Whether considered an assault rifle or America’s rifle, the AR-15 is emblematic of gun culture in the United States. Gun enthusiasts herald it for its versatility and power, whereas gun […] The post The history of the AR-15 and how it became a
Since its inception in the 1950s, the AR-15 has been popular among gun enthusiasts. But its distinct features also make the firearm appealing to mass shooters.
A Kansas City news organization is not addressing major questions around a story about a suspected “fentanyl overdose” that relies on disinformation and debunked law enforcement narratives. The story, which aired on KCTV-TV on June 16 2022,
A visitor center dedicated to telling the story of the LGBTQ rights movement will open next door to the Stonewall Inn.
We looked for the origins of a story that Facebook users had copied and pasted, which often began with the words, "Beware as the sky’s open for travel."
According to Facebook posts, an 11-year-old girl named Patricia Harrington was home alone when two armed "illegal aliens" broke in to her Montana home.
https://apnews.com/article/Fact-Check-Satire-Capitol-Insurrection-Texts-643546347076 CLAIM: Leaked text
There's much more to historical research than old, dusty books.
Did a retired nurse in hospice care just reveal that she had swapped 5,000 babies over over the course of her 44-year career working at many hospitals in the St. Louis, Missouri, area? No, that's not true: There is no evidence supporting
Did a representative of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott follow a family home after they identified the body of a child killed in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting and offer to pay them to stand with him to oppose stronger gun laws -- as reported
Was the Russian ruble named the "world's best-performing currency" in May 2022? Yes, but that claim requires significant context: Bloomberg did publish an article on May 11, 2022, stating that the ruble was the "year's best performing cur
Quick Take Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitter was criticized by several prominent Democrats. But a social media post misleadingly claims Democrats didn’t speak out against companies buying out competitors and creating monopoli
Was the founder of the Timberland boot company an 18th-century slave owner in Mississippi named Timberland Hawkins who hung slaves he couldn't auction from a tree in his field that's still standing and is now featured as the Timberland co
NBC News “covered up Hunter Biden laptop story.”
We clicked through a 50-page slideshow article to find answers about a supposed "giant lion" that was featured in an online advertisement.
Did "NASA spokeswoman Trish Chamberson" acknowledge the existence of an alien civilization? No, that's not true: A NASA spokesperson told Lead Stories, "There is no truth to this claim," and added that there is no NASA spokeswoman named T
This spring, Snopes wants to hear how you're navigating rising prices at grocery stores, gas stations and elsewhere.
Do fully vaccinated people account for 92 percent of COVID-19 deaths in England? Yes, it's slightly exaggerated but true: However, simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't fully tell the story. The report these figures come f
A reader asked about Ukraine’s history of trying to join NATO. We talked to several experts about the country’s efforts to join the Western military alliance.
As Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp on her recurring role in the smash 1990s sitcom "Seinfeld."
“Gov. Tony Evers brought Republicans and Democrats together to cut income taxes for the middle class.”
The star of the movie musical will not be among those attending the ceremony.
Was the Black lawn jockey statue used as a signal to guide escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad? No, there is no primary evidence to support this claim, according to the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia and a professor emeritu
As Russia continues its attack on Ukraine, misinformation continues to spread about the conflict. “Putin bombs Biden-owned villa in Ukraine while hammering biolabs & pedophile rings,” reads the headline of a […] The post A story
“Putin bombs Biden-owned villa in Ukraine while hammering biolabs & pedophile rings.”
Do fully vaccinated people account for nine in every 10 COVID-19 deaths in England? Yes, it's slightly exaggerated but true: However, simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't fully tell the story. The report that these figure
In a defensive statement, the former president yet again delved into his stockpile of falsehoods about NATO and Ukraine.
Russia recognized the independence of two eastern provinces in Ukraine and followed up by sending Russian troops across the Ukrainian border. What Western leaders called a major violation of international […] The post Putin says parts of Ukraine
Putin gave a one-sided history of ethnic and religious brotherhood to justify his latest incursion into Ukraine. In reality, the region has seen a tug-of-war over religion, language and political control that has gone on for centuries.
Says he has issued more pardons than “any Wisconsin governor in contemporary history.”
Researchers from Europe and the United States described finding fossilized homo sapiens remains and tools sandwiched between those of Neanderthals in the Mandrin Grotto.
Did college student Melanie Goodhue get arrested after getting pregnant by a cadaver? No, that's not true: The claim appeared on a satire website, and the story and name of the student are completely made up. The article did use a real ph
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was told by a member of his security detail, “We have to go.”
Did a snub by a haughty Harvard University president of a poorly dressed couple spur that couple to found Stanford University as a memorial to their dead son? No, that's not true: It's an allegorical tale that has circulated since at leas
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has prioritized access to monoclonal antibody treatments as a way to help Floridians deal with COVID-19 while downplaying the use of vaccines as a way to […] The post DeSantis didn’t tell the full story about evide
The Facebook post from 2020 told of a patient dying from COVID-19 who spent some of his last moments alive worrying about healthcare costs.
“Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.”