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A TikTok video showed the president at a February 2021 CNN town hall meeting.
As eligibility for the coronavirus vaccines widens across the United States, more pregnant women are faced with the decision of whether to get vaccinated. Alarming social media posts warn that pregnant women who were vaccinated have experienced miscarr
This isn't the first time internet users have been perplexed by the properties of snow.
The saga of the Cruz family vacation continues.
Was the snow that recently fell across a large portion of the world, notably in Texas and Louisiana in mid-February 2021, an unnatural substance that was made in a lab or by the government? Did it not melt away into water the way that nor
As much of the South contended with unusually harsh winter weather, a viral February 2021 tweet claimed that a screenshot showed “actual advice” being given to Southerners for driving in the snow — entailing a complicated visualizati
Over the past few weeks, the chair of NHS Test and Trace, Baroness Dido Harding, told two MPs’ committees that the programme significantly reduced the spread of Covid-19 last October. This was based on research by the Department for Health and So
The snow also stopped most public transport services, while toppled trees caused blackouts in several mountainside suburbs.
Is China building a military base in Jamaica right now? No, that's not true: The claim was made without reference to corroborating evidence. There's no publicly available evidence to support the claim, and an expert consulted by Lead Stor
“It’s estimated that up to 400,000 people are living with the debilitating effects of long Covid”. Layla Moran MP, 10 February 2021. “The current estimate for the number of people who have long Covid is nearing 400,000.”
Officials in Houston had warned people to prepare for outages and hazardous roads — conditions similar to what residents might see in the wake of a Category 5 hurricane.
The New York governor faces intensifying accusations that he covered up the true death toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on nursing home residents.
In February 2021, a February 1 2020 Facebook post (possibly “revived” by “On This Day” or “Memories”) continued its viral spread. The post consisted of what appeared to be a screenshot of a headline reading “C
Under the guidance of local resident and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe-clad volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on a golf course.
#ImpeachBidenNow hashtag has been shared several times on social media by K-Pop fans.
More evidence is required before this claim can be rated in a traditional Snopes fact check.
This week's winter storm appears to have broken a 122-year-old record for the most snow in a New Jersey community from one storm.
It is thought that there are at least two other unverified reports of the snow-white raptor in recent decades.
The International Fact-Checking Network will premiere its new monthly conversation series, IFCN Talks, on Monday, Feb. 8. The monthly series of community conversations will allow members of both the public and the fact-checking community to learn and t
Is video of giant pandas playing in the snow a coded message? No, that's not true: The video that originated from the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is just a cute diversion. Any suggestion that it contains a secret messa
A slow-moving storm could bring many states more than a foot of snow.
On Jan. 6, we published an article about the storming of the U.S. Capitol and the baseless accusations about the presidential election results that led up to it. In the article, we asked whether it was accurate to call it a coup. But because the deta
The conservative U.K. prime minister is rumored to have an unusual family history.
A misleading online advertisement with a picture of former child star Amanda Bynes claimed she now had a job "working 9-5" in product support.
The clearest sign that there's a new boss at the White House is the deference being paid to coronavirus public health guidelines.
The change was pointed out by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
Social media users had some interesting ideas of what U.S. President Donald Trump might have said to his successor in the traditional presidential hand-off letter.
Trump has left a letter for his successor, Joe Biden, but the White House has not publicly released the contents of Trump's letter.
Is Bill Gates now America's biggest owner of farmland in the United States? Yes, that's true: Gates owns 242,000 acres of farmland, according to a forbes.com article, which referenced a landreport.com article. Total farmland in the U.S.
A photo has been shared tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter that claim it shows an image of snow under a microscope. The claim is false: the image has been manipulated from a photo of an artwork by artist Rogan Brown.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to use his last full day as president offering clemency to dozens of people.
Freedom of Information Act requests opened up decades worth of materials on unexplained and unidentified phenomena.
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
“Coronavirus rates among teachers are 333% above the average.” Claudia Webbe MP, 10 January 2020. Claims that Covid-19 infections among teachers are up to 333% above the average have been going viral on Twitter. The claim comes from an art
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.
People on social media have been trying to identify rioters photographed or filmed at the Capitol, pressuring companies that employ them to fire them.
Two Republican senators now say President Donald Trump should resign as support for the drive to impeach him a second time is gaining momentum in his final days in office.