from the Indonesian submarine that sank in April 2021. The claim is fals