REVIEW In November 2023, Gentry Gevers, host of the Break Away USA podcast, posted a screenshot of a tweet by journalist Rebekah Barnett on Instagram that read “Australian GP sues Pfizer and Moderna over unapproved GMOs in mRNA Covid vaccines”.
“Taylor Swift pulls ‘Eras’ film screenings in Israel.”
Did the FBI warn about coordinated attacks on more than two dozen American cities by Hamas in the aftermath of the militant group's attack on Israel in October 2023? No, that's not true: The FBI said it hasn't "issued such a warning" and
Did President Joe Biden say there's now a $2,880 Medicare flexible spending card for all American seniors over the age of 64? No, that's not true: Biden did not make an announcement about a Medicare flexible spending card on any official
Is there a "Balfour lease" for Israel that expired on October 31, 2023? No, that's not true: Israel's creation did not stem from any agreement indicating that its land is temporary. There is a Balfour Declaration, a statement made by the
Rainbow fentanyl is a threat to children on Halloween.
Does a "universal health program" give away $2,000 IRS checks each month to those who are enrolled in a "free health plan" that only requires a person's name? No, that's not true: The IRS told Lead Stories that such a promise is a scam. N
Did a social media video document an aircraft releasing a swarm of mosquitoes over Los Angeles in October 2023? No, that's not true: Los Angeles' vector control districts, responsible for pest eradication, said there have been no known ai
There are "about a half dozen" transgender athletes competing in Wisconsin K-12 schools.
Is there no visual evidence to prove there was a coordinated attack by Hamas militants that killed hundreds of people at the Supernova music festival? No, that's not true: The violent attack at the Supernova Festival is not a conspiracy o
Less than 48 hours after Israel was attacked “we have hundreds of hours worth of footage but zero footage from the Ukraine war.”
"Derrick Van Orden is one of the only members of Congress who participated in the deadly January 6th insurrection. He now serves in the building he tried to burn down."
1,609 scientists signed a declaration saying “There is no climate emergency.”
An interview with Travis Kelce.
Did USA Today produce and publish a clip capturing Volodymyr Zelenskyy's bodyguard starting a "drunken brawl" in New York City, and did that incident take place during the Ukrainian president's visit to the United States in September 2023
Video shows Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez crying on CNN.
If the government shuts down, will Social Security checks go out? Yes, that’s the plan.
“Walmart must pay $500 to U.S. families who made purchases in 2022.”
In Westport, Connecticut, drones are “scanning (people) for COVID-19 symptoms.”
Were 7 million people registered to vote in the 2020 general election in Wisconsin when only 4.5 million were eligible voters? No, that's not true: There were more than 3.9 million registered voters and an estimated 4.5 million eligible v
CLAIM: COVID-19 only spikes during election seasons. AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. There is no connection between rising COVID-19 cases and the electoral process, epidemiology experts confirm.
CNN reported Sept. 7, 2023, that President Joe Biden’s family admitted “he died and was replaced by an actor in 2019.”
CLAIM: There are more hunters in the U.S. than the world’s armies combined. AP’S ASSESSMENT: Partly false.
Do 222 contributions with "zero donor information" to the campaign of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis prove there was fraud? No, that's not true: An Emory University political science professor emeritus told Lead Sto
Were there 353 counties in 29 states with voter registrations exceeding "100 percent" and is that definitive evidence of something? No, that's not true: the social media account making that claim omits to say the "100 percent" is not refe
A new Florida law says “a father must submit a DNA test before signing the birth certificates.”
“Burning Man was a national emergency because it was flooded.”
Was a state of emergency declared due to an Ebola outbreak at Burning Man in Black Rock City, Nevada? No, that's not true: There were no reports of known or suspected Ebola cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), th
The desert festival has been mired by wet weather but there are no credible reports of an Ebola outbreak.
CLAIM: A new lawsuit against voting machine manufacturer Dominion Voting Systems has uncovered thousands of “duplicate ballots” in Fulton County, Georgia, from the 2020 presidential election.
The GOP field (mostly) punts on the frontrunner’s legal problems.
Is the federal government giving out health spending cards worth up to $5,600 that every American qualifies for? No, that's not true: The claim that the government is freely giving out health spending cards with thousands of dollars on th
Did government officials in Maui pass a law prohibiting new building unless some sort of "serious natural disaster" occurred, thereby raising suspicions about the cause of the deadly August 2023 wildfires on the Hawaiian island? No, that'