The original card was written by King Charles III, and the image shared on social media is digitally altered.
Did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sing in a London hotel lobby bar before Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral? Yes, that's true: Trudeau, accompanied by Canadian musician Gregory Charles on the piano, was belting out "Bohemian Rha
The video is from October 2009, when students chnated Sanskrit verses at the launch of Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Is the United Kingdom's current head of state, Charles III, expected not to become the country's crowned king? No, that's not true: Upon the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, Charles, the prince of Wales, became
A day after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 18 2022, several video clips of storm floods washing a bridge away were shared on Reddit. A post to r/AbruptChaos showed the sudden collapse of a bridge in hurricane floodwaters:
Did the television show "The Simpsons" predict Queen Elizabeth II's death in 2022? No, that's not true: An image showing the queen in a coffin with the dates 1926-2022 is not a real still from "The Simpsons." The queen's death does not ap
“The queue” trended on Twitter on September 14 2022, mostly due to a viral thread later reposted in screenshots to Facebook and Imgur. It started when Twitter user @curiousiguana initiated a thread about “The Queue,” describing
Did the late Queen Elizabeth II say she wished Jesus Christ would return in her lifetime so she could "lay her crown at His feet?" No, that's not true: Queen Elizabeth II did not make those comments. They were first published in a book in
On September 13 2022, a screenshot of a tweet claiming that hospitals across the UK canceled treatments for cancer patients on the day of Queen Elizabeth’s memorial servces “as a ‘mark of respect'” was highly popular across pla
Did a video posted to Facebook in September 2022 show the body of the late Queen Elizabeth II being placed into a coffin? No, that's not true: The video in question was originally posted to social media more than three weeks prior to the
On September 11 and 12 2022, popular tweets claimed that individuals protesting the monarchy at ongoing public events in the UK were (in some cases) being cautioned, detained, or arrested: The police were far more eager to arrest a woman with an ab
A spurious post on Trump's social media platform, Truth Social, set tongues wagging in the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth II's death.
Was a debt jubilee, the cancellation of a broad range of debts from the public record, "officially declared" after Queen Elizabeth II's death? No, that's not true: At the time of writing, no such announcement has been made. The man who po
Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8 2022 led to significant discussions both off and on social media about her reign, including a viral tweet about her “two severely disabled first cousins,” and the purportedly callous way that
Queen Elizabeth II’s death on September 8 2022 led to significant social media discussions about history, colonization, monarchy, and the future; in the middle of that milieu, a clip of Irish dancers performing to Queen’s “Another One
Did the government of Hawaii announce that it is "importing 174 adult saltwater crocodiles from Australia" to reduce the number of shark attacks? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources
Did George Orwell say or write: "The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it"? No, that's not true: Orwell never said this. The quote is from a freelance writer named Selwyn Duke, who coined it in a 20
Does the state of Hawaii say it has had 45,000 deaths caused by COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true. Neither the state of Hawaii nor a representative of the state made this claim. The claim was made in part by an attorney who is taking
Did Hawaii issue an announcement saying that it will not recognize out-of-state driver's licenses as of 2023? No, that's not true: This is a satirical piece from an entertainment website. Also, existing Hawaii law directly negates this cl
Did a scientific study prove the Chinese government cooked up the novel coronavirus and loosed it on the world? No, that's not true: The claim is made in a self-published article produced by doctors who identify themselves as part of a po
Did the state of Hawaii buy 30 "passing assistance pods" to aid in assisted suicides? No, that's not true: This is a false claim made by a bogus Facebook page claiming to be an official state of Hawaii page. One of the co-creators of the
Does a video by Dr. Kelly Victory that promises to discuss "COVID facts" deliver all factual claims? No, that's not true: Lead Stories identified at least 10 "facts" that are false, including claims that children are at "virtually no risk" fro
Did a video offer an update on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano on December 25, 2019? No, it's misleading: There was no new eruption on Christmas Day 2019 despite a video being shared online that purports to offer an "update" on the Hawaiian volcano.
Did Barack Obama's birth certificate use modern names for African-Americans, Kenya, and the birth hospital instead of the names used when the former U.S. president was born in 1961? No, that's not true: Contrary to a letter circulating for yea
Is margarine one molecule away from plastic and does it share 27 ingredients with paint? No, that's not true: This is a false and meaningless concept that unnecessarily scares consumers who might benefit from the use of margarine in their diet
As it turns out, the attorney general took liberties in describing the results of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation.
The effort fizzled as other leaders worried about contradicting federal law, which continues to classify marijuana as an illegal drug, and jeopardizing Hawaii's existing medical marijuana program.
Did nearly 5,000 people dump old shoes in front of Nike's headquarters to demonstrate against the brand hiring Coin Kaepernick for one of their ad campaigns? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a liberal satire website that loves to
Geologists warned that Hawaii's Kilauea volcano could erupt explosively and send boulders, rocks and ash into the air around its summit in the coming weeks.
Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and forced the evacuations of more than a thousand people.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, sending lava shooting into the air in the residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby residents.
A report about Elizabeth II's claiming she could legally dispatch President Trump with a sword in Buckingham Palace was just satire.