Do separate claims -- that farmers were paid to destroy crops and livestock, and that numerous incidents of food processing plants burning in recent months have been intentional and coordinated -- combine to show proof of a plan to disrup
By Uliana Malashenko and James Rosen Was U.S. citizen Brent Renaud, who was killed March 13 by Russian troops at a checkpoint near the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, an American intelligence operative? No, it is not true. The claim was made w
While there is a seasonal rise of gastroenteritis in dogs, the information being shared is from 2020, and is not accurate.
Does the brain have seven minutes of activity after the body dies, replaying memories in a dream sequence? No, there is no evidence to substantiate that claim: When the heart stops, the brain stops, according to a WebMD article titled, "D
Will eating 200 apple seeds cause a fatal reaction? Not necessarily: Apple seeds contain a chemical compound that decomposes into cyanide but the compound must be released by finely crushing or chewing the seeds. The number of apple seeds
Is there no national manhunt for the January 5, 2021, bomb maker? No, that's not true: The search for the pipe-bomb maker involves the FBI's Washington, D.C., field office and that agency's partners at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire
Does the photo in this social media post show the first version of the Statue of Liberty, and was it sent back to France? No, neither is true: The photo is of a different statue, in the Caribbean nation of St. Martin. The first Statue of
Did individuals in Italy who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 burn their vaccine "passes" in solidarity with unvaccinated individuals? No, that's not true: Italy's COVID-19 "green" certification is a digital pass -- not a green piece
Does a podcaster's online video prove there are no SARS-CoV-2 variants, that there's no pandemic and that COVID-19 isn't a novel disease? No, that's not true: coronavirus conspiracist David Martin's claims fly in the face of the establish
Was the novel coronavirus launched as a diversionary tactic to distract the masses from misdeeds of global elites, and is COVID-19 less dangerous than the seasonal flu? No, that's not true: Experts in public health and virology have publi
Is there evidence or criminal charges that say South Carolina sex crimes defendant Jason "DJ Kidd" Pope trafficked "nearly 700 women, all black"? No, that's not true: Social media posts have taken out of context Pope's Facebook boast that
Did some California counties allow voters to use ImageCast Remote software to mark their mail-in ballots? Yes, that's true, but election officials insist the system is secure from fraud. The ImageCast Remote system allows voters to downlo
Hospitals and other medical facilities urgently requested for more ventilators starting Feb., however Trump invoked the DPA in April.
Did a hunter in Alaska kill the largest grizzly bear on record? And did the grizzly kill two hunters beforehand? No, neither assertion is true: This meme is a still-circulating exaggeration of a real grizzly killing that occurred in 2001,
Is it legal to have sex with a four-year-old anywhere and is there an effort to make it legal? No, that's not true: It is a false claim made by QAnon promoters who work to convince social media users that there is a global child trafficki
Is a text message saying there's an unclaimed package waiting linked to sex trafficking? No, that's not true. A meme has gone viral showing a text message saying there's a package for the recipient, with the meme claiming the link in the
Did the number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. spike in recent days because of increased testing? No, that's not true: It's an assertion made without supporting evidence. Data clearly show there is no simple cause-and-effect relationship between
Was President Donald Trump playing on one of his golf courses while U.S. soldiers were carrying out the raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? No, that's not true: The claim that the raid happened at 3:30 pm EST on October 26, 2019
Is there still a mystery surrounding the bright red glow under the clouds seen by a pilot flying over the north Pacific Ocean? No, that's not true: Pilot Dustin Maggard spotted the red glow on July 16, 2022. Although there was initially s
Are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) weather cameras offline along the entire coastline of the lower 48 states? No, that's not true: In an email to Lead Stories, the FAA said it has no weather camera systems in those areas. Hundreds
Did COVID vaccine trials skip animal testing and go straight to people because all the animals were dying? No, that's not true: In an email to Lead Stories, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said, "The claim is completely false.
Do COVID-19 vaccines create "engineered biostructures" inside human arteries? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that happens. In an email to Lead Stories, Dr. John R. Su with the Immunization Safety Office of the Centers for Diseas
Did a doctor take over eight minutes to gingerly remove a "parasite" from a woman's scalp? No, that's not true: This video is the creation of sword swallower and content creator Juliette Electrique, who works with Las Vegas entertainment
Are disposable COVID-19 testing swabs that have been sterilized using ethylene oxide (EO) gas considered carcinogenic and dangerous when used daily? No, that's not true: Only minuscule amounts of EO remain after processing. Matthew J. Ard
Did Dr. Rachel Levine, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, say that gender-affirmation surgery should be available to kids in an interview? No, that's not true: While Levine did support gender-af
Did three doctors in Canada die after receiving a fourth COVID-19 shot? No, that's not true: There's no evidence any of the men were boosted a second time, but, if they were, there's also no evidence that the vaccinations caused their dea
Does Ray Epps' wife work for a company that owns Dominion Voting Systems? No, that's not true: Robyn Epps is the wife of Ray Epps, who has become a target of a conspiracy theory that claims that since he has not been arrested for particip
Does the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency have a "Threat List" of 8 million Americans who will be detained or executed when martial law is imposed? No, that's not true: There's no evidence of such a list being compiled by the CIA or that
Did NASA designate a "new cloud" called a sundog in 1998? No, that's not true: A sundog is not a cloud. It is an optical phenomenon caused by refraction of the sun's rays by ice crystals in the atmosphere. This phenomenon is not caused by
Do COVID-19 vaccines suppress the human immune system? No, that's not true: There is nothing to suggest that COVID shots have that sort of impact on the body's defenses. "There is no clinical or epidemiological evidence that COVID vaccine
Was a Detroit man arrested for kissing his daughter and posting a photo of the kiss online? No, there's no evidence that's true: The Detroit police have no record of such an arrest. Also, a father kissing his daughter is not illegal -- a
Is there a global recall of all COVID-19 vaccines? No, that's not true: There is no evidence of global public health agencies pulling their support for and endorsement of vaccinations to protect against SARS-CoV-2 (coronavirus disease) an
Does a news report from CNN that aired on September 11, 2001, prove that a plane didn't crash into the Pentagon on that day? No, that's not true: There is plenty of evidence that a plane crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11, and the news rep
Did a woman experience a fentanyl overdose after touching a folded dollar bill she found at a Nashville McDonald's? No, there's no evidence of that: The dollar bill was never tested for narcotics and the woman was never treated for a fent
Don't worry, there's no need to treat your pet like a bioweapon.
Is Tylenol use during pregnancy linked to autism? No, there's no evidence to support that. Autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. According to the Centers for Dis
Are COVID vaccines linked to a 25 percent increase in cardiac arrest for both males and females in Israel? No, there's no evidence to support that. While data show an increase in calls to emergency medical services (EMS) for these types o
Was former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe assassinated because he didn't follow World Economic Forum (WEF) orders, didn't mandate COVID-19 vaccines, sent 1.6 million doses back and gave citizens ivermectin? No, that's not true: There'
Didn't make it to Stonehenge for the solstice? There's still time to catch Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and bathes the urban canyons in a rosy glow.
Did the restart of experiments at the CERN subatomic particle collider on July 5, 2022, cause time travel at the organization's headquarters along the border of France and Switzerland? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that anythin