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
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.
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
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.
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
Meet västgötaspets — the Vizigothic spitz, or Swedish vallhund.
Juneteenth officially became a National Holiday in June 2021, but it has been celebrated for more than a century.
A Facebook post purportedly showing “fireflies photographed in trees with long time exposure” was shared on May 28 2021 to the Facebook group “Weird, Fantastic, Beautiful and Odd,” but soon spread outside its confines: In that
The child in Carter's 1993 photograph was on his way to the U.N feeding center and survived the incident.
Multiple Facebook posts shared thousands of times share photos they claim show two Chinese maritime militia vessels blown up by Indonesian authorities in April 2019. The images have been shared in a misleading context: they actually show a Vietnamese f
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
A series of images of archeological ruins have been circulating in Facebook posts that claim they show ancient Buddhist sites in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The claims are false: the photographs actually show Buddhist sites in Afghanistan and Mongolia.
There are all kinds of 'forest legends' of animals like elephants getting drunk.
A picture of 69-year-old First Lady Jill Biden deplaning while wearing 'fishnet stockings' touched off online debate over the appropriateness of her ensemble.
This remarkable series of photographs depicts the Japanese attack on the United States at Pearl Harbour in 1941. The post Pearl Harbor Box Brownie Photographs appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Those who lost their lives at the King Soopers store in Boulder ranged from 20 years old to 65.
Wilders is a far-right politician from the Netherlands.
Was children's show host Fred Rogers photographed wearing a Bob Ross T-shirt while hanging out with naturalist Steve Irwin? No, that's not true. The viral image is a composite of two different photos of Rogers and Irwin, both deceased. Th
An old story resurfaced after Oprah Winfrey's 2021 interview with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
A video has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside claims that it was taken during an air show in Sri Lanka to celebrate the country’s Air Force’s 70th anniversary. The claim, however, is false; the footage in fact shows an air show in
An image purporting to show “The Crocodile Hunter” star Steve Irwin and American rapper Tupac Shakur posing together has been shared in multiple Facebook posts. However, the image has been doctored; it was created by combining of two different ph
A February 18 2021 Facebook post by AstrophileDaily.com spread virally (and in copies too), purportedly showing astronaut Bruce McCandless II floating “untethered” in space: The Post A frequently repeated and screenshotted caption read:
A video viewed more than five million times on Facebook and Twitter purports to show a photographer attempting to take photos of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during a swearing-in ceremony for his second term in 2020. The clip appears to show the phot
An image has been shared thousands of times on social media with claims that it shows “the closest image of the Sun”, captured by US space agency NASA’s Parker Solar Probe. The claims are false: the photo was actually taken from Earth by an inde
A photo has been shared tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows “the most clear picture of the Sun's surface” captured by US space agency NASA. The claim is false: the photo is an edited image that was ta
The president-elect's son struggles with drug addiction, but there is no evidence of substance abuse with children present
As the United States continued to grapple with a destructive and deadly right-wing riot at the Capitol building on January 6 2021, disturbing stories from Democratic Party lawmakers began to trickle out indicating that some participants may have plann
The man photographed wearing horns at the siege on the U.S. Capitol is apparently not new to politics.
We know the photograph of the Georgia senator is real.
Heading into one of two Senate runoff elections in Georgia, a photograph of right-wing incumbent Sen. David Perdue — and the purported intent behind it — received newfound attention in January 2021, including a side debate over whether it
The woman, who left the country abruptly in 2015, has been photographed with several high-profile U.S. politicians.
An emotional image of a West Point graduate is often shared as an example of a person achieving the "American dream."
Viral postings tell the tale of a missing woman, a ghostly apparition, and an abandoned car in the middle of nowhere.
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
Whitmer has a gold-colored jacket that she frequently wears, a fact that was exploited to spread misinformation.
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
Does a photograph of a person moving a ballot box in Philadelphia show an official ballot box? Yes, it that's true. The Philadelphia GOP Tweeted out a photo of an person next to a ballot box and a car on election day and questioned what w