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Zahawi's Twitter feed has been digitally altered to claim that the Conservative MP made a mistake in identifying Leslie Phillips.
Nuances frequently get lost amidst social media uproar and hastily filed news reports.
In the wake of the days-long Covington Catholic controversy, rumors spread about its central figures, Native American rights activist Nathan Phillips of the Omaha Nation and student Nick Sandmann. As the story continued to unfold, pushed along by a
After a mid-January 2019 Covington Catholic controversy made Native activist Nathan Phillips and student Nick Sandmann virally famous, dueling narratives struggled in a public narrative muddied by smears. Phillips was quickly accused by Big League Pol
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, Dean Phillips was not involved in a sexual harassment case at one of his companies A television ad in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District attempts to tie Democratic candidate Dean Phillips to a congressm
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Attack ad falsely claims that Dean Phillips doesn't provide health coverage to his employees As the midterm elections draw closer, a warzone of attack ads are airing in Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional Dist
REVIEW An article published by Children’s Health Defense on 7 November 2023 claimed that a campaign for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in low- and middle-income countries will result in a “mass casualty event” due to serious side effec
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Reform UK politician Alex Phillips claimed international students don’t have to pass an English proficiency test, but many are required to take one.
Is Donald Trump still president because of Title 10 and Executive Order 13912? No, that's not true: A constitutional law expert told Lead Stories that Title 10 and an executive order do not override the U.S. Constitution, which states tha
Mickey Mouse at Walt Disney World in 2020. (Photo by Kent Phillips/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images)The treacherous politics of DeSantis versus Disney. Continue reading Mouse Trap »
Did the military sendoff for Donald Trump on January 20, 2021, and Air Force One's departure at nearly noon that day mean that Trump actually was inaugurated for a second term as president of the United States? No, that's not true: The of
On March 24 2023, the most popular post on Reddit’s r/all was a post about musician Afroman — who made a music video out of a botched raid of his home by Ohio law enforcement — being sued by officers for “emotional distress
The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour MP Jess Phillips clashed over the modern slavery figures during PMQs—but who was right?
With the recent failure of two midsize banks, some Democrats have blamed deregulation championed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. While the law did reduce oversight of small and midsize banks, experts are divided over whether deregulation in 20
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
Did a 2020 Australian study find dangerous levels of heavy metals in pink Himalayan salt? No, that's not true: Although the study found metal contaminants, all pink salt samples in the study -- with the exception of one, from Peru -- were
REVIEW On 18 November 2022 The Canadian History Podcast published an interview with Laura Braden on Instagram. Braden, who has conducted research related to sea lice and salmon immunology, stated in the interview that the childhood vaccination sched
Quick Take The CEO of a company that maintained poll worker data for Los Angeles County has been arrested as “part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information” of those poll workers, according to Los Ange
Quick Take The Inflation Reduction Act includes $79 billion for the IRS. Social media posts misleadingly claim the IRS will now hire “87,000 new agents” to investigate average citizens. But most new hires will provide customer services, and
As heat waves blanketed the much of the planet, particularly parts of the United States and Europe, a July 19 2022 Facebook video post described as “NASA’s climate spiral” spread in viral fashion as people discussed climate change an
Q: Is the Biden administration selling crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to other countries? A: The oil is sold to eligible companies that make the highest offers. Some of the companies are U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, and some
A conservative film now playing in select theaters around the country isn’t “determinative, definitive” proof of widespread voter fraud, as former President Donald Trump has claimed. “It’s called ‘2000 Mules,'” Tru
Did a retired nurse in hospice care just reveal that she had swapped 5,000 babies over over the course of her 44-year career working at many hospitals in the St. Louis, Missouri, area? No, that's not true: There is no evidence supporting
On May 7, 2,000 Mules, a documentary film from right-wing provocateur Dinesh D'Souza, debuted in more than 270 theaters across the country. The movie, which grossed more than $1 million on the streaming service Rumble in under 12 hours, purports
Does the movie "2000 Mules" prove the 2020 presidential election was stolen by voter fraud? No, that's not true: The film's producers promote a theory that 2,000 people in five key swing states collected and delivered hundreds of thousand
Under the Tories, families are £2,620 worse off. Angela Rayner MP, 28 April 2022. Last Thursday, the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Angela Rayner, tweeted that families are £2,620 “worse off” under the Conservatives. This t
The Labour Party is selling election leaflets to its supporters that include an inaccurate claim about the cost of living crisis. It is also running a number of adverts on Facebook making the same claim. One of the leaflets, which at the time of writin
SciCheck Digest Dr. Anthony Fauci has continued making public appearances, although news coverage has largely shifted away from the pandemic since Russia invaded Ukraine in February and COVID-19 cases have dramatically fallen. Some politicians and pund
On March 14 2022, Twitter user @BenPhillips76 shared a purported video of Ukrainian refugee children on their first day of school in Naples, Italy: Ukrainian refugee kids arrive in Italy, and start at local schools. On their first day they enter ner
Political leanings: Conservative/Libertarian 2020 total spending: $60.6 million for the super PAC alone Americans for Prosperity, a “social welfare” organization, along with Americans for Prosperity Action and Americans for Prosperity Foundation ar
A graphic claiming to show the varying transmission risk of Covid-19 between people wearing and not wearing masks has gone viral on Twitter again. This really isn't much to ask of us to keep one another safe. pic.twitter.com/v6JlqHyvET — Giles P
Is Kyle Rittenhouse "an EMT trained"? No, that's not true. Rittenhouse testified during his trial that he lied about being an emergency medical technician to a video journalist shortly after he shot three men. Rittenhouse admitted he lied
In a tweet on Oct. 24, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6 as “a terror attack,” which she said resulted in “almost 10 dead.” She called for “any member of Congress who helped plot” i
Did Pfizer "admit" there is no vaccine approved by the Food & Drug Administration for use in the United States in a recorded phone call? No, that is a misrepresentation. The FDA granted approval on August 23, 2021, of the vaccine know