A photo of a snow-covered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it was taken in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the photo was actually taken by an Afghan photog
As tensions grow between Ethiopia’s government and dissident Tigray forces, a photograph circulating on social networks purports to show weapons handed over by soldiers of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). The claim is false; the weapons w
Two photos of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim they show her raising a three-fingered salute in support of Thai pro-democracy protesters. The claim is false
A photo has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim that it shows political party workers in the east Indian state of Bihar dumping Indian sweets after losing an election. The claim, however, is false; the photo has circul
Quick Take A popular meme on Facebook falsely purports to show a photo of Joe “Biden’s Inaugural stage” being built outside the White House. The photo shows the reviewing stand for the inaugural parade at Bill Clinton’s inaugu
Online users accused president-elect Joe Biden of hypocrisy after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tweeted a video of them unmasked at an indoor party for his birthday. This is misleading; the video was shot at Biden’s birthday in 2019, before the
Two photos have been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts which claim it shows Myanmar’s Religious Affairs Minister attending a large gathering to mark the Prophet Mohammed’s birthday in Yangon, flouting social distancing
As tensions grow between the Ethiopian army and dissident forces in the northern Tigray region, multiple posts shared alongside an image of flag-covered coffins purport to show soldiers killed in the clashes. This is false; the picture in fact shows t
The harpy eagle is a beautiful (but not so colorful) bird.
Across two centuries, photographs of former actress and model Evelyn Nesbit have been used by the advertising industry to bring in revenue.
Is this a photo of a real gigantic spider? No, that's not true: While this is a photo of a real wolf spider, the house in the background was added and this changed the appearance of the spider's relative size, transforming it from a garde
Three photos have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts in November 2020 that claim they show an Indian regional party leader being awarded the title of “youngest politician in London”. The claim is false; the photos have ci
You may have seen the ad that promised: "Old Camera Found In The Deep Ocean Reveals Horrifying Titanic Photos."
A widely viewed Facebook post shares a recent painting of the Titanic, but implies that it was a photograph taken at the time. “A camera discovered deep in the ocean containing dramatic pictures of the sinking Titanic has been found,” the p
A Facebook post claims to show a giant eagle landing on grass in Scotland. The post has been shared thousands of times. However, this photo was not taken in Scotland. A local US news article from the beginning of 2020 claims that the photos of the siza
A photograph has been shared over a hundred times on Facebook with claims that it shows the arrest of Getachew Assefa, Ethiopia’s fugitive ex-intelligence chief and a leading member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). This is false; t
Two photos have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim they show children who died in flash floods after Typhoon Vamco hit the Philippines 2020. The claim is false: the photos actually show the aftermath of tropical storm W
The Vatican reportedly has launched an investigation into the account.
Whitmer has a gold-colored jacket that she frequently wears, a fact that was exploited to spread misinformation.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts which claim it shows a Philippine television network’s vehicle that was toppled by Typhoon Vamco in November 2020. The claim is false; the image has been doctored and in fact shows a road
An image has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter that purports to show a group of Thai people paying their respects to the dead dog of former Thai King Rama IX alongside a claim that suggests it is a genuine phot
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refusing to shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. The posts circulated online as t
A photo of a building covered in scaffolding has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts that claim the image is the first photo of a new Ram temple being constructed at a flashpoint religious site in the north
An image of two white children sitting between a black child inside a cage has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook alongside a claim it was taken during the French occupation of Congo in 1955. The claim is false; the image was taken during Belg
Photos of dense crowds lining city streets were shared alongside the claim that they depicted the pro-Trump rally that took place in Washington DC on November 14, 2020. While the rally gathered thousands of people in the US capital, some of the photos
Do several photos of the 2016 parade for the Cleveland Cavaliers show an aerial view of supporters of President Trump marching in Washington D.C. on November 14, 2020? No, that's not true. The Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship in
Does this photo show over a million people at the protest that took place on November 14 in downtown Washington D.C. in support of Donald Trump? No, that's not true: The image is actually from a 2006 pro-immigration protest in Dallas, Tex
A photo shared thousands of times on Twitter and claimed to be from a November 14, 2020 rally in Washington, DC to support President Donald Trump after his election defeat is in fact a two-month old image from a flea market in Pennsylvania.
"At this time in our lives, we need to be united with love and respect for all."
The former talk show host questioned whether the media would focus on Harris' dating history if she were a man.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts that claim it shows a former Thai beauty pageant winner holding a sign declaring she will refuse to accept any job until Thailand "doesn't have a monarchy". The posts circulated online after
A photo that shows a health worker carrying a baby while a tearful woman looks on has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts that suggest it shows the separation of a mother from her baby in Sri Lanka. The claim, however, is mislead
An image of two lorries transporting coffins has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts which claim it shows preparations for Sri Lanka’s second wave of coronavirus cases in November 2020. The claim is misleading; the photo has bee
Two photos — one showing a pen and a pencil lying in a pool of blood and another showing an injured child — have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim they reveal the aftermath of a bombing
A photo of several US mail-in ballots lying on the ground has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim they were votes for incumbent US President Donald Trump that were found “dumped by the side of the
Two images of a dog walking among debris have been shared multiple times on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows a dog trying to save its owner buried in ruins after an earthquake hit Izmir, Turkey. The claim is misleading; t
A photo album purporting to show Philippine youth leaders wearing communist badges on their clothes has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts. But the claim is false: the photos have been doctored to add the hammer-and-sickle symbol.
A photo of a road littered with toppled trees and debris has been repeatedly shared in Facebook posts that claim it shows the aftermath of Typhoon Goni, which hit the Philippines in November 2020. The claim is false; this photo actually shows the afte
1/1/1900 is a standard used for any date that is invalid or null. In other words, when the computer cannot read a date properly, 1/1/1900 is used.
A photo purporting to show exhausted health workers in full personal protective equipment has been shared multiple times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows overworked frontline workers in Sri Lanka “at this point in time”. However, the claim