A viral picture on Facebook appears to contrast low MP attendance for debates on issues such as education for refugee children and knife crime with a packed House of Commons for debates over MPs expenses and pay. This is a popular meme format we
We have been asked by readers to fact check claims that media outlets are re-using images from a gas leak in India to illustrate a story on the Covid-19 death toll. Posts on social media show a screenshot of a New York Post article with the headline &l
SciCheck Digest COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020. But a meme featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis minimizes the toll the pandemic already has taken — particularly among the elderly. The meme also questions getting
A picture posted on Twitter of a drink allegedly prepared for a customer named Edward went mega-viral.
Is there a picture of Rudy Giuliani's neighbors watching his residence being raided by the FBI? No, that's not true: Although the apartment of the former New York City mayor and personal attorney for Donald Trump was searched by the FBI,
Was a photo of six men in striped bathing suits from a men's beauty contest in 1919? No, that's not true: The photograph is actually of several central European men around the year 1910. The photo can be traced back to a German website th
A picture of a runway with two aircraft parked in a clearing has been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside claims that it shows a hidden landing strip in northern Nigeria used to import weapons. This is false: the image from 2005 features t
A flawed report in the New York Post quickly spread on right-wing media. But it's Four-Pinocchios false.
“It has been quite a year and we are still smack dab in the middle of it,” said actor and director Regina King.
Did Queen Elizabeth laugh at Prince Philip pranking her dressed as a palace guard? No, that's not true: Queen Elizabeth II was photographed in 2003 laughing while standing next to her husband but he did not trick her by dressing up as one
Multiple photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit with a claim that they show Russian President Vladimir Putin's house in Sochi, Russia. The claim is false: the pictures show a design concept of a house crea
An image of US President Joe Biden kneeling in front of a boy has resurfaced on social media alongside the claim that the child is the son of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody on May 25, 2020 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The photo
Apparently the irascible royal consort had a bit of a potty mouth.
Eastern Railway denied allegations of renaming Howrah-Bolpur Santiniketan Express as Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Was the first-ever picture of a sunset on Mars taken in 2021? No, that's not true: NASA published the first image of a Martian sunset in 1976. The claim that the first Martian sunset picture was taken in the 21st century has appeared in s
The New Statesman has published an article questioning why “excess deaths” rose every year between 2012 and 2019. The article, published on 26 March, calls this a “disquieting trend” and links deaths to policies of “auster
A Facebook post claims to show that an “original NASA photo of Mars” is a doctored version of an image taken in Bulgaria. In fact, NASA never released this image. The post shows a picture of Pobiti Kamani, a natural rock formation in Bulgar
Facebook posts shared thousands of times purport to show photos of a hybrid breed between a pig and a cow that is being exported from Thailand for the start of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The claim is false: the picture in fact shows a dwarf
This really depends on your definition of the terms "new" and "Ms. Frizzle."
A picture has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccines are sold on Shopee, a popular e-shopping platform, in Malaysia. The claim is false; Shopee says the photo is “fake” and Covid-19
Social media posts are circulating in Nigeria with pictures purporting to show dilapidation on the railway line linking Nigeria’s southern oil-rich city of Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, in the country’s northeastern region. This claim is misleadin
An image of a burning building has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook alongside claims that it shows Nigeria’s presidential residence, popularly known as Aso Villa or Aso Rock, on fire. This is false; the image was taken last year and shows a
A Facebook post shared thousands of times claims to show a picture of Gogglebox star and writer Mary Killen modelling at a younger age. Despite some resemblance, the picture is not actually of Ms Killen. The image began to go viral last January. At the
A picture has been shared widely on Facebook and Twitter in Singapore alongside a claim that it shows a Covid-19 vaccination certificate that contained a warning that the shots will prolong erections and increase penis size. The claim is false; the h
"This was back in, you know, the '80s," Eddie Murphy said of the purported studio edict.
An image of an orange-coloured skyline with three white dots has been shared thousands of times in multiple social media posts worldwide, including in the US, Spain, Germany and many countries in Africa. The post purports to capture Earth, Venus and Ju
Numerous social media posts are sharing an “exclusive” news report about the arrest of four armed robbery suspects in Nigeria’s southwest, alongside an image showing men in handcuffs with their backs turned to a cache of arms and ammunition, as w
A picture showing an exposed scalp has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside claims that it shows Tessica Brown – better known on social media as “Gorilla Glue girl” – after scraping off her hair which she had appli
A morphed photo showing Congress workers feeding cake to a poster of Mia Khalifa is circulating on the internet. The original photo had Rahul Gandhi
An online advertisement for the 2021 Dodge Ram featured an unrelated vehicle from a company that once promised whale penis leather seating.
An image of a crashed bus being hoisted by a crane has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook with a claim that the accident happened recently in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, leading to the death of 27 people. This is false; AFP Fact Check tra
A picture of Mary Todd Lincoln appeared to show former President Abraham Lincoln's ghost standing behind her nearly seven years after he was assassinated.
A misleading online advertisement with a picture of former movie actor Cameron Diaz claimed she now had a "regular 9-5 job."
A picture appeared to show military and government officials closing in on a crashed UFO that looked like a flying saucer alien spacecraft.
Does this video show the meeting of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans at Cape Horn? Or two oceans meeting in the Gulf of Alaska? No, that's not true: This video was filmed in Canada, near Vancouver Island, and shows the dramatic difference
A January 20 2021 image of Bernie Sanders sitting (with mittens) at United States President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony went instantly viral as a meme, and among responses was a since-deleted tweet — labeled “Still the best pic
A misleading online advertisement with a picture of former child star Amanda Bynes claimed she now had a job "working 9-5" in product support.
Reverse image search is your friend.
A Facebook post claiming to show images of tortured supporters of Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine has been shared multiple times online. The claim emerged ahead of the presidential election on January 14, 2021, which will see Wine face off agains