Viral social media posts claim that the government of Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death. The Iranian government has officially confirmed only one execution related to the recent protests in Iran. Human rights activists estima
Iranian parliamentarians have called for “harsh punishments” which could include the death penalty, but we can find no evidence for viral claims that 15,000 people have already been sentenced to death
Did Iran sentence 15,000 protesters to death as of November 16, 2022? No, that's not true: While those participating in the uprising face serious risks to their well-being and in some cases their lives, the figure of 15,000 refers to the
“Iran sentences 15,000 protesters to death.”
Only one death penalty linked to the protests has been issued. The Iranian parliament did vote in favor of death penalty for serious crimes recently.
Video of Iran's pensioners' demonstration in June 2022 has been falsely attributed to the ongoing anti-hijab protests in Iran.
It’s been claimed that the video was filmed during the recent general election in Italy.
On September 11 and 12 2022, popular tweets claimed that individuals protesting the monarchy at ongoing public events in the UK were (in some cases) being cautioned, detained, or arrested: The police were far more eager to arrest a woman with an ab
A video of an annual military drill in China's Shandong province has been incorrectly linked to bank protests in the Henan province.
Police in Richmond, Virginia have formally retracted a two-year-old disinformation campaign that they used justify attacking demonstrators with tear gas during protests in the summer of 2020. In a thread of tweets late on the afternoon of July 1 2022 &
Did protesters shout "Lock her up!" when confronting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the Congress floor? No, that's not true: This interaction took place between pro-immigration protesters and Pelosi at a press conference in San Francisco o
The light display was during an anti-war protest.
Quick Take More than 100 people were arrested during the Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa. But a video on social media falsely claimed protesters were released “in the middle of nowhere” because the arrests were “illegal.” An
"Ottawa may euthanize truckers’ pets as punishment.”
A protester was not trampled to death by a police horse in Ottawa last week, though one woman was injured in the incident. A police watchdog group is investigating the incident. Here’s what we know about what happened.
Police began arresting protesters and towing away trucks in a bid to break the three-week, traffic-snarling siege of Canada's capital.
Photo shows the freedom convoy in Canberra, Australia, with over 1.5 million cars.
Some countries might send in a riot squad to disperse trespassing protesters. In New Zealand, authorities turned on the sprinklers, Barry Manilow, and "Macarena."
Visual evidence surfaced supposedly showing four protesters outside the federal courthouse taking pills to end early pregnancies.
Photo shows people recently protesting in Austria.
The demonstrators pledged further protests if the laws on property expropriation and referendum weren't withdrawn.
The Missouri Congresswoman's claims about an alleged 2015 incident were met with considerable skepticism, in November 2021.
Did high school students in Crystal Lake, Illinois, protest a COVID-19 vaccine mandate by quitting and leaving their shoes outside the school? No, that's not true: The photo was taken outside the Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 School
A viral tweet claims to show anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne, Australia, being “shot in the back as they run away from [the police].”Razorback1111 @razorback11111Aussie’s are being shot in the back as they run away from 👮
A former ice cream shop owner accused of calling police on peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters was ordered to pay them $500 each by a judge hearing a state lawsuit citing a new law targeting false, race-based police reports.
A federal judge has dismissed a majority of the claims filed by activists and civil liberties groups who accused the Trump administration of violating the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed by police using chemical agents from a par
Quick Take More than 400 people have been charged in relation to the Jan. 6 events at the U.S. Capitol, and there is ample evidence that many protesters defied and assaulted Capitol Police officers that day. Yet viral social media posts are falsely cla
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows young anti-coup protesters who joined a leading rebel group in Myanmar in May 2021. The posts circulated online after young protesters reportedly joined ethnic re
Rep. Waters answered questions from reporters while marching with protesters ahead of a verdict in the trial of the police officer accused of killing George Floyd.
Did Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife charter buses for January 6, 2021, protesters in Washington, D.C.? No, there is no proof of that. Justice Thomas's wife, Ginni Thomas, did promote the rally that evolved into proteste
Were Los Angeles Police Department pilots caught talking about dumping gas and lighting it on fire on protesters and homeless people? No, there's no evidence the people speaking in a recording posted on social media were staff of the Los
An image of heavily-armed soldiers facing a group of men with their hands in the air has been shared multiple times on Facebook, alongside claims it shows the Nigerian army shooting at protesters calling for a separate state. But this is false: the pi
The Republican senator from Wisconsin drew fire when he said Trump supporters were less threatening than Black Lives Matter protesters, but he’s twisting data to support his concerns.
Quick Take Conservative social media posts misleadingly claim the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not an “armed” insurrection, citing FBI testimony that no guns were seized from suspects that day. But 23 people have been charged wi
Posts with four images are circulating on social media in Nigeria claiming to show a large group of Biafran women being detained in the country’s north. This is false; the photos were all taken in 2018 and linked to a protest by women from the Indig
Demonstrators have regularly flooded the streets of cities across the country since the military seized power on Feb. 1 and ousted the elected government of leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Some Republican members of Congress have suggested that left-wing protesters dressed up as Trump supporters to attack the Capitol, despite no evidence of that.
Thousands of Facebook users shared a headline claiming that President Joe Biden “quietly” pardoned 2,617 Black Lives Matter protesters. This is false; the claim was originally published on a self-proclaimed satirical website, and the Office of the