Does an article that makes the claim that 80% of COVID-19 deaths occurred within the vaccinated population in Scotland in August 2021 tell the whole story? No, that's not true: The article is misleading because it leaves out the important
Elder has a Trumpian knack for delivering false and misleading claims on the 2020 election, the coronavirus pandemic and the economy.
SciCheck Digest The delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is more transmissible than previous forms of the virus, and has helped spur an increase in cases, including in children. But a chiropractor in a Facebook video wrongly claims th
A video on Facebook, seen thousands of times, claims that signing a birth certificate and registering a birth means a child has been signed over to the state and creates a “fictitious legal entity”. The video goes on to claim that the
The picture isn't even from the United States.
We don't recommend basing broad and declarative conclusions on two seemingly cherry-picked pictures showing gas prices.
In promoting his own spending priorities, President Joe Biden blamed his predecessor’s “unpaid tax cuts and other spending” for increasing the national debt by nearly $8 trillion over four years. The total debt figure is correct, but
A post on Facebook incorrectly claims that vaccines are unapproved and experimental, and that all the animals used in trials died. The author does not specify that they are discussing the Covid-19 vaccines, but the claims are very similar to ones
SciCheck Digest As some companies mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, a social media post misleadingly tells workers who don’t want the vaccine that they can collect unemployment benefits if they are fired. In most states, workers fired for viol
YouTube suspended U.S. Sen. Rand Paul for seven days and removed a video posted by the Kentucky Republican that claimed cloth masks don't prevent infection, saying it violated policies on COVID-19 misinformation.
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America trade group is running an ad that describes a worst-case scenario.
A video posted by the House minority whip distorts and twists comments made by President Biden and other Democrats in 2020.
Several posts on Instagram have compared the rollout of a swine flu vaccine in the US in the 1970s with the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The posts claim that the rollout of the swine flu vaccine in 1976 was halted after it caused 32 deat
Forcing young girls, who just want to dance, to have vaccines almost certain to mean increased still births, miscarriages, disabled children, infertility. Remember the vaccines still on emergency approval only. Revolting, disgusting. Richard Tice, 19
Fox News host Tucker Carlson promoted a number of false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims about election fraud in Georgia in a recent segment on his cable news program. “It now appears there actually was meaningful voter fraud in Fulton Coun
Such ignorance amongst the media asking questions at Press briefing.Seven day daily average of COVID cases is 26,000Seven-day average of patients admitted to hospital with COVID: 433 That’s 0.5%It’s a tiny consideration now among vast prob
Does an interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny contain only accurate and factual statements about COVID-19 and vaccines? No, that's not true: The interview, which appeared on the "Stew Peters Show," is full of false and misleading claims. For
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/07/democrat-makes-misleading-defund-the-police-claim/ A senior aide to P
A senior aide to President Joe Biden misleadingly claimed that congressional Republicans “defunded the police” when they voted against the American Rescue Plan Act. House and Senate Republicans didn’t support the legislation, but it w
A new ad for Terry McAuliffe claims his GOP rival was once a "big fan" of his governorship. Not so.
An online article by science pressure group the Health Advisory and Recovery Team (HART) has claimed a video by children’s TV show Newsround made a number of misleading claims about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for children. Since the video
A Facebook post claims that two men were sentenced to six months in prison for spray-painting a poppy on a mosque in Portsmouth, while two other men who defaced a war memorial and burned two large plastic poppies were only fined for their offences.&nbs
At least 14 states have enacted new voting restrictions this year, some of them based on Donald Trump's false election claims.
SciCheck Digest A chemical widely used to sterilize medical devices is also used for nasal swabs in COVID-19 testing. But a viral video misleadingly suggests that the swabs are dangerous — saying that the chemical causes cancer and can alter DNA.
A House Republican lawmaker emailed constituents a mind-bending number for the cost of Biden's tax increases.
As rising murder rates gain attention in American cities, Republicans have ramped up a misleading campaign to cast Democrats as anti-police and lax on public safety.
A Facebook post by Piers Corbyn claims that a Channel 4 documentary “The Anti-Vax Conspiracy” failed to highlight deaths from and adverse reactions to Covid-19 vaccines in the UK. But some of the points he makes are not accurate. &ld
A heated exchange between presenter Dermot O’Leary and guest Beverley Turner on This Morning, about whether the Covid-19 vaccines stop you from catching and passing on the disease has gone viral on social media. Ms Turner claimed: “[T
Advertisers posted a doctored image of actress Melissa McCarthy with Metz's face while at the same time pushing "massive weight loss" claims.
Often the article doesn’t actually say what the headline promised. We call this an ‘edline’. It isn’t easy for journalists to reduce an article to a headline of just a few words. Often something important goes missing, or they e
The strange ad led to a 121-page article. We promise this story will only be one page.
For at least several months, a strange online advertisement promised information about "why Hetty no longer appears on 'NCIS: Los Angeles.'"
A photo of a Malaysian newspaper’s front page has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok, alongside a claim that Israel has accused Malaysia of training a Hamas fighter in May 2021. The image was shared during an
A photo has circulated online in Korean-language posts alongside a claim it shows a lunch box with a South Korean presidential seal given to Chinese students in quarantine. The claim is misleading: the lunch box in the photo was given to a South Kor
Multiple Korean-language posts claim a new rule has banned visitors from singing the national anthem and hoisting the country's flag at South Korea’s cemetery for war veterans. The posts circulated online in May 2021 after anti-government proteste
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows a large group of South Asian travellers at Singapore’s Changi Airport on May 5, 2021 -- just before the country announced new travel restrictions on vis
“UK gets new lung cancer drug under international scheme thanks to Brexit deal.” Daily Express , 7 May 2021. “We looked it up. This drug is licensed for use in the EU. It's been available to EU countries since 2016.” Best for
A video has been viewed thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows a Burmese military helicopter shot down by a leading Myanmar ethnic rebel army in May 2021. But the claim is false: the video has circulated online since February 2020