REVIEW Recurrent mass shootings in the U.S., such as the Uvalde school shooting in June 2022, once again drew the attention of both the American and international media on the issue of firearm-related deaths. Unsurprisingly, posts and commentaries o
“In Virginia, Black people are eight times (8X) more likely than white people to die of gun homicide.”
“American oil is … more affordable” than foreign oil.
Pence was vice president under Donald Trump.
The House of Commons Procedure Committee announces new inquiry into Parliament's corrections process.
£37 billion was the original budget for Test and Trace over two years.
Does squeezing the gas pump at "top speed" put more air in your tank, ultimately overcharging you for less than a full tank worth of fuel? No, that's not true: A representative of the American Automobile Association (AAA) emailed Lead Sto
President Joe Biden called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.
Are you six times more like to be killed by a doctor than a gun in the United States? We don't know. The estimates are too scattered to form a conclusion. Official mortality statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
There are more females on Facebook than alive in the world.
Volcanoes emit approximately 280 metric tonnes of CO2 annually. However, human activity emits more carbon dioxide than volcanoes.
Q. Are vaccinated and boosted people more susceptible to infection or disease with the omicron variant than unvaccinated people? A. No. Getting vaccinated increases your protection against COVID-19. Sometimes, certain raw data can suggest otherwise, bu
We built more affordable homes in one year of the incoming Conservative government after 2010—or Coalition government—than the Labour party did in 13 years in office. Boris Johnson, 9 June 2022. During a press conference in Blackpool, the
Unverified rumors flooded social media following the deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.
"The tax carve out (Ron) Johnson spearheaded overwhelmingly benefited the wealthiest, over small businesses."
For the first full season since the death of George Floyd reignited a conversation about race and representation in America, Broadway responded with one of its most diverse Tony slates yet.
Do murders make up only 17% of gun-related deaths in the United States? No, that's not true: In 2020, the most recent year for which complete data is available, 45,222 people died from gun-related injuries in the United States, according
With the $53 billion spent in Ukraine aid, the U.S. “could pay five SWAT members $80,000 each and have them at EVERY school front door.”
If legislators fail to act, he warned, voters should use their “outrage” to turn gun violence into a central issue in November’s midterm elections.
Some have expressed concern that the fallout from the high-profile lawsuit could chill victims of domestic violence from speaking out.
Las Vegas chapels of love that use Elvis Presley's likeness could find themselves becoming Heartbreak Hotels.
A report hinted at an underground object with a mass of up to 9 tons and a density consistent with gold.
A claim that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said heart attacks are 71 times higher following the Covid-19 vaccine than following other vaccines, and that the vaccines are killing two people for every one they save is not true. This claim app
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"More people die from hands, fists, feet, than rifles.”
Did mass shootings in the United States increase more than 90 percent from 2017? Yes, that's true: While there are various definitions for what is considered a mass shooting, the Gun Violence Archive recorded a 98.9 percent increase in ma
ABC News altered the Uvalde, Texas, school shooter’s photo to appear more Caucasian.
Does data from England show children are up to 303 times more likely to die from COVID-19 following vaccination than unvaccinated children? Yes, that's true, but raw numbers don't tell the full story. "The numbers appear correct, but ...
Facebook parent Meta said it will start publicly providing more details about how advertisers target people with political ads just months ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.
Did Republican turnout for the Pennsylvania primary on May 17, 2022, increase by some 500,000 votes over 2018? Yes, that's true: Election returns on the Pennsylvania Department of State's website through May 19, 2022, show an even bigger
The drama of last-ditch fighters at a steel plant holding off Russian forces turned the strategic port city into a worldwide symbol of suffering and defiance.
Did an official study conclude that masks caused more COVID-19? No, that's not true: This is not an official study by a government or medical organization. It is a study written by an individual, Beny Spira, an associate professor of micr
Due to U.S. Senate rules, Democrats need "more than a majority ... to codify Roe vs. Wade."
When the New York State Senate voted to legalize abortion in 1970, 12 Republican senators voted in favor of it.
On Thursday 5 May, local elections are being held in England and Wales (as are council elections in Scotland and Assembly elections in Northern Ireland). However, the way the voting system for local elections in England and Wales was explained on the G
Are Apple AirPods headphones dangerous and do they emit more radiation than a microwave oven? No, that's not true: There is no evidence to suggest that the radiation emitted from any model of AirPods is high enough to cause concern for us
Does frankincense oil treat cancer? No, there's no evidence to support that: While some lab studies have shown that frankincense oil will cause cell suicide in cancer cells, there is no evidence that it can treat cancer in a human body. A
The Biden administration is calling on Congress to expand authority for federal and local governments to take action to counter the nefarious use in the U.S. of drones.