Did U.S. Special Forces take House Speaker Nancy Pelosi into custody after the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps charged her with "multiple counts of treason and seditious conspiracy"? No, that's not true: A representative of the U
REVIEW A study in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine, published at the end of November 2022, generated renewed discussion over the effectiveness of mask-wearing against COVID-19. According to the social media analytics tool Buz
“Only about 20%” of people who apply for asylum qualify for it.
On the night of December 3 2022, residents of North Carolina’s Moore County lost power; subsequently, the Moore County Sheriff’s Office published a Facebook post indicating that the loss of power was being investigated as a “criminal
Charlotte responds to questions from members about the University of Virginia, classic rock, and life in Turkey. The post The Dispatch Monthly Mailbag with Charlotte Lawson appeared first on The Dispatch.
Is global warming caused by the solar system having two suns? No, that's not true: An astronomy expert and the National Weather Service told Lead Stories this claim is "completely false." The claim appeared in a video on Instagram on Nove
Do photos circulating on social media show a recently captured Ukrainian POW with a swastika tattoo on his back? No, that's not true: These are seven-year-old images, taken during fighting in 2015 with armed, Russia-backed separatists in
Rod Rosenstein and John Podesta are the sons of Nazi leaders.
Internet companies might lose some protection from legal liability for user-generated content.The post How the Supreme Court Could Reshape Social Media appeared first on The Dispatch.
Suggests virologist’s death is linked to COVID-19 vaccines.
“Gas prices are down back to where they were before Russia invaded Ukraine.”
Though the Danish Football Association criticized FIFA over the OneLove armband row at the current World Cup, it denied that it intends to leave FIFA.
And who will pay the price when the trust fund runs out.The post Why Congress Will Never Reform Social Security appeared first on The Dispatch.
Data shows that in recent months vaccinated Americans make up more COVID-19 deaths than unvaccinated. But that doesn’t mean vaccines don’t work. Health experts explain the trend.
Climate change is “dictated by solar activity and the moon” and has “nothing to do with mankind.”
Does a photo circulating on social media show Lotta Volkova, a stylist for Paris-based fashion house Balenciaga, which is facing condemnation after releasing an ad campaign featuring children holding stuffed animals in bondage gear? No, t
Turkey prices are up, but not because of a Democratic plot to divide Americans. Here’s how inflation might affect your wallet this holiday season.
“Bill Gates tells G20 world leaders that ‘death panels’ will soon be required.”
On November 21 2022, in the days following a mass shooting attack at the LGBTQ Club Q in Colorado Springs that left at least five people dead, screenshots circulated on Reddit and Imgur (twice) of a tweet claiming that the suspected shooter was the gr
Did Maggie Hassan, a New Hampshire Democrat who ran for Senate in the 2022 midterms, win 1,100 votes from a town with only 700 people? No, that's not true: The New Hampshire Secretary of State told Lead Stories the inflated vote tally was
The number of followers Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake have on Instagram suggests election fraud.
Did billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates tell the world leaders gathered at the November 2022 Group of 20 (G-20) summit that "death panels" will soon be required? No, that's not true: Gates did not attend the conference in Indonesia, and
Raphael Warnock "believes in no cash bail" and "letting people out of prison that are going to make us prisoners in our own home."
Chet Hanks trolled people who associated his family with Illuminati conspiracy theories by satirizing the rumors in an Instagram video in 2019.
Klaus Schwab's comments on restructuring the world for sustainable development are missing context, thus falsely linking them to conspiracy theories.
REVIEW On 13 November 2022, the website the Western Journal published an article with the headline “Poster Boy for Vaccination Campaign Dies Suddenly at Just 4 Years Old”. Posts sharing screenshots of this headline and the photo of a chi
Does cutting an onion in two, placing the onion halves in your socks and sleeping through the night with them sticking to your feet help combat the flu and cold symptoms by drawing out toxins? No, that's not true: While the National Onion
Are the ExpressPoll pollbook devices used in Dallas County for the 2022 general election operating on out-of-date software? No, that's not true: ExpressPoll Version 184.108.40.206, the up-to-date version, was certified by the Texas Secretary of
A viral Instagram post suggests that billionaire Bill Gates is on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Primo Radical (@primoradical) Maricopa County is governed by five elec
The death of a 4-year-old who appeared in vaccination campaign posters is linked to vaccines.
REVIEW Social media posts claiming that face masks contain a “cancer-causing compound” went viral in early November 2022. The posts (examples here and here) shared an article by osteopath Joseph Mercola that was published on the website
The shadow health secretary claimed there were no strikes in the NHS during Labour’s last spell in government, but we’ve found some examples of local strikes taking place.
A new Book Club podcast is out for members-only. The post Fifth Episode of The Dispatch Book Club Out Now appeared first on The Dispatch.
REVIEW Despite scientific evidence demonstrating that COVID-19 vaccination effectively reduces the risk of severe disease[1-5], claims that COVID-19 vaccines don’t work or even make things worse persist in online spaces and social media. Such clai
The photo shows an Independence Day celebration held at Brazil's Copacabana beach in September, weeks before the result of the election was declared.
The number of followers John Fetterman and Mehmet Oz have on Instagram proves the Pennsylvania Senate race was illegitimate.
‘No Sharpies on ballots’ permitted for in-person voting in Illinois.
“Minnesota was stolen from Scott Jensen.”
Many election deniers who sought to undo voting rights lost in pivotal races including Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania and Kristina Karamo in Michigan. The 2022 election was a blow – but not necessarily a fatal one – to election denialism.
Will Michigan Proposal 2 give "violent felons" the right to vote from prison? No, that's not true: The proposal, which was on the state's ballot and passed during the 2022 midterm election, does not affect imprisoned people's ability to v