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Poynter→ What the pope’s Balenciaga puffer jacket says about AI and misinformation
This weekend, we may have seen the first big artificial intelligence misinformation moment — featuring the pope and a puffer jacket. An image allegedly showing a swagged-out Pope Francis in […] The post What the pope’s Balenciaga puffer jacke
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – Alvin Bragg didn’t say he would drop charges against Donald Trump; this video’s a deepfake
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg announced that his office “has decided to drop all charges against Donald Trump.”
The Dispatch→ You Say You Want a Revolution
Former US President Donald Trump speaks during a 2024 election campaign rally in Waco, Texas, March 25, 2023. (Photo by Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images)The Republican primary features two models of disruption. Continue reading You Say You Want a Revo
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: The World Economic Forum Did NOT Say ‘It’s Time to Legalize Sex And Marriage With Animals To Promote Inclusion’
Did the World Economic Forum suggest that governments decriminalize bestiality? No, that's not true: The claim came from a story that used a fake screenshot of a non-existent article. No credible source published reports confirming that t
Full Fact→ Labour MP wrong to say ‘there are no safe routes’ to enter UK
Khalid Mahmood wrongly claimed in Parliament that routes for people from Hong Kong and Afghanistan have been closed.
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: What Did Ron DeSantis Say About Donald Trump’s Potential Extradition?
Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Kyle Mazza/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Contradictory claims are circulating online regarding Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ stated position on the potential indictment, arrest, and extradition of former President Donald Trump, a
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Biden says expanded child tax credit sharply cut poverty for Black children; data shows he’s right
“We cut Black child poverty in half in 2021 because of the child tax credit.”
PolitiFact→ Greg Abbott – Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is No. 1 state for business, but is it?
"Businesses large and small have led Texas to be ranked the number one state for business every year that I’ve been governor."
PolitiFact→ US frets about TikTok feeding data to China; banning app won’t end the threat, experts say
TikTok’s data collection practices and China-based parent company have drawn U.S. lawmakers’ scrutiny. What’s really at stake in the debate over banning the app?
AllSides→ Did Hallie Biden Delete Tweets Saying Trump Won 2020 Election?
https://www.newsweek.com/hallie-biden-trump-tweets-twitter-election-1788526 The false claim that Donal
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Prove Worms Fell From The Sky In China — Experts Say They’re Tree Blooms
Did it "rain worms" in China in early March 2023? No, that's not true: Two separate botanical experts confirmed individually to Lead Stories that the "worms" reported by some publications and social media users were the result of the annu
FactCheck.org→ What the Cochrane Review Says About Masks For COVID-19 — and What It Doesn’t
SciCheck Digest People online are touting the results of a Cochrane review to incorrectly claim that it shows masks “don’t work” against the coronavirus. But the primary conclusion of the review is that it’s uncertain from randomized contro
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Joe Biden says domestic violence calls prompt most police deaths; data lists likelier causes
“More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.”
Poynter→ There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The View’ and Kyle Rittenhouse. A post that says so is satire.
If you want a “smart, speedy take on the news around the world,” perhaps don’t rely on “News Portal,” the name of a WordPress blog that describes itself as such. […] The post There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Earth is round and Elon Musk didn’t say it was flat
Elon Musk tweeted, “The world is flat.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Lincoln Did NOT Say ‘The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It’
Did Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the U.S., advise the public on how to predict the future by suggesting that they should create it, instead? No, that's not true: The quote is not authentic, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Libra
PolitiFact→ Washington Free Beacon – Joe Biden’s climate plan backs public transit and telecommuting, but doesn’t say ‘stay home’
"The Biden administration is floating a new” climate strategy: Don't leave your house."
Poynter→ Claims that acid rain fell over Ohio farmlands after the train derailment lack evidence, experts say
Is acid rain coming down over Ohio farmlands? Social media posts claim this is an effect of the response to the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. A […] The post Claims that acid rain fell over Ohio farmlands after the train derailm
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – A social post says Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman resigned. He didn’t.
“Breaking: John Fetterman RESIGNATION Announcement”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim that acid rain fell over Ohio farmlands lacks evidence, experts say
In Ohio, “there are 75,000 acres of farmland, fertile farmland, that are all now being poured down with acid rain.”
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Volodymyr Zelensky Say that U.S. Troops Would Have to Fight in Ukraine?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky speaks to the media on February 24, 2023, in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo by Yan Dobronosov/Global Images Ukraine/Getty Images) A video clip of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been taken out of context to supp
Poynter→ Misinformation ‘superspreader’ engagement increased 44% on Twitter since Musk purchase, study says
Since his acquisition of Twitter, tech mogul Elon Musk has received pushback on numerous occasions for promoting false information and conspiracy theories (some of which he has since walked back). […] The post Misinformation ‘superspreader’ e
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Zelenskyy Did NOT Say US Should Send Its Sons, Daughters To War Now — He Was Speaking Hypothetically If Ukraine Were To Lose War
Did Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy say the United States should send its sons and daughters to war now to fight for Ukraine against Russia? No, that's not true: His quote was taken out of context. Zelenskyy was addressing a hypot
Poynter→ Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say Republicans shouldn’t vote. A viral video was altered.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has spoken out against voter suppression, but a recent video circulating social media appears to show her putting a thumb on the election scales. “Allowing […] The post Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Sen. Elizabeth Warren didn’t say Republicans shouldn’t vote. A viral video was altered.
Says Elizabeth Warren said, “Allowing Republicans to vote could threaten the integrity of an election.”
PolitiFact→ Tina Lambert – Republican lawmaker says student IDs are a source of voter fraud. She cited no examples.
Student ID cards are a “source of fraud” at the polls.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Social media posts say online influencer Andrew Tate is out of Romanian custody. He’s not.
Andrew Tate was released from prison and “proven not guilty.”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – That special immigrant visa and ‘evacuation program’? The State Department says it’s not legit
The U.S. State Department has started a special immigrants visa “evacuation operation.”
Truth or Fiction?→ Did Ron DeSantis Say ‘You’d Never See Kurt Cobain or David Bowie Dressing Like Women’?
On February 22 2023, an Imgur account shared a screenshot of a tweet which purportedly quoted Florida’s far-right governor Ron DeSantis (R) on music stars Kurt Cobain and David Bowie “never … dressing like women”: Top comments
The Dispatch→ Herrera Beutler Weighing Gov Run, Donors Say
Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Plus: 2024 hopefuls converge Friday on a Texas GOP donor retreat.The post Herrera Beutler Weighing Gov Run, Donors Say appeared
PolitiFact→ Winsome Earle-Sears – Earle-Sears says Brown v. Board was about parental choice, not segregation
Brown v. Board of Education “was never about sending Black children to white schools. It was about parents being able to decide where to send their children to school.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Ohio Train Derailment Did NOT Cause ‘Flesh-Eating Rain’ In Nebraska — No Reports, NOAA Says
Is flesh-eating rain coming down in Nebraska as a result of the toxic chemical spill from the February 3, 2023, train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio? No, that's not true: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told Lead S
PolitiFact→ Tim Moore – North Carolina House speaker says someone died in Raleigh protests in 2020. Police data disagrees.
“One man was actually killed” during 2020 protests of police brutality in Raleigh
Full Fact→ Naz Shah did not say quote about grooming gangs
The comment is sometimes falsely attributed to her as a direct quote, but it was actually a retweet that she later deleted and said had been retweeted by accident.
Truth or Fiction?→ Did Nikola Tesla Say ‘When You Understand That Every Opinion Is a Vision Full of Personal History …’
On February 16 2023, a metaphysics-focused Facebook page attributed a quote (“When you understand that every opinion is a vision full of personal history … you will begin to understand that every judgment is a confession”) to invento
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Mother Teresa did not sell babies, as social media post says
"Mother Teresa sold babies.”
PolitiFact→ Social Media – Social media posts falsely name 22-year-old as Michigan gunman. Police say it was Anthony McRae, 43
“Michigan State University suspect is 22-year-old ‘Raymone Jordan.’”
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Do magnetic pole shifts cause modern climate change and earthquakes? Science says no
“Humans are not causing climate change.” Magnetic pole shifting “is causing havoc worldwide in weather, climate, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.”
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did a CDC Deputy Director Say the COVID Vaccines Cause Illnesses?
The Center for Disease Control headquarters in Atlanta. (Photo by Nathan Posner/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Claims are circulating online that Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, the deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has said that th