Thousands of people have shared posts which wrongly claim to have identified a police officer at the incident earlier this month.
Search Results (1540) for: shooting
AllSides→ CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Claims ‘More Than 200 Mass Shootings in 2023’
AllSides→ CNN’s Kaitlan Collins Claims ‘More Than 200 Mass Shootings in 2023’
PolitiFact→ Tracking misinformation about the Allen, Texas, mass shooting and response
After the May 6 mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets, misinformation spread as the public awaited official details from police. Here’s a look at some of the falsehoods.
The Dispatch→ Democrats Urge New Gun Laws Amid Spate of Shootings
Robert Jackson and his mother Cheryl Jackson hug as they visit a memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at the Allen Premium Outlets mall Monday. Eight people were killed and seven wounded in the attack in which the gunman was killed by police. (Ph
Logically→ Videos of Atiq and Ashraf Ahmad’s assassins chanting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ after the shooting not edited
Logically→ No Khalistani link to Bathinda military station shooting, incident was a case of fratricide
The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Fox News Cover a New Chicken Sandwich Instead of the Louisville Shooting?
Fox News headquarters in New York. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket/Getty Images) A digitally altered screenshot of a Fox News report has been taken by social media users to suggest that the network aired coverage of a new chicken sandwich released
Logically→ No, Joe Biden did not start a press briefing on the Nashville shooting by talking about ice-cream
AllSides→ School Shootings This Year: How Many and Where
https://www.edweek.org/leadership/school-shootings-this-year-how-many-and-where/2023/01 School shooting
AllSides→ Democrats distort the record on guns after Nashville shooting
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Yes, the UK banned handguns after a 1996 school shooting. There have been no others since
“The UK has had ZERO school shootings since” it changed its gun laws after a 1996 school shooting.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Confirmed Link Between Antidepressants And ‘90% Of School Shootings’
Are school shootings proven to be caused predominantly by the attackers taking antidepressants? No, that's not true: No credible source has confirmed this claim since it was published in 2012. The claim reappeared in a post on Instagram o
FactCheck.org→ Bogus Norm Macdonald Tweet Circulates in Aftermath of Nashville Shooting
Quick Take A tweet posted years ago by the late comedian Norm Macdonald has been altered to falsely claim that he’d commented on the possibility of a transgender school shooter back in 2016. A search of Macdonald’s account s
Logically→ No, Senator Ted Cruz didn’t tweet the same message after every mass shooting incident in the U.S.
Logically→ The Covenant school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee was not a false flag
Logically→ Norm Macdonald did not tweet about the possibility of a transgender person committing a mass shooting before his death
Logically→ Twitter users have falsely claimed a photograph shows a hospital room used to care for a victim of the recent shooting in Nashville
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Nashville TV Station Did NOT Tweet That Father Vowed ‘An End To Tolerance’ of ‘Trans Evil’ After Covenant Shooting
Did Tennessee TV news station WSMV 4 Nashville tweet that a father vowed an "end to tolerance" of "trans evil" in response to the March 27, 2023, Covenant School mass shooting that killed six people? No, that's not true: The broadcast sta
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Another false ‘Sam Hyde’ meme circulates after Nashville, Tennessee, shooting
The Nashville, Tennessee, school shooter was Samantha Hyde.
Truth or Fiction?→ Google Maps ‘Shooting in Nashville’ Marker
Following the March 27 2023 Covenant School shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, a purported Google Maps screenshot referencing the incident was shared to Reddit’s r/ABoringDystopia: Dystopian Maps Alert. Welcome to the US. by u/take
AllSides→ Have All Attackers in U.S. School Shootings Been Men?
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/female-school-shooter/ On March 27, 2023, a shooter entered The Coven
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Ashli Babbitt died in fatal U.S. Capitol shooting Jan. 6, 2021; she’s not alive as posts claim
“Ashli Babbitt is alive and well.”
PolitiFact→ Viral image – How do you count school shootings in Canada? Depends on how you classify the incidents
Canada has only “had 11 school shooting deaths … in history.”
Poynter→ What counts as a mass shooting? The definition varies.
After each mass shooting in the United States, we hear a lot of debate about gun policies and just how often these shootings happen. On Feb. 13, a gunman fatally […] The post What counts as a mass shooting? The definition varies. appeared first o
PolitiFact→ What counts as a “mass shooting”? The definition varies
There is no single definition for a mass shooting. That sows confusion about the prevalence of these events and can hamper policy efforts to address gun violence, experts said after the Michigan State University shooting.
Truth or Fiction?→ Sandy Hook Survivor at the Michigan State University Shooting
On February 14 2023, in the wake of a mass shooting at Michigan State University just hours before, several social media accounts claimed that a Sandy Hook survivor was a student there: One of my MSU students was from Sandy Hook. Her first grade t
Logically→ The Michigan State University shooting suspect is Lynn Dee Walker.
Walker is not the suspect in the MSU shooting. Police have identified the suspect as a 43-year-old black male.
Truth or Fiction?→ Mass Shootings, Violence in California Highlight Issue of Disinformation in Immigrant Communities
Two mass shootings in California in the first weeks of 2023, both committed by immigrants in their sixties, have highlighted the issue of disinformation and propaganda targeting American immigrant communities, and how the prods and pulleys of stochasti
Truth or Fiction?→ How Many Mass Shootings (So Far) in 2023?
On January 24 2023, a Reddit user on r/dankmemes shared a post indicating there had been 36 mass shootings in the United States for the year to date: New Year, Same Me from dankmemes Against a meme template from The Simpsons,
Truth or Fiction?→ Failed GOP Candidate Embraced Disinformation, Violence in Shooting Plot
The history of the 39-year-old alleged “mastermind” behind a plan to attack multiple Democratic Party officials in New Mexico showed an embrace of both violence and conspiracy theories that have driven right-wing political violence in the U
PolitiFact→ Tweets – No, the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs was not a false flag
The Club Q shooting was a “false flag.”
Snopes→ School Shootings Are Already at a Record in 2022
As of Oct. 24, there have been 257 shootings on school campuses — passing the 250 total for all of 2021, according to data compiled by criminal justice experts.
Snopes→ Tweet Accurately Describes Security at St. Louis School Shooting
Here is the evidence we gathered after readers asked us to confirm whether this viral tweet was true.
PolitiFact→ Kathy Hochul – Shootings in New York are down, but comparison to U.S. is flawed
New York state is outpacing the rest of the country, because shootings in New York are down 10%, and across the country the drop is only 2%.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Video doesn’t prove two gunmen during the Las Vegas shooting. Authorities say he acted alone
There were two shooters in the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – No, this Sandy Hook shooting victim’s father isn’t an actor
A video shows an actor “getting into character before his press interview less than 24 hours after the supposed killing of his 6-year-old daughter."
Snopes→ Lauren Boebert’s Alleged Dog Shooting Story, Explained
The claim stemmed from a since-deleted Facebook post. Authorities said it was another neighbor — not the congresswoman — who pulled the trigger.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: This Is NOT Recent Photo From Kyiv Of Man Shooting At Iranian Drones From His Balcony Window
Is this a recent photo from Kyiv, Ukraine, of a man shooting at Iranian drones from his balcony window? No, that's not true: This photo is from a Twitter account that acknowledges this tweet is an old picture and a meme. The claim appea
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Shooting video taken in Brazil, not Venezuela
Video shows gunfire in Venezuela.