A video has been viewed millions of times in multiple posts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok, alongside a claim that it shows an Islamist group, the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), being expelled from the Indonesian city of Semarang. The video w
A 74-year-old man leaped into a Florida pond and wrestled open the jaws of an alligator that lunged from the water to attack his 3-month-old puppy.
A stunning photograph had some wondering whether it was real.
A Turkish court sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel to life prison sentences Thursday, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in the 2016 failed coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government.
A months-old document exploring one possible response to the COVID-19 pandemic was misrepresented on social media.
Two photos of Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim they show her raising a three-fingered salute in support of Thai pro-democracy protesters. The claim is false
“They’re known as ‘man’s best friend’, but if you live with a dog, you may unknowingly be increasing your risk of coronavirus.” Daily Mirror, 17 November 2020. “Walking your pet dog may raise your risk of cat
A video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube and in multiple online posts which claim it shows that a Philippine Supreme Court justice has been "removed" from participating in a vice presidential poll dispute case. The claim is mis
An activist group combating the proliferation of white supremacist propaganda online accused Facebook in a November 2020 report of failing to act when alerted to the spread of one such network on its platforms in 2018. “Facebook’s leadersh
There seems to be a real disconnect between the claims of widespread fraud, a stolen election and illegal voting made by President Donald Trump and his allies and the actual claims formally made by his lawyers in court.
On November 22 2020, a Reddit user shared the following image to r/facepalm, which purported to show a Giant Food “super spread” advertisement: No way this went unnoticed from facepalm The post, which was an image
Have Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic closed up shop and are all their executives on the run after the 2020 vote count? No, that's not true: Neither Dominion nor Smartmatic has shuttered. Citing safety concerns, Dominion has encoura
A video has been viewed and shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube alongside a claim that it shows Kuwaitis throwing away French products after boycott calls triggered a standoff between France and some Muslim countries over
A video of a crowd outside an airport in the Indian state of Assam has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim it shows people shouting pro-Pakistan slogans at a local politician. The claim was widely amplified by
Did 3,000 Michigan precincts report vote tallies that are 350% above the number of registered voters? No, that's not true: Statewide, some 7.2 million people were active registered voters, while approximately 5.5 million people voted in t
Did Donald Trump's older sister, Elizabeth Trump Grau, tweet in support of the president? No, that's not true. The "tweet" was created on a parody account. It's not real. The claim appeared in a post (archived here) by President Trump on
A Facebook post shared more than a hundred times claims to show tweets from US president-elect Joe Biden and former president Barack Obama calling for the release of Ugandan opposition politician Bobi Wine who was detained on November 18, 2020. Howe
Singer Dolly Parton via Instagram acknowledged her $1 million contribution towards COVID-19 research at Vanderbilt University.
Richard Barron, the Fulton County elections director has clarified that the poll worker in the video was throwing paper instructions.
There is no evidence that Joe Biden knew about his son's business dealings, or that he used his influence to his son's benefit.
A record-breaking nearly 70,000 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus in the U.S. as of Nov. 15, 13,000 more than a week earlier, according to the COVID Tracking Project.
The proceedings in federal bankruptcy court will lead to the creation of a compensation fund to pay out settlements to abuse survivors whose claims are upheld.
A conservative group moved to dismiss voter fraud lawsuits it had filed in four states days after the group's leader made baseless allegations questioning the integrity of the election.
There is a long history of outgoing presidents leaving letters to their successors.
This week, MediaWise’s Teen Fact-Checking Network took on six claims, focusing on the presidential election, Justice Amy Coney Barrett and the coronavirus pandemic. The internet asked if Sharpiegate is legit, if Melania Trump voted twice, what Justic
Word spread quickly on Twitter and TikTok that the company was purportedly facing financial hardship.
Quick Take A baseless conspiracy theory claims that a secret supercomputer was used to switch votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden. Experts — and the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency — have said the theory is a hoax
This is an addition to a story that ran earlier, updated after the project won an international award. You can read the original version here. The CoronaVirusFacts Alliance was one of 10 projects selected to be supported for one year by the Scale-Up Co
There is no evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election despite President Donald Trump's claims.
All week, the president has been tweeting madly. But many of his claims are mindless.
Multiple Facebook posts shared in November 2020 claim that the Philippine Supreme Court has warned Vice President Leni Robredo to stop publicly discussing a poll dispute case filed against her by losing opponent Bongbong Marcos. The posts are misleadin
A monumental undertaking must distribute hundreds of millions of doses, prioritize who’s first in line and ensure that people who get the initial shot return for the necessary second one.
A photo showing former Philippine human rights chief Etta Rosales speaking to reporters has been shared several times on Facebook alongside a purported quote by her, in which she says the Islamic State-linked Maute group are “defenceless” and “pi
Does a video show a worker tearing up a ballot for President Donald Trump? No, that's not true: It was a prank. There's no evidence the man, who says in the video "we get your votes and we separate them," was a poll worker. Since it went
Facebook and Instagram posts shared in Canada and the United States claim the medical industry is supplying the flu shot to pharmacies and doctors’ offices for free, implying that such a giveaway is suspicious. While many patients do not pay a direct
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the latest legal challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act today. There are a range of possible outcomes in the case, from the court not ruling on the merits to the court nullifying the enti
“Well in 30yrs of being a nurse, never seen anything quite like this. Pooling of tests. 5 different people's swabs sent off in one vial. So one positive will contaminate the other 4, giving 5 positives. What the hell is going on? Total madness #
While it may be new to TikTok users, this joke has been around for years.
There is no centralised data on the killing of RTI activists. A senior RTI activist from Bihar said more than 16 activists were killed in 11 years.