A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook posts claiming it shows young Myanmar protesters joining a combat exercise with an ethnic rebel group in May 2021. The posts circulated online as anti-coup protesters reportedly joined re
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moved to ease indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.
Israel pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, killing as many as 10 senior Hamas military figures and toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes.
The sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students has already started in parts of the country.
Photos of a woman in a hospital bed and several newborns in incubators have been shared repeatedly in Kenya in Facebook and Twitter posts telling the story of 25-year-old Halima Cisse, a Malian woman who gave birth to nine babies in Morocco on May 4, 2
During May 3 remarks on the American Families Plan, President Joe Biden boasted that there was not much disparity in the COVID-19 vaccination rates for white Americans and Americans of color who are at least 65. “And what’s happening now is all
The judge was tasked with deciding whether the NRA should be allowed to incorporate in Texas instead of New York, where the state is suing in an effort to disband the group.
On May 10 2021, rumors of an imminent gas shortage spread everywhere, followed immediately by a photograph purportedly showing a couple “stocking up” on gas to get ahead of the situation. The image was absolutely everywhere, with at least t
An old image of Baba Ramdev hospitalized has gone viral on social media. The post falsely claims that he is on ventilator support in the hospital.
“If I go to collect a parcel at the Post Office now, I need to take my driving licence or my passport.” Gillian Keegan MP, 11 May 2021. Speaking on the BBC, Conservative MP Gillian Keegan said you need to show photo identification in order
Since 1997, the United Nations has rejected Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem and said that the settlements have "no legal validity".
A photo has circulated on social media alongside a claim it shows a group of South Vietnamese people shortly before they were killed by North Vietnamese troops at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. The claim is false: the original photo, taken in
Facebook posts shared thousands of times in Sri Lanka promote a purported supplement as a Covid-19 treatment, claiming the remedy cured patients at a local hospital. The claim is false: health experts warned the purported treatment was a "scam". The
People in Jordan, Oman, and Saudi Arabia reported sightings of the Chinese rocket debris on social media.
Was there a coup at the Pentagon? Were the Joint Chiefs of Staff overthrown? No, that's not true: A Pentagon spokesperson denied the claim, which was based on a single purported "confidential" source. The story was published by a website
The character's official name is Billy the Puppet.
A video from 2020 with a Bengali song 'Khela Hobe' is falsely attributed as TMC supporters celebrating the 2021 election victory.
Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the platform’s permanent ban of former President Donald Trump’s account for now, but said that while Trump did create an “an environment where a serious risk of violence was possible,” it was unjust to keep h
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
We were left with questions after watching a TikTok video that appeared to show a hare being launched into the air by a Google Maps Street View car.
“The evidence just isn’t there," RuPaul reportedly declared.
A witness to a troubling situation who is in a group may feel a lesser sense of personal responsibility than a single individual.
“Doubling of teenage depression rates linked to social media use” Daily Telegraph print edition, 28 April 2021 A headline in the Daily Telegraph has claimed that teenage depression rates doubling is linked to social media use. The article a
Articles shared on social media claim several dietary supplements can serve to “neutralize” effects of widely-used Covid-19 shots. This is false; doctors dismiss the claim, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the inocu
A viral clip of Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner ignores about an hour's worth of relevant context.
By a 6-3 vote, the court sided with Agusto Niz-Chavez, a Guatemalan immigrant who has been in the United States since 2005.
The Goldeneye 007 title that ended up being released on Nintendo 64 in 1997 perhaps defined an entire generation of video games.
A famous photograph of the Queen smiling beside Prince Philip dressed in a bearskin hat has been widely shared on Facebook since the Duke of Edinburgh’s death. The photograph is real, but the accompanying story about Prince Philip dressing up as
Russia exported oxygen concentrators, ventilators to India on April 28. It proposes to supply Remdesivir & oxygen production devices in coming days.
Data published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows that Maharashtra has received over 93 lakh doses of vaccines.
A post on Facebook claims that a small amount of Heinz tomato ketchup tested positive for Covid-19 using a lateral flow test. This is inaccurate. We have seen, and reported on, a number of similar self-styled experiments with food including orang
A Facebook post by a school board member sparked widespread inaccurate reports.
A brand-new Twitter account manufactured cheap online clout in April 2021 by posting a false “report” painting television host RuPaul as a political commentator. The account, “Breaking Celebrity News,” generated angry responses
The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) called on fellow industry advocacy groups to push back against CNN in response to inaccurate and racist comments by one of the news network’s pundits. The group made the request in the wake of pa
The latest information on the police shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr., who was killed by deputies in North Carolina on April 21.
Dabhadkar, a COVID-19 afflicted RSS worker, opted for a discharge against the medical advice to provide his bed to a younger person in Nagpur.
An article in the Guardian this week claimed that public support for the Conservative party has fallen after recent news reports about the alleged conduct of senior people in government. The article says: “An Ipsos Mori poll found that the party&