A number of posts on Instagram and Facebook have claimed that the Covid-19 vaccine is causing more deaths per day than Covid-19 in the UK. The image falsely claims that there have been 1,102 “vaccine deaths”. That figure actually relates to
Facebook users are sharing links to misinformation posted on the website of conspiracy theorist David Icke. The headline on the site falsely claims that people who have been vaccinated are “‘transmitting artificial intelligence synthetic &l
The Sun, the Mail and the Mirror have all reported scientific research into a possible link between baldness and severe Covid-19. All three newspapers said that bald men are about twice as likely to suffer from severe Covid. Obviously it is true that o
The House Republican leader said Republicans no longer question the legitimacy of President Biden's victory in November.
A handful of viral clips attempted to further a conspiracy theory about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Bad decisions beget bad decisions.
Social media posts shared tens of thousands of times claim that Thailand is the only country in the world that requires people to wear a mask when travelling in a private vehicle. The claim is false: while Thailand did mandate face coverings in all p
Conservatives worried about the supposed end of Mother’s Day.
The viral photo of a man taking a cycle rickshaw with a dead body is from 2017, and it is incorrectly attributed to India's current COVID-19 crises.
An Instagram post claimed that “the death rate for fully vaccinated people is significantly higher than non-vaccinated (people).” The post featured a screenshot of a tweet by Chuck Callesto, a former candidate for Florida’s 3rd congre
REVIEW On 5 May 2021, Canada’s health ministry authorized the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children aged between 12 to 15. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to do the same soon and the European Medicines Age
The harvesting of tiger sharks is prohibited under Florida law.
A screenshot shared on Facebook in South Africa claims that both McDonald’s and Coca-Cola have announced plans to cease hiring white people in leadership positions. However, the claim is false; both companies distanced themselves from the claim, conf
REVIEW Social media posts calling the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines into question commonly point to adverse events occurring after vaccination as evidence that the vaccine is responsible. As shown by this previous Health Feedback review, posts mak
A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.
A screenshot of an article claiming “‘How To Hit A Woman So No One Knows’ Was Googled 163 Million Times During 2020” has been widely shared online. One reshare of this headline has been liked more than 200,000 times on Ins
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/biden-taxes-400k/ A viral video clip consists of a genuine excerpt fr
The Biden administration's tax plan will not raise taxes on people making less than $400,000, but those people will still have to pay taxes.
It's hard to fit context into a six-second clip.
On May 1, 2021, in Gujarat, a fake Remdesivir manufacturing unit was busted, and seven people were arrested.
REVIEW In April 2021, multiple social media posts and articles claimed that COVID-19 vaccines cause menstrual problems in vaccinated women (see examples here, here, here, and here). Others even claimed that vaccinated women were causing unvaccinated
Social media posts seek to raise doubts about vaccines by saying those who believe immunized people are at risk from others who have not received shots do not think they work. But while studies have found that vaccines protect against Covid-19, US hea
Social media posts claim that people vaccinated against Covid-19 pose a health risk to those who have not been immunized by “shedding” spike proteins. But experts say this is impossible, and that there is also no proof for the claim that the shots
The study in question was conducted in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, not the whole of India.
Following the anti-lockdown protest in London on Saturday 24 April, claims that up to one million people attended have been shared widely. Crowd sizes are difficult to estimate accurately. Nevertheless one million is an implausible estimate. One video
Sir Anthony Hopkins is best known for acting — not writing essays.
The video in question is related to the Vizag gas leak in 2020. It is not linked to COVID-19.
Should unvaccinated people stay away from vaccinated people because the COVID-19 vaccine sheds and causes problems including miscarriages in pregnant unvaccinated people? No, that's not true. "This claim is false," Dr. George Rutherford,
In a memo sent by Commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 clubs, he modified protocols to ”reflect the reduced risk of infection and transmission for fully vaccinated individuals."
The same faux-medical group that includes a doctor who believes in demon semen is now pushing context-free videos to cast a community service initiative as totalitarianism.
Only 32 people hospitalised with Covid after having vaccination Telegraph, 21 April 2021. An article in the Telegraph has claimed that only 32 vaccinated people were hospitalised with Covid-19 in recent months. It also said that “of 74,405 Covid
Social media posts shared thousands of times claim Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg urged Chinese people to stop using traditional chopsticks in order to save trees. The claim is false: AFP found no record of such remarks, while a spokesperson f
Some social media posts claim that unvaccinated people can experience Covid-19 vaccine side effects, particularly issues with fertility, simply by being in close proximity to people who have had a vaccine. This is not true. The three types of vaccine d
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich drew attention after tweeting out the number.
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a purported health notice that warns people who get out of bed "too quickly" are likely to suffer a stroke. The claim is misleading: health experts said the warning was “not true” for healthy people who ha
Did Florida pass a law granting immunity to people who drive through rioters amid BLM riots? Yes, but it only grants civil immunity, not criminal immunity. HB1, signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis on April 19, 2021, grants an "affirmative defense
For a limited time, and in participating states only, it is possible that proof of vaccination against COVID-19 could get you a $5 spending card to be used on a Budweiser beer.
Children and youth ventured out of their homes & interacted more publicly in recent months after the pandemic protocols were relaxed compared to 2020.
Fedex released a statement saying it is cooperating with authorities and working to get more information.
Is the Red Cross not accepting plasma donations from people who have had COVID-19 vaccine? No, that is misleading. There is a difference between the two blood products and Red Cross is still accepting whole blood, platelets and plasma fro