ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 16, 2021) – Environmental disasters are increasing worldwide and will become more frequent and severe as a result of climate change, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Organization. The Poynter I
Outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, a New Jersey man held up his hand for a camera as he told a local TV reporter about the chaotic scene he’d just witnessed inside the building. His palm was smeared with blood — blood that belonged to Ashli Babb
As President Joe Biden stuck to a deadline for pulling U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, he was criticized for leaving some Americans and thousands of Afghan allies behind and for not responding fast enough to the Taliban’s takeover. Biden was also las
Peddlers of misinformation attempted to sow confusion in the wake of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan.
“I hope no one is making any medical decisions based on what they hear at our public forums," said County Councilwoman Lisa Clancy, who supports mask wearing and said she believes most of her constituents do too.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a raging — sometimes ill-informed — debate over the effectiveness of face masks as protection against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
REVIEW A viral Youtube video featured a speech by Daniel Stock, self-described as a functional family medicine physician, at a 6 August 2021 Board Meeting of the Mount Vernon Community School Corporation in Hancock County, Indiana. The video receive
When the Mongolian Fact Check Center began in March 2020 to expand the fact-checking movement to Mongolia’s populace, it also exposed founder and editor-in-chief Dulamkhorloo Baatar to a new set of standards for fact-checking. While she had done basi
https://techcrunch.com/2021/08/09/facebook-klobuchar-warner-letter-nyu-ad-observatory/ Facebook’s dec
A video posted by the House minority whip distorts and twists comments made by President Biden and other Democrats in 2020.
The image of a snake eating its own tail is a metaphor at least as ancient as the tomb of Tutankhamen.
Since the coronavirus pandemic erupted last year, PolitiFact has fact-checked hundreds of misleading statements about the development, deployment, content, safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Even as the U.S. sees a rise in cases among unv
COVID-19 cases tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.
President Biden made the remarks shortly before boarding Marine One on the White House lawn.
The Republican senator is a one-man misinformation campaign on the coronavirus, undeterred by fact checks, federal health agencies, medical experts or scientific studies.
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wrote that bogus claims have led people to reject vaccines and public health advice on masks and social distancing.
Did a Politico article suggest the Biden administration monitoring private text messages of Americans to combat vaccine "misinformation"? No, that's misleading. The Politico article stated that "Biden allied groups" are working with SMS c
Many of our readers have asked us to check claims in a video on Facebook of a man filming himself in a police station making a complaint about Covid-19 vaccines. The video is over 30 minutes long, but we have looked at the main claims he makes in it he
A video shared online features a former health worker making a number of false claims about the Covid-19 pandemic, and vaccines. “Covid has never been isolated in a laboratory. It has never been proven to exist. The only place it exists is
SciCheck Digest A World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,” and is specifically recommending it for children ages 12 to 15 who are at hig
Sen. Ron Johnson was suspended from uploading videos to YouTube for one week, after the company said he violated its COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”
Private messaging apps like WhatsApp have always presented challenges for fact-checkers. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, where fact-checkers can use third-party software to track the virality of misinformation tropes, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption ke
Three-quarters of Britain's adult population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine, the government said.
From the COVID-19 pandemic to the presidential election, 2020 was rife with misinformation.
Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege say that they will blame election misinformation and conspiracy theories.
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Fueled by anguish, desperation and distrust of the government, rumors and hoaxes are spreading by word of mouth and on social media in India, compounding the country's humanitarian crisis.
NBC News correspondent and MediaWise ambassador Savannah Sellers says the impact of online falsehoods has never been more evident in everyday life. “There’s a very real issue when people, no matter what age they are, can’t tell the difference bet
A remarkably prescient cartoon, dating back almost a century, resurfaced in 2021, as COVID-19 vaccination efforts intensified.
A viral video on Facebook, viewed thousands of times, contains a number of incorrect or misleading claims related to the Covid-19 pandemic. These inaccurate statements concerning the safety of the chemical ethylene oxide, the efficacy of the drug
Even after working as the director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for 37 years under seven presidents, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he never could have anticipated the level of misinformation that has arisen from th
An Instagram post says: “6,000% Increase in Reported Vaccine Deaths 1st Quarter 2021 Compared to 1st Quarter 2020.” An article from a media outlet called The Daily Expose carried the headline: “Number of women to lose their unborn
Dr. Anthony Fauci called the podcast host's recent comments about young people and COVID-19 vaccines "incorrect."
Seven fact-checking organizations spread across the globe will get a combined $500,000 in grant funding to help support their efforts to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation. The award is part of the Vaccine Grant Program — a partnership between W