The Minnesota Twins issued a statement about the reason for the game postponement.
According to a widely-shared screenshot, the FBI mused "Is he doing interviews now?" after the Duke of York appeared on television in April 2021.
Facebook, Twitter and Weibo posts purport to show a Chinese official promoting antimalarial drug chloroquine phosphate, which they claim is also known as oxytetracycline, as a Covid-19 treatment at a press conference in 2021. The claim is misleading: t
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows an Indian politician “threatening mothers and sisters of West Bengal” amid ongoing elections in the state. But these posts omit important conte
REVIEW Since several COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use, numerous posts have circulated on social media claiming that these vaccines are experimental or that they don’t prevent the disease or its transmission. Some posts, like this one that w
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in YouTube, Facebook and blog posts that claim a research organisation has “confirmed” Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo received zero votes in the country's Mindanao island. Social media user
Multiple Facebook posts share a claim that people become more prone to Covid-19 infection after they receive their first of two vaccine doses. The claim is misleading: while people who have received the Covid-19 jab can still contract the virus, gettin
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that bean sprouts are a “cure” for dementia. The claim is false: a health expert at South Korea's Central Dementia Center told AFP bean sprouts are not proven to be a cure for dementia; sprouts are also n
Facebook posts circulating in Papua New Guinea have shared a screenshot of an Australian news report about the temporary suspension of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Europe over blood clot concerns. The posts claim the vaccine is being "questi
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a claim that “not a single politician in the world” died of Covid-19 except John Magufuli, a former president of Tanzania known for downplaying the scale of the pandemic. The claim is misleading: at least seven
On April 6 2020, Imgur user u/Crabsforeveryone shared a “pretty awesome” poster of Superman which was purportedly released in the 1950s: That post was image-only, with no links indicating whether the poster was accurately represented. Text
A black and white photo of two emaciated men has been circulating in a post on Facebook that has been shared 22,000 times. The post strongly implies they were British soldiers. This is not true. The post states: “The idiots who hate everything Br
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and online forum posts alongside a claim it shows a Rohingya woman killed during anti-coup protests in Myanmar in 2021. The claim is false: the photo has circulated since at leas
A photo collage has surfaced on Facebook in South Korea alongside various claims about the Sun’s distance from Earth and the formation of rainbows. Experts told AFP that the posts’ claims were misleading.
We may have a winner for this year's worst "prank."
SciCheck Digest Social media posts repeatedly misuse unverified data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous, and even lethal. But the government database is not designed to determine if vac
Multiple posts on Facebook claim that a truck carrying 34 kidnapped children was found in Rustenburg, a city in South Africa. The claim is false, according to local police, who said while there have been incidents in the past of undocumented children f
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on YouTube and Facebook that claim it shows former US President Donald Trump meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit in Pyongyang on March 14, 2021. The claim is false:
A video of a Pakistani female lawmaker speaking in parliament has been viewed more than four million times and shared tens and thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim that she was insulted by the speaker who called her “the daughter of a mai
Did someone win a luxury RV or car, but fail to respond within the 48-hour limit, so now the vehicle will be given to someone who shares a Facebook post about it? No, that's not true:
Facebook posts shared tens of thousands of times claim Sri Lanka has been ranked in the “top four most corrupt nations” in the world. The claim, which has circulated online since at least 2019, is misleading. The posts did not cite any official lis
A graphic shared in multiple Facebook and TikTok posts purports to show Filipinos voted vice president Leni Robredo as the frontrunner to win the country's presidential election in 2022, according to a new poll. The graphic, however, has been docto
In March 2021, a February 2016 Facebook image gallery circulated, purportedly showing the “Parade of National Costumes” in a Miss Universe pageant. The page also commented, “Please watch this FULLY XD.” Roughly 35 images were at
A claim has been shared repeatedly on Facebook in March 2021 that South Korea is the only country that recommends a healthy blood pressure level that is lower than that endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The claim is false: South Kore
A screenshot of what appears to be a Covid-19 emergency text alert has been shared repeatedly on Facebook in March 2021 alongside a claim that it was sent out by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The claim is false: according to South Korean governme
Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claim AstraZeneca, the name of a British-Swedish drugmaker, means "weapon that kills" in a combination of three languages. The posts circulated online after millions of Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines wer
A graphic image showing a screenshot of Sri Lankan opposition leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking on a political talk show has been shared in multiple Facebook posts. The graphic includes a purported quote in which Dissanayake blames Sri Lanka’s
A claim that TIME magazine named Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha the “best leader in the world” has been shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook. The posts add that Prayut narrowly beat Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the to
A clip of a man appearing to tell leading Indian opposition politician Rahul Gandhi that unemployment has not increased under the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter. The posts, however, are m
A screenshot of a news report detailing research on a potential Covid-19 treatment that involves pineapple plants has been shared on Facebook alongside photos of pineapple drinks. The posts, however, are misleading: the research noted in the news repor
An image of a cheque bearing the name of former US president Donald Trump is circulating in social media posts which claim that relief cheques issued from March 2021 to help Americans struggling during the pandemic will be signed with Trump’s name. T
Voting mostly along party lines, the U.S. Senate confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health.
On March 23 2021, a purported (and popular) Walmart post circulated on Facebook, promising a “$75 voucher” and pledging Walmart would “go plastic bag free” in 2021. That post was intermittently accessible and formatted as an alb
A Facebook post circulating in Papua New Guinea warns that Covid-19 vaccines are being trialled on people in the country and advises them to “stay away from hospital” if they develop symptoms. The post adds that the disease is “just a seasonal f
An image circulating online purports to show a Facebook post urging Americans to “fight back against China” that was allegedly published by a man arrested for a shooting rampage in the US city of Atlanta that left eight people dead, including six w
Multiple Facebook posts have shared a graphic alongside a claim that Austria has halted its Covid-19 vaccination programme and destroyed all vaccines after the death of a 49-year-old nurse. The claim omits important context: Austria temporarily halted
Quick Take Columbia University will supplement its regular 2021 graduation ceremony with multicultural ceremonies for members of the Latinx, Asian, Black and other student communities who want to participate. Social media users are misrepresenting thes
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Facebook posts shared hundreds of times from Kenya claim that suspected Islamic State (IS) brides Lisa Smith and Shamima Begum received different legal treatments, with one able to resume a normal life at home while the other faced punishment including