Is an article headlined 'Joe Biden Declares Mandatory Vaccination for ALL Americans by October 30' a real story? No, that's not true: Clicking on the link takes you to an obscene photo of senior citizen sex. It was created by a fake news
A post on Facebook appears to compare reported Covid-19 vaccine side effects with mild symptoms of the virus itself. Although it doesn’t explicitly mention Covid-19 vaccination, the post seems to weigh up the pros and cons, claiming that “s
REVIEW A video published by the Jimmy Dore Show claimed in its title that a study showed COVID-19 vaccines are being administered incorrectly. In the video, the comedian Jimmy Dore cited another video, made by staff nurse John Campbell, who discusse
Two U.S. Postal Service workers were fatally shot Tuesday at a postal facility in Memphis and a third employee identified as the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.
Quick Take U.S. ports slowed by pandemic-induced labor and equipment shortages cannot keep up with Americans’ demand for imported goods, resulting in cargo ship backups on both coasts. But social media posts, without citing evidence, falsely claim
In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims, spreading on social media, that were made by a state senator in Texas about vaccine safety. All three of the COVID-19 vaccines administered in the U.S. went throu
Quick Take A statue commemorating Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down in Richmond, Virginia, on Sept. 8. Days after the statue was removed, Facebook posts about Lee misleadingly claimed he freed his slaves, and a quote from Lee referring to slavery as a
Did this Reddit post, which migrated to other platforms, chronicle a transgender parent forcibly giving their child the female hormone estradiol so that their son could transition into their daughter? No, that's not true: The content was
SciCheck Digest The Food and Drug Administration says male infertility is not a known side effect of the antiparasitic medication ivermectin. Dubious claims that the drug sterilizes 85% of male users were incorrectly attributed to a questionable 2011
On September 22 2021, actor Wil Wheaton shared a warning about data mining on Facebook (one of many circulating at the time), advising followers to educate themselves about data mining. Facebook Warnings About Data Mining in September 2021 Wheaton̵
On September 17 2021, the Facebook page “These memes kill fascists” shared a post about Manchester United striker Eric Cantona kicking a Nazi: Kicking a Nazi cost Manchester United striker Eric Cantona a 9 month penalty, an €18000 fine, a
SciCheck Digest The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the use of ivermectin as a treatment for arriving refugees to treat parasitic infections. But a social media post by Dr. Simone Gold, a proponent of ivermectin as a trea
A post on Facebook with a picture of a little girl in hospital claims: “She gets a dollar for every pic that's shared it goes towards her kidney transplant”. Although the post is from 2018, it has been going viral again recently and has bee
A Facebook post shows a photograph of a poster claiming it’s safe to feed bread to ducks. The poster suggests the idea that bread makes ducks ill is wrong and has led to the birds “dying of starvation”. It also encourages
Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip.
The former Denver Broncos tight end became a household name in the 2010s as an outspoken conservative Christian.
Will all Australians who are not vaccinated by the end of the year be put into "isolation camps"? No, that's not true: A spokesperson at 7News Australia told Lead Stories that the account in which this claim was made is fake. Also, a repr
A number of posts on Instagram claim that the social media company has changed its algorithm so that no more than 7% of an account's followers can see posts it makes. This isn’t correct. This is not the first time this claim has been shared, and
SciCheck Digest Afghanistan has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination program and, although administration of vaccines has slowed due to internal armed conflicts, the program is still under way. But some prominent conservative purveyors of misinformation
Did American film director Martin Scorsese endorse the Zack Snyder version of the movie "Justice League"? No, that's not true: The photo of Scorsese holding "Zack Snyder's Justice League" is nowhere to be found on Scorsese's verified Inst
Sikh entrepreneur Balbir Singh Sodhi was killed at his Arizona gas station four days after the Sept. 11 attacks by a man who declared he was “going to go out and shoot some towel-heads” and mistook him for an Arab Muslim.
Did the Pfizer lab in Madrid suffer a fire or burn to the ground? No, that's not true: Pfizer officials confirmed there was a lightning-caused fire near the pharma giant's lab, but it burned a biocomposting lot near the the Pfizer plant w
SciCheck An Instagram post highlighted a headline about a non-peer-reviewed study from Israel that found that unvaccinated people previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 had greater immunity against the delta variant than never-infected people fully vaccin
Quick Take Afghan journalists report that a video of a person suspended from a helicopter shows an operation in which the person was trying to change a flag. But critics of President Joe Biden have used the footage to claim the Taliban used U.S. equipm
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam granted posthumous pardons to seven Black men who were executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman.
The post led commenters to believe that a large gathering of Christians in St. Louis was ignored by the news media in 2021.
It's not everyday that a Facebook page pushing disinformation involves three foreign countries and a Spanish-language telenovela.
It's not everyday that a Facebook network pushing disinformation involves a Spanish-language telenovela.
In late August 2021, a September 2018 Facebook post recirculated — purportedly a candid image captured at a gym, depicting a firefighter “on the stair climber in full equipment” ascending 110 floors in memory of the firefighters kille
Quick Take Eleven American military members were killed in Afghanistan in 2020, including four in combat. But, as the U.S. nears its Aug. 31 deadline for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, a social media post falsely claims that there weren’
A Facebook post claims the BBC has lost £50 million “this year” from non-payment of licence fees. It also states that 260,000 over-75s had “refused to pay” for the TV licence. Neither of these points are right.
A Facebook post claims the BBC has lost £50 million “this year” from non-payment of the TV licence fee. It also states that 260,000 over-75s have “refused to pay” for the TV licence. Neither of these points are right.
This is a scam. Cadbury's chocolates is not offering free chocolates to anyone who likes and shares. This scam has been tried multiple times.
Were 31 U.S. servicemen killed in Afghanistan "yesterday"? No, that's not true: Versions of a post that has circulated since at least 2015 use details of a 2011 attack in which 30 U.S. servicemen and eight Afghans were killed when a U.S.
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
Can people wanting to report someone for not wearing a mask do so by phoning "867-5309"? No, that's not true: The number that appears in the claim is the title of a popular 1980s song, "867-5309/ Jenny" by Tommy Tutone. This number has be
A post on Facebook incorrectly claims that vaccines are unapproved and experimental, and that all the animals used in trials died. The author does not specify that they are discussing the Covid-19 vaccines, but the claims are very similar to ones
SciCheck Digest As some companies mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, a social media post misleadingly tells workers who don’t want the vaccine that they can collect unemployment benefits if they are fired. In most states, workers fired for viol
Quick Take A manipulated image online shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holding a T-shirt reading, “Your mask is as useless as Joe Biden.” DeSantis and the White House have sparred, including on the issue of masks, but the original photo is f