Multiple posts shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter claim the Australian government cut AUD 200 million from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in the state’s 2020-21 budget. The claim is false; NSW RFS told AFP that budget
Have President Trump, the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department not commented on the deaths of U.S. service members in a helicopter crash in Egypt on November 12, 2020? No, that's not true: Although Trump and the White House
Did the "DC Park Service" put the number of people attending the "Million MAGA March" in Washington, D.C., at 11,600? No, that's not true. No agency released that number as an official crowd estimate. The National Park Service, not the "D
If you see an unaccompanied service dog in a vest, follow them.
On November 9 2020, Daily Wire appeared to publish (and then delete) an article headlined, “Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Biden Administration: Report”: Mitt Romney Asked To Lead Health And Human Services In Bide
Did the USPS fail to deliver 27% of mail-in ballots from Florida's urban areas? No, that's not true: The 27% figure originates from a misinterpretation of USPS data that cropped up the day after Election Day. U.S. Postal Service officials
U.S. Postal Service inspectors found just 13 ballots — all in Pennsylvania — during an Election Day sweep of mail processing centers ordered by a federal judge.
The U.S. Postal Service said it could not meet a federal judge's order to sweep processing centers for undelivered mail-in ballots, arguing that doing so would disrupt its Election Day operations.
A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Postal Service to take “extraordinary measures” to deliver ballots in time to be counted in Wisconsin and around Detroit, including using a priority mail service.
The Trump administration has rolled back several rights and measures against discrimination that protected the transgender community.
The U.S. Postal Service agreed to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during a pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail.
Facebook posts shared more than 2,000 times just weeks before the US presidential election claim that mail-in ballots require two postage stamps in order to be counted. This is misleading; the United States Postal Service said postage requirements vary
Quick Take A tweet, shared by President Donald Trump, mischaracterizes a video that purports to show “Americans being ARRESTED for holding outdoor church services.” The video actually shows a demonstration in Idaho against a public health o
This is yet another example of the president spreading misinformation over Twitter.
President Donald Trump's decision to return home from a military hospital despite his continued illness is putting new focus on the people around him who could be further exposed if he doesn't abide by strict isolation protocols.
The U.S. Defense Department has announced that so far eight military service members have died due to the COVID-19, and 46,346 have been infected.
Did Joe Biden call service members "stupid bastards" during a speech that was recorded on camera? Yes, but that claim is missing context. A viral claim implies Biden disrespected members of the military when he made the remarks at a milit
Does posting a legal notice to Instagram regarding permissions you grant the platform change the terms of service a social media user agreed to when they signed up for an account? No, that's not true: This notice is a made up argument wit
Since the coronavirus pandemic began we’ve seen more and more harmful content coming to us from via WhatsApp. In one case a viral voice message from someone who claimed to work for the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
A graphic has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Instagram and Facebook in September 2020 that purports to show advice published by the UK’s health authority, the National Health Service (NHS), stating Covid-19 does not exist. The clai
Have no Social Security checks been delivered by the U.S. Postal Service since 2013 because of security issues with the U.S. mail? No, that's not true. While nearly 99% of Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits are elec
Multiple photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim they show a train in Sri Lanka that was renovated in 2020. The claim is misleading; most of the photos have circulated since 2013 in reports about a now-discontinued tr
Does a meme promising "fun facts" about the USPS contain only true facts? No, it doesn't. Although the United States Postal Service employs more than 500,000 people, the agency is in debt, it costs taxpayers $100 million a year, it only b
The COVID-19 has affected the wellbeing of staff and sustainability of local care providers.
Both Republican and Democrat-run states deemed religious services 'essential', and both also introduced restrictions on in-person worship.
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here A microcosm of misinformation The current conv
Did the U.S. Postal Service go bankrupt under Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush? No, that's not true. While the United States Postal Service has racked up a large debt, the federal mail carrier did not go into bankruptcy, a USPS
The abrupt reversal comes as more than 20 states, from New York to California, announced they would be suing to stop the changes.
Numerous readers in recent days sent us emails questioning why we have not changed the headline on our June story [“Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy,” June 26] regarding former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that President
Some questions and answers about what’s going on with the post office and the upcoming election.
A post retweeted more than 90,000 times appears to show an advertisement from the American Postal Workers Union condemning fascism and calling on viewers to “save” the troubled post office ahead of the presidential election, when mail-in voting wil
While package deliveries to homebound Americans were up more than 50%, that was offset by continued declines in first-class and business mail, even as costs increased significantly to pay for personal protective equipment.
Did the United States Postal Service advise Americans to give their mail-in ballots 14 days round trip in order to make it in time for the election? No, that is partially misleading. A meme that has gone viral claims Americans ne
Amid increasing concern over the United States Postal Service’s efficiency leading up to the 2020 U.S. elections, a CBS News host’s tweet warned voters seeking to take part by mail. “USPS says you should give mail in ballots at least
Does Five Guys Burgers refuse to serve police officers? No, that's not true: The fast food chain fired and suspended workers at an Alabama store who refused service in one incident on July 7, 2020, because they violated the company's policy by
A video of two clips that purport to show a burning structure has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and online forums in July 2020 alongside a claim that the fire occurred at a warehouse in Shanghai. The cl
A pandemic and a phone network disruption created fresh conspiracy theories.
The "voice and text wireless issue" left customers, including 911 operators, with widespread problems.
Was a U.S. military helicopter shot down on June 4, 2020, over Afghanistan, with the crash killing 30 members of a Navy SEAL team? No, the crash in question happened nine years before, in 2011. The crash did kill 30 service members, 22 of them
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