SciCheck Digest Taking unregulated herbal cocktails to cause an abortion can be dangerous, obstetricians say. But recipes — some containing potentially toxic ingredients — for self-induced “miscarriages” have been circulating on
Although added ethanol does slightly reduce cars’ fuel economy, the government has said this is being done in order to reduce net carbon emissions.
A photo of rubbish at the Glastonbury festival site used to criticise environmental campaigning is actually from 2015.
SciCheck Digest Pop star Justin Bieber announced he has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a form of facial paralysis caused by a reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox. Social media posts have claimed his condition was caused by COVID-19 vaccination, but
Is Shell gas company doing a giveaway of $500 gas cards for $1.95 or a $250 gas card after completing a survey? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for Shell responded to Lead Stories by email on June 15, 2022, saying that Shell is not pr
Republican politicians are pushing a plan "that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years."
Headlines suggesting that Birbalsingh said this are inaccurate. Birbalsingh commented that we need to rethink our approach to social mobility.
The social media posts are of a distinct type.
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/social-media-fact-checkers-david-marcus The left-leaning American news
Quick Take A supply and demand imbalance, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, led to a surge in gasoline prices. But an online statement attributed to a supposed “BP Oil Executive” blames gasoline prices on U.S. dependence on foreign oil
Quick Take Israel has established strict measures in response to armed attacks on its schoolchildren. But social media posts falsely claim there have been “no school shootings in Israel” and use a photo to misleadingly suggest students carr
Did a BP executive named "Brice Cromwell" write a commentary being shared on social media that blames the high cost of oil and gasoline on the United States not producing enough of "our very own American made product"? No, that's not true
A divided Supreme Court has blocked a Texas law, championed by conservatives, that aimed to keep social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints.
The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.
Did a man make it public that he plans to go after Target stores in Phoenix, Arizona, that support the LGBT movement? Yes, the screenshot of a text message warning is real. A person who considers himself a professional internet provocateu
Quick Take Police are still investigating the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, but as of May 26 they had shared no evidence about the shooter’s gender identity. Despite that lack of evidence, Rep. Paul Gosar and others claimed t
REVIEW On 13 May 2022, the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two confirmed cases of monkeypox in patients from the same household and without recent travel history to areas where the virus circulates
“Don't let this formula shortage scare you!!! Make your baby some hemp milk w/sea moss. It’s easy I promise!”
Quick Take Proposed legislation in Tennessee and Missouri would not regulate Plan B contraception pills, and experts say state “trigger laws” that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned will not ban methods of birth control. But social me
“Disney stock is down more than 70% and attendance is down more than 55%! 10.1 million people canceled their Disney+ subscription."
Suggests Megan Thee Stallion was not shot in the foot.
SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed a final efficacy of 91% against symptomatic illness in its phase 3 trial. Social media posts wrongly claim recently released Pfizer documents show the vaccine is “12% effective.” T
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/05/biden-hasnt-stopped-abortion-contrary-to-social-media-claim/ A leaked
REVIEW On 27 April 2022, The Epoch Times published an article in which gynecologist James Thorp and former Pfizer scientific advisor Michael Yeadon associated COVID-19 vaccines with poorer pregnancy outcomes and fertility problems. The article recei
Quick Take A leaked draft opinion suggests that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Shortly after the document was published, a meme began circulating that falsely claims President Joe Biden has “[s]topped abortion.” Full
Matt Dolan sponsored Michael Bloomberg's “red-flag gun confiscation law, letting the people reporting your social media posts send SWAT teams to your house to take your guns."
As part of his plan to downsize the federal government, Republican Sen. Rick Scott says he wants all federal legislation to “sunset” in five years, and “[i]f a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again.” Well, Social Secu
Minneapolis police used covert or bogus social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and groups despite having no clear public safety rationale for doing so.
“DeSantis erases Disney’s tax exempt law. Will cost Disney $200 Mil in taxes. Per year!”
Do social media posts show Russian agents arresting neo-Nazis for an assassination plot and then displaying their confiscated property? Maybe, it's not clear what the images show: A video of the purported raid was released by Russia's Fed
Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be related to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has discredited the claims of Muslim children being kidnapped by government social services.
REVIEW Birth control (contraception) refers to any method, medicine, or device used to prevent pregnancy. Common methods include permanent male and female sterilization, barrier methods that block the sperm like condoms and diaphragms, and hormonal
Bath and Body Works products are not recommended during pregnancy because they are suspected of “damaging fertility or the unborn child.”
Will Social Security payments just now or in the near future be referred to as "federal benefit" payments? Not exactly: Payments from the Social Security program have been considered federal benefits since the federal government created t
We looked for the origins of a quote about social media that's been credited to the actor in tweets, memes, and on websites that collect famous quotes.
A post on Facebook shows a table of salaries with how much National Insurance (NI) people would pay before and after a recent increase, with the caption: “I didn't realise this but those earning under £34k are not affected by the NI rise. C
Elon Musk’s attempted takeover of Twitter has been met with unease by some employees and others who fear what changes the free-speech advocate might make to the company. But some social media users are misrepresenting an […] The post An o