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With southeastern areas of the United States suffering gas shortages, social media posts purportedly show drivers using unorthodox methods to stockpile fuel. Some of the images, which include people using plastic bags for storage, are real but old, and
A photo that shows Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and two other officials not wearing face masks has been shared in Facebook posts that claim they flouted Covid-19 rules as infections surged in the country in 2021. The claim is false; the photo w
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An image appearing to show New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hugging a man wearing the colours of infamous Kiwi gang the Mongrel Mob has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. However, the image has been doctored; the picture of Ardern ha
Does a photo show a trunk full of gas-filled garbage bags in the United States amid the gas shortage in 2021? No, that's not true. The photograph was lifted from several Mexican websites' articles in 2019 about stolen gasoline. It was not
Photos of a woman in a hospital bed and several newborns in incubators have been shared repeatedly in Kenya in Facebook and Twitter posts telling the story of 25-year-old Halima Cisse, a Malian woman who gave birth to nine babies in Morocco on May 4, 2
Photos that purport to show Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo posing outside a detention centre where a senator is being held have been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. But the images have been doctored: they originally showed Robredo posing
“If I go to collect a parcel at the Post Office now, I need to take my driving licence or my passport.” Gillian Keegan MP, 11 May 2021. Speaking on the BBC, Conservative MP Gillian Keegan said you need to show photo identification in order
Proposals to make photo I.D a legal requirement for voters were announced in the Queen's Speech, despite low levels of voter fraud in the U.K.
A photo has circulated on social media alongside a claim it shows a group of South Vietnamese people shortly before they were killed by North Vietnamese troops at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The claim is false: the original photo, taken in
TikTok videos showed a dark figure that appeared to be floating in the air as a family opened presents on Christmas morning.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/pelosi-tweet-willie-mays/ Claim: On May 6, 2021, U.S. House Speaker N
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A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows a Myanmar military helicopter crash on May 4, 2021. The photo circulated online one day after an armed ethnic group claimed it had shot down a Myanmar mili
Who was controlling whom? That is the question.
A picture has been shared multiple times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows the Saudi king and priests from the Vatican inaugurating a Catholic church in Saudi Arabia. The claim is false: the picture has circulated in reports about a United Ar
Did President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden put former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter at risk by not wearing masks inside the Carters' home? No, that's not true: Although the Centers for Disease Control
An image of a huge skeleton has been shared on Facebook with claims that it shows the remains of Bulatha, a mythical giant that is said to have built a reservoir in Sorabora, Sri Lanka - 200 kilometres east of Colombo. This is false; the image shows a
This meme has been circulating for years.
This photograph spurred jokes about dollhouses and ventriloquists.
An image has been shared thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and news reports alongside a claim that it shows Indonesian sailors praying on a submarine before it sank in April 2021. The claim is false: the image has circulated in reports since at l
A photo purporting to show Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a wheelchair has been shared repeatedly on Facebook and Twitter. The image circulated online in April 2021 as Duterte's absence from public events prompted rumours he was ill. The ph
In the picture, a man stands in the doorway seemingly unaware of the massive wave that's hitting the other side of the lighthouse.
An image shared on social media claims to show a photo of a battalion of the Cameron Highlanders in 1914, prior to being deployed in the First World War, and a photo of the battalion after returning in 1918, much depleted. This isn't the first time the
A photo of funeral pyres has been shared repeatedly in Facebook and Twitter posts alongside captions about a surge in Covid-19 deaths in India. The photo has been shared in a misleading context: it has circulated online since 2012 and does not re
A Facebook post shows boxer Mike Tyson, wearing a t-shirt with the logo “Plan-Demic. My Body – My Choice.” This includes a crossed-out drawing of a syringe. Plan-Demic is the name of a conspiracy theory, perpetuated by an online
A photo is being shared on Twitter alongside a claim that it shows Tanzanian member of parliament Hamisi Kigwangalla meeting Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. The claim is false; the photo was taken in Tel Aviv, Israel in
An image showing a damaged flyover has circulated in numerous social media posts claiming that it shows shabby construction work in Nigeria’s northern Taraba state. However, this is false; the photo showing the collapsed structure was taken in India,
Multiple Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts have shared an aerial photo which they claim shows a protest against coronavirus lockdowns in the UK capital of London in April 2021. The claim is false: the photo shows a march in October 2018 that cal
A photo has been shared in multiple posts on Instagram and Facebook alongside a claim that the first televised football match was between Arsenal and Everton in 1937. The claim is misleading. The photo was taken after a match between Arsenal and their
A photo has been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alongside a claim that it shows a 1,500-bed hospital set up to cope with surging Covid-19 cases in the northern Indian city of Lucknow. The claim is false: the image is actually from a school
Social media posts claim that an aerial photo shows ancient petroglyphs in Vancouver, British Columbia. But the image was taken near Nelson, BC, hundreds of kilometers from the west coast Canadian city, according to the drone operator who shot it, whi
Does a photo of a dozen people dining at a restaurant show Facebook's community standards team? No, that's not true: The photo was first published in 2018 on a Facebook page of "Flat Earthers," a group that challenges the idea that the ea
An aerial image of a mass of people near Hyde Park Corner in London has been shared widely on social media, with people claiming it shows the anti-lockdown protest on 24 April 2021. This is false. While other images being shared of crowds are from prot
Social media posts shared around the world in April 2021 purport to show two images of Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg after gaining weight. The images, however, have been doctored: one has been manipulated from a 2019 news photo, while the o
Do two photos of Palm Beach, in New South Wales, Australia, purportedly taken almost a century apart, prove there has been no change in the sea level and that climate change is a hoax? No, that's not true: An overall change in sea level o
Facebook posts are misleadingly sharing a 2018 photo that shows two teen wrestlers, to claim that transgender athletes are “just boys beating up on girls.” But one of the athletes in the picture, Mack Beggs, a trans male athlete, was not allowed to