Did President Joe Biden misspeak while addressing a picket line of striking United Auto Workers (UAW) in Michigan on September 26, 2023, saying that while he had marched in other UAW picket lines it was the "first time I've ever done it i
CLAIM: A photo shows U.S. Sen. Rand Paul sitting on the Capitol steps in a red bathrobe. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
CLAIM: An emergency broadcast system test on Oct. 4 will send a signal to cell phones nationwide in order to activate nanoparticles such as graphene oxide that have been introduced into people’s bodies.
SciCheck Digest Flu shots and vaccines that protect children against measles, mumps and rubella have been effective in preventing illness, serious disease and death. But a meme has been circulating with the false suggestion that those vaccines are
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was arrested.
“Walmart must pay $500 to U.S. families who made purchases in 2022.”
SciCheck Digest Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, is an advocate for equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccines in countries around the globe. But a social media post misleadingly claims,
Photo, video, and eyewitness accounts all tell the same story.
CLAIM: COVID-19 only spikes during election seasons. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no connection between rising COVID-19 cases and the electoral process, epidemiology experts confirm.
CLAIM: A video shows native Hawaiians being evicted from their property after the Maui wildfires. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Video shows Clearwater Beach during Hurricane Idalia.
https://www.newsweek.com/burning-man-fema-ebola-conspiracy-theories-1824295 After the Burning Man festi
The real Wilko website no longer allows online purchases.
CLAIM: Arkansas is switching to election ballots that are marked by hand rather than by machine. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
CLAIM: The Texas cities of Austin and Houston are part of a global alliance of cities seeking to eliminate meat and dairy products in order to combat climate change.
CLAIM: Police quickly released the manifesto written by the white gunman who killed three Black people at a Dollar General Store in Jacksonville, Florida, on Aug. 26, yet a manifesto written by the shooter who killed six people at a Christian school in
Quick Take The Federal Emergency Management Agency operates a Disaster Recovery Center on Maui and has approved $7 million in assistance to thousands of wildfire survivors. Online videos, however, are sharing a fabricated tale about FEMA’s op
The real picture of the former president has been released, but two others are also being shared.
Mike & Dennis At Lead Stories we have a long history of looking at Mike Lindell's election fraud claims. Readers will remember our fact checks about Lindell's four conspiracy-filled election fraud "documentaries" here, here, here and
“Military arrests FEMA Deputy Administrator Erik Hooks.”
The Fulton County, Georgia, sheriff has said former President Donald Trump will be booked into jail like any other suspect, including having his mugshot taken. But at the time these mugshots appeared online, Trump had not yet taken one.
A clip shared on social media implies that fires on Maui could not have melted car wheels.
Social media users are discouraging residents from accepting disaster aid in Maui, falsely claiming the Federal Emergency Management Agency could seize their property if they do.
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Plus: Congress reacts to another Trump indictment as the House GOP investigates the Bidens.
CLAIM: Former President Donald Trump is facing the death penalty on federal charges filed against him in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday related to his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
CLAIM: A top World Economic Forum official has said conspiracy theorists should be “eliminated.”
Quick Take Sen. Mitt Romney has sometimes been critical of fellow Republicans and veered from the party line. But an Instagram post falsely claims Romney “threatens to leave the Republican Party and Join Democrats.” A Romney spokesperso
CLAIM: Donald Trump was never called a racist until he ran for president. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The federal government sued Trump for allegedly discriminating against Black apartment seekers in the 1970s.
Posts showing a dog in a crate have been shared thousands of times in Facebook groups around the world.
If implemented effectively, changes to the Bill will now help more people spot truth from fiction online.
ESPN soccer analyst Shaka Hislop collapsed on air because of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The World Economic Forum “launches ‘mark of the beast’ CBDC microchip that will ‘end gun ownership in America.’”
REVIEW Mosquitoes serve as vectors for a number of potentially fatal diseases like dengue, chikungunya, Yellow fever, and West Nile fever, as well as malaria and Japanese encephalitis. Altogether, they cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year
Quick Take Nearly 3.3 million votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin, which the state calculated as a record turnout of 73%. A social media post tries to cast doubt on the results by citing incomplete data and claiming it sh
A social media post falsely links Dr Anthony Fauci to the origins of the AIDS epidemic and repeats a long debunked theory that the smallpox vaccine causes HIV.
Quick Take FTX co-founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in 2022 for allegedly defrauding customers by stealing billions of dollars for personal use, including nearly $38 million in political donations to Democrats. Online posts falsely claim the B
Quick Take In a meeting with the Indian prime minister and CEOs of technology companies, President Joe Biden joked about Republican investigations into him and his family. “I sold a lot of state secrets and a lot of very important things,R
The Titan “submarine never happened. They faked their own deaths.”