Facebook posts shared in Ethiopia in Oromo and English allege that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been banned from travelling abroad over human rights violations in the restive Tigray region. The claim surfaced after a Amnesty International rep
The tweet was described as a “Meme. Cultural touchstone. Cheese sandwich.”
A TV ad from a conservative group distorts the facts about the “For the People Act,” a voting rights bill approved by the Democratic-controlled House and now in the Senate. The ad, paid for by Restoration Action, says: “No more voter ID.
Blinken said a report prepared for former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that sought to pare down the number of freedoms prioritized in U.S. foreign policy was “unbalanced,” did not reflect Biden administration policies and would not guide them.
After several protests across Jharkhand, the BJP withdrew a bill that would let Jharkhand's government acquire lands of Adivasis in the state.
Quick Take Claims mischaracterizing a federal voting rights bill have been circulating on social media. The proposed law would not “ban” state voter ID laws, bar states from removing ineligible voters from their rolls, or allow minors to vo
An Iowa journalist faces trial on charges stemming from her coverage of a protest against racial injustice.
House Resolution 1 is a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country in the wake of Donald Trump’s repeated false claims of a stolen 2020 election.
Security forces in Myanmar opened fire and made mass arrests Sunday as they sought to break up protests against the military’s seizure of power.
On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order pledging to combat discrimination based on gender identity.
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Democrats want to impose stricter regulations around gun control but do not advocate to take back Americans' gun rights.
With that whopping gift, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund launched a scholarship program to put 50 students through law schools around the country.
Loujain al-Hathloul was found guilty under the country’s broadly worded counterterrorism law.
A photo showing former Philippine human rights chief Etta Rosales speaking to reporters has been shared several times on Facebook alongside a purported quote by her, in which she says the Islamic State-linked Maute group are “defenceless” and “pi
Joe Biden wants to impose stricter regulations around gun control but does not advocate to take back Americans' gun rights.
Here's an outline of your rights as a voter and an explanation of where to turn if you encounter trouble at the polls.
Did Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden say he was raised in a "Black Baptist Church," despite also saying he has been a "practicing" Catholic all his life? That claim is partially true, but it's missing context: Although Biden has
The Trump administration has rolled back several rights and measures against discrimination that protected the transgender community.
There is no evidence of Coca-Cola buying Ohel cookies. The company does not market or sell cookies.
When he nominated Ginsburg to the Supreme Court, President Bill Clinton compared her legal work on behalf of women to the epochal work of Thurgood Marshall on behalf of African-Americans.
This was not a remotely accurate nor reasonable summary of what the former U.S. vice president actually said.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts which claim it shows a “caretaker” lying next to several cheetahs at a Hindu temple in India. The claim is false; the video shows an American animal rights
Did the family of Martin Luther King Jr. successfully sue the U.S. government for the civil rights leader's murder? No, that's not true: The family brought a civil suit against a Memphis man, Loyd Jowers, not the U.S. government.
The death of a 72-year-old “anti-feminist” attorney suspected of carrying out a fatal attack against a federal judge and her family has spawned new online speculation. Roy Den Hollander was found dead in upstate New York less than 24 hours
Lewis, a Congressman from Georgia, was best known for his activism in the 1960s civil rights movement, including Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama.
Vivian began staging sit-ins against segregation 12 years before lunch-counter protests by college students made national news.
Vauhxx Booker said the attack happened when he and friends were trying to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said the investigation into the police department's policies, procedures and practices over the past 10 years will determine if the force has engaged in systemic discrimination toward people of color
Did Facebook's independent fact checkers rate an image of the Bill of Rights as "False Information"? No, that's not true: an image circulating on social media that appears to show a fact checking overlay on the Bill of Rights is a crude forger
Did President Barack Obama say that "ordinary men and women are too small-minded to govern their own affairs," and "that order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all-powerful soverign"? No, that's not true
May Day labor protests started in the 19th century in the United States, and the day is marked as a holiday in nations around the globe.
The challenge to New York City's former ban on transporting guns came from guns rights groups.
Any changes affecting constitutional guarantees afforded federal criminal defendants in the U.S. would ultimately be up to Congress.
Quarantine and isolation laws vary widely, as do the consequences of breaking them.
Sixty years have passed since Roslyn Pope came home from Europe to a segregated South and channeled her frustrations into writing “An Appeal for Human Rights.”
In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn't leave. McNair was black.
Right-wing commentator Candace Owens distorted the record of former United States President Lyndon B. Johnson during both a televised appearance and on Twitter in February 2020 in an effort to paint the Democratic Party as being anti-Black. The remark
One right-wing observer called U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a liar for claiming that protesters in Richmond carried Confederate flags in January 2020.
A routine review of content labeled satire.