Clickbaiters have turned a fairly tame, if heartwarming, incident involving a traffic stop into something much more sensational.
Clickbaiters have turned a fairly tame, if heartwarming, incident involving a traffic stop for a woman named Chy-Niece Thacker into something much more sensational.
A video claiming to show ballots from the US elections found dumped in bushes has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook posts. However, the video has nothing to do with the elections. The bags seen in the video were filled not with ballots but with
Quick Take Social media posts falsely claim that former Vice President Joe Biden “invented the Office of President-elect.” Donald Trump and Barack Obama also used the term during their transitions to the presidency. Full Story On Nov. 7, f
On November 11 2020, a screenshot of a purported article featured the headline “Mexico Planning Joint Military Intervention with Canada If Trump Refuses to Leave Office”: The screenshot showed a story dated November 9 2020, with NPR repor
On November 10 2020, disinformation purveyors began pushing memes containing claims that the transition team for Joe Biden — the winner of the 2020 U.S. presidential elections — invented the “Office of the President-Elect,” and
Not everything U.S. President-elect Joe Biden does is a scheme against the current president.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube alongside a claim it shows a French policeman hitting a Muslim woman. The claim is false; the video has circulated in reports about a Canadian police
An photo showing Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa exiting a vehicle and two photos of a Mercedes-Maybach S650 sedan have been shared in multiple Facebook posts in October 2020 alongside claims that they show a vehicle newly procured by the gover
A tweet claiming to show a polling violation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been retweeted more than 8,000 times on election day. The tweet is misleading; the city’s district attorney’s office said an investigation had shown there was no breach
The WEF launched 'The Great Reset' as a means to effectively manage the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and improve the state of the world.
Facebook posts shared more than 20,000 times claim men arrested by the FBI for plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan are “ANTIFA and BLM anarchists.” This is false; the Michigan attorney general’s office confirmed none of the defendants are
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A video clip of a police officer stomping on a man’s head has been shared on social media claiming it was taken in Nigeria, as the country faces widespread protests against police brutality and the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). H
They sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment.
In early October, Argentina’s Public Defender’s Office announced the creation of a new department whose mission would be to fight the spread of online hate speech and false information. Dubbed Nodio (a combination of the Spanish words for “no”
There is no evidence to suggest that President Trump spent time at ground zero alongside firefighters and police officers after 9/11.
Does Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth "Kenny" Walker, say that Taylor was the one who opened fire on officers? No, that's not true: Walker was questioned on the scene after the raid, he told officers it was Taylor who opened fire. Walk
Many former and current law enforcement officers have endorsed Joe Biden for President in the 2020 United States presidential election.
An image has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a fire engulfing a government office in Indonesia’s Papua province following a protest in 2020. The claim is false; the government office cited in the
Did the officers involved in the raid that killed Breonna Taylor get no criminal charges because the Taylor family accepted the $12 million settlement from the city of Louisville? No, that's not true: The civil suit settlement and the cri
Did all of the people pictured in this meme kill police officers this year? No, this is an old meme from 2016. That caption is undated and the phrasing is unclear. The 16 people pictured were eventually found guilty of killing one or more
Did President Trump post a tweet that said it was "not fair for a president to leave office because of BAD votes" and that "the Supreme Court should decide the presidency"? No, that's not true: It is a fake tweet that was shared as real o
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts which claim that Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo demanded a budget of four trillion pesos ($82.38 billion) for her office in 2021. The claim is false; Robredo i
Several shots rang out as protesters in downtown Louisville tried to avoid police blockades, moving down an alleyway as officers lobbed pepper balls.
Allegations of "hypocrisy" were ample in September 2020 as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to nominate a successor to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months.
Does a photo show high gas prices that were from "the last time Biden was in office"? No, that's not true. A photo has gone viral showing regular, plus and premium gas prices all above $5.00 with the claim that it was taken the "last time
Did Donald Trump tweet "Obama should wait until he leaves office to pick another Justice! If he doesn't, he should be fired!" in April 2016 about an election year Supreme Court vacancy? No, that's not true. This is a fake tweet that Trump
The fatal shooting of three people was politicized when rumors circulated on social media.
A claim made by President Donald Trump has actually been on the internet for years.
Did protesters block the entrance to Saint Francis Medical Center before the arrival of ambulances transporting the two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who had been shot in Compton on the evening of September 12, 2020? No, that's no
Is a blonde woman pictured in a meme about the Los Angeles sheriff's deputies who were shot in their squad car the actual female officer who was wounded? No, that's not true. The photograph of a woman with long blonde hair in posts that h
Was an official absentee ballot application with Trump campaign advertisements all over it sent to a woman by the local elections office? No, that's not true: Ballot applications can be sent out by groups other than local board of electio
Rochester's mayor said she was misled for months about the circumstances of the fatal encounter with Daniel Prude.
Joe Biden asked NSA to disclose the identity of someone named in a redacted report, but this was a standard, lawful procedure.
Did Georgia's legislators pass a bill making it a hate crime to harass police officers? No, that's not true: This false claim combines two separate bills recently passed in Georgia. The first bill, signed into law in late June, is a hate
A Facebook post shared tens of thousands of times claims the United States Postal Service advises customers “never to send cash in the mail,” and implies that voting by mail would also be unsafe. The claim about sending cash is partly false; a USPS
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows an Indian police officer beating a man with a stick after he waved a flag representing an anti-government party on Independence Day. The claim,
With the Trump administration openly trying to undermine mail-in voting this fall, some election officials around the country are hoping to bypass the Postal Service by installing lots of ballot drop boxes in libraries, community centers and other publ