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 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
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
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.
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
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
“Pfizer vaccine now completely worthless in Israel as >80% of all COVID-19 patients were previously vaccinated.”
The survival rate for COVID-19 is over 99% for most age groups.
SciCheck Digest Social media posts are misinterpreting the results of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, which found 74% of people in a COVID-19 outbreak were vaccinated, to argue against immunization. But experts say the headline-gra
"If your employer is mandating any pokes, do not quit. Make them fire you. That way you get unemployment benefits."
Quotes Abraham Lincoln as saying, “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.”
Two federal government buses “stopped in front of a Mexican restaurant in the very small town of Green Cove Springs Florida… The passengers were illegal immigrants, straight from the southern border.”
“CDC confesses: Vaccines are failing, and the vaxxed can be superspreaders.”
Ivermectin caused a substantial decrease in the excess mortality rate in Mexico.
“Fauci just told us they found a (coronavirus) variant that ‘evades the test.’”
“The best way to avoid COVID altogether is to exercise, eat healthy and let your immune system beat it naturally.”
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried “suspended gun rights — no due process — just because she says these people were merely ‘involved’ in January 6.”
“Thanks to (Israel's) sacrifice, we now know that natural immunity is far superior with 1% experiencing re-infection while 40% of new cases were previously vx'd."
Says Novak Djokovic said of Simone Biles: “Pressure is a privilege, my friend. ...If you are aiming to be at the top of the game you better start learning how to deal with pressure…”
"They didn't allow" Simone Biles "to take her ADHD medication."
Says the white man who wanted Rosa Parks’ seat on the bus was suffering from ADHD and anxiety.
Mail-in voting requires no signature verification.
CDC "will revoke the emergency use authorization" of the PCR COVID tests because those tests don't differentiate between COVID and flu viruses. "Translation: They've been adding flu cases to Covid cases when using that test.”
“More than 40 military tribunals testified.”
“60% of patients admitted to the hospital in the UK have been fully vaccinated”
Says D.C. police officer Michael Fanone is the same person who was arrested after carrying a Confederate flag through the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
The opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics predicted the COVID-19 pandemic.
Does Facebook take down posts that include the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag? No, that's not true: A Facebook spokesperson said there was no truth to this. And posts with the Pledge of Allegiance are on Facebook at the time of this wri
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will use COVID-19 tests to secretly vaccinate people who haven’t yet received the s
SciCheck Digest Scientists consider polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests a highly reliable tool for diagnosing COVID-19. But social media posts are misrepresenting a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announcement regarding the event
SciCheck Digest A satire site a month ago published a joke about the Biden administration creating “quarantine camps” for the unvaccinated. Now that fabricated story is circulating online, presented as if it’s real.
A photo posted by Segura led some fans to believe he had sustained another fall after previously seriously injuring himself playing basketball in 2020.
On July 10 2021 the Facebook group Illusions featured a striking image, purportedly depicting reindeer in Finland whose antlers are painted with reflective paint in order to prevent collisions with cars: An appended status update from a group member r
Quick Take Before a July 5 match against Mexico, some members of the U.S. women’s soccer team turned toward the flag while a World War II veteran played the national anthem on his harmonica. But social media posts mischaracterized their actions b
https://www.factcheck.org/2021/06/social-media-posts-mislead-on-harris-border-trip/ Some popular online
Quick Take Some popular online posts suggest that Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to El Paso is “over 1000 miles away” from the “border crisis.” It’s true that other areas — including the Rio Grande Valley &
Quick Take A viral Facebook post, which links to a webpage that misrepresents itself as a Fox News report, pushes the false story that evangelical Christian leader Charles Stanley sells CBD, a cannabis product. Stanley’s organization said the story i