A photo of a snow-covered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it was taken in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the photo was actually taken by an Afghan photog
Two photos of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim they show her raising a three-fingered salute in support of Thai pro-democracy protesters. The claim is false
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim it shows Indonesian special forces detaining pirates who attempted to hijack a ferry off the Indonesian coast. The claim is false; the video actual
As tensions grow between the Ethiopian army and dissident forces in the northern Tigray region, multiple posts shared alongside an image of flag-covered coffins purport to show soldiers killed in the clashes. This is false; the picture in fact shows t
An image that appears to show a photo of Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma being projected on the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook and Instagram posts. The image, however, has been digitally manipulat
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Are vaccines definitively linked to autism? No, that's not true: While some people believe this to be the case -- and are spreading their belief online in advance of release of vaccines to battle COVID-19 -- it remains just that, belief.
There seems to be a real disconnect between the claims of widespread fraud, a stolen election and illegal voting made by President Donald Trump and his allies and the actual claims formally made by his lawyers in court.
Is it true ages and pre-existing medical conditions for U.S. residents who died from COVID-19 are not available? No, that's not true: the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website shows ages, additional medical conditi
Is Canadian pathologist Dr. Roger Hodkinson correct when he asserts that COVID-19 is "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public" and "just another bad flu"? No, neither of those claims is true: Data from the CDC show th
Is this a photo of a real gigantic spider? No, that's not true: While this is a photo of a real wolf spider, the house in the background was added and this changed the appearance of the spider's relative size, transforming it from a garde
The results are based on interim analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil of a vaccine developed by Oxford University and manufactured by AstraZeneca.
Three photos have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts in November 2020 that claim they show an Indian regional party leader being awarded the title of “youngest politician in London”. The claim is false; the photos have ci
A video that appears to show a notification for adult site Pornhub appearing on a screen during CNN’s live coverage of the 2020 US election has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. The video, however, h
A video of a crowd outside an airport in the Indian state of Assam has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows people shouting pro-Pakistan slogans at a local politician. The claim was widely amplified by
A video of a flood rescue operation has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple Twitter and Facebook posts alongside a claim that it was filmed in the Philippines shortly after Typhoon Vamco hit the country. The claim is false; the video
Does a video show the shredding of paper ballots in Cobb County, Georgia, a day after a recount confirmed that Joe Biden won a 14-percent margin over Donald Trump? No, that's not true: A video posted on social media by a woman on November
A viral tweet with a video read: "They’re telling us to social distance & wear mask! But as you can see... they’re not! It’s all lies to control us!"
REVIEW Several reports on the findings of a face mask study conducted in Denmark, which was published in the scientific journal Annals of Internal Medicine, went viral on Facebook within a day of publication, receiving a total of more than 18,000
A Facebook post claims to show a giant eagle landing on grass in Scotland. The post has been shared thousands of times. However, this photo was not taken in Scotland. A local US news article from the beginning of 2020 claims that the photos of the siza
A photograph has been shared over a hundred times on Facebook with claims that it shows the arrest of Getachew Assefa, Ethiopia’s fugitive ex-intelligence chief and a leading member of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). This is false; t
Two photos have been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim they show children who died in flash floods after Typhoon Vamco hit the Philippines 2020. The claim is false: the photos actually show the aftermath of tropical storm W
A video has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim that it shows a robbery outside a mall in Malaysia. The claim is false; the clip shows a simulation of a robbery that was staged by Malaysian police for a
A video claiming to show ballots from the US elections found dumped in bushes has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook posts. However, the video has nothing to do with the elections. The bags seen in the video were filled not with ballots but with
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo which claim it shows a 74-year-old woman dancing with her grandson. The claim is false; the video is a clip from a Chinese dance television programme th
Whitmer has a gold-colored jacket that she frequently wears, a fact that was exploited to spread misinformation.
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube which claim it shows shredded Trump ballots in the US state of Pennsylvania. The claim is false; the clip actually shows fliers sent out by Republ
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts which claim it shows a Philippine television network’s vehicle that was toppled by Typhoon Vamco in November 2020. The claim is false; the image has been doctored and in fact shows a road
A rapper who said he was making a tribute to a legendary New York City hip-hop group was recorded shooting a flamethrower from the top of an occupied city bus.
Does this video show "the media" is colluding to control a narrative by giving anchors identical scripts? No, that's not true: The video, from 2018, shows how conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group was found to be requiring its TV
A video has been viewed more than a million times in multiple posts on Facebook which claim it shows Pakistani army officers winning a military competition against US army officers. The claim is false; this footage actually shows an event in the 60th W
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter in November 2020 that claim it shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refusing to shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron. The posts circulated online as t
A photo of a building covered in scaffolding has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts that claim the image is the first photo of a new Ram temple being constructed at a flashpoint religious site in the north
A photograph has been shared hundreds of times on social media with claims that it shows missiles hitting Eritrea’s capital, Asmara. The capital was hit by rockets fired from Ethiopia’s rebellious northern Tigray region on November 14, 2020; howeve
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter alongside a claim it shows French President Emmanuel Macron being hit on the forehead by an egg after he “insulted the Prophet Muhammad”.
Four photos have been shared in multiple Facebook posts that claim they show a Muslim cleric behaving indecently with a girl at an Islamic seminary. The claim is false; the photos are in fact screenshots from a fictional scene in a Bangladeshi short fi
Does this picture show the 2017 Women's March? Yes, that is true. The picture was taken during the demonstration on January 21, 2017 in Washington D.C., the day after President Trump's inauguration. Since then the photo has been shared by
Do several photos of the 2016 parade for the Cleveland Cavaliers show an aerial view of supporters of President Trump marching in Washington D.C. on November 14, 2020? No, that's not true. The Cavaliers won their first NBA Championship in
Does this photo show over a million people at the protest that took place on November 14 in downtown Washington D.C. in support of Donald Trump? No, that's not true: The image is actually from a 2006 pro-immigration protest in Dallas, Tex
Did six people in Pennsylvania die and then register and vote in the 2020 election? No evidence has been provided to back up that claim: Neither the Western Journal, which published the claim, nor Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., who was quot