The defense attorney for the former Minneapolis police officer on trial in the death of George Floyd tried to show that Floyd yelled "I ate too many drugs” as three officers pinned him to the ground.
The televised trial of Derek Chauvin, the former white police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has provoked strong emotions among many Black men and women.
Did the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report there are nearly twice as many vaccine-related deaths so far in 2021 than all the vaccine deaths this past decade? No, that's not true: The CDC has made no such statemen
Pagans saw eggs as a symbol of regeneration in springtime. Early Christians borrowed this idea and applied it to the rebirth of Christ.
The Biden administration for the first time allowed journalists inside its main border detention facility for migrant children, revealing a severely overcrowded tent structure where more than 4,000 people, including children and families, were crammed
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her health minister, Jens Spahn, planned to hold a news conference on the outcome of their meeting with the states.
Many QAnon followers revealed – in their own words on social media or in interviews – a wide range of mental health diagnoses, including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and addiction.
Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim only 9,000 migrants illegally passed through the United States border in 2020 during the administration of former Donald Trump, while more than 100,000 have entered the country unlawfully under President
A Facebook post shared thousands of times claims the cost of the UK’s Test and Trace system was £32 billion, compared with £48 million for the system in Germany. This despite Germany having a larger population and about half as many C
German authorities banned the sale and use of a New Age ‘water vitalizer’ device amid concerns that it is interfering with radio signals.
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/03/manchin-wrong-about-how-many-states-have-7-25-minimum-wage/ Sen. Joe
Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia wrongly said “very few … if any” states have a minimum wage at the federally mandated $7.25 per hour. In fact, 21 states do. Raising the federal minimum wage has become an issue in recent weeks as Con
A few headlines missed the mark on this story.
Readers have asked us about a widely shared blog which falsely claims that “only 3,000 people have died of Covid-19”. This is based on a misreading of statistics from NHS England. The most recent data available, up to 5 February, shows that
A Facebook post shared in Kenya purports to show images of a church in Washington DC being converted into a mosque. But the claim is false: AFP Fact Check found that while the photos do show a church that was turned into a mosque, the building is l
Did all of Germany's close to 30,000 wind turbines and millions of photovoltaic panels suddenly stop working due to harsh weather conditions? And do wind turbines in Germany have to be heated in cold temperatures, taxing the country's ene
A few Carnival floats poking fun at the likes of Russian President Vladimir Putin, former U.S. President Donald Trump, German politicians and the fight against coronavirus made their way through largely empty streets.
The majority of Republicans lost their followers as Twitter began purging QAnon-related accounts following the Capitol riots.
A screenshot of an article about the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine being administered in Germany has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that emphasise ten people died after receiving a vaccine dose. The posts present the
A feature in the German Sunday paper Welt am Sonntag asked every federal state in the country if it had a facility or a plan to detain repeated quarantine offenders.
A video of a procession of tractors lit up with fairy lights has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows protesting farmers in India preparing for a ‘Tractor Rally’ planned for January 26, 2021. The
The clues spanned a presidency marked by raw, angry rhetoric, puffed-up conspiracy theories, and a kind of fellowship with “patriots” drawn from the seething ranks of right-wing extremists.
http://snopes.com/fact-check/paris-fined-hiring-many-women/ Sometimes doing too good a job has repercus
Their hiring efforts were deemed “far too feminist” according to Anne Hidalgo, the mayor.
A rise in cases in Germany over the last week brought the country's overall pandemic death toll to 23,427.
The coin, with an estimated value of 3.75 million euros ($4.45 million) was stolen from Berlin’s Bode Museum in 2017 and has not yet been recovered.
REVIEW With the initial rollout of the first vaccine against COVID-19 in the U.S., claims regarding the composition of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine began circulating on social media. Vaccine composition has been a subject of anti-vaccine misinformat
A mysterious 3-meter (10-foot) tall metal pillar that appeared on a field near the central German town of Sulzbach has been reduced to scrap.
Ugur Sahin, who led the team that helped find a vaccine breakthrough, definitely has a remarkable personal story.
The Puerto Rico radio telescope was the second largest in the world and had been operating for more than half a century.
Did the U.S. Army's Special Forces seize a CIA server farm in Frankfurt, Germany, resulting in deaths of U.S. soldiers? No, that's not true: A U.S. Army spokesperson told Lead Stories the claim is false. Lead Stories has previously debunk
Did police in Germany arrest YouTuber Dr. Andreas Noack for speaking out against the government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic? No, that's not true: Local police in the state of Bavaria confirmed that a raid took place, but said i
A repeated election fraud claim by Trump about the number of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania bears no relationship to reality.
It's early in the season, but both wholesale tree farmers and small cut-your-own lots are reporting strong demand, with many opening well before Thanksgiving.
Do many studies find that cloth masks don't stop viruses like COVID? No, that's not true: An article making that claim does not cite any recent or specific studies showing masks don't work. To the contrary, the Centers for Disease Control
Multiple posts on Facebook and Korean social media platforms claim that Germany closed 66 Chinese government-funded Confucius Institutes. The claim is misleading; the article referenced in the posts reports that 66 organisations in “the Western sta
Did WikiLeaks dump documents November 17, 2020 revealing a CIA base in Frankfurt, Germany, was used to hack U.S. elections? No, that's not true: Wikileaks released documents back in 2017 purporting to show how the CIA hacked electronic eq
Claims that Dominion Voting had servers confiscated in Germany by the US military gained traction online as Donald Trump and his supporters continued to try and blame the election technology company for fraud in the vote. This is false; German authorit
A widely shared post on Facebook claims that deaths from suicide have been higher than deaths from coronavirus in the past two months. This claim is unsubstantiated as no official evidence is available for the number of suicides in the past few months.