Were two CNN journalists arrested and charged for infiltrating the U.S. Capitol dressed as Trump supporters during the January 6, 2021 insurrection? No, that's not true: The two people identified in a video as being with CNN have no conne
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2021) — The Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) has partnered with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) to establish a global teaching program serving more than 20 countries. Thi
A claim that on January 1, 2021, a new law took effect in Pakistan requiring men to have two marriages has been viewed more than 5 million times on TikTok. The claim is likely satirical; similar claims have circulated in satirical posts in previous ye
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/ivanka-trump-news-network-parler/ On Jan. 8, 2021, Twitter announced
After U.S. President Donald Trump's Twitter account was permanently suspended, rumors flew about the president's next chosen platform.
Did President Donald Trump file state and federal lawsuits against Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for allegedly "leaking" the tape of a "confidential litigation call" regarding the president's request to overturn election r
The cause of death of the two people is yet to be determined by the Norwegian Medicines Agency and the National Institute of Public Health.
To find the truth we looked to the original source: Portuguese newspaper Correio da Manhã.
Sonia Acevedo suffered a ‘sudden death’ at home, two days after receiving the Pfizer COVID vaccine. The cause of her death is currently unknown.
It was the first vote of the new Congress, which convened on Jan. 3 with COVID-19 guidelines requiring testing and face coverings for lawmakers.
The Christmas Day bombing raised new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications.
Experts say there simply are not enough skilled threat-hunting teams to duly identify all the government and private-sector systems that may have been hacked.
A video showing two masked men on horseback carrying out an armed robbery has been shared more than a thousand times on Facebook, alongside the claim that the incident happened in Lesotho. This is false; while the video is genuine, the brazen act took
Multiple Facebook posts shared repeatedly in December 2020 claim the Sri Lankan government raised the eligibility age for motorcycle licenses from 17 to 25. The claim, which states the new policy will come into effect from January 1, 2021, circulate
A strange online death hoax about Clint Eastwood's net worth purportedly leaving his family "in tears" circulated in online advertisements late in 2020.
REVIEW The relatively short timeline in which COVID-19 vaccine candidates have reached the advanced stages of clinical trials have led many members of the public to express concerns about their safety. Following the announcement of the U.K.’s appr
Most European countries do not allow absentee ballots, but the president cherry-picked the data to make an outlandish claim.
On December 3 2020, a tweet by @thebradfordfile was shared to TheDonald.win, accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of having “rejected Trump’s offer for direct stimulus checks two months ago,” which placed the purported action in Septe
A repeatedly shared post on Facebook has claimed that City of London Police are warning people about a scam claiming to involve banks and mobile network operators that’s been warned about on Martin Lewis’s show. The post text reads: ‘
Carlos Antonio De Bourbon Montenegro and Marcos Raul Arevalo were arrested for seventeen counts of crimes related to voter fraud.
Do Dominion voting machines use Smartmatic vote counting software? No, that's not true. There is no connection between Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic. The companies are rivals and have been involved in legal battles against each o
Has social media site Parler been sold? No, that's not true: Co-owner Dan Bongino said on his verified Twitter account that rumors of the sale are false, and another co-owner is reported to have said the same in a Parler post. The claim a
It’s been a tough morning for President Donald Trump on Twitter. Between 10 a.m. and noon Eastern, he tweeted five times and had three of his posts labeled by the social media company as potentially “misleading about an election or other civic
A network of Facebook pages with names like Blacks for Trump and Catholics for Trump disappeared after a 2019 Snopes investigation. They returned just weeks before Election Day.
Quick Take Facebook users falsely claim a post critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was written by actor Clint Eastwood. A nearly identical post aimed at former President Barack Obama — and also misattributed to Eastwood —
A photo has been shared tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest alongside a claim it shows armour that King Henry VIII, who reigned as England's monarch from 1509 to 1547, made for his cat. The claim is false;
Multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times on October 12, 2020 claim to show photos of a tower block in the South Korean city of Ulsan that caught fire shortly after a performance in the city by a Myanmar boy band, Project K. The claim is false;
U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers.
Were the two terms that Barack Obama spent in office "a crime spree" in which $4 trillion of $6 trillion sent to Muslim nations disappeared, $200 billion was sent to Iran, $500 billion was "stolen" from the Housing and Urban Development d
U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to share a piece of satire as if it were genuine news.
Did Twitter shut down its entire network to slow the spread of negative news about Joe Biden? No, that's not true: the story was published by The Bablylon Bee (a satire website) after Twitter did experience some downtime shortly after a c
Did Kamala Harris withhold evidence on two Black men who were on death row, then release the evidence after they were executed? No, that's not true. And did Harris, former attorney general of California, jail over 1,500 Black men for poss
A post claiming that there are “2 million illegals wandering around the UK” has been shared on Facebook almost 50,000 times. The post seems to be referring to people who did not enter the country legally, or who did but no longer have the r
REVIEW Facebook posts comparing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 with the number of abortions worldwide have circulated since at least March 2020 (see example). Similar posts once again went viral in September 2020, albeit in a slightly diff
An image that appears to show a group of soldiers waving an Indian flag below Mount Kailash, a holy peak in Tibet, has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that claim the Indian army has taken a swathe of the mountain range that was previ
Has President Trump signed nine executive orders to combat child trafficking, with those orders not getting public coverage? No, that's not true: Trump has signed two executive orders that specifically mention human trafficking. Both were
Does George Soros own Two Sigma Investments? No, that's not true: The company's federal filings with the Security and Exchange Commission state that Soros has never been part of any ownership of the investment firm. The claim appeared in
An image has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Instagram posts that claim it shows Australian television network 7 News accurately predicted coronavirus case numbers for the state of Victoria on Sunday, September 13. The claim
The project, FactChat, will lead to the creation of a WhatsApp chatbot and two Spanish-language fact-checking units. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2020) -- Led by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at the Poynter Institute,
Did Donald Trump tweet that he's donating $500,000 toward the expenses of the two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who were shot and critically injured? No, that's not true: This tweet was not posted by Trump's authentic account; it