Multiple posts sharing the same image of an injured dog with appeals to reunite it with its owner are unlikely to be genuine. They claim the dog was hit by a car in different locations worldwide.
Para leer en español, vea esta traducción de Google Translate. Quick Take At least 260 people were killed by Hamas during the militant group’s surprise attacks at an outdoor music festival in Israel on Oct. 7. A video clip on social medi
A former journalist convicted on child pornography charges never investigated the sex trafficking conspiracy theory.
“Terrorist attack confirmed” in Niagara Falls, New York.
REVIEW Chronic diseases comprise a wide range of conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease, which are among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. About 60% of adults in the U.S. and 35%
CLAIM: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has called on Ukraine to surrender to Russia. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The 31-nation alliance has made no such call.
REVIEW A recent Facebook post claimed that a soup with ingredients including garlic, onions, thyme, and lemon can act as a natural remedy to replace the flu shot. This claim is not new; variations of it have been circulating since at least 2021 when
CLAIM: An image shows a social media post by actor Mel Gibson about “the end” of Israel and the country’s desire to “destroy everything” in its way.
Elon Musk is dead.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context.
Did Mel Gibson make a statement on Facebook about "the end" of Israel, saying, "soon the end and they know it, that's why they want to destroy everything in the way"? No, that's not true: Gibson's agent confirmed to Lead Stories that the
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
“Dr. Fauci doesn’t exist!”
Our system of checks and balances is an editorial process that serves to temper momentary popular passion.
Does a map published on social media claiming to show U.S. military bases around Iran accurately portray America's military presence there? No, that's not true: The map overestimates the number of U.S. bases in the region. U.S. Central Co
The media didn’t cover “new history” when North Korea and South Korea’s leaders crossed the border for the first time.
Russian President Vladimir Putin suffered a heart attack Oct. 22, 2023.
A clip supposedly showing Ms Hadid addressing the 7 October attacks in Israel is a manipulated version of a video taken in 2016.
CLAIM: A video on Kelly Clarkson’s Instagram page shows the singer promoting weight-loss gummies. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Altered video.
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The claim that Hamas beheaded 40 babies during its Oct. 7 attack on Israel was amplified by U.S. and Israeli leaders, media and celebrities. But the report has not been corroborated. Here’s what we know.
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/10/social-media-posts-spread-bogus-quote-from-qatari-leader/ Posts on so
Quick Take Posts on social media are spreading the baseless claim that the ruler of Qatar has “threatened that if the bombing of Gaza does not stop, he will cut off the supply of gas to the world.” The country’s government gets mo
The Wall Street Journal reported that the Oct. 17 Gaza hospital explosion was caused by an American missile.
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/10/video-factchecking-social-media-misinformation/ Hearst Television, wh
Hearst Television, which has been one of our media partners since 2019, recently featured our work in a “Get the Facts” segment on how to detect social media misinformation. The segment includes two of our recent articles about the Israel-Hamas
A video shows red flares and fireworks going off in Gaza.
“The U.S. is sending $8 billion worth of military aid to Israel.”
Flu shot ingredients include aborted human cell cultures, monkey kidney cells and antifreeze.
CLAIM: A meme shows a list of 27 ingredients in flu vaccines, including mercury, formaldehyde, antifreeze, aluminum, “aborted baby” lung culture, monkey kidney cells, fetal cow serum and other concerning ingredients.
“Man cuts off wife’s head after DNA test proved none of 6 kids are his own.”