Do National Guard troops need the hotel rooms President Trump reportedly offered them in DC? No, that's a claim that's missing context and an assertion without evidence: Photos of troops reportedly forced into the garage of the Capitol Bu
We’ve been asked by our readers to investigate claims that 23 people died in Norway after getting the Covid-19 vaccination. According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency, as of 14 January there had been 23 deaths “associated with” getti
“Explaining the new measures Ken Marsh told MailOnline: 'If you have a medical reason for not wearing a mask, you now have to print off a clarification that proves you have an exemption.” MainOnline, 7 January 2021. “What if someone
With mounting footage showing violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, lawmakers have increased their calls for punishing members of Congress who they say encouraged the group of supporters of President Donald Trump that eventually breached the Capitol.
Online flailing in support of outgoing United States President Donald Trump was accompanied by yet another go-round for a meme proclaiming — falsely — that Trump would be fulfilling the mission of the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory known a
Are these 57 counties of thousands in the United States "needed" to win the Electoral College? No, that's misleading: A map showing 14 states that include 57 populous counties as a potential path to 270 Electoral College votes is not corr
Widely shared posts on Facebook claim to be from “NHS staff”, and ask people to ensure they take their NHS number with them when they receive the Covid-19 vaccine to avoid delays. An NHS number is not required when receiving the vaccine and
The 2020 presidential election cycle is almost over. After the voting, the counting, the legal challenges, and the casting of the electoral college votes in December, a joint session of Congress will formally count the electoral votes for president at
Social media posts claim US Vice President Mike Pence faked receiving a Covid-19 vaccine using a syringe that had the needle covered by a cap. This is false; an image of Pence being vaccinated shows that the needle was exposed.
Various posts on social media show news footage of a Covid-19 vaccination being given to a patient. After the vaccine is apparently administered, it appears as if the needle has disappeared. Some have suggested that this is evidence that these pa
Facebook posts claim US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi pretended to receive a Covid-19 vaccine using a syringe that had a cap over the needle. This is false; an image of the top Democratic lawmaker being vaccinated makes clear that the needle was un
Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government and private-sector systems that may have been hacked.
Does a photo show London Mayor Sadiq Khan getting a COVID-19 vaccination with the cap still on the needle? No, that's not true: This photo was posted to Twitter by the Mayor London on September 28, 2020 with a message about how to book an
Does this video show a fake or faulty leaky syringe? No, that's not true: This style of medical syringe has a retractable needle for safety. It is designed to retract the needle into the barrel of the syringe after use, and this helps pro
Is the Department of Defense photo of Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller getting a COVID-19 vaccination faked with a blunt oral syringe instead of a needle-tipped syringe? No, that's not true: Although the needle on the syringe is d
Many irrational beliefs are attempts to protect mental health by responding to the human need for control, understanding and belonging.
Is the psychiatrist who leads off a video attack on epidemiology and vaccinology correct in saying there is no SARS-Cov-2 virus, no COVID-19 pandemic, no safe vaccine and no need for one? No, that's not true. Neither Dr. Andrew Kaufman, n
Economic measures affect our lives in many ways. They can impact how much tax you pay, how much it costs to take out a loan, and how much financial support job seekers receive—to name just a few. But research published today—to which Full F
Many countries, especially those based in Asia and the Pacific, are determined not to let their hard-won gains against COVID-19 evaporate with a resurgence of travel.
President Donald Trump, not Russia, has trumpeted a blizzard of thoroughly debunked claims to proclaim that he was the rightful winner of the election.
If you see an unaccompanied service dog in a vest, follow them.
After commenting voters do not "deserve" to know his stance, Biden walked back on it saying voters have a right to know in another interview.
Criminals use many ways to distribute malware. However, among such tactics, they repeatedly use variations of the following three methods in their malware email campaigns. The post Three Malware Distribution Methods You REALLY Need to Know About appe
Do wind turbines need the oil in their gearboxes changed every 500 hours? No, that's not true: Based on model types and in what geographical areas the turbines are located, oil change intervals can range from three to 10 years. The claim
Black Lives Matter is responsible for a riot at a Los Angeles hospital. Two Sheriff's deputies, a 31-year-old female and a 24-year-old male were shot in a patrol car near the Compton sheriff's station south of downtown Los Angeles on Septemb
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The tweet boosted a false claim about the 2020 Democratic vice presidential nominee.
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Instagram posts and a video shared on Facebook claim that the influenza vaccine Fluzone is more deadly than Covid-19. This is false; the posts have misinterpreted data on the immunization, and the Public Health Agency of Canada said flu vaccines are a
Did Sarah Jeong say, "We need a castration lottery for white men"? No, that's not true: This is a fake quote attributed to Jeong, a former member the New York Times editorial board. Jeong made news when internet trolls, with whom she has
Conservative websites and commentators misrepresented internal prosecutorial guidelines leaked in the summer of 2020.
A post on Facebook with over 4,000 shares has claimed that the BBC charity Children in Need has donated £10 million to Black Lives Matter. This is not the case. In July 2020, the charity announced it was pledging £10 million over ten
Does a seeming dichotomy of face masks' effectiveness -- if masks work, let families visit loved ones in hospitals and nursing homes; if masks don't work, don't make children wear them -- mean "someone is lying"? No, that's not true. Mask
Are two stamps needed for mail-in ballots to be delivered and counted? No, that's not true: The U.S. Post Service has a policy of delivering all ballots, even if they do not have enough postage on the envelope, a USPS spokesman t
Does a woman have to be 25 years old, married, have at least one son and one daughter, and have her husband's consent to get a tubal ligation? No, that's not true: Requirements for surgical sterilization for women (and men, too)
Did no one want to share the birthday photo of this grandmother on her 120th birthday? Or the one of that baby with the handicap? Or the dead mother? No, that's not true: these kinds of deceptive stories are often a ruse with the sole purpose
“In his first months in office, the Prime Minister announced an extra £14.4 billion in funding for schools over three years. That translates to £135 million a week”. Department for Education, 29 June 2020 In a press release, t
“The number of British children who need foster care has risen by 44% during the pandemic, children’s charity Barnardo’s has warned.” Daily Mirror, 22 June 2020 “The number of children needing foster care has risen by 44%
An old interview with Dr. Fauci made new rounds on social media during the coronavirus disease pandemic in 2020.