Since 1981, more than 300 members of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus have died of HIV/AIDS.
A Facebook post shows what appears to be CCTV footage of a woman having her drink spiked in a bar. The film shows two men target the woman. One distracts her while the other slips a substance into her glass. Subtitles on the video claim the
Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip.
On Sept. 13, Nicki Minaj tweeted that she wasn’t vaccinated against COVID-19, and that if she does get vaccinated, it won’t be until she feels like she’s “done enough research.” About 20 minutes later, the Trinidadian-born rapper tw
Are Walmart locations in Canada requiring shoppers to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a government-issued ID to shop in stores, effective November 1, 2021? No, that's not true: a Walmart Canada spokesperson confirmed that the claim
Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series “COPS” for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters and other first responders to sign up for the service.
Does this viral video show "rice" being made out of plastic sheets in a factory? No, that's not true: The sheets are not being used to make rice but to make plastic pellets. The claim, which is accompanied by a video, has made the rounds
A COVID variant that is immune to vaccines has reached Britain Daily Express print edition, 8 September 2021. The Daily Express print edition reported on 8 September that there have been 53 cases of the Mu variant of Covid-19, and described it as a &l
Does a widely shared image show a nighttime photo of Mbabane, the capital city of Eswatini? No, that's not true: the city shown is Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on September 6, 2021.
Does a viral image show two bullets that "collided" during the Battle of Gallipoli? No, that's not true: In addition to the lack of the expected rifling marks on one of the bullets, ballistics experts who reviewed the image were not convi
The video featuring fast tortoises running around in circles is digitally created.
A viral video uses a demonstration with a child to claim that the cloth masks used to fight the spread of COVID-19 are unsafe for children. It’s a new version of a claim that’s been debunked. “People make the same mistakes each time, and the
The swimsuit caused a stir when it first emerged in 1946 and was banned from beaches in Italy during the 1950s.
Millions of children return to classes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland today amid fears of a similar spike in Covid cases to Scotland - as 23% of parents of secondary pupils will insist their children wear masks. Mail Online, 6 September 2021.
A 2018 image from the Sterlite protest firing from Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu, has been misattributed to the farmers' protest in Karnal, Haryana.
Far right extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers are planning to attend a rally later at the U.S. Capitol that is designed to demand “justice” for the hundreds of people who have been charged in connection with January’s insurrection.
Did the Taliban use a U.S. Blackhawk helicopter to hang a person and then fly over the city of Kandahar with their body suspended by a rope? No, that's not true: This blurry footage shows a helicopter flying with a living person suspended
The "Sleepy Joe" nickname made a comeback thanks to a viral video.
Does a video of Indian soldiers rendering aid to other soldiers who have collapsed show a strong connection to the COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: This video appears to show the first aid care rendered during a mass heat stroke inc
Does a video posted on Twitter show footage of a suicide bombing outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan that killed more than 170 people including 13 U.S. service members? No, that's not true: The footage is from an Israeli airstrike th
Does a photo show hundreds of coffins delivered by FEMA stacked on a Georgia roadside because "something is brewing"? No, that's not true: The photo shows plastic burial vaults produced by a Covington, Georgia, manufacturer. The location
An old video from a London street play to raise concerns about crimes against women has been falsely claimed as the Taliban auctioning Afghan women.
REVIEW An article published on 24 August 2021 by Children’s Health Defense, an organization that opposes vaccination, claimed that research showed “vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to
The images prompted comparisons to dosa, an Indian crepe.
An older footage of the Afghanistan president boarding a plane is falsely captioned that it depicted him fleeing the country on August 15.
The image of people waiting outside Kabul airport was taken out of context and shared with false headline.
A Facebook post authored by someone touting toxicology credentials joined the growing field of inaccurate claims that falsely blame the vaccine for a pandemic that has stretched into a second year. The Aug. 13 post was a screenshot of information tha
The video showing men dancing with guns is from a wedding in Pakistan held in 2020.
A 2015 video from Syria is falsely captioned as Taliban militants shooting a woman dead in Afghanistan in 2021.
An old video of Syrian rebels capturing the city of Idlib in March 2015 is falsely claimed to be of the current situation in Afghanistan.
A genuine video of people being executed in 2013 was re-shared as if it were related to summer 2021 events in Afghanistan.
Does a Facebook video show President Joe Biden crying and leaving a press briefing, only to come back and ask former President Donald Trump to return? No, that's not true: the video is clickbait and shows footage of a Pentagon press brief
This article links to footage that is potentially distressing. A video with a misleading caption claiming to show the Taliban throwing people from a plane in Afghanistan has been seen more than 50,000 times on Instagram. The distressing footage actuall
Is it true the Taliban are now in possession of more Black Hawk helicopters than 166 other nations around the globe? Yes, but context partially changes the meaning of that. For instance, images of Taliban insurgents standing near Black Ha
REVIEW On 13 August 2021, the Facebook page “America First With Dr. Sebastian Gorka” published a video of nurse Nicole Whitley, who made several claims about ivermectin, COVID-19 vaccine safety, and the COVID-19 PCR tests. Sebastian Gork
Were images of a crashed helicopter and destroyed homes taken less than 24 hours after the Taliban took control of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city? No, that's not true: The images are stills of multiplayer maps from the video game Call
The picture isn't even from the United States.
We also found a second video of Lincoln falling at the Hall of Presidents attraction in 1992.
Was a digital billboard in Wilmington, North Carolina, hacked to feature memes that were critical of President Joe Biden? No, that's not true: According to Donald Tedder, owner of the digital billboard, the billboard was not hacked -- the
The heroic exploits of two Latvian firefighters gained prominence online in August 2021.