REVIEW In March 2022, a Facebook reel originating from TikTok that featured conspiracy theorist and former football player David Icke went viral. In it, Icke wrongly claimed that the 60 GHz frequency of 5G “stops the human body and blood absorbing
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AllSides→ Fetterman Working on Legislation While in Hospital, Contrary to Social Media Claims
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Former President Donald Trump’s Truth Social posts about his possible arrest don’t include this one
Former President Donald Trump said “any indictment of me is an indictment of you.”
FactCheck.org→ Fetterman Working on Legislation While in Hospital, Contrary to Social Media Claims
Quick Take Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman checked into a hospital on Feb. 15 to be treated for clinical depression following his recent stroke. Social media posts falsely claim that Fetterman is “brain dead” and that he hasn’t b
PolitiFact→ Bloggers – Angelina Jolie is alive, despite social media posts claiming otherwise
Angelina Jolie is dead.
The Dispatch→ The Social Security Impasse
A Social Security card sits alongside checks from the U.S. Treasury (Photo illustration by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)A bipartisan group of senators ponders shoring up the program—but political will is limited.Continue reading The Social Security Imp
FactCheck.org→ Military Equipment Traveling Back to U.S., Contrary to Social Media Posts
Quick Take A U.S. Army combat team recently completed its European deployment as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a series of military exercises in support of NATO. The brigade has returned to Fort Hood, Texas, and its equipment will follow. But
PolitiFact→ DeSantis Watch – Rep. Ron DeSantis backed raising Social Security and Medicare age; Gov. DeSantis has different tack
"Ron DeSantis wants to raise the retirement age to 70."
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Social media post announcing WHO arrests in pandemic is Pants on Fire!
“Emergency injunction and tribunal order was served to WHO … to immediately cease and desist a criminal conspiracy to commit war crimes.”
Logically→ The Nazis were left-wing and socialist.
The Dispatch→ Social Policy With a Side of Chips
President Joe Biden tours the IBM facility in Poughkeepsie, New York, with IBM CEO Arvand Krishna (second from right) and New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (right) on October 6, 2022. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)Subsidies intended to boost our semi
PolitiFact→ National Republican Senate Committee . – No, Tammy Baldwin isn’t trying to take away Social Security and Medicare
“Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.
PolitiFact→ National Republican Senatorial Committee – No, Tammy Baldwin isn’t trying to take away Social Security and Medicare
“Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.
AllSides→ Liberal Group’s Meme Mentions Nonexistent GOP Vote to Raise Social Security’s Retirement Age
FactCheck.org→ Liberal Group’s Meme Mentions Nonexistent GOP Vote to Raise Social Security’s Retirement Age
Quick Take A Republican Study Committee task force released a budget last year proposing to raise the full retirement age to 70 for some future Social Security beneficiaries. There was no vote on the plan, but a liberal group’s viral meme incorre
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – A social post says Pennsylvania Sen. John Fetterman resigned. He didn’t.
“Breaking: John Fetterman RESIGNATION Announcement”
AllSides→ Social Media Posts Misrepresent Zelenskyy’s Remarks on U.S. Military Involvement
FactCheck.org→ Social Media Posts Misrepresent Zelenskyy’s Remarks on U.S. Military Involvement
Quick Take Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy predicted that if Russia’s invasion of his country is successful, it will invade nearby NATO countries, triggering a war involving the U.S. military. Some conservative commentator
Logically→ Facebook will charge people for using the social networking platform.
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Social media posts distort Trump, Biden child sex trafficking records
Former President Donald Trump “was the 1st president in U.S. history to acknowledge that children are being sold for sex in the U.S.” while President Joe Biden “rescinded Trump’s executive order that helped combat child sex trafficking.”
Logically→ Punjab government has ordered the monitoring of social media accounts of government employees.
An order issued by the Jammu & Kashmir administration was misrepresented as a Punjab government directive.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Social media scams lure people with false promises of big payouts from big-box stores
Big-box stores are refunding and crediting customers for fraud and discrimination.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Social media posts say online influencer Andrew Tate is out of Romanian custody. He’s not.
Andrew Tate was released from prison and “proven not guilty.”
Poynter→ If nothing changes, Social Security money will run out by 2034 and beneficiaries will get smaller monthly checks
President Joe Biden has accused some Republicans of threatening Social Security’s future, a charge they have denied. The attack — and the defense — ignore these facts about Social Security: […] The post If nothing changes, Social Security m
PolitiFact→ When will Social Security sunset? Barring congressional changes, money will deplete by 2034
If Congress fails to act, the Social Security trust funds will be depleted by 2034 and beneficiaries will get smaller monthly checks. So far, Republicans and Democrats haven’t agreed on a solution.
The Dispatch→ What Does Social Security Insolvency Mean?
(Photo illustration by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)It’s more of a public policy question than an economic one.The post What Does Social Security Insolvency Mean? appeared first on The Dispatch.
PolitiFact→ Viral image – No man buns were harmed as fake news about a vigilante cutting them off spread on social media
“Criminal caught after cutting off 37 man buns.”
PolitiFact→ Viral image – Atlanta isn’t banning the word ‘women,’ despite social media post claims
The city of Atlanta is banning the word “women.”
The Dispatch→ Social Justification
A climate change rally in New York. (Photo by: John Senter III/UCG/Universal Images Group/Getty Images.)Catchy phrases enable political decisions that don't actually have any merit.The post Social Justification appeared first on The Dispatch.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Mother Teresa did not sell babies, as social media post says
"Mother Teresa sold babies.”
PolitiFact→ Social Media – Social media posts falsely name 22-year-old as Michigan gunman. Police say it was Anthony McRae, 43
“Michigan State University suspect is 22-year-old ‘Raymone Jordan.’”
FactCheck.org→ Gen. Milley Has Long Combat History, Contrary to Social Media Posts
Quick Take Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the nation’s highest-ranking military officer. But posts on social media falsely claimed Milley “never served in combat.” Milley has an “extensive backgroun
Full Fact→ Fake social media appeals for a missing boy called James Peltier
Posts about this supposedly missing boy have appeared on Facebook groups all over the world, using a picture of a girl who has appeared on many fake appeals before.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Microwave ovens aren’t causing colon cancer, despite social media claims
"Doctors say colon cancer is on the rise due to toxins absorbed while cooking food (in) the microwave.”
Poynter→ Mongolia moves to seize power to shut down internet, control social media
The Mongolian parliament passed a multipronged law last week that would ban users from posting information about any public official without express government consent. Any information shared in an online […] The post Mongolia moves to seize powe
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: This Video Does NOT Show Social Security Headquarters ‘Abandoned’ In January 2023
Does a video circulating on social media prove that the Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters in Maryland was abandoned and "nobody works there" as of January 2023? No, that's not true: The clip was shot in 2022, during a COVI
FactCheck.org→ Social Media Posts Twist Meaning of CDC, FDA Disclosure on Bivalent Booster
SciCheck Digest Government health agencies disclosed a potential safety concern for strokes in those 65 and older with one of the COVID-19 vaccines, but the agencies haven’t found any causal relationship and the concern was flagged by just one
Poynter→ Social Security does add to federal budget deficit, despite claims to the contrary
In a “Dear Republican Party” Facebook post, the group Occupy Democrats suggested that the GOP would use federal deficits and debt as a false pretense for cutting Social Security. “Social […] The post Social Security does add to
FactCheck.org→ COVID-19 Vaccines Tested in Clinical Trials, Despite Bogus Social Media Claims
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines were tested in large, randomized controlled trials before the Food and Drug Administration authorized them for emergency use. But a popular YouTube video spins a conspiracy theory that distorts legal codes
Health Feedback→ The Pfizer bivalent vaccines are very unlikely to increase the risk of ischemic stroke, contrary to claims on social media
REVIEW Vaccines are always subjected to monitoring, even after authorization or approval. This is to ensure that rare side effects that didn’t appear during clinical trials can be detected. This will allow public health authorities to take appropr