The best method of taking a leak is a subject of debate among people with penises.
When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
The World Economic Forum has called for the end of “wasteful private car ownership.”
It’s the first time the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recommended anxiety screening in primary care for adults without symptoms.
The WEF has proposed shared car ownership as a way to reduce material usage. But not for private vehicle ownership to be ended or restricted.
The balance of U.S. political power is at stake in the 2022 midterm elections. Voters have several ways to cast their ballots – and the majority of Americans are choosing one of them.
REVIEW A video originally posted on TikTok and reshared on Facebook claimed that consuming turpentine could be used to remove parasites in your body. The video received more than 12,000 engagements on Facebook. Turpentine is most commonly used as pa
A commission created by Congress is recommending changes at the storied academy when it comes to buildings, places and memorials that include the names or images of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate officers.
Says “Tim Michels doesn’t think gay people should be out in public.”
Another fake tweet from the Culture Secretary has been shared thousands of times on social media.
When we launched PolitiFact in 2007, we were so unsure about its future that we had an escape hatch. If the fact-checking site didn’t catch on, we were going to […] The post After 15 years, PolitiFact hasn’t given up on facts; neither should
As we mark PolitiFact's 15th anniversary, our founding editor shares a few lessons in facts and fact-checking.
Video shows Mitch McConnell saying Nancy Pelosi “should be jailed!”
Is Russian President Vladimir Putin preparing to "flee Russia should he be defeated in Ukraine"? As of August 2, 2022, there is no publicly available evidence that such plans are in place. The post making that claim cites a Telegram chann
Everything you need to know about Paxlovid — especially, should you take it?
Did Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, say that gender-affirmation surgery should be available to kids in an interview? No, that's not true: While Levine did support gender-af
Kevin McCarthy said Nancy Pelosi “should be prosecuted and jailed.”
On July 10 2022, an Imgur account shared a meme with a photo of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham alongside a quote stating that “any sitting senator” who refused to comply with a subpoena “shouldn’t be a sitting senator anymore
On July 4 2022, a viral tweet claimed that Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of the United States, said that “we should rewrite the constitution every 20 years so that dead people wouldn’t rule over modern society”: Reminder that Thom
Should people who are pregnant take herbs such as pennyroyal, black cohosh, blue cohosh and parsley in order to miscarry? No, that's not true: While there are studies that suggest some herbs can cause complications during pregnancy, many
On June 13 2022, a popular tweet from former Labor Secretary Robert Reich circulated; it asserted that a full two-thirds of Americans polled — 67 percent — were in favor of “legal action” undertaken by the U.S. Department of Jus
Headlines suggesting that Birbalsingh said this are inaccurate. Birbalsingh commented that we need to rethink our approach to social mobility.
With the $53 billion spent in Ukraine aid, the U.S. “could pay five SWAT members $80,000 each and have them at EVERY school front door.”
As the nation continued to discover and discuss “replacement theory” in late May 2022, a Twitter screenshot on Imgur attributed a quote to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia), addressing white supremacy by saying that the government
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Should parents make and feed homemade baby formula to their infants if they can't find or afford it? No, that's not true: For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Infant Nutrition
On May 4 2022, a Reddit user shared a chart to r/dataisbeautiful amid ongoing, extremely fraught discourse about a leaked Supreme Court decision that aims to overturn Roe v. Wade: [OC] The Percent of Americans Who Believe Abortion Should Be
We looked at the origins of a strange tip after a reader sent in a question about it.
First, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on April 4. Then, the full Senate will consider her appointment to the nation's High Court.
Right-wing Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana (R) quickly backtracked on March 22 2022 after offering interracial marriage as an example of issues that the Supreme Court, in his opinion, should leave up for individual states to decide. Braun made the remark to
The subtitles posted in the viral video are fake. The video had no mention of Pakistan or Gilgit-Baltistan.
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting during the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict to announce that part of Pakistan should belong to India? No, that's not true: The clip used to make the claim shows Putin talking about econom
"According to Republican Rep. Jeff Shipley, teachers should not receive a pay raise if they teach American history that Republicans don’t agree with."
A multipart policy plan released by Sen. Rick Scott on Feb. 22 says “all Americans” should have to pay “income tax,” while saying that “over half of Americans” currently do not. But in an interview later that day, af
We tracked down yet another strange rumor that was displayed in online advertisements.
Should consumers drink the mixture in this video to put an end to diabetes? No, that's not true: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said consumers should be cautious about what they put into their body. An active ingredient in a
A Facebook post incorrectly claims that Microsoft founder Bill Gates called for all Covid-19 vaccines to be withdrawn. The post includes a screenshot of a headline saying “Bill Gates Regrets Promoting Covid-19 Vaccine, Calls For Its Withdra