A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Twitter posts in May 2021 alongside a claim that it shows the moment that debris from a Chinese rocket fell to the Earth. The claim is false: the video shows debris from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook posts claiming it shows young Myanmar protesters joining a combat exercise with an ethnic rebel group in May 2021. The posts circulated online as anti-coup protesters reportedly joined re
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows a large group of South Asian travellers at Singapore’s Changi Airport on May 5, 2021 -- just before the country announced new travel restrictions on vis
The clip, which was shared by government advisor Ofir Gendelman on Twitter, shows footage of Syria from 2019, not the Gaza Strip.
Nigeria’s ex-aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted a video of a crowd, claiming that the footage captured members of Nigerian Islamist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa forcefully converting people to Islam in Nigeria’s
A photo has circulated on social media alongside a claim it shows a group of South Vietnamese people shortly before they were killed by North Vietnamese troops at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The claim is false: the original photo, taken in
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times after it was shared on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows crowds of shoppers at a mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan this year. The claim is fals
A video has been viewed hundreds of times in Twitter, Facebook and Weibo posts that claim it shows a failed vaccination attempt in India as Covid-19 cases surged in the country. But the claim is misleading: the video actually shows a vaccination error
REVIEW In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, long before vaccines became available, many countries tried to curb the spread of the virus by imposing lockdowns. Exactly what a lockdown consists of is highly variable depending on the country and
A TikTok video showed the cast of the Broadway musical "Come from Away" returning to the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on West 45th Street.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a foetus of a dolphin in the womb. This is false: the image in fact shows a silicone model foetus created for a film.
Did a video featuring Lt. General Tom McInerney and Maria Zack show proof of election fraud? No, that's not true. The retired general and the Nations in Action website founder repeated previously debunked claims about election fraud in th
A video has been shared thousands of times on Facebook with the claim that it shows Boko Haram insurgents hoisting their flag in Niger state, close to Nigeria’s capital Abuja. This is false: the clip, filmed in 2011 during the Libyan Civil War, show
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts claiming it shows a news report announcing that Indonesia has lifted a travel ban for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr this year. However, the posts are intended as sa
A picture has been shared multiple times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows the Saudi king and priests from the Vatican inaugurating a Catholic church in Saudi Arabia. The claim is false: the picture has circulated in reports about a United Ar
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook along with a claim that it shows Muslims in Russia praying without masks or social distancing during Ramadan in 2021, amid the pandemic. The claim is false: the video is actually from 2
A video has been shared repeatedly in social media posts that claim it shows scuffles in an Indian village after soldiers tried to force people to receive Covid-19 vaccinations. The claim is false: the video has circulated in reports about police dis
After a leading Myanmar ethnic rebel army said it had shot down a military helicopter on May 3, 2021 a photo was shared thousands of times in Facebook posts that claimed it showed the wreckage from the crash. But the claim is false: the image has circ
The character's official name is Billy the Puppet.
An image of a huge skeleton has been shared on Facebook with claims that it shows the remains of Bulatha, a mythical giant that is said to have built a reservoir in Sorabora, Sri Lanka - 200 kilometres east of Colombo. This is false; the image shows a
A video showing members of a wedding party arguing in the street has circulated in numerous social media posts. The footage purportedly shows a groom confronting his bride for cheating on him with one of the groomsmen. This is false; the footage is ac
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok alongside a claim it shows an intact prayer mat recovered from the Indonesian submarine that sank in April 2021. The claim is fals
Footage of a man being grabbed and thrown to the ground by an elephant has been shared in multiple Facebook posts, which claim it shows a tourist being attacked in provincial Sri Lanka. The claim is false: the video actually shows an elephant attack
Multiple posts on Facebook have shared a video with a claim that it shows the annual sardine run along the coast of South Africa's Eastern Cape province. This is false; although the yearly migration of the silvery fish is currently taking place along t
A photo is being shared on Twitter alongside a claim that it shows Tanzanian member of parliament Hamisi Kigwangalla meeting Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates. The claim is false; the photo was taken in Tel Aviv, Israel in
Multiple Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts have shared an aerial photo which they claim shows a protest against coronavirus lockdowns in the UK capital of London in April 2021. The claim is false: the photo shows a march in October 2018 that cal
A photo has been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram alongside a claim that it shows a 1,500-bed hospital set up to cope with surging Covid-19 cases in the northern Indian city of Lucknow. The claim is false: the image is actually from a school
An image showing men praying in front of a coffin has been shared hundreds of times alongside a claim that it was taken at the funeral of Chad’s former president Idriss Deby Itno, who died on April 19, 2021. But the claim is false; the image shows th
Footage of a white building engulfed with flames has been circulated in social media posts claiming to show an inferno at the legislature in Nigeria’s southeastern city of Owerri in Imo state. However, this is false; the video clip predates the claim
A video has been viewed millions of times in Facebook posts purporting to show a US military plane being shot down by Taliban militants in Afghanistan. The claim is false; the clip actually shows computer-generated imagery from a war video game called
Social media posts claim that an aerial photo shows ancient petroglyphs in Vancouver, British Columbia. But the image was taken near Nelson, BC, hundreds of kilometers from the west coast Canadian city, according to the drone operator who shot it, whi
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook, Twitter and Weibo posts that claim it shows victims of India’s second Covid-19 wave in 2021. The claim is false: the video actually shows victims of a gas leak in an industr
The video in question is related to the Vizag gas leak in 2020. It is not linked to COVID-19.
Two photos in a Facebook post have been shared hundreds of times alongside a claim that they show the state of roads in Uganda’s capital Kampala “before 1985” and today. But the claim is misleading; the first photo shows a road in Lagos, Nigeria
A video of a firefight has been circulating on social media alongside a claim that it was filmed at the presidential palace in Chad on the evening that President Idriss Déby’s death was announced. However, this video was filmed in Iraq in 2020 durin
An image of a woman working at a computer while a young child sleeps on the floor behind her has circulated in Facebook posts claiming it shows a Sri Lankan government official. Social media users have praised the woman for flying in the face of stereo
Police video shows a Louisiana officer using a stun gun on a handcuffed 67-year-old man sitting in a patrol car's back seat and then saying, “Scream again."
A Facebook post shared thousands of times appears to picture former US president Barack Obama standing next to a sign that says “420,” referring to the celebration of weed held April 20. But a reverse image search reveals the photo has been digi
Multiple social media posts share an image alongside a claim that it shows a boy, who survived a terrorist attack at a hospital, meeting his friend. The claim is misleading: the photo actually shows a Palestinian boy who survived an arson attack by Jew
A photo has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows a mosque set on fire by “extremists” in France. The claim is false: the image shows a mosque in the US state of Connecticut where a fire broke out in 2019.