Does a video show Dr. Oz being attacked on TV for promoting a supposed three-day diabetes cure? No, that's not true: The footage that purports to be of Dr. Mehmet Oz being beaten up on a TV set stage was a live broadcast of a Ukrainian jo
The list has been circulating online since at least 2014.
"Ukraine puts Tucker Carlson on a ‘hit list’ after an interview with Vladimir Putin.”
After Carlson announced on Tuesday that he was in Moscow to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin, some on social media used the image to claim Ukraine wants the former Fox News host dead.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine, “not a single Western journalist has bothered to interview Putin.”
This claim has been shared widely on social media.
Hundreds of people have shared footage supposedly showing this on social media.
Does a government health poster list "heart attacks," "strokes" and "sudden death" as side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine, as shown in an Instagram post? No, that's not true: It is counterfeit. Though it was made to look like official Ir
Do COVID-19 vaccines contain the Marburg virus, a severe and often fatal illness in humans? No, that's not true: Each vaccine has its unique formulation, but none include the Marburg virus. The disease is rare, usually found in Africa aft
“Epstein List” shows 166 people connected to convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The list features data showing wholesale electricity costs for suppliers which were only correct for a specific hour on one day over a year ago.
Sports journalist Mike Dickson died because of COVID-19 vaccines.
REVIEW Public figures easily have millions of people following them on social media and their messaging on such platforms can significantly influence their audience’s beliefs and behaviors on various issues. This influence can sometimes be valuabl
Did the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAG) place journalist Mehdi Hasan under arrest on January 7, 2024, for committing treason? No, that's not true: Hasan has been active on his verified social media accounts since the date o
There was a fall in the NHS England waiting list in October—but it followed three days of strikes by junior doctors, consultants and specialty doctors earlier in the month.
Did recently published court documents reveal that celebrity TV host Oprah Winfrey was "a client" of registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found a single mention of Winfrey in these documents, but that
Did CNN report that actor Tom Hanks converted to Judaism and fled to Israel as a result of the Jeffrey Epstein contacts list being revealed? No, that's not true: A CNN spokesperson told Lead Stories the post making the claim is "clearly f
Oliver Dowden said that the numbers waiting for elective care in England were falling ‘on many measures’ before the pandemic. We’re not sure which measures he means. On the main measure, they were not
Did actor Kevin Spacey or writer Stephen King say that they would leave the United States if the "Epstein Client List" is made public? No, that's not true: Lead Stories found no evidence that King or Spacey made such comments. The claim c
The order has added to yearslong speculation sparked by the Epstein case about the involvement of rich and powerful people in sex trafficking.
A Facebook post contains a number of claims about Muslims in Britain that are either wrong or unevidenced.
Contemporary comparisons tend to leave out the increase in wages.
The Ukrainian president makes a personal pitch for continued military aid.
Macaulay Culkin’s “Home Alone” shopping trip that cost $19.83 in 1990 would cost $72.28 today, up from $44.40 in 2022.
The listings appeared as the years-old conspiracy theory known as “pizzagate,” which posits that Democrats were harboring child sex slaves in a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor, has had a resurgence on social media.
Plus: dealing with defamation.
Does a New York Post headline claim that James Gordon Meek, a former investigative journalist for ABC who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in September 2023, also "debunked" the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory? No, that's not tru
Does the listing of "Pneumonia mycoplasma" in Pfizer's guidance on adverse event reports associated with its COVID-19 vaccine prove that the shot caused a respiratory outbreak in China? No, that's not true: It's a fundamental misreading o
Pizzagate “expert” went to jail for child pornography
Has a journalist who debunked the "pizzagate" conspiracy theory also been charged with child pornography? No, that's not true: the allegation was based on a faked screenshot of a non-existent New York Post headline. While former ABC inves
The latest figures show there are 7.8 million cases waiting for planned treatment in England—but only 6.5 million people, because some are waiting for more than one thing.
Israel is patient zero.
These 13 books “have been banned from schools in Florida.”
Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves seems to have mistaken the number of treatments waiting to begin with the number of individuals awaiting treatment.