In remarks at a Pfizer manufacturing site, President Joe Biden made misleading claims while boasting about his administration’s progress in getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. Biden claimed that the Trump administration had “fai
A photo collage has been shared in multiple Facebook posts that claim it shows failed construction projects by a political opposition party in the Philippines. The claim is misleading: while one photo in the collage genuinely shows a bridge in the
An image of a soldier rappelling from a chopper has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook posts with claims that it shows the Nigerian army attacking a local militia using a “war helicopter”. Although there has been a resurgence of unrest in
A photo of Buddhist monks protesting in a street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple social media posts about demonstrations against the Myanmar military’s coup in February 2021. The photo, however, has been shared in a misleading context
Quick Take Evidence of the efficacy of face masks to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus has grown since the start of the pandemic. But a Facebook video, viewed tens of thousands of times, uses false and misleading claims to tell viewers t
REVIEW With the worldwide rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, claims that the vaccines caused severe adverse events or deaths spread on social media. A meme published on 15 February 2021 claimed that a person is 300 to 900 times “more likely to die” a
Multiple Facebook posts circulating online in February 2021 claim that only people from South Korea have Covid-19 antibodies, citing a South Korean scientific study as evidence. The claim is misleading: according to one of the co-authors of the sci
Trump's defense lawyers are showing videos that are often taken out of context.
Numerous posts on social media claim that an Indian company has sold South Africa “a less effective” Covid-19 vaccine nearing expiry and which the Swiss have since banned. The claims are misleading; the vaccines developed by AstraZeneca had already
Facebook posts shared around the world, including by US conservative website Gateway Pundit and an Australian politician, claim the American Journal of Medicine endorsed hydroxychloroquine as a Covid-19 treatment. This is misleading; the journal pu
Three photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim they show Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan inspecting the construction project of “70,000 elite houses” for survivors of a 2020 earthquake. The claim is misleading
The campaign committee for House Democrats is running ads that claim eight House Republicans “stood with Q, not you,” because they voted against impeaching then-President Donald Trump for inciting the violent insurrection at the Capitol. But none
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A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows a violent military crackdown on protesting monks in Myanmar. The posts circulated online shortly after Myanmar's military seized power in a bloodle
The ads start off with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon supporter. But then they pivot to much less extreme Republicans from swing districts.
A video of police officers chanting slogans at a farmers' protest in India has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows a "revolt" in the Delhi Police force, resulting in the resignations of 200 po
As countries around the world scramble to roll out vaccination campaigns, a video showing computer-generated images of people being implanted with microchips is circulating online alongside warnings that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates plans to "obtain
The former secretary of state said solar and wind are two of the fastest-growing occupations. But the number of potential jobs is a pittance.
As South Korean lawmakers debate new legislation that would stipulate how Covid-19 vaccines should be administered in the country, some South Korean social media users shared posts which claimed citizens can refuse to be vaccinated based on two
A video of Indian opposition politician Rahul Gandhi purportedly showing him opposing waiving loans for farmers has circulated online amid protests against new agricultural laws. The claim is false; the video has been edited from a longer speech from
Multiple Facebook posts shared by Sri Lankan social media users in January 2021 claim that California's Los Angeles County suspended cremations for people who have died after contracting Covid-19. The posts circulated online after the Sri Lankan gov
A four-year Fact Checker project comes to an end.
A photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in sitting in front of a teleprompter while holding a press conference has been shared repeatedly on Facebook in January 2021 alongside a claim it shows he was reading from a script. The claim is misleading: t
As US authorities ramped up security ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, social media posts warned of an imminent two-week national quarantine, business closures and the mobilisation of troops across the country. The claim, which circ
A video viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube purports to show a speech by outgoing US President Donald Trump after he was impeached for a second time on January 13, 2021. The claim is misleading: the video shows Trump spea
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows the dean of a Thai hospital giving Covid-19 prevention tips, including the importance of boosting your immune system. The claim is misleading: the woman
Some of Trump's defenders dusted off old spin from Trump's first impeachment.
An image has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts in January 2021 that claim Singapore stopped “the vaccination”, referring to the rollout of two influenza vaccines, after 48 people reportedly died. The claim is misleading: Sin
A video viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and YouTube purports to show Filipino tycoon Fernando Zobel de Ayala "shaming" Vice President Leni Robredo in an interview. The claim is misleading: the video shows the busin
A message has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and messaging app Line that purports to be an official warning from the Thailand Post service about the danger of contracting Covid-19 from touching mail. The claim is false:
A news clip has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter in December 2020 alongside a claim it shows the former Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) criticising the quality of China
Multiple posts on Facebook and Korean web portal Daum claim that South Korea is the only country in the world in which the Lady Justice statue is not blindfolded. The claim is misleading; statues and symbols depicting Lady Justice without a blindfold
Two photos of Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo have been shared repeatedly on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and in blog posts alongside a claim he converted to Islam. The claim is misleading; the photos have circulated online since 2014 in reports
A photo of South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s son has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook in December 2020 alongside a claim that it shows him violating social distancing measures by attending an art exhibition without wearing a ma
A video of an Austrian politician purporting to show that a glass of Coca-Cola tested positive for Covid-19 in a rapid antigen test has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The posts suggest the video
REVIEW A video published by PragerU on Instagram, titled “How many Americans have died from COVID-19?” shows interviews with various people, purportedly to determine whether “everyday Americans have an accurate perception of COVID-19.” The v
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter and Facebook that claim it shows a protester berating US senator Mitch McConnell at a restaurant after he recognised Biden as president-elect in December 2020. The claim
A purported news article has been shared in multiple Facebook posts which claim the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was “ranked the biggest global sporting event of 2020”. The claim circulated online after the final match of the franchise cricket tourna
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple YouTube and Facebook posts that claim it shows a December 2020 news report about a whistleblower accusing Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo of poll fraud. The claim is misleading;
An image has been shared tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter and Facebook alongside a claim it shows three of four clinical trial volunteers who have developed Bell's palsy after receiving doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vacci