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.
“People who took the jab are technically ‘non human species.’”
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.
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.”
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 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
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
Fox News chyron called University of North Carolina shooting suspect “mostly white Asian.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Fox News reported that California Gov. Gavin Newsom said former President Donald Trump “is not eligible for future presidential elections & has asked the California’s State Assembly to pass a bill that will remove Trump’s name on any future b
REVIEW Entrepreneur and podcaster David Harris Jr. posted a picture on Instagram of headlines from two news articles, one from CNN in January 2021, and the other from the Washington Post in October 2022, with the caption “Just posting two headline
Fox News debate moderators Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier used attention-grabbing statements and statistics to paint a vivid picture of the state of America. We fact-checked some of their debate comments.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Transportation Security Administration managers weren't told they must start wearing face masks again in mid-September.
Here's what the Republican presidential candidates got right and wrong in the first primary debate in Milwaukee.
Did Fox News report that California's Gavin Newsom is the first governor to call for a bill to remove Donald Trump from the ballot in his state? No, that's not true: "The Governor did not say this," Newsom's spokesperson told Lead Stories
Video shows “articles of impeachment to be filed against President Joe Biden today!”
The Canadian government sharply criticized the tech megafirm Meta on August 21 2023 for continuing to bar Facebook users in the country from accessing online news on the platform amid a devastating series of wildfires. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kno
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Georgia officials didn't “forget” to redact the names of the grand jurors who indicted former President Donald Trump; that's standard in the state.
REVIEW Large clinical trials and post-marketing real-world data showed that COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing severe forms of the disease[1-5]. Despite this evidence, there have been misleading claims that the higher number of COVID-19 d
News outlets in Florida once again indulged law enforcement claims of “distress” related to fentanyl “exposure” in August 2023, despite these types of claims being publicly debunked over and over again. The latest instance emana
Fox News reported on “an energy-saving device that can save 90% of electricity” from Elon Musk.
BBC News reported that British residents “no longer need to work” thanks to an investment project from Elon Musk.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Dominion Voting Systems didn't contribute $2 million to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Did BBC News broadcast "breaking news" with guest Elon Musk who announced a new AI investment project powered by a supercomputer that closes deals with a 98 percent success rate? No, that's not true: This is a fake BBC newscast and the vi
Video showing celebrities, politicians and other notable figures with black eyes proves they are part of the Illuminati.
A multifaceted approach emerges for boosting struggling newsrooms.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Former President Donald Trump does not face the death penalty on any of the federal charges brought in a recent indictment.
Some Republicans allege prosecutors timed the Trump indictment to distract from Hunter Biden news. There is no evidence of a connection between the timing of the Trump case and probes into Hunter Biden
There was a recent attempt to assassinate Donald Trump in Reno, Nevada.
Donald Trump faces new charges in his documents case, and a whole new indictment is looming.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Ingesting borax, a chemical in cleaning products, can be harmful or deadly, contrary to online claims.