Do U.S. citizens pay a percentage of their taxes to the queen of England via the IRS, and is the IRS not part of the federal government? No, that's not true: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Tre
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A post on Facebook claims that British Airways has released a statement telling their pilots that they don’t need to have a Covid-19 vaccine, and other airlines are not allowing people to fly who have had a vaccine. Like other posts we&rsqu
A widely-shared post on Facebook contains a number of inaccurate and misleading claims about the Covid-19 crisis, including claims about asymptomatic transmission, death statistics and cremation procedures. We’ve checked five of the main on
Do Disney World character performers who die while in costume remain in costume until the park closes? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that such a policy exists, according to historians of The Walt Disney Company. The claim appe
Are gas and oil company HR executives saying their firms are planning to have their vaccinated staff replaced within the next three years? No, that's not true. There is no evidence that the large oil and gas companies are going through th
REVIEW The ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaigns in many countries have been accompanied by close attention from health authorities to monitor vaccine safety. Indeed, thanks to monitoring by regulatory agencies, researchers have been able to detect
We wanted to bury our heads in the sand after watching this video.
Have you heard some cat lovers talk about their feline friends “making biscuits” or “kneading dough”?
REVIEW On Monday, 7 June 2021, the state of São Paulo in Brazil began vaccinating all pregnant women who are 18 years and older against COVID-19. Pregnant women have been added to vaccination priority lists in a number of other countries, including
And do the former tech workers' children receive $1,000 monthly?
Misleading headlines distorted a discussion paper about digital tools and human rights.
Did 920 women lose their unborn babies after getting vaccinated? No, there's no evidence that's true: A post making the claim says the data is from the United Kingdom but does not cite a source. It further claims that 571 women in the Uni
Did Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make zero mention of the military who lost their lives and of their family members over the Memorial Day holiday weekend? No, that's not true: The president and vice president both attended a wreath laying
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A screengrab of a fake tweet was incorrectly attributed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, purported to be thanking the Indian government.
Photographs of a field filled with dozens of disused electric cars are being shared on Facebook, alongside the claim that they were scrapped because their batteries were too expensive to replace, and too difficult to dispose of. This is not true. The
An anti-electric car post shows the results of a failed business model rather than a failed technology.
The incident is related to some disgruntled BJP workers vandalizing their own party office over candidates' ticket allocation during the WB elections.
And you thought mouth breathers were weird.
An image circulating on Facebook claims US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thanked “millions of babies for sacrificing their lives for women’s rights”. The claim prompted anger among social media users who appeared to believe Pelosi genuinely made the
A video showing members of a wedding party arguing in the street has circulated in numerous social media posts. The footage purportedly shows a groom confronting his bride for cheating on him with one of the groomsmen. This is false; the footage is ac
An April 2021 TikTok video purported to show the large letters and numbers in the grass in front of the family's reality TV show home.
Fowl news of a fallen comrade has resulted in unique rituals when it comes to the dead.
How else should a frog watch what it eats?
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
Multiple social media posts have shared a claim that death row inmates in Indonesia are individually responsible for paying around 200 million rupiah ($13,700) to cover the expenses of their own executions. This claim is false: the expenses are covere
Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for the disabled.
The SC ruling came after a PIL was filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay seeking a law to control black magic and forceful religious conversions.
Hundreds of ravens fly to Anchorage in the winter for food, and before they leave in the spring, they stick around to pluck assorted meats, fruits and vegetables.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle privately exchanged personal vows three days before the service at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
After their clothes dryer began blowing out a lot of lint, a Florida family called a repair man who discovered a dead snake rather than a jammed motor.
A GoFundMe campaign created by a fan that raised $110 before being shut down is apparently newsworthy enough for an exposé in the New York Post.
Chats from a private Telegram group obtained by ProPublica show how a suspect tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection tried to organize a self-styled militia.
A misleading post came from a fake Coca-Cola Facebook page created the same day the rumor began.
An allowance for growing mustache is only paid to police personnel in the Indian states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Adityanath had made the statement during a campaign rally in Purulia, West Bengal in Feb 2019.
The viral photo was taken at a Left Front rally in Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground in February 2019.
Co-host Tina Fey raised a theoretical question: “Could this whole night have been an email?”