Does this blog post prove 25,800 people have died of reactions to COVID vaccines? No, that's not true: The claim recycles an oft-rebuked misuse of the U.S. government's unverified list of vaccine reaction reports called VAERS (Vaccine Adv
A post on social media says that the invisible disabilities sunflower exemption badge is now illegal to wear. “THESE ARE NOW ILLEGAL TO WEAR….YOU ARE NOT EXCEMPT [sic] FROM NOT WEARING A FACE COVERING IN SHOPS OR PUBLIC UNLESS YOU H
Does this colorful graphic chart, with a footnote that the data was sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fairly represent the impact of vaccines on vaccine-preventable diseases? No, that's not true: By carving off
The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.
Naftali Bennett, the head of a small ultranationalist party, was sworn in as prime minister after a narrow 60-59 vote in parliament.
Is a Canadian veterinary school professor correct that public health officials made a colossal mistake and have injected millions of Americans with substances that cause the body to manufacture toxins that will injure them? No, that's not
Does microbiologist Stefan Lanka prove that virology is not based on scientific methods? No, that's not true: The known conspiracy theorist and debunked anti-vaccination activist gives no evidence that an experiment "refutes the theory on
The FDA disregarded warnings from independent advisers that the much-debated treatment hasn’t been shown to help slow the brain-destroying disease.
Does a video about COVID-19 present only factual and proven statements about the disease and the COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: It recycles claims that have been disproven and leaves out important context. For example, the video
Do the briefing documents filed in support of Moderna's application for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permission for its COVID-19 vaccine say it causes death and autoimmune disease? No, that's not true: The FDA had, as of May 26, 202
The moves were part of an effort by the Stone Mountain Memorial Association to address criticism of the park’s Confederate legacy and shore up its finances.
Does a video about COVID-19 vaccines and their supposed side effects contain only factual and proven statements? No, that's not true: It's a mash-up of false, unproven and cherry-picked claims. Among the allegations are that the vaccines
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
Did South Africa approve a new marriage act that allows women to marry multiple men, and did such a marriage already occur? No, that's not true: The South African government is considering such an option in its Green Paper on Marriages in
A Facebook post claims that “dandelion root is able to kill 98% of cancer cells within 48 hours. Not only that, but it acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, immune booster, antioxidant and organ detoxifier.” Whilst laboratory studies, on ce
Israel announced a cease-fire in the bruising 11-day war against Hamas militants that caused widespread destruction in the Gaza Strip and brought life in much of Israel to a standstill.
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times in the Philippines claim that ivermectin, an antiparasitic drug, can be used as a substitute for Covid-19 vaccination. The posts shared an advisory for a drugstore stating the drug had been approved b
President Joe Biden plans to take executive action to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration.
Did a doctor prove that transgender girls have no performance advantage over cisgender girls in athletics? No, that's not true: Contrary to the claim in a British website's headline, medical researchers have documented trans women's perfo
Did a woman prove with a short video that the area where she received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has become magnetic, or that she was microchipped? No, that's not true: The 20-second long video describes no methodology and does not offer
Readers have asked us to fact check a widely shared WhatsApp message which claims that a student at the University of Pondicherry in India has found a home remedy for Covid-19. The message claims that the remedy, which includes pepper powder, honey an
At Dracula’s castle in picturesque Transylvania, Romanian doctors are offering a jab in the arm rather than a stake through the heart.
The survey shows President Joe Biden is buoyed in particular by the public's broad backing for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Does a video prove that "final moves against the deep state" are happening now? No, that's not true: Many of the conspiracy theories claimed in the video are false. Donald Trump is not still president or "in charge," the London 2012 Olymp
Did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announce that it would not authorize or approve any COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: Stephen Hahn, then-commissioner of the FDA, did say in a statement to a Senate committee in 2020 that th
The viewing audience for Biden's first speech before a joint session of Congress was not representative of Americans as a whole.
As India faces a devastating surge of new coronavirus infections overwhelming its health care system, people are taking desperate measures to try to keep loved ones alive.
Do two photos of Palm Beach, in New South Wales, Australia, purportedly taken almost a century apart, prove there has been no change in the sea level and that climate change is a hoax? No, that's not true: An overall change in sea level o
On April 19 2021, a Facebook user shared a screenshot of a tweet claiming that pockets had been “phased out” of women’s dresses due to accusations of witchcraft, and so that women could prove that they were not hiding spells, herbs, o
Did scientists find out that pistachios are the most melatonin-rich food ever recorded? No, that's not true: the study in question has only been done once and has questionable methods. Experts would say this is still an open issue and sho
A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the nation's capital the 51st state.
Would a proposed Florida bill make a transgender student athlete "drop her pants" to prove she's a girl before playing on a Florida school sports team? No, that's not true. Both versions of the bill in Florida (a state House bill and a st
Can the PCR test kill you and be used to vaccinate you? No, that's not true: The claim is made without proof, and PCR test experts say it's not possible. The claim originated in a video published on brandnewtube.com on February 9, 2021, b
Does the film "Out of Shadows" prove a child-raping satanic cult controls the U.S. government and Hollywood, and operated out of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor? No, that's not true: The film declares that the lid came off in a leading D
DMX died April 9 at a hospital in New York, where he had been on life support after suffering a heart attack days earlier. The rapper, born Earl Simmons, was 50. The hospital where DMX died said in a statement that he died “peacefully with fami
Is this weed-killing recipe that uses vinegar, Epsom salt and Dawn Dish Soap a safe and proven home remedy to kill weeds? No, that's not true: While this recipe might cause sprayed plants to shrivel and turn brown, it is not proven to wor
Does a video featuring Michael Flynn and Thomas McInerney contain only factual and proven statements? No, that's not true: The video recycles, without repairing, multiple false claims about COVID-19 and the 2020 election that have already
Covaxin is the sixth vaccine to have been approved in Mexico.
Does a video about COVID-19 vaccines contain only factual and proven statements? No, that's not true: It's a hodgepodge of disproven claims. Among the recycled allegations are that antibodies will cause the messenger RNA (mRNA) to replica
A picture of a rusty hand sanitiser dispenser with the caption: “A picture says a million words. POISON” has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The image seems to imply that because dripping hand sanitiser has damaged the stand, it