Quick Take The wildfires in Maui caused widespread destruction on the island and claimed the lives of 97 people. The Maui Police Department and the FBI have released the list of 31 individuals still unaccounted for following the fire. Yet an Instag
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
“Navy SEALs Save Missing Maui Children” who were padlocked in cages.
Oprah Winfrey “managed to hire a private firefighting team” to protect her Maui properties before the August wildfires occurred.
Did U.S. Marines in Maui "tactically abort a gunfight with National Guardsmen"? No, that's not true: The website this claim was made on carries a disclaimer stating that it publishes satirical content. The claim appeared in an article pub
Does a video shared to social media in September 2023 show Maui residents "being arrested for camping on the beach with nowhere to go" following the destructive wildfires that killed at least 115 people? No, that's not true: The video in
“Over 1,000 missing children in Maui.”
Video shows Hawaiians being evicted after Maui wildfires.
Do an unburned blue car and beach umbrella seen in a social-media video about the August 2023 wildfire that ravaged the town of Lahaina on Hawaii's island of Maui prove that lasers caused the blaze since the color blue can resist lasers?
Were 2,000 kids missing in Maui a month after the wildfires of August 2023? No, that's not true: There are not 2,000 missing children on the island of Maui, Hawaii Governor Josh Green's office told Lead Stories on September 11, 2023. The
Did the timing of President Joe Biden appointing a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director before the Maui fires and subsequently saying that director was already in Hawaii when the fires broke out confirm Biden knew the wildf
Video shows President Joe Biden confirmed “the Lahaina fires were planned.”
CLAIM: President Biden admitted that a top Federal Emergency Management Agency official was already on the ground in Hawaii even before the Maui wildfires started.
Do former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama own an estate in Maui, Hawaii, and was that supposed Maui estate "spared from the fires" that affected Maui in early August 2023? No, that's not true: The Obamas do not own an e
CBS reported on Oprah Winfrey reacting “to getting cancelled for stealing land amid Maui fires.”
A number of books that quickly appeared as available for sale on Amazon were self-published, which can be done in a matter of days.
CLAIM: Only blue items survived the Maui wildfires and lasers do not impact that color, suggesting the island was actually hit by a directed energy weapon “attack.”
“Marines caught FEMA operatives piling corpses into a mass gravesite at the Maui Forest Reserve.”
“Personas poderosas ricas … pintaron los techos” de sus casas de color azul para que no se dañaran durante los incedios forestales en Maui, Hawai.
El libro “Fire & Fury” “salió un día después del fuego en Hawaii … Esto es más evidencia de que todo fue planificado”.
“Oprah started the fire.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
“183 bodies have washed up on Lanai.”
Did the "entire population" of Hawaii chant "Fk (Fuck) Joe Biden" during the president's visit to Maui on August 21, 2023? No, that's not true: A short clip on social media did not show any supposed protesters, and footage of the same eve
Quick Take The Federal Emergency Management Agency operates a Disaster Recovery Center on Maui and has approved $7 million in assistance to thousands of wildfire survivors. Online videos, however, are sharing a fabricated tale about FEMA’s op
El incendio forestal en Maui, Hawai, fue provocado por un arma "láser" para crear una nueva ciudad tecnológica.
“There has been zero response from local, regional or federal officials” to aid people affected by the Maui, Hawaii, wildfires.
CLAIM: Erik Hooks, the deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been arrested in connection with the agency’s response to the Maui wildfires.
People online have also claimed the fires weren’t hot enough to melt glass. Some fires are hot enough to do that, but often the glass shatters from heat.
“Marines neutralize fleeing FEMA convoy in Maui.”
The actual video shows President Biden didn’t fall asleep,.