Syria war monitoring groups said the strikes hit trucks moving weapons to a base for Iranian-backed militias.
Now that the coronavirus has been in the United States for roughly a year, new numbers are revealing the scale of COVID-19’s impact on American health: COVID-19 has become the country’s third leading cause of death, and could be on its way to outpa
An image has been shared repeatedly in multiple Facebook posts in February 2021, purporting to show a Sri Lankan opposition politician holding a photo of a locally produced soft drink during a media interview. The posts claim the politician was critic
An image has been shared in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that purports to show Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg eating on a train while a group of African children look on. The posts mocked Thunberg for her social activism after she twee
State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of annual safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity.
The United States has pledged to tell the world its conclusions on what role Saudi Arabia's crown prince played in the brutal killing and carving up of a U.S.-based journalist.
"Having a staph infection [from wearing a face mask] is a pretty rare occurrence, and it usually involves multiple things for it to happen."
Social media posts claimed he used the racial slur in a speech about international security.
The Florida county refused to lower its courthouse flags to half-staff in honor of the late conservative broadcaster Rush Limbaugh.
An article shared thousands of times says the US federal government stopped Texas from generating more power as a severe winter storm approached. This is false; a spokeswoman for the state’s grid operator called the claim “misinformation,” and do
A Facebook post claims that there was a decrease in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in 2020 due to scheduled vaccinations being cancelled. A link in the post to an article clarifies that the data shown actually represents the number of SIDS reports
Flu has virtually disappeared from the U.S., with reports coming in at far lower levels than anything seen in decades.
It has been claimed on Facebook that the Oxford/Astrazeneca vaccine contains viruses from chimpanzees and human foetal cells. The post suggests this means the vaccine contains animal products. Does the vaccine contain human foetal cells? We have fact c
A photo showing a frozen waterfall inside a house has been shared on social media with claims that it was taken in Texas during the recent devastating winter storm. This is false; the image has been on the internet since 2018, more than two years befor
Here's a guide to what's wrong or off-base about House GOP talking points attacking the covid-rleief plan.
Republicans rallied solidly against Democrats' proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate's parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage.
There are some amazing and authentic images taken by the Martian rovers, but this isn't one of them.
On February 21 2021, a screenshot of a purported news article attributed to “Andrea Tonks” and reporting that disinformation purveyor Alex Jones had lost thousands of dollars to a Communist “findom” (financial dominatrix) appea
With its long-term facilities for immigrant children nearly full, the Biden administration is working to expedite the release of children to their relatives in the U.S.
Staff closed the building due to a misunderstanding and out of an abundance of caution.
In late February 2021, a catchy TikTok song (“Antifa Hoedown”) began migrating to Facebook, often in the form of the version seen below: That version was uploaded by @eerie.bxby on January 28 2021, and it showed a dark-haired woman danc
These Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) won't hit the road until 2023.
Woods pleaded guilty to reckless driving after being arrested in 2017.
Did a woman receive news of her husband's death, as well as his last message to her, phrase by phrase, delivered by a detail of soldiers who tore pages off a large easel-size pad of paper? No, that's not true: These actors are role-playin
The Jaws of Life are now in widespread use, but were originally invented to rescue race car drivers.
For Native Americans, Deb Haaland is more than an elected official on track to become the first Indigenous secretary of the Interior Department.
A previous traffic collision had serious personal consequences for the golf champion.
After 139 years at 807 Franklin St. in San Francisco, a two-story Victorian house has a new address.
As an example of how disinformation can get laundered through Facebook, witness the attempt to spread a lie about the current vaccination efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic. The claim originated with a post from a user based in England reading: Che
A post on Facebook suggests that wearing a mask causes people to contract bacterial pneumonia and that the government manipulated Covid-19 statistics to create fear when Covid-19 is no longer classified as a high consequence infectious disease (HCID).
A widely shared picture of a “giant rat” actually shows a rat being specially photographed to make it look bigger. The text accompanying the picture says the animal was caught in Tooting, south London, and adds: “they are back in Toot
Emma Coronel Aispuro, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, was arrested at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
A photo collage has been shared in multiple Facebook posts that claim it shows failed construction projects by a political opposition party in the Philippines. The claim is misleading: while one photo in the collage genuinely shows a bridge in the
Multiple Facebook posts claim Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Covid-19 vaccination -- broadcast live on national television on February 21, 2021 -- was faked. The posts claim the doctor who vaccinated Morrison left the cap on the syringe
Facebook said it will lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck with Australia's government on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
A video has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook and YouTube posts alongside a claim it shows a CNN journalist deliberately mistranslating a Chinese man’s comments in a report about coronavirus lockdowns in China. The posts claim
Kohl's is fighting back against an investor group's efforts to take control of the department store chain's board, arguing that it would derail its progress and momentum.
Was rapper 42 Dugg shot in Atlanta? No, that's not true. 42 Dugg, whose real name is Dion Marquise Hayes, was not one of the victims of a shooting that took place on the set of a music video in Atlanta on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He pos
It is time for Jeep to stop using the Cherokee Nation's name on its Cherokee and Grand Cherokee SUVs, the chief of the Oklahoma-based tribe said.
A Facebook post shared in South Africa alleges that the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines have “killed” hundreds of people in the United States according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But this claim