Video of a cardiologist claiming that there is no reason for healthy people under the age of 50 or those who have recovered from Covid-19 to be vaccinated against the virus has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media. But medical exp
A viral Facebook post in April 2021 described a once common, but now widely forgotten American cultural phenomenon.
Arkansas lawmakers have made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
Arkansas lawmakers made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor's objections.
A House subcommittee says the Google-owned video service feeds children inappropriate material so it can serve them ads.
Van Gogh's “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” was snatched from the Singer Laren museum last spring as it was closed due to coronavirus lockdown.
A photo collage has surfaced on Facebook in South Korea alongside various claims about the Sun’s distance from Earth and the formation of rainbows. Experts told AFP that the posts’ claims were misleading.
Vaccine passports are typically an app with a code that verifies whether someone has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for COVID-19.
Does Georgia's new voting law make it a "jail-time crime to drop off grandma's absentee ballot"? No, that's not true: Although it is a felony to take an absentee ballot from a voter and deliver or return it, the law carves out various exc
A video on social media, featuring three people who state they are healthcare professionals, includes a number of false claims about Covid-19 vaccines. The clip has been taken from a longer video which has been circulating on social media for a while.&
SciCheck Digest Social media posts repeatedly misuse unverified data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous, and even lethal. But the government database is not designed to determine if vac
Are U.S. citizens in San Diego being displaced from a homeless shelter because asylum seekers are being moved in? No, that's not true: Although the post does not specify the San Diego Convention Center, that was the city's temporary shelt
Georgia’s Republican governor, Brian Kemp, lashed back, accusing Biden of attempting to “destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box” by supporting what the governor sees as federal intrusion into state responsibilities.
A video from a Texas doctor warning against Covid-19 immunizations and touting drugs he says can treat the disease has been shared tens of thousands of times on social media. But medical experts say the physician’s claims about the safety and efficac
With women and people of color elected in larger numbers in many states, legislatures are being forced to confront longstanding dress codes that are increasingly viewed as sexist and racist.
Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg misrepresented his company’s disinformation policy on advertising while testifying to federal lawmakers on March 25 2021. Zuckerberg made the false claim — which flies in the face of his comp
A Facebook post written by the former chairman of Papua New Guinea’s Institute of Medical Research claims vaccines being rolled out for health workers in the country have bypassed the appropriate regulatory authorities and are being rolled out “for
Through the final weekly installment, the central government has released the GST compensation shortfall to all the states, including Tamil Nadu.
Sigmund Freud had some questionable scientific views, but was this one of them?
An image of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa shaking hands with an opposition lawmaker has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside claims that the photo shows the moment the lawmaker and seven others joined the governing party. The
Some social media posts shared hundreds of times claim that if more than 250,000 people respond to a question about religious belief on the 2021 census with the answer “FREEDOM”, it will become a “recognised belief system” or &l
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a text screenshot alongside a claim that medical research has found women who drink alcohol live longer and have less chance of suffering from heart attack than those who do not. The claim omits important context: t
Online advertisers have run out of ideas.
The description of the alleged product says, "Make your company great again!"
Did state Rep. Terry Meza support her proposed amendment to Texas' "Stand Your Ground" law by saying robberies are "equitable distribution of wealth" and that home intruders only carry guns "to provide an incentive to cooperate"? No, that
A video titled “Canadian Doctors Speak Out,” which claims to offer the top reasons not to fear Covid-19, has been shared thousands of times on social media. But public health experts said it includes misleading claims about variants of the disease
Facebook posts claim that the $1.9 trillion US pandemic relief act includes a $25 million bonus for members of the House of Representatives. This is false; it mentions no such measure, and a government official said the claim is inaccurate.
It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate.
One year after the nation was brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is outlining his plan to make all adults vaccine-eligible by May 1 and get the country “closer to normal” by the Fourth of July.
An Ontario anti-mask activist makes false claims in an Instagram video about the safety of Covid-19 vaccines available in Canada and misleadingly refers to potential adverse vaccine reactions recorded in the United States. Medical experts said the shot
Legislators in more than 20 states have introduced bills this year that would ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ sports teams in public high schools.
The fight over a minimum wage is often centered over McDonald's.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Twitter and Facebook alongside claims that it shows famed Hong Kong filmmaker and actor Stephen Chow visiting fellow actor Ng Man-tat in hospital shortly before Ng’s death in late February 2021. T
Posts circulating online claim that former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s late mother Shamim Akhtar was made a lawmaker aged 91 but did not attend any assembly sessions, despite taking a salary and benefits. The claim is false; provincial le
As Congress begins debate on sweeping voting and ethics legislation, Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing: If signed into law, it would usher in the biggest overhaul of U.S. elections law in at least a generation.
These days, even in the state known for sin, the business of paying for sex is taboo.
Quick Take A tweet shared on Instagram baselessly claims that a person is 300 to 900 times more likely to die “after getting the #Covid vaccine than the flu vaccine.” But the comparison is faulty — and there is no proof that people are dyin
Amazon would begin manufacturing devices in India as part of the 'Make in India’ and Atmanirbhar Bharat program.
The YouTube star's bare scalp sparked a lot of social media chatter.