A photo that shows Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and two other officials not wearing face masks has been shared in Facebook posts that claim they flouted Covid-19 rules as infections surged in the country in 2021. The claim is false; the photo w
Does a photo show a trunk full of gas-filled garbage bags in the United States amid the gas shortage in 2021? No, that's not true. The photograph was lifted from several Mexican websites' articles in 2019 about stolen gasoline. It was not
An image showing a damaged flyover has circulated in numerous social media posts claiming that it shows shabby construction work in Nigeria’s northern Taraba state. However, this is false; the photo showing the collapsed structure was taken in India,
Multiple Facebook posts have shared an aerial image of containers spelling out THANK YOU alongside a claim that trafficked children were rescued from the Ever Given, a container vessel that got stuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal for almost one week in Mar
A photo has been shared in multiple posts on Instagram and Facebook alongside a claim that the first televised football match was between Arsenal and Everton in 1937. The claim is misleading. The photo was taken after a match between Arsenal and their
A photo has been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows a Covid-19 patient in India transporting her own oxygen tank by motorcycle. The posts were shared as India's coronavirus infection rates soared to record l
An image of Queen Elizabeth II has been shared thousands of times on social media alongside claims that it shows the British monarch crying after the death of her husband Prince Philip in April 2021. This is false; the image was taken during a Remembr
A Facebook post with photos of large fires in a city purports to show the aftermath of a recent bombing in Gaza City. This is misleading. While there was indeed a bombing in April 2021, the pictures show older events.
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a group of Indian Muslim motorcyclists brandishing weapons after they were stopped for not wearing helmets. The claim is false: the original video was
Four photos have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim they show an explosion at the Sino-Myanmar gas pipeline. The posts circulated online in March 2021 after Beijing expressed concern over the sec
The Pentagon has gone on the record to confirm triangular objects over a Navy destroyer were filmed by U.S. military personnel.
An image of US President Joe Biden kneeling in front of a boy has resurfaced on social media alongside the claim that the child is the son of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody on May 25, 2020 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The photo
A photo of a distraught girl has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it was taken in Myanmar as the military launched air strikes on villages in southern Kayin state. The claim is false: the ph
The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year.
A photo of top officials in the Indian capital Delhi has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim that it shows them placing a mask on a boy's face while they themselves are not wearing masks, despite rising Covid-19 cases.
A video of armoured vehicles has been viewed thousands of times in multiple social media posts in April 2021 which claim it shows Chinese troops in Myanmar, where there has been escalating unrest since a military coup on February 1, 2021. The claim
A video viewed thousands of times on Facebook has been shared alongside a claim that it shows former US president Barack Obama arriving in Kenya for the funeral of his “grandmother” Sarah Obama, who died in March 2021. The claim is false; the foota
Three photos shared thousands of times on Facebook claim that they show Myanmar military’s helicopter shot down by the Karen National Union (KNU), one of the largest armed ethnic groups in Myanmar, on March 30, 2021. The photos circulated online foll
Aerial footage showing dozens of ships floating in the sea has been shared tens of thousands of times on Twitter, Facebook and Weibo, alongside a claim it shows vessels waiting to cross Egypt’s Suez Canal after a massive container ship blocked the
Was the first-ever picture of a sunset on Mars taken in 2021? No, that's not true: NASA published the first image of a Martian sunset in 1976. The claim that the first Martian sunset picture was taken in the 21st century has appeared in s
An image of a tearful woman gazing into the eyes of a police officer in riot gear has been shared in multiple Facebook posts which claim the picture was taken in the Netherlands in March 2021 amid protests against coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The
A photo has been shared in multiple Facebook posts alongside claims it shows food couriers crowding up to receive orders at a popular restaurant chain in Thailand despite a call to boycott by Thai opposition MP and anti-government Twitter users in Marc
A picture has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that it shows an eagle catching an Israeli surveillance drone flying over Gaza. The claim is false: the picture has circulated online in reports about an eagle catchi
A collection of 25 photos has been shared repeatedly on Facebook and Korean online portal Naver alongside a claim they show an underground gallery in Vatican City. The claim is false: none of the photos were taken in Vatican City; they in fact show
Photos have been circulating on social media in Kenya with the claim that the images show security officers stationed at the Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi on March 19, 2021. Some speculated that the heightened security indicated that a prominent official
A photo collage has been shared repeatedly on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that the two photos were taken 80 years apart and show there has been no rise of the sea level. However, the claim is false: the first image was taken in 2008 and h
Soon after a rapidly expanding cluster of Covid-19 infections was reported in a Hong Kong gym in March 2021, a group photo of people without facemasks in a gym has circulated on Facebook alongside claims that the picture was taken during the pandemic
Facebook posts circulating in Uganda show several images alongside a claim that they depict recent demonstrations in two Ugandan cities. The claim is false; the photos have been online since November 2020 when supporters of opposition leader Bobi Wine
An image of cattle eating from a mound of discarded tomatoes on the roadside is circulating on social media with claims that it shows wasted produce after Nigerian food traders blocked supplies from the country’s north to the south. But this is false
A post circulating widely on Facebook claims that if dogs ingest poison, feeding them two raw eggs will “neutralize” the toxins. This is false; experts urge pet owners to take their dogs to a veterinary clinic immediately.
A Facebook post claiming to show an image of Earth taken from the surface of Mars has been shared hundreds of times online. The claim is misleading: the image is of Phobos, one of the Red Planet’s two moons, and was captured by a camera onboard N
Multiple Facebook posts have shared photos they claim show a gas pipeline exploding in Myanmar. The posts began circulating online after anti-coup activists issued calls to damage gas pipelines connecting Myanmar and China, as they accuse Beijing of
Posts circulating on social media claim to show a photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip bowing before the Ethiopian emperor and empress. This claim is false; the queen did not visit Ethiopia for the first time until 1965, a decade after the ph
When rioters tore through the U.S. Capitol, some of them gripping Confederate battle flags, they didn’t encounter a statue of the most famous rebel general, Robert E. Lee.
A photo has been shared repeatedly in multiple posts on Twitter and TikTok alongside a claim it shows Myanmar security forces cracking down on anti-coup protesters in the city of Mandalay in February 2021. The claim is false: the image in fact shows a
An image has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim it shows a tractor protest organised by German farmers in Berlin in February 2021 to support Indian farmers protesting against new agricultural laws. The claim is false:
Multiple posts on Facebook and Instagram have shared six photos alongside a claim they show the destruction caused by an earthquake in Tajikistan in February 2021. The claim is misleading: four of the photos have appeared in reports about earthquakes
An image of a man being detained by Nigerian police, none of whom are wearing masks, has been shared multiple times on Facebook and Instagram alongside claims that it shows officers arresting a face-mask seller for failing to wear a mask in accordance
A photo has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows protesters demonstrating on a street in Myanmar after a military coup on February 1, 2021. The claim is false: this photo was taken during a Black Li
As tens of thousands of people protested on the streets of Myanmar following a military coup, two photos circulated on Facebook and Twitter purporting to show police snipers aiming their weapons from a rooftop bar in the country's largest city,