On January 31 2023, a screenshot purportedly of a tweet by journalist Bob Woodward disclosing information about former United States President Donald Trump’s “Depends” [sic] appeared on Imgur: At the top of the image, the name “
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that Instagram needs to “TERMINATE…a right-wing media page posting CONSERVATIVE content.”
SciCheck Digest The warming trend in global temperature continued in 2022, which was the sixth-warmest year on record, according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. But a viral tweet — using just a small
On January 25 2023, an Imgur account shared a screenshot of two posts from Twitter, one of which was attributed to failed Republican political candidate Jeff Younger (@JeffYoungerTX) on the topic of the “political power” of women and “
Despite initially sharing media coverage of its tweet, the account then claimed it was a parody.
Did a Norwegian group of trans activists request that Aretha Franklin's song "Natural Woman" be removed from audio streaming services Spotify and Apple Music on January 20, 2023? No, that's not true: The account that started the thread on
Conservative reporters and commentators ran with speculation before checking the facts.
SciCheck Digest An unclear tweet from New York City health officials was meant to caution residents that the latest omicron subvariant, XBB.1.5, might be more likely than previous variants to infect vaccinated or previously infected people. Social
Bill Gates tweeted that “vaccines in our food supply solves the problem of vaccine hesitancy.”
Amid concerns about the lack of availability and rocketing prices of eggs, a popular January 15 2023 post to Reddit’s r/SandersForPresident touched on one of the topics contained in public discussions: We need a windfall profits tax.
REVIEW A tweet by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (@nychealthy), posted on 13 January 2023, generated confusion over its statement that “Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 now accounts for 73% of all sequenced COVID-19 cases in N
Did Microsoft founder Bill Gates tweet about forcing COVID-19 vaccinations on people by injecting mRNA into their food supply? No, that's not true: A search of Gates' Twitter account reveals the tweet is fake. The claim appeared in an art
Photo shows a copycat ‘QAnon shaman’ at attack on Brazil’s capital.
No such tweet was posted. This claim stems from an edited image designed to provoke a backlash.
Did the World Economic Forum (WEF) or its founder and executive chairman, Klaus Schwab, tweet or say that "Jesus is the original fake news"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the statement is from Schwab or the WEF. The claim
On January 5 2023, a Reddit post to r/WhitePeopleTwitter queried whether it was true that the To Catch a Predator series (a sting-based reality show) ended after an entrapped Texas district attorney died by suicide “in front of the camera”
Did the World Economic Forum (WEF) tweet that "Christmas must be abolished" to fight climate change? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that this is a real tweet and it does not appear on the official WEF Twitter account. The claim
Did Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweet about celebrating Christmas by "putting migrants on a bus and kicking them out into the freezing cold"? No, that's not true: The tweet is fake. It combines a genuine photo of the governor's family with a m
Did Twitter CEO Elon Musk tweet that Tesla, his electric-vehicle and sustainable-energy company, was forced to recall its entire fleet? No, that's not true: The tweet was posted by a parody account impersonating Musk, the CEO of Tesla. Th
Elon Musk said, “In some parts of the world, journalists get murdered for crossing the wrong people.”
Did Elon Musk tweet, "You know, in some parts of the world, journalists get murdered for crossing the wrong people. Banning the reporters I don't like from my own platform feels like a pretty innocuous alternative to me" on December 16, 2
Stephen Boss died because of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Did Hillary Clinton, the former U.S. secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, tweet about "Elon Musk's suicide" in response to the Twitter CEO releasing corporate discussions, now known as "The Twitter Files," about Tw
Elon Musk tweeted, “The Democrats paid the CEO Jack Dorsey of Twitter millions of dollars to block and delete people’s pages during the 2020 election.”
Republican officials have called for state and federal investigations of Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs after learning her office on Jan. 7, 2021, asked Twitter to review two tweets about the state’s voter registration database that it d
A screenshot of a tweet supposedly from right-wing commentator Matt Walsh went viral in the last week, with Walsh allegedly saying: “‘Taking advantage’ of a drunk girl is not rape.” This tweet uses Walsh’s real Twitter handle and avatar, b
President Joe Biden’s daughter-in-law tweeted, “The press is also covering up serious health issues that my father in law is facing. The plan is for Kamala to get a one track ride to the nomination in 2024.”
Did the staff of presidential candidate Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee suppress political speech leading up to the 2020 election against then-President Donald Trump when it requested certain tweets be reviewed? No, that's
Did Twitter CEO Elon Musk announce in a tweet that he is "buying Snapchat and deleting all the filters"? No, that's not true: There is no publicly available evidence to suggest that Musk said or tweeted such a statement. The "tweet" in th
Elon Musk said he’s buying Snapchat.
Did Apple CEO Tim Cook tell Elon Musk that his "feedback is appreciated" and demand that he "pay 30%" after the Twitter CEO claimed that Apple seeks to suppress free speech? No, that's not true: The wisecrack had appeared on other Twitter
The Club Q shooting was a “false flag.”
Did former President Donald Trump tweet on November 19, 2022, for the first time since having his Twitter account reinstated? No, that's not true: He has not tweeted since January 8, 2021. The claim appeared in an Instagram post on Novemb
Did Apple delete all its tweets? No, that's not true: While Apple's official Twitter account @Apple is devoid of tweets, it's not because they were deleted. The tech giant doesn't typically tweet, but it does maintain other official Twitt
Trump tweeted about his return to Twitter on Nov. 19.
Did Fulton County, Georgia, election officials fire a mother and son hired as poll workers because the mom posted a tweet on the morning of the election saying she was "working at the polls to ensure a free and fair election?" No, that's
“There is no chain of custody” for ballots placed in Box No. 3 at Maricopa, Arizona, polling sites.
Thunderous crowd at Philadelphia Phillies game “literally registering on the Penn State University Brandywine seismograph station.”