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PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Social media users shared incorrect prediction about election lawsuit resolution
An Arizona judge was “forced to overturn” an election and ruled “274,000 ballots must be thrown out.”
Climate Feedback→ What’s in a number? The significance of the 1.5°C warming threshold and reporting on its possible breach in popular media
1.5 is an important number in climate science. It is the recommended target, in degrees Celsius, to which global warming should be limited relative to preindustrial levels, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’
Logically→ Media outlets share Zomato’s meme on ₹2000 notes as official data on cash-on-delivery payments
Logically→ Media shares Zomato’s meme on ₹2000 notes as official data on cash-on-delivery payments
Full Fact→ Wrong man pictured in social media posts about Met Police shooting of two dogs
Thousands of people have shared posts which wrongly claim to have identified a police officer at the incident earlier this month.
PolitiFact→ Does a graphic showing use of words about racism prove media manipulation? There’s more to the story
A graphic shared on Twitter shows words such as “racist,” “racists” and “racism” have appeared more frequently in news media. Some social media users are saying the increase proves the media has an agenda. But the study from which the graph
Health Feedback→ Some studies suggest nutritional deficiencies may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, but they aren’t the sole cause as social media post claims
REVIEW A Facebook reel of an interview snippet claiming that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by nutrient deficiencies rather than genes went viral in early May 2023. The claim was made by Joel Wallach, a veterinarian and naturopath, who also previou
Full Fact→ Social media posts falsely claim Nicola Bulley’s husband has been arrested and charged with murder
Thousands of people have shared baseless claims about Paul Ansell on social media.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Men Pictured In Social Media Posts Are NOT Allen, Texas, Gunman Mauricio Garcia
Are any of the men pictured in social media posts Mauricio Garcia, the gunman who was killed during the May 7, 2023, mass shooting at an Allen, Texas, outlet mall? No, that's not true: While a man pictured in two different posts with two
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Do robots get tired of working, too? Social media posts exaggerate viral video
A robot with artificial intelligence “self-terminated” after 15 minutes of manual labor.
PolitiFact→ PolitiFact and WLRN form Florida partnership with statewide public media
Poynter’s PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking media organization, is partnering with WLRN, an award-winning public radio station, to broadcast and publish PolitiFact content and share it with other public radio stations throughout Flor
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Old Migrant Caravan Photo Circulating on Social Media
Photo by Guillermo Arias (AFP via Getty Images) Social media users are claiming that a photograph shows a migrant caravan currently en route to the U.S. These claims are false, as the photograph was actually taken in October 2018. These invaders wi
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – Were Florida lawmakers dancing after passing anti-trans bills? No, social media claims lack context
Florida lawmakers danced “after passing anti-trans legislation.”
Full Fact→ Photo shared on social media doesn’t show King Charles with Dunblane gunman
A 1999 photo of the king and Jimmy Savile is real, but the third man in the picture is not the Dunblane shooter, who killed himself after the massacre three years earlier.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Dr. Anthony Fauci wasn’t arrested, despite recurring social media claims
Poynter→ Poynter’s MediaWise debuts media literacy project in Guatemala
MediaWise, the Poynter Institute’s digital media literacy initiative, is expanding its international reach to Spanish-speaking Latin America. One year after developing WhatsApp-based media literacy courses in Brazil, France, Spain and […] The p
Logically→ Fake BBC survey predicting a BJP win in 2023 Karnataka elections goes viral on social media
Logically→ Media reports falsely claim Atiq Ahmed voted in favor and ‘saved’ the UPA government in 2008 during a no-confidence motion
The Dispatch→ It’s Not The Media’s Fault That DeSantis Isn’t Doing Well
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)Well, mostly.Continue reading It’s Not The Media’s Fault That DeSantis Isn’t Doing Well »
PolitiFact→ Here’s why social media panic over digital currency is overblown
Social media has been rife with claims that the U.S. is instituting a central bank digital currency to replace paper currency and better control U.S. citizens. The claims are overblown. Here’s why.
The Dispatch→ Can Utah Limit Children’s Social Media Use?
A group of high school students looking at their smartphones while taking a short break during class. (Via Getty Images)Other states take inspiration from Utah’s new laws restricting minors’ access to social media.Continue reading Can Utah Limit Ch
Full Fact→ Hoax posts about ‘missing’ man ‘Martin Jones’ recirculating on social media
False claims that an elderly man with dementia is missing are circulating widely in local Facebook groups.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Switzerland Did NOT Order ‘Immediate Halt’ To COVID-19 Vaccinations Claiming ‘More Harm Than Good’
Did Switzerland health officials declare in April 2023 that COVID-19 vaccines do "more harm than good" and order an "immediate halt" to immunizations? No, that's not true: In a statement, the Swiss government reported that 98 percent of t
Truth or Fiction?→ Twitter Adds ‘State-Affiliated Media’ Label to NPR
On April 5 2023, a Reddit user shared a screenshot indicating that Twitter had abruptly applied a “state-affiliated media” label to the main feed for the National Public Radio network: I’m very close to deleting Twitter by
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Video doesn’t show the Homeland Security secretary crying, despite social media claims
Video shows Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas crying after a question from an aide to former President Donald Trump.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Social Media Image NOT Photo Of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange — It’s AI-Generated Deepfake
Does an image on social media show WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange pale and disheveled as he awaits extradition from Britain to the United States on espionage charges? No, that's not true: The picture was created using an AI-based image
Full Fact→ Fake missing autistic boy and dog posts go viral on social media
The image being used was taken from a video about an American boy being reunited with his lost pug.
PolitiFact→ Social Media – Footage does not show that Nashville, Tennessee, shooter swapped shoes
The Nashville shooter was wearing different pairs of shoes before and after being killed.
FactCheck.org→ Posts on Social Media Use Different Photos of Fetterman to Boost Bogus Claim
Quick Take Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman has been hospitalized since Feb. 15 for treatment of depression, an aftereffect of a stroke. Social media posts use two photos of Fetterman — taken years apart — to falsely claim the Democrats
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Social Media Posts Misidentify Nashville Shooter
The Covenant School campus, in Nashville, Tennessee, March 28, 2023. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) Social media posts are circulating online that falsely identify the perpetrator of a deadly elementary school shooting in Nashville on M
Logically→ The Nashville school shooter has been falsely identified as Samantha Hyde on social media.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Stormy Daniels ‘Bombshell Letter’ NOT New — Released In 2018, She Immediately Disavowed It
Does a "bombshell letter from Stormy Daniels debunk" Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's pursuit of potential criminal charges against former President Donald Trump? No, that's not true: The statement circulating on social media in
Poynter→ Are you ready for a reality check? Check out Poynter’s first-ever media literacy zine
Ahead of International Fact-Checking Day on April 2, MediaWise, Poynter’s digital media literacy project, created something decidedly … well not digital. Print’s not dead yet! I’m the architect of MediaWise’s […] The post Are you ready
Poynter→ MediaWise’s Teen Fact-Checking Network expands to Brazil and Germany
The social-first digital media literacy program MediaWise of the nonprofit Poynter Institute is expanding its Teen Fact-Checking Network internationally. The TFCN was launched in 2019 with a goal of reaching […] The post MediaWise’s Teen Fact-C
Health Feedback→ Social media clips revive false claims by David Icke linking 5G and COVID-19
REVIEW In March 2022, a Facebook reel originating from TikTok that featured conspiracy theorist and former football player David Icke went viral. In it, Icke wrongly claimed that the 60 GHz frequency of 5G “stops the human body and blood absorbing
Full Fact→ The Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru all pledge to immediately restore the overseas aid target
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey claimed his is “the only party” calling for spending on foreign aid to be restored to 0.7% of Gross National Income.
AllSides→ Fetterman Working on Legislation While in Hospital, Contrary to Social Media Claims
FactCheck.org→ Fetterman Working on Legislation While in Hospital, Contrary to Social Media Claims
Quick Take Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman checked into a hospital on Feb. 15 to be treated for clinical depression following his recent stroke. Social media posts falsely claim that Fetterman is “brain dead” and that he hasn’t b
PolitiFact→ Bloggers – Angelina Jolie is alive, despite social media posts claiming otherwise
Angelina Jolie is dead.