The government did more to stop the distribution of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine than to stop the distribution of fentanyl.
The states that have 97% of guns are the states with the least amount of gun violence.
“Bidenomics is costing the typical American household over $11,400 more a year to buy the basics.”
“Marijuana is currently classified in the same category of drugs as heroin and a more dangerous category than fentanyl or cocaine.”
Plus: the third anniversary of the Senate’s second acquittal of Donald Trump.
Says expanding Medicaid in Wisconsin would save the state $530 million, which could pay for 3,287 K-12 teachers, or 7.8 educators per district.
After a mass shooting in Kansas City, Missouri, left one dead and 22 injured, Joe Biden said there had been more mass shootings in 2024 than days in the year. We put his statement in context.
REVIEW An Instagram reel posted in February 2024 claimed that several viral diseases aren’t actually caused by viruses and that viruses don’t exist. Specifically, it claimed that herpes is caused by lack of collagen, flu is caused by salt imbala
“I cooperated far more” than Joe Biden in the classified documents investigations.
As PolitiFact enters another election year, we wanted to explain how we’re maintaining transparency about our fact-checking in 2024.
Did the Denver Police Department arrest "over 50 Al-Qaeda members in the last two months"? No, that's not true: The Denver Police Department has refuted that claim. Lead Stories did not find any credible evidence for this claim in a searc
Incorrect claims about the amount of benefits received by pensioners and refugees have been circulating for years.
A claim that COVID-19 vaccines worsens thyroid or autoimmune conditions needs more research
Did the World Economic Forum declare that coffee drinkers will have to limit themselves to two or three cups of coffee per year in the future? No, that's not true: No recommendation to limit coffee consumption was made at the Forum's annu
Nikki Haley argues that she will be much better positioned to defeat President Joe Biden than former President Donald Trump would be. She’s touted her 17-point lead in a Wall Street Journal poll. But that poll is 6 weeks old, and nine more recent pol
“Every booster you take, you’re more likely to get COVID as a result of it.”
It’s crazy to punish Speaker Mike Johnson when the party has a tiny majority in the House.
Donald Trump “deported less, believe it or not, than Barack Obama even did."
This year marked the 75th anniversary of his seminal work, ‘The Seven Storey Mountain.’
Did Amazon convert its delivery fleet back to diesel "as electric doesn't work"? No, that's not true: A public relations manager from Amazon told Lead Stories on December 18, 2023, that this claim is false. An Amazon article from October
A Facebook post comparing what’s given to immigrants and British pensioners is missing important context.
REVIEW A post shared on Instagram in December 2023 listed several health-related claims revolving around the idea that pediatricians and obstetricians aren’t to be trusted as they disseminate false information. We analyze several of these claims i
Did the Irish government deploy military vehicles to stop people expressing public outrage about the stabbings of children and a woman in Dublin? No, that's not true: According to the Irish Defence Forces, an image that showed military ve
Retiring lawmakers want to spend more time with their kids. Why do they have to choose?
Through the ages, the humble goldfish has been a quintessential pet, often misunderstood and relegated to the status of having a memory span as short as three seconds. This widespread belief has seeped into our societal consciousness and is frequentl
The human body is a complex organism, composed of a wide variety of cells that contribute to its overall functionality and well-being. With advancements in scientific technology, researchers have embarked on a journey to discover and understand the v
Video shows “Elon Musk and the Dubai billionaire have unveiled new software called ‘Quantum AI.’”
Did House Speaker Mike Johnson say that "homosexual relationships" were "more satisfying than hetero relationships"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that Johnson ever publicly made that statement. The fake quote may have been in
The latest official data shows that about half a million more people are waiting for planned treatment in England. Labour used a less reliable figure for its comparison.
Then-home secretary Priti Patel fronted the press conferences on at least five occasions.
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 vaccination reduces the risk of death from COVID-19. Social media posts have misused survey data and adverse events reports to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines have killed more people than COVID-19. But serious adverse
Did a "survey" find that COVID-19 vaccines "killed 3.5X more Americans than COVID virus"? No, that's not true: A medical professional who treats patients of long COVID told Lead Stories that the so-called survey "lacked scientific rigor"
REVIEW On 27 October 2023, entrepreneur Tony Delgado, who has more than a million followers on Instagram, posted a screenshot of an article with the headline “New Study Reveals Covid mRNA Jabs Killed ‘3.5X More Americans Than Virus Itself’”.
“Since 1981, the state Senate has only rejected five executive appointments. The GOP today is more than doubling that number.”
Does a video on social media prove that the United Nations "is setting up shop" in the United States in 2023 to plot for a "take over" scheduled to take place "when WW3 is declared"? No, that's not true: This years-old claim was refuted b
Did Pope Francis declare World Economic Forum chairman Klaus Schwab a "more important" figure than Jesus Christ? No, that's not true: The People's Voice, the website originally making the claim, provided no sources proving the pope said t