Are castor oil compresses a proven effective treatment for tumors and breast cancer? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence that suggests castor oil has therapeutic benefits beyond its approved laxative properties. Claims th
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AllSides→ President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
Poynter→ President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
As he campaigned for president in 2020, Joe Biden responded to a New Hampshire town hall question unequivocally, adding repetition for emphasis. “No more drilling on federal lands,” he said Feb. 9, […] The post President Joe Biden f
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
On drilling on federal lands.
The Dispatch→ Alaskan Oil and National Politics
An oil pipeline in Alaska. (Photo by: Edwin Remsburg/VW Pics via Getty Images)Plus: The TMD NCAA tournament pool is back!Continue reading Alaskan Oil and National Politics »
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Yes, beverages can foil at-home COVID-19 tests. But that doesn't mean they're unreliable
Video shows that certain drinks can “test positive” for COVID-19 when using at-home COVID-19 tests.
Full Fact→ Posts about venomous snakes in UK toilets are false
Images shared on local Facebook groups do not show a venomous breed, and an accompanying picture is from a 2019 incident in the US.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Putin ‘Ordered The Destruction Of All Covid-19 Vaccine Stockpiles On Russian Soil’
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin order the destruction of all COVID-19 vaccine supplies in Russia? No, that's not true. The claim originated from a website known for spreading false claims, and no other independent credible source has
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Oil Pulling Is NOT Remedy For Root Canal Infections, Cavities
Does oil pulling -- gargling with oil -- serve as a remedy for root canal infections and cavities? No, that's not true: Numerous credible oral health organizations and medical professionals have stated that while there may be benefits to
Full Fact→ No evidence that Just Stop Oil ‘bankrolls’ the Labour Party
Although a key benefactor of Just Stop Oil has also donated to Labour, this does not mean the campaign group is giving money to the party itself.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence ‘DoctorTruth Batana Oil’ Reverses Hair Loss
Does "DoctorTruth batana oil" reverse hair loss and potentially stimulate hair growth? No, that's not true: A board-certified dermatologist said he does not recommend it, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) told Lead Stories batana
PolitiFact→ Richard Hudson – Hudson inflates Biden's role in oil prices
“Joe Biden’s war on American energy caused this crisis and his only response has been to drain our strategic petroleum reserve to its lowest level since 1983.”
PolitiFact→ Morgan Luttrell – U.S. emergency oil reserve at lowest level since 1983
"Biden drained America's Strategic Petroleum Reserves to the lowest level since 1984."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Food-Grade Canola Oil Is NOT Toxic For Humans, Experts Say
Is food-grade canola oil toxic for humans since it "starts with the seeds of a rape plant"? No, that's not true: In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which sets food regulations, recognizes canola oil as safe for
PolitiFact→ League of Conservation Voters – Oil and gas industry supports Herschel Walker, but has not ‘heavily funded’ his campaign
Herschel Walker “is heavily funded by the oil and gas industry, raking in more than $140,000 in donations from Big Oil and other energy interests."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Nigerian Natural ‘Healing Oil’ Does NOT Cure HIV/AIDS
Does a natural "healing oil" from Nigeria advertised on social media cure HIV/AIDS? No, that's not true: While natural treatments are a mainstay of many non-Western medical systems, scientists have not yet discovered any medicine that can
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Seed Oils Are NOT To ‘Blame’ For Being The Primary Risk Factor For Skin Cancers
Do seed oils, not the sun, increase the risks of skin cancer? Was skin cancer "basically non-existent before seed oils"? No, that's not true: Ultraviolet exposure is one of the major factors that may lead to skin cancers, as well as genet
Logically→ A Just Stop Oil activist was hit with a traffic cone on the M25 motorway.
The video is unrelated to the ongoing Just Stop Oil protests in the U.K. The clip dates back to at least 2019, well before the group was even founded.
Logically→ The British Army has been deployed on the M25 motorway in the U.K. to evacuate Just Stop Oil protestors.
The British Army has not been deployed on the M25 motorway. The post appears to be satire.
Logically→ Just Stop Oil is funded by the World Economic Forum.
The video makes false claims about the associations between particular individuals and organizations to support the ‘Great Reset’ conspiracy theory.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Eating Seed Oils Is NOT The ‘#1 Cause Of Blindness In The World’
Is the consumption of seed oils the leading cause of blindness in the world? No, that's not true: The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) told Lead Stories that eating seed oils does not cause blindness, and there are no definitively
AllSides→ Has Biden Sold Off More Oil Than Every Past President Combined?
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Texas Did NOT Produce More Oil Than Saudi Arabia On October 7, 2018
Was the state of Texas, not Saudi Arabia, the largest oil producer in the world on October 7, 2018? No, that's not true: In 2018, Texas produced, on average, roughly 4.42 million barrels of oil a day, while Saudi Arabia produced nearly 10
Snopes→ UK Prime Minister Forced from Office Amid Economic Turmoil, Chaos in Parliament and a Party in Tatters
Only months into the job, Prime Minister Liz Truss is on her way out already, leaving her government in search of a new leader and a way to regain public trust.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Ad Is NOT Realistic In Claiming Ginger Oil Aids Quick Weight Loss
Is an online video advertisement realistic in implying that people can rapidly lose weight by applying herbal oil that contains ginger and glycerin on their skin? No, that's not true: This is a misleading ad. The Lancet Commission on Obes
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence That Boiling Lettuce And Drinking The Water Makes You Sleepy
Does boiling lettuce and drinking the water make you sleepy? There isn't evidence to prove this: At the time of writing, there is no peer-reviewed research that overwhelmingly supports the idea that boiled lettuce water can act as an effe
Logically→ Rick Simpson Oil (a cannabis extract) can cure skin cancer.
There is no available research to prove that RSO or any other cannabis-based oil can treat cancer.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Norway sent its military to guard offshore oil and gas, not to ‘counter Biden’
“Norway readies its military to counter Biden.”
Snopes→ Dow Sinks to 2022 Low As Recession Fears Roil World Markets
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.6%, closing at its lowest level since late 2020.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Aluminum Foil Causes Deadly Diseases
Does aluminum foil cause deadly diseases? No, there's no evidence that's true: This claim distorts a study that looks at the risks of using aluminum foil in food preparation. Although the study found that cooking with aluminum foil can le
PolitiFact→ Viral image – No, this isn’t a real photo of Queen Elizabeth II checking a car’s oil
Photo shows Queen Elizabeth II checking the oil of a car.
Snopes→ ‘Wrap Foil on Doorknob When Alone’ Is Misleading Clickbait
If an online ad hints at placing a household object where it doesn't normally belong, it's probably nothing more than misleading clickbait.
Logically→ John D. Rockefeller founded western medicine to sell oil-based pharmaceuticals.
There is no evidence that Rockefeller attacked traditional medicine in order to sell oil-derived products.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Turpentine Oil Is NOT A Remedy To Cleanse Parasites
Is turpentine a proven, safe remedy for parasite cleanses? No, that's not true: It's a paint thinner that, if consumed orally, may be lethal even in small amounts, especially in children. The claim first appeared in a TikTok video on Apri
PolitiFact→ League of Conservation Voters – Johnson called climate change 'bull—-,' took $700,000 in donations from oil industry
Says Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson “called climate change ‘bull----’ during a record heatwave” and “raked in over $700k in fossil fuel cash.”
FactCheck.org→ Crude Oil Prices Down Due to Recession Fears, Contributing to Lower Gasoline Prices
The average price of U.S. regular-grade gasoline has been falling for weeks, after reaching a record high of over $5 in mid-June. Analysts have said the decrease can mostly be attributed to a drop in the price of crude oil, which has declined largely b
PolitiFact→ Catherine Cortez Masto – Fact-checking whether Senate hopeful Adam Laxalt helped oil industry then got campaign money from it
"Adam Laxalt fought an investigation into the oil industry, then they funded his campaign."
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Bubbling Water In Hudson River Is NOT ‘Boiling,’ NOT Near A Nuclear Power Plant
Was water in the Hudson River boiling? And was bubbling related to a nuclear power plant that was supposed to be nearby? No, neither claim is true: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) told Lead Stories via em
PolitiFact→ Mandela Barnes – Barnes right that U.S. has more more oil and gas permits than ever before
“We have more oil and gas permits than ever before right now.”
Full Fact→ No solid proof cannabis oil can ‘cure’ cancer
Some cannabis-based products have been approved for medical use in the UK, but there’s no proof cannabis oil cures the disease.