Does a photo purportedly comparing pinewood from the early 1970s to pinewood from the early 2020s accurately describe genetically modified structural lumber used in 2021 versus wood from the 1970s? No, that's not true: These claims were m
An encroaching California wildfire had raged to nearly 24,000 acres.
The photograph was said to have been taken in Michigan.
Does this photo accurately portray the appearance of Canadian Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam? No, that's not true: This photo, which originally appeared in the Toronto Star on April 23, 2020, has been digitally altered in sev
A nonpolitical moment was made both political and misleading with the use of digital editing software.
Since 1981, more than 300 members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus have died of HIV/AIDS.
Biden reportedly said: "I believe in liking people even if they don’t like you."
A well-meaning and wildly popular Facebook warning got some basic facts wrong about digital image editing.
A 2018 image from the Sterlite protest firing from Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, has been misattributed to the farmers' protest in Karnal, Haryana.
Did Kamala Harris once pose for red carpet photos with Jeffrey Epstein? No, that's not true: On September 17, 2015, Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff were photographed together at a black-tie dinner for the opening of the Broad
Did a photo circulating online show the servicemen killed in Afghanistan in August 2021? No, that's not true: The men shown in this photo were killed in a military plane crash in Mississippi in 2017. The claim was in a Facebook post (arch
Does a photo show hundreds of coffins delivered by FEMA stacked on a Georgia roadside because "something is brewing"? No, that's not true: The photo shows plastic burial vaults produced by a Covington, Georgia, manufacturer. The location
Does this picture, with dust rising and a jet's wing in the foreground, capture the August 26, 2021, explosion at the Kabul airport? No, that's not true: The picture in the screenshot below was taken on August 16, 2021, by a photographer
On August 26, two suicide bombers and gunmen killed 13 U.S. servicemembers and more than 90 Afghans at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. In light of these attacks, images alleging to show the scene have been circulating on social media. One
The image of people waiting outside Kabul airport was taken out of context and shared with false headline.
Authorities say Burlew was among several people who attacked Minchillo, who was wearing a helmet-style gas mask and was dragged by another person down the exterior stairs by his lanyard with Associated Press lettering.
This photograph came from a "graduation" event of a Taliban group called Badri 313.
Did an Afghan man clamber onto a departing jet and ride atop its engine to escape the Taliban? No, that's not true: A Vietnamese man who produces trick photos did the video as a prank. Also, a spokesperson for an airplane manufacturing co
Does this collection of photos together with this caption accurately portray protests against COVID-19 vaccine passports and mandates that took place for several weeks in July and August of 2021 in France? No, many of the photos currently
A rare framed photograph of Susan B. Anthony is being auctioned with a starting price of $5,000.
Was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez photographed wearing $3,900 sunglasses? No, that's not true: She was wearing a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that are priced at less than $200 on the eyewear company's website. Also, this claim was on a know
Sen. Rand Paul went viral online with a video in which he encouraged the American people to resist the “mandates, lockdowns, and harmful policies of petty tyrants and bureaucrats,” referring to mask mandates and vaccine requirements institu
In 2015, Paul invited a reporter to photograph him getting a vaccine because he was annoyed that he was "being characterized as someone who’s against vaccines."
Photo shows Laurel Hubbard “winning the women's weight lifting competition” at the Olympics.
The Italian football club Juventus spent August 5 2021 apologizing after posting — and then quickly deleting — a photograph featuring an anti-Asian racist taunt. The club’s womens’ team tweeted the photo showing defender Cecili
Does an old photo show a young Nancy Pelosi walking with her dad, who appears to be Adolph Hitler? No, that's not true: The black-and-white image shows Helga Goebbels, the daughter of the chief Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, walking w
The duo was reportedly photographed at a depth of over 6,000 feet.
Quick Take Viral social media posts are purporting a photo — which shows a motorcade being met by a swarm of flags supporting former President Donald Trump — captures President Joe Biden’s July 28 visit to Pennsylvania. While some Trump supporte
Did a woman frighten her husband and cause him to have a heart attack by making a likeness of his girlfriend's head and leaving it in their refrigerator? No, that's not true: This unnerving refrigerator photo of an item wrapped with paper
The "Insecure" star somehow kept the whole thing secret.
The picture was produced by Odyssey, the longest-serving space craft orbiting Mars.
Does this photo show the San Andreas fault? And is the San Andreas Fault 132 kilometers long and 32 kilometers deep? No, none of that is true: This is a photo from a trail in Canyonlands National Park in Utah, not of the San Andreas Fault
Did a woman's husband break her foot with a baseball bat when he saw what he thought was a snake come out from under the blanket? No, that's not true: These two photos are not related. The photo of a bandaged foot was published in a medic
Online advertisements promised answers for what appeared to be a large nest or other object hanging on top of a telephone pole or power lines.
SciCheck Digest Social media posts are misrepresenting an old photo from France by suggesting the sea of people in the streets shows “[p]eople are waking up against vaccine tyranny.” The photo actually shows a celebration in Paris after Fra
Do "Blue Java" bananas, a variety of bananas that have bluish peels, exist? Yes, that's true: the bananas' peels take on a bluish-green appearance when unripe and have a distinctive texture and flavor, often compared to ice cream. However
A post on Facebook shared almost 1,000 times shows people lining the streets of Paris. The caption of the post claims this photograph was taken on 17 July 2021, when there were protests in the French capital over Covid-19 rules. However, this photograp
The image holding the "final photograph of the Titanic" title comes down to a matter of minutes.
This viral and purportedly "paranormal" trail camera picture has been shared for years without any explanation of its origins. Here's what we found.
A Facebook post shares a picture of Winston Churchill with the text: “As Google have removed him let's share him all over Facebook.” The post was published on 17 June 2020, but it is still being widely shared, with more than 36,000 shares s