The art of sewing, an indispensable skill in society, has been transformed significantly over the centuries. What was once a laborious manual task, involving needles and threads handled by delicate fingers, has morphed into a mechanized process, than
Machine guns, devices engineered for rapid-fire and continuous operation, have shaped the art of warfare and transformed the course of history. Originating from the need for better firepower in battles, these lethal inventions emerged from a series o
On Nov. 7, 2023, Pennsylvania voting machines were “flipping votes,” which is evidence of “election fraud.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
CLAIM: Arkansas is switching to election ballots that are marked by hand rather than by machine. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
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Quick Take The Republican majority leader of the Arizona Senate informed county election officials that a Senate resolution essentially bars electronic voting systems in the state. The state’s Democratic secretary of state and attorney genera
“Arizona BANS Electronic Voting Machines.”
Does a post show "new video evidence" of Maricopa County election officials breaking into sealed election machines? No, that's not true: The "new" video is a recording of a 2022 public live stream of the Maricopa County, Arizona, election
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“Robot attacks factory worker” in video.
Long before Dominion Voting Systems sued Fox News for defamation, PolitiFact was fact-checking claims about the election machine maker and its supposed influence over the 2020 election. Dominion was headed […] The post Dominion-Fox lawsuit: Here&
Fox News is scheduled to be in court this week, defending against a Dominion Voting Systems defamation lawsuit. Here’s a look at how we’ve checked dozens of false claims against the voting equipment company.
In the U.S., “you’re not allowed to own a machine gun.”
On March 13 2023, a post to Reddit’s r/California_Politics reported that northern California’s Shasta County had just “dumped” Dominion voting machines, “leaving its election operations up in the air”: [Sh
People look at a residential building destroyed by a Russian drone strike, which local authorities consider to be Iranian-made Shahed-136, in central Kyiv. (Photo by Oleksii Chumachenko/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images.)Biden’s chronic risk avers
Did a generator made out of magnets and a battery lead to an astonishing discovery that breaks the laws of physics? No, that's not true: A perpetual motion machine would violate the laws of thermodynamics. Two Australian inventors claimed
Does the southeast Asian country of Myanmar use the same voting machines as the United States in its elections? No, that's not true: According to a spokesperson for the Asian Network for Free Elections, a non-governmental organization tha
Were Dominion Voting System tabulators the machines that caused problems in Maricopa County, Arizona on Election Day, November 8, 2022? No, that's not true: "Runbeck is our printer vendor," Maricopa County Elections Department Communicati
Voting machine malfunctions on Election Day in Arizona led to a conspiracy theory that some form of election stealing or disenfranchisement was taking place to prevent Republicans from winning in the state. ANOTHER ONE! Officials say +20% of Voting
Are Dominion voting machines in Pennsylvania "rigged for election theft," depending on whether a voter uses a Sharpie, pen or pencil? No, that's not true: The claims are not backed by any evidence and are unsubstantiated. Both Dominion an
Does having Wi-Fi networks available at polling places mean voting machines are connected to the internet? No, that's not true: An expert told Lead Stories that assuming that the existence of a Wi-Fi network means that nearby voting machi
"They’re trying to rig the election again! Do not trust the Soros funded voting machines!!!”
Did billionaire philanthropist George Soros fund the purchase of voting machines in order to rig the 2022 midterm elections? No, that's not true: Elections are funded by taxpayer dollars and Soros has no connections to voting machine or v
Does the presence of "QR code signature mismatch" error codes reported in some Dominion voting machines in Tennessee invalidate Georgia election results? No, that's not true: Experts with whom Lead Stories spoke said there is no connectio
In just 30 minutes, a single-word tweet from The Washington Post racked up 2,543 retweets and quote tweets. The post said, simply, “news.” The internet similarly went wild for other […] The post How Twitter’s edit button could fuel the misi
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Does resonant frequency therapy with the Rife machine cure cancer? No, that's not true: A video making that claim provides very little evidence that Rife machines work. A medical doctor who specializes in radiation oncology and a nursing
According to medical research, Rife machine is not found to be effective in getting rid of cancer cells. Patients have been advised to not use it.
Did Dominion voting machines fail testing for a primary recount in the race for Colorado secretary of state? No, that's not true: Dominion Voting Systems, the Colorado secretary of state's office and the El Paso County clerk and recorder'
A cure for cancer, known as a Rife machine, was found in 1934.
Was Dominion voting machine "manipulation" responsible for 2022 primary election problems In DeKalb County, Georgia? No, that's not true: The Georgia secretary of state's office says it was a mistake in programming the machines for a sing
Doug Mastriano. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)Viral social media posts claim that the winner of the Pennsylvania Republican gubernatorial primary, Doug Mastriano, signaled a willingness to overturn election results, saying he could decerti
In this house, we obey the laws of thermodynamics!
Making politics in Brazil in 2022 demands knowledge of how to manipulate social platforms and flood them with information that makes up a convincing narrative that the country is doing […] The post In 2022, Brazil’s Bolsonaro disinformation
The picture of Klitschko is from 2021. It does not show the mayor fighting on the frontline.