Is the Norwegian government facing an indictment for crimes against humanity related to its handling of the novel coronavirus? No, that's not true: According to the Norwegian government, there is no information about an indictment. The cl
Facebook posts shared in Ethiopia in Oromo and English allege that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been banned from travelling abroad over human rights violations in the restive Tigray region. The claim surfaced after a Amnesty International rep
COVID-19 is not a man-made or a controlled phenomenon, but an unexpected, highly infectious disease.
REVIEW On 29 March 2021, marketing and life coach Damon Jones, who goes by the handle @youngkhanthadon on Instagram, posted a video on Instagram, which was then shared on a Facebook page called Vintage King on 31 March 2021. In the video, a man iden
Did archaeologists find a one million year-old artificial underground complex? No, that's not true: the archaeological site in question consists of approximately 3,500 well-studied underground chambers across various complexes, which exte
A mother bear caught on video trying to coax four rambunctious cubs across a busy Connecticut road has parents across the internet nodding in sympathy.
A joint World Health Organization-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely.”
The devil is always in the details.
Is a ship that blocked traffic in the Suez Canal on March 23, 2021, used for human and sex trafficking? Is there a connection between the ship and Hillary Clinton? No, that's not true: There's no publicly available evidence the container
A video showing human skulls and bones stored in a church has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook, alongside the claim that it depicts “human skulls in the Vatican”. This is misleading; while ossuaries exist in Vatican City, the footage show
REVIEW In an interview with Daystar Television Network, Sherri Tenpenny, a physician, made several claims about the COVID-19 vaccines currently in use in the U.S. Specifically, she claimed that the COVID-19 RNA vaccines could modify human DNA and that
Are mysterious remains discovered in the Atacama Desert in Chile proof of a tiny alien life form? No, that's not true: In 2003, a 6-inch-long mummified body was found in La Noria, an abandoned mining town in the Atacama Desert. Scientists
In March 2021, a Facebook post circulated, warning readers not to leave certain materials for birds to use in their nests: Please DO NOT offer yarn, string or human hair for birds to build nests! Every year we see both young and adult birds… Pos
The world record was supposedly set at a bowling alley.
Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power.
The attention the app is getting is part of a wider reinvention and reinvigoration of the audio medium.
A photo of thousands of people forming the lotus flag of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been widely shared on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows supporters welcoming a minister visiting the southern state of Kerala in Fe
It has been claimed on Facebook that the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine contains viruses from chimpanzees and human foetal cells. The post suggests this means the vaccine contains animal products. Does the vaccine contain human foetal cells? We have fact c
If true, it wouldn't be the first deformed shark to make waves on the internet.
For the party's 35th foundation day in 2015, supporters formed a "human flag." A similar image is being shared in 2021 with a misleading caption.
It takes a pretty fun-gi to come up with such a tall tale.
Are the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines gene therapy that alters recipients' immune systems, a potential Nuremberg Code violation for doctors and nurses to administer them without telling patients they are part of a drug tri
Both Ray Kurzweil and Elon Musk are advocates of transhumanism and believe that humans should eventually become cyborgs.
After a Capitol police officer was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher during the January 6 2021 insurrection, a photograph from 2020 Black Lives Matter protests circulated, which contrasted the death of one officer at the hands of insurrection
Nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York.
Some members of the mob that attacked the Capitol were spotted wielding plastic zip cuffs.
Some may have wondered if an ancient race of reptilian humanoids were discovered on Instagram.
There will be a special process for people hoping to adopt the guinea pigs and officials said its small-animal specialists will work with potential adopters to ensure a good fit.
On February 25, Moderna announced that the vaccine was ready for a phase one trial. There is no evidence that they have acted unsafely or rushed.
Two images have been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and on Korean social media platforms which claim they show a human corpse on a beach in the South Korean city of Busan. The claim is false; the Busan Coast Guard told AFP the i
Maharashtra registered the highest number of human trafficking cases. A 2019 study found 42 percent victims of sex trafficking in Bengal were minors.
Were the large red spikes recorded on a spectrogram on December 1, 2020 a dangerous "Schumann Resonance Explosion"? No, that's not true: The spikes on the spectrogram readout were caused by snow falling on the antenna of a monitoring stat
Many irrational beliefs are attempts to protect mental health by responding to the human need for control, understanding and belonging.
An online advertisement promised a heck of a story.
A claim that a vaccine “stored at -80 degrees isn’t a vaccine” and is instead a “living transfection agent” that will cause “genetic manipulation” has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The claim is false; multiple experts say the
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim New Zealand’s government passed legislation that revoked residents’ “human right to grow food”. The claim is false; the New Zealand Department of Primary Industries told AFP that “there i
A photo showing former Philippine human rights chief Etta Rosales speaking to reporters has been shared several times on Facebook alongside a purported quote by her, in which she says the Islamic State-linked Maute group are “defenceless” and “pi
On November 9 2020, Daily Wire appeared to publish (and then delete) an article headlined, “Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Biden Administration: Report”: Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Bide
Reports that the number of votes for Democratic candidate Joe Biden in Michigan suspiciously jumped by more than 130,000 on Tuesday morning spread online as ballots continued to be counted. The apparent jump in votes was caused by human error when a ze
REVIEW Articles such as this one claiming that “mouthwashes could help curb COVID-19” circulated on social media in October 2020, receiving more than 27,000 interactions on Instagram and Facebook in one week according to the social media analyti