Across America, illegal drag racing has exploded in popularity since the coronavirus pandemic began, with dangerous upticks reported from Georgia and New York to New Mexico and Oregon.
A Detroit pizzeria owner upset over people getting $150 tickets for unwittingly parking in a handicap zone got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.
We were left with questions after watching a TikTok video that appeared to show a hare being launched into the air by a Google Maps Street View car.
SUMMARY A Wall Street Journal article published in April 2021 reviews Steven Koonin’s book ‘Unsettled’, which is scheduled to be published in May 2021. In ‘Unsettled’, Koonin, a theoretical physicist and professor at New York University,
A photo of American movie star and former governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger wrapped in a sleeping bag at the foot of his own statue has been shared thousands of times on social media since 2018. The posts claim that Schwarzenegger was forced
In the midst of discussions around the spending on the refurbishment of the Prime Minister’s Downing Street flat, an image of a brightly decorated room has been widely shared on social media, including by Labour MP David Lammy. Posts either say,
The investigation is underway to review Prime Minister Boris Johnson's No 10 refurbishment expenses.
The video in question is related to the Vizag gas leak in 2020. It is not linked to COVID-19.
Facebook posts claiming to show a crowd escorting the body of American rapper DMX from White Plains hospital in New York — where he passed away — while blasting his music has been viewed thousands of times online. The claim is misleading; AFP Fact
A Facebook post with more than 6,400 views shows a fight breaking out in the streets. A caption beneath this video reads “Pubs back open in Luton this morning all going well.” While pub gardens reopened in England last then, this fight did
The Internet likened a March 2021 assault near Times Square to the notorious death of Kitty Genovese 57 years earlier.
On March 29 and 30 2021, social media posts claiming the minimum wage would be $44 in 2021 if it had risen at the same rate as “Wall Street bonuses” were enormously, virally popular on Twitter and Imgur: Had the minimum wage increased at
“I don’t know who attacks a 65-year-old woman and leaves her on the street like that," NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said.
The children's show "Sesame Street" has dealt with some difficult topics — including racism — over the years.
Johnny Briggs, a British actor best known for his role as businessman Mike Baldwin in the long-running TV soap opera “Coronation Street,” has died. He was 85.
Footage of a wedding party arguing in the street has been circulated in multiple social media posts purporting to show a bride confronting the groom for cheating on her with one of the bridesmaids. This is false; this video clip is actually a scene fr
Does this photo show a polar bear roaming the streets of a neighborhood in the United States? No, that's not true: The photo is of a polar bear walking the streets of Longyearbyen, Norway. An article on icepeople.net from January 1, 2020,
The frenzy around GameStop’s stock may have quieted down, but the outsized influence small investors had in the saga is likely to stick around.
The Twitter account for Big Bird addressed viral pictures that purportedly showed orange, blue, green, and yellow Big Bird look-alikes.
Another bout of selling gripped the U.S. stock market, as anxiety mounts over whether the frenzy behind a swift, meteoric rise in GameStop and a handful of other stocks will damage Wall Street overall.
It's not just you. What's going on with GameStop's stock doesn't make sense to a lot of people.
As the debate over the online stock activity surrounding GameStop — and subsequent questions about the activity by financial trading insiders responding to it — online commentary drew a link between the anger toward present-day Wall Street
Thousands of University of Alabama football fans partied in the street near campus after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State 52-24 for the national championship, ignoring pleas for safety at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in a celebration a to
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter, along with a claim that it shows a jailed Pakistani opposition party lawmaker sleeping on the floor of his cell. Some posts shared the image alongside an image of the
A video of food packets deposited on the street in Turkey is from January and was for people hit by a deadly earthquake in the Turkish city of Elazig.
Salt is a cheap and effective way to protect roads from ice due to a simple scientific principle: freezing point depression of solutions.
In 2012, Mamata Banerjee said that the victim's reporting of the rape was false and politically motivated to tarnish the government’s reputation.
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim it shows protesters harassing Muslims in France in October 2020 after they prayed in the street. The claim is misleading; the video shows Par
Reports state that the Nigerian military killed at least 12 peaceful demonstrators.
Pelosi urged people to shop and eat there at a time when tourism was suffering because of the coronavirus, but never said it's exaggerated.
While it is true that Joe Biden wants to end cash bail, Trump's claim that it could lead to criminals being released en masse is wrong.
A video that shows a man diving off a building into a flooded street has been viewed more than two millions times on Facebook alongside a claim that he performed the stunt in the Pakistani city of Karachi. The claim is false; the footage in fact shows
Social media posts shared thousands of times since at least July 2020 claim that several high street shops have closed their stores, laid off staff or discontinued production due to the coronavirus pandemic. The claim is misleading; representatives for
A video of a crocodile in a flooded street has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim that it was taken in Karachi, Pakistan, as the city continues to see widespread flooding in August 2020. The claim, however, is fals
As a fast-rising star within the party, she was among speakers at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Does a video showing giant balls bouncing down a street show a real protest in Belarus? No, this video is computer animation that is so realistic some people thought it was a novel form of protest art that really did take place on a stree
Did President Trump post a tweet suggesting "child lifes matter" should be painted on the streets of Hollywood? No, that's not true: The message was published on a fake Trump Twitter account, a fact missed by some who believed it
Does a photo of thousands of people packed shoulder to shoulder without face masks show the crowd at the Sturgis 2020 motorcycle rally? No, that's not true: The photo was taken at a previous Sturgis rally when there was not a COV
A photo has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter which claim it shows a protest against coronavirus restrictions in the German capital of Berlin in August 2020. The claim is false; the photo, which has circulated
In a single day of street outreach, Congolese fact-checking organization Congo Check doubled the number of subscribers to its text message-based fact-check service, SMS COVID-19. After starting the service in April with help from a Coronavirus Fact-Che