Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm has been previously criticised for her ties to an electric car company.
Damon Weaver was 23 when he died May 1, his sister told the Palm Beach Post.
The Israeli public in general has long felt the international media focus too heavily on the Palestinian side of the story while minimizing Israeli concerns and suffering.
SciCheck Digest The ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the U.S. are publicly available. Yet a false claim that the vaccines contain microchips is receiving renewed attention through a spate of videos of people claiming that magn
Articles and social media posts claim US Census Bureau figures show that nearly four million fewer voters cast ballots in the 2020 presidential election than the official tally, raising questions about the integrity of the result. But the number cited
With southeastern areas of the United States suffering gas shortages, social media posts purportedly show drivers using unorthodox methods to stockpile fuel. Some of the images, which include people using plastic bags for storage, are real but old, and
Rep. Elise Stefanik, a moderate turned Trump loyalist who's given voice to many of his false claims about election fraud, was elected as expected to the No. 3 post that Rep. Liz Cheney held for over two years.
As India’s coronavirus death toll soared, a video of shoppers at a packed market surfaced in Facebook posts alongside a claim it was filmed in Delhi. The claim is false: the video has circulated in news reports since April 2021 about a market in La
https://factcheck.thedispatch.com/p/does-the-covid-vaccines-cause-miscarriages A viral social media pos
Did Cristiano Ronaldo refuse to shake hands with the president of Israel? No, that's not true: A post that makes the claim relies on old footage of the soccer star appearing to snub Michel Platini, then-president of the Union of European
Across America, illegal drag racing has exploded in popularity since the coronavirus pandemic began, with dangerous upticks reported from Georgia and New York to New Mexico and Oregon.
The case is a test of whether the justices are willing to wade into the ongoing, complex conversations about race happening nationwide.
As the UK Covid-19 vaccine roll out has gathered pace, and the use of “vaccine passports” continue to be debated, an increasing number of social media users are voicing their opposition to these moves and claiming they are an infringement o
McDonald's is the latest restaurant chain to announce pay raises, following Chipotle, Olive Garden, and others.
The social media platforms admitted to deleting posts on evictions in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, but said this was due to a technical glitch.
The U.S. Census Bureau has been sucked into the swirl of misinformation surrounding the 2020 presidential election. “US Census Bureau confirms HUGE CONFLICT in total number of voters in 2020 election,” reads a claim that in recent days has
Multiple Facebook posts have shared parts of a study by US-based scientists that analysed spike proteins of the novel coronavirus. The posts suggest the study is evidence that some Covid-19 vaccines could be harmful. The claim is misleading: both the r
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in social media posts that claim it shows a large group of South Asian travellers at Singapore’s Changi Airport on May 5, 2021 -- just before the country announced new travel restrictions on vis
Articles claim a study found that the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech may cause diseases such as Alzheimer’s. But medical experts say the study linking mRNA shots to neurodegenerative diseases has no scientific basis, the paper is publi
For several years, an online advertisement claimed that "1 in 2 Mac users" were "unaware" of a "trick" to clean their computer.
While India suffered a devastating surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths in 2021, some saw an opportunity for insidious religious propaganda.
The sprint to vaccinate millions of middle and high school students has already started in parts of the country.
On April 26 2021, a Facebook user shared an image of a purported “three thousand year old statue found in Cappadocia,” in a post consisting of an image and words — but no additional information. Facebook accounts set to English by def
A viral social media post claims that the COVID-19 vaccines “are causing miscarriages.” The post includes a screenshot of data from what it claims is a list of reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System database (VAERS), of pregn
Quick Take An audit of ballots and a forensic audit of voting equipment earlier this year found no problems in the 2020 elections in Maricopa County, Arizona. But debunked claims about voter fraud revealed by secret “watermarks” are flowing aga
Rep. Liz Cheney has told Republicans she intends to remain in Congress and seek reelection next year in Wyoming, a solidly pro-Trump state.
The senator makes provocative but scientifically unproven claims about the risks of getting a covid vaccine.
Is Joe Biden not in charge and is the military in control of the White House? No, that's not true. Biden is the president of the United States per the U.S. Constitution Article 20. The military is not in charge of the White House, and the
Hours after clashing with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at a Senate hearing Tuesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci called Paul’s claim that the National Institutes of Health had funded “gain-of-function research” in Wuhan “preposterous” in an interview with Pol
Is the Keystone Pipeline closed and is that causing a gas shortage? No, that's not true. The gas shortage on the East Coast of the United States in May 2021 was triggered by a cyberattack that caused the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline,
Did scientists spot fungi growing on the surface of Mars? No, that's not true: Mars does not have all the capabilities to support plant life. According to a NASA spokesperson, the pictures are actually from the 2003 Opportunity mission an
Former U.S. President Donald Trump also made news when his name was imprinted on stimulus checks near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria’s ex-aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode tweeted a video of a crowd, claiming that the footage captured members of Nigerian Islamist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa forcefully converting people to Islam in Nigeria’s
“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
Bad information ruins lives. The online misinformation that has come with the pandemic has made this even more evident. We cannot go on relying on the internet companies to make decisions without independent scrutiny and transparency. Full Fact has lon
Aided by an astonishing nearly $76 billion budget surplus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed tax rebates of up to $1,100 for millions of households and more than $7 billion to help people affected by the pandemic cover rent and utilities.
Is the audio track accompanying a TikTok video of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden boarding the Marine One helicopter unusual (or fake)? No, that's not true: While someone has set the sound balance on this video clip extremel
In South Carolina, government offices were closed May 10, 2021, to observe the holiday. It wasn't alone.