Did the Golden Globes "ethics board" cancel prominent actress Whoopi Goldberg's Lifetime Achievement Award? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives. No corporate s
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Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NCAA Did NOT ‘Settle With Riley Gaines For $1.2 Million’ — Story Is From A Satire Site
Did the NCAA settle with American collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines for $1.2 million and guarantee her a spot for next year? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: International Olympic Committee Did NOT Issue Lifetime Ban For Lia Thomas — Story Is From A Satirical Site
Did the International Olympic Committee issue a lifetime ban against transgender swimmer Lia Thomas? No, that's not true: This claim is from a satirical website, The Dunning-Kruger Times. There is no evidence the Committee has ruled that
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Kid Rock Did NOT Say He Wants To Send A Message To Target — Story Is From A Satirical Site
Did singer-songwriter Kid Rock tell The Dunning-Kruger Times that he wants to send a message to Target Corporation, like he did with Bud Light? No, that's not true: The Dunning-Kruger Times is a satirical website. There is no evidence tha
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NCAA Did NOT Revoke Swimmer Lia Thomas’ National Championship — Story Is From A Satirical Site
Did the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) strip former University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas of her NCAA National Championship record and refer her case to the Indiana state attorney for "possible fraud charges"? No
PolitiFact→ Tweets – Lia Thomas was not stripped of her title. This claim comes from a satire site.
“NCAA strips Lia Thomas of National Championship After ‘Unfavorable’ Test Results.”
Health Feedback→ No evidence that hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin cure cancer; cancer and multiple sclerosis aren’t caused solely by parasites, contrary to claim by orthopedic surgeon
REVIEW A Facebook video posted on 5 May 2023 claimed that parasites cause cancer and multiple sclerosis, receiving more than 130,000 views. The video is an excerpt from a 5 December 2022 episode of the podcast “After Hours with Dr. Sigoloff”, du
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Tucker Carlson Did NOT Turn Down $30 Million Offer From CNN — It’s From Satire Site
Did former Fox News host Tucker Carlson turn down a $30 million offer to host a show on CNN? No, that's not true: This article is satire published by The Dunning-Kruger Times, part of a network of satire sites from America's Last Line of
PolitiFact→ TikTok posts – Marines didn’t arrest a CDC official. Claim comes from a site known for misinformation
U.S. Marine Corps arrested a CDC official.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Anheuser-Busch isn’t closing half its breweries. Those claims stem from a satirical website.
“Anheuser-Busch closing half its U.S. breweries” after Dylan Mulvaney backlash
PolitiFact→ Tweets – Yes, Missouri's attorney general has a website for reporting concerns about trans health care
Missouri’s attorney general has a website “where people can report trans individuals and the people who help them.”
The Dispatch→ Smears and Myths—The October Surprise Revisited
Ronald Reagan takes the oath of office on January 20. 1981 during inauguration ceremonies in Washington, DC. (Photograph from the Bettman Collection/Getty Images.)The New York Times revives the claim that Reagan won in 1980 by conspiring to prolong th
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Pepsi Does NOT Produce Parasites When Poured On Raw Pork
Does pouring the soft drink Pepsi on raw domestic pork cause parasites to appear on the pork's surface? No, that's not true: A parasitologist told Lead Stories that this claim has been "fabricated." Claims about Pepsi's effects on pork pa
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Does pouring soda on raw pork reveal parasites? Don’t believe this myth
Pouring soda on raw pork will cause parasites to emerge.
The Dispatch→ Stop the Squeal, Revisited
(Photo by Ty O'Neil/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images)Republicans might finally be losing interest in election denialism.Continue reading Stop the Squeal, Revisited »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Promise Of $1,000 Store Credit Is NOT From SHEIN Clothing Brand — Phishing Website
Is the fast-fashion clothing brand SHEIN offering $1,000 in store credit to Facebook users for simply answering four questions? No, that's not true: SHEIN is a real clothing brand but this is not their promotion. The empty promise of stor
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Is NOT Offering To Pay Homeowners To Install Solar Panels — Site Harvesting Personal Info
Did Elon Musk offer to pay 100 homeowners to test the "newest technology of solar panels"? No, that's not true: This offer that's too good to be true is a ruse to collect personal information and is not associated with Musk or Tesla in an
Logically→ INEC said Nigerians can vote using printouts from a government website instead of PVCs.
Under the Electoral Act of 2022, Nigerians will need a valid PVC to vote in the upcoming general elections.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Delipidated train track is in years-old image and isn’t close to East Palestine derailment site
Photo shows “what railways in Ohio look like while we send $40 billion to Ukraine.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Stew Peters’ Graphic Does NOT Document Trajectory Of East Palestine, Ohio ‘Deadly Plume,’ NOAA’s ‘HYSPLIT’ Website NOT Closed To Public
Did the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shut down access to a website that showed a real map of "how far the deadly plume from East Palestine, OH had traveled by Feb. 8," as podcast host Stew Peters claimed? No, that's not
Truth or Fiction?→ Britney Spears Stage Crasher Finds Online ‘Fame’ Thanks to Junk Website
A 37-year-old man arrested for crashing the stage at a Britney Spears concert in 2017 found a different type of attention online in 2023 thanks to his mugshot appearing on an online “fake news” site. Jesse Webb was arrested on August 9 2017
Logically→ PM Narendra Modi visited Bageshwar Dham to meet self-styled godman Dhirendra Shastri.
An altered photo and visuals from PM Modi's visit to a Gujarat temple are being used to falsely claim that he met Shastri at Bageshwar Dham.
Poynter→ This newspaper doesn’t exist: How ChatGPT can launch fake news sites in minutes
Michael Martinez, managing editor of the Suncoast Sentinel, is a foodie who loves jazz, volunteers at local homeless shelters and spends his days hiking in Florida’s state parks. One problem: […] The post This newspaper doesn’t exist: How Cha
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Borax Is NOT Safe, Effective Treatment For Parasites
Is ingesting Borax a reliable treatment for parasites that can yield "good results"? No, that's not true: Borax, which is often used as a cleaning product, can cause nausea and vomiting if ingested or inhaled. In higher doses, it can caus
PolitiFact→ Scott Walker – Yes, governors who oppose abortion did well in midterms – but so did governors who feel the opposite
“Every pro-life Governor up for election in November won – by a large margin.”
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Alyssa Milano’s ‘Temper Tantrum’ Over Elon Musk Has NOT Cost Her $13 Million — Story From Satire Website
Did Alyssa Milano's "temper tantrum" over Elon Musk cost her $13 million? No, that's not true: This satirical article was published by a website connected to the satire network, America's Last Line of Defense, which clearly identifies its
Lead Stories→ NewsBlaze CEO Appears Linked To Anonymous Anti-Vax Site GoodSciencing.com
This article lays out the evidence Alan Gray (CEO of alternative news site NewsBlaze) is quite likely the key person behind the anonymously published website named Real Science hosted on the domain name goodsciencing.com. It was recently
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT Buy ABC And Cancel ‘The View’ — Story Originated On A Satire Website
Did Elon Musk buy the ABC Network and cancel its daytime talk show "The View"? No, that's not true: This is a fabricated story that originated on a satire website run by Christopher Blair, who plainly discloses that "everything on this we
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: CDC Did NOT Launch ‘It’s Gay To Smoke’ Ad Campaign — It’s A Decade-Old Fake Ad From A Satire News Site
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launch an anti-smoking effort with a video ad that uses the tagline "It's Gay to Smoke"? No, that's not true: The video is from a fake story created more than a decade ago by the sa
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: ‘Deep State’ Conspiracy NOT Behind Arrest of Ex-Kickboxing Champ Andrew Tate — Satirical Site Made The Claim
Did a "deep state" conspiracy lead to Romania's arrest of former kickboxing champion and online celebrity Andrew Tate on December 29, 2022? No, that's not true: Romanian authorities have told Lead Stories that Tate was arrested following
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Anthony Fauci NOT Arrested After Elon Musk Document Dump — It’s From Satire Site
Did police in Washington, D.C., arrest top virologist Dr. Anthony Fauci after Twitter CEO Elon Musk released information that Fauci lied about COVID-19 research and imposed unnecessary restrictions on Americans? No, that's not true: The c
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Despite his claim, Joe Biden has not visited Afghanistan or Iraq as president
Says he has been to “Afghanistan, Iraq and those areas” twice as president.
The Dispatch→ Has President Biden Visited the Southern Border Since Taking Office?
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.) White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre appeared to claim during a press briefing last Wednesday that President Joe Biden has visited the United States’ southern border since taking office. No re
Lead Stories→ Lead Stories Uncovers Network of Cambodian Websites Pushing Death Hoaxes On Facebook To Spread Malware
The celebrity death hoax has long been a clickbait staple, but recently one network has taken it to extremes, using scores of websites to host its content and an automated army of bots to push the links into Facebook groups. Many Facebook
PolitiFact→ Kelly Loeffler – No evidence of armed patrols at Georgia voting sites
On the day of the Dec. 6 runoff, “armed groups of Black Panthers” were “reportedly patrolling certain voting locations” in Georgia.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – FTX helped with a cryptocurrency fundraising site, but there’s no connection to U.S. aid to Ukraine
U.S. tax dollars sent to help Ukraine laundered back by cryptocurrency firm FTX to help Democrats in midterms.
Poynter→ Why does the Justice Department monitor polling sites?
Justice Department election monitors traveled to voting sites in 24 states on Election Day to watch for violations of federal voting laws. Florida did not welcome them. State officials blocked federal […] The post Why does the Justice Department
PolitiFact→ Why does the Justice Department monitor polling sites?
Monitoring polling places for compliance with federal law is neither a new procedure, nor does it constitute election interference. But Florida opposed the move.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – New Mexico secretary of state website was being tested, but an Instagram post suggested foul play
Image shows that the New Mexico Secretary of State counted more than 17 million registered voters in a state with a population of about 2 million.
Logically→ Reptilian aliens visited ancient Egypt and never left earth.
There is no evidence to support claims that ancient civilisations were visited by aliens.