Does a viral video prove that Ukraine now employs bulletproof vests specifically made for "pregnant women fighters"? No, that's not true: The post on social media misleads audiences about the new body armor's design -- it was made not for
Did an LED billboard at the corner of 42nd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan feature the words "Glory to Urine" against a waving blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag to welcome Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to New York City for the U
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: A viral video shows two Missouri lawmakers using a flamethrower to burn cardboard boxes, not books.
New York Times columnist David Brooks said a Newark Airport meal cost him $78, posting a photo of a burger, fries and a drink. He referenced a “terrible” economy, but there are cheaper options.
“People who took the jab are technically ‘non human species.’”
CLAIM: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is trying to create “quarantine camps” in which people can be held against their will if they have COVID-19 or other diseases.
Major U.S. cities have received thousands of migrants in the past year and have spent tens of millions of dollars to house and feed them. But the cities’ and states’ leaders say Biden’s administration should do more, including expediting work per
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: COVID-19 cases have spiked at various times of the year, not only near elections.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Full Fact announces Chris Morris as new chief executive
Did Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sign an executive order, around September 2023, to build quarantine internment camps as has been done in many other states at the same time, supposedly? No, that's not true: This TikTok video was first posted o
CNN reported “breaking news” that the Pentagon announced a plan to “implant Americans with nanotech particles.”
A new photo shows Queen Elizabeth II on the day she died.
A Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention panel recommended Americans 6 months old and older get the latest COVID-19 booster. A day earlier, the Food and Drug Administration OK'd the booster, calling it safe and effective at protecting against circ
CLAIM: A video shows a disaster response center that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has suspiciously opened in Chicago, even though the city isn't dealing with an emergency at the moment.
Speaking at a military base in Alaska on the anniversary of 9/11, President Joe Biden wrongly said that he visited ground zero in New York City the day after the attack. Biden first visited the site nine days after terrorists flew planes into the twin
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will decide whether to recommend updated COVID-19 boosters. If the committee doesn’t recommend the shots, insurance companies wouldn’t have to pay for them, which could leave economically disadvantaged
Glenn Youngkin isn’t on the ballot, but the state’s midterms will be a referendum on his leadership.
REVIEW On 29 August 2023, Rebel News, a Canadian website recognized for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, published an article and video titled “Why you should think twice before considering a COVID booster”. The article
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: While flooding in Nevada stranded tens of thousands of Burning Man attendees last weekend, there was not an Ebola outbreak at the event, contrary to social media posts.
Did the timing of President Joe Biden appointing a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) director before the Maui fires and subsequently saying that director was already in Hawaii when the fires broke out confirm Biden knew the wildf
CLAIM: A video of a woman positioning herself upside down in a chair-like object, her arms resting in stirrups and her knees on the seat, shows a concept for new airplane seats.
Plus, Vivek Ramaswamy pitches his America First vision, and Glenn Youngkin’s PAC rakes in cash.
Is there a new Florida law that says fathers must submit a DNA test before signing a birth certificate? No, that's not true: Florida law "does not require a DNA test prior to signing a birth certificate," a legal expert told Lead Stories.
REVIEW The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a document on 23 August 2023 summarizing what was known at the time about a new SARS-CoV-2 variant called BA.2.86. In the document, the CDC reported that “BA.2.86 may be mo
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attempt to substitute "most salt in America" with a single alternative that contains "mRNA chemicals" and is produced by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates? No, that's not true: An FDA representativ
Did Fox News broadcast a report displaying an image of an Asian man suspected of fatally shooting a person with a chyron that reads, "Shooter described 'mostly white Asian male'"? No, that's not true: A Fox News spokesperson told Lead Sto
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Health officials said a new COVID-19 variant may be more likely to infect people with immunity than previous variants; they didn't say vaccinated people are more at risk t
Officials in the Big Apple want more help in sheltering tens of thousands of migrants.
“According to the Congressional Budget Office,” the Inflation Reduction Act “will save the federal government $160 billion over the next 10 years because Medicare will be paying less for the prescription drugs they’re making available to senior
Quick Take After a fatal shooting at the University of North Carolina, Fox News displayed a photo of the suspect with this caption: “UNC Police Release Picture of Person of Interest.” But an altered screenshot of the news report circula
Despite getting millions in pandemic aid, not all schools are equipped to stay open.