“The gay dating app Grindr says if Florida doesn’t stop passing homophobic and transphobic laws, they’ll reveal every Republican legislator and party official who secretly uses the app.”
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Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence ‘Gays’ Commit 45% Of Child Sexual Abuse
Do gay men and gay women make up 2 percent of the world's population but commit 45 percent of all sexual assaults against children? No, that's not true: Experts in the field say there is not a greater risk that gay people will be child mo
The Dispatch→ House Republicans Clash Over Immigration
Rep. Tony Gonzales speaks on the steps of the Capitol in 2021. (Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Plus: GOP senators respond to Trump’s rhetoric, a Democrat wants other senators on the record on gun bills, and Blinken misses McCa
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Grindr Did NOT Threaten To ‘Reveal Every Republican Legislator And Party Official Who Secretly Uses’ The LGBTQ+ Dating App
Did the LGBTQ+-focused dating app Grindr threaten to "reveal every Republican legislator and party official who secretly uses" it, if "Florida doesn't stop passing homophobic and transphobic laws"? No, that's not true: The original wordin
The Dispatch→ House Passes Parental Rights Bill
Students in a classroom. (Via Getty Images)Plus: A March Madness update after an exciting weekend of games. 🏀☘️Continue reading House Passes Parental Rights Bill »
PolitiFact→ Janet Protasiewicz – Kelly did unrecuse himself in voting case, but never got the chance to decide the matter
As a sitting Supreme Court justice, Daniel Kelly recused himself from a case, then “he pocketed $20,000 in contributions” from the plaintiff and family members and “unrecused himself so he could judge the case.”
Logically→ Phones in U.K. will only work at a limited capacity if users don’t reply to the emergency text alert on April 23.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Lauren Boebert Satirical Tweet About ‘Millions Of Boating Accidents’ Caused By ATF Pistol Braces Ban Widely Misinterpreted
Did Rep. Lauren Boebert literally mean that banning pistol braces is causing "millions of boating accidents" when she posted a tweet critical of "Biden's ATF rule"? No, that's not true: The term "boating accident" is a well-known in-joke
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: False Promotions Use Famous Brand Names — Tricking People To Hand Over Personal Information
Can simply answering three or four questions and paying a nominal handling fee qualify people to redeem tickets, receive expensive products, $500 or even $1,000 gift cards, store credit or compensation from well-known brands? No, that's n
Full Fact→ Eating bugs hasn’t been shown to cause cancer or lung disease
A social media post claims that eating insects causes disease. But the evidence it cites does not support this.
The Dispatch→ House Republicans Leap to Trump’s Defense
Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy speaks during a news conference in May 2022. (Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)Plus: The Senate considers ending a pair of war authorizations, and the China competition committee plans its next hearing.C
Health Feedback→ Clinical trials show no association between the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs and Alzheimer’s or memory loss
REVIEW A Facebook reel claiming “Drs. Cause Alzheimers [sic]” went viral in mid-March 2023, receiving more than 113,000 views. The video featured a speech by veterinarian and naturopath Joel Wallach, who claimed that Alzheimer’s is a new disea
Logically→ Andrew Mitchell forced MPs to leave the House of Commons chamber while Andrew Bridgen was speaking about vaccines.
Full Fact→ Facebook post falsely denies planes caused Twin Towers to collapse
A Facebook post denies that planes caused the Twin Towers to collapse.
Logically→ Video shows cages in California intended to be used for humans in 15-minute cities.
The Dispatch→ Housekeeping and the Apocalypse (w/ Niall Ferguson & Martin Gurri)
What could go wrong?Continue reading Housekeeping and the Apocalypse (w/ Niall Ferguson & Martin Gurri) »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: NO Evidence Seafood Causes Leukemia
Does consuming seafood cause the form of cancer called leukemia? No, that's not true: No scientific proof exists that eating seafood causes leukemia, a University of California, Riverside expert, who specializes in the study of how enviro
Full Fact→ Asda tills don’t use facial recognition for targeted ads
A Facebook video wrongly claims Asda’s self-service tills use facial recognition to collect data about customers for targeted advertising.
Full Fact→ ‘Human cages’ in California were used by prison service
A video claiming the police promised to destroy the cages is wrong.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Meme uses faulty math to claim that it takes 300 gallons of jet fuel to de-ice wind turbines
"We’re just burning 300 gallons of jet fuel to de-ice this clean energy wind turbine … that needs 80 gallons of synthetic oil to operate."
Full Fact→ Facebook hoax about missing child uses photo of girl believed to have been murdered years ago
A Facebook post claiming to be a mother searching for her missing daughter is a hoax. It uses the photo of a girl who is believed to have been murdered in New Hampshire, US.
Health Feedback→ No evidence supports the use of medicinal plants mullein and marshmallow to cure or mitigate COVID-19
REVIEW Many claims of alternative or natural remedies against COVID-19 circulated on the internet during the pandemic. However, such claims are typically unsupported by clinical evidence, as Health Feedback’s previous reviews show. Similarly, a vi
Health Feedback→ Methodologically flawed cholesterol study from 2016 used to support false claims that high cholesterol increases longevity
REVIEW On 11 March 2013, a Facebook post claimed, “A new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer”. The post linked to an article with that exact title published on Livingtraditionally.com in 2020, which i
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Menstrual Cycles ARE Natural, Are NOT Caused Because Body Is Removing Toxins
Are menstrual cycles not natural and are they caused because the body is removing toxins? No, that's not true: "It is completely natural and it is essential," a physician and scientist told Lead Stories about the menstrual cycle. The clai
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Joe Biden says domestic violence calls prompt most police deaths; data lists likelier causes
“More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.”
AllSides→ Posts Spread Unfounded Claims About Russia’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No mystery: Former Clinton White House official died after jet turbulence
“Clinton ally mysteriously dies.”
Poynter→ There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The View’ and Kyle Rittenhouse. A post that says so is satire.
If you want a “smart, speedy take on the news around the world,” perhaps don’t rely on “News Portal,” the name of a WordPress blog that describes itself as such. […] The post There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The
Logically→ The experimental Spanish flu vaccine tested in 1918 caused the Spanish flu, not the virus.
FactCheck.org→ Posts Spread Unfounded Claims About Russia’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines
SciCheck Digest Russia developed a COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in 2020. President Vladimir Putin has said he received three doses of the vaccine, and the government continues to urge Russians to get vaccinated against the disease. But social media
Logically→ Fluoride in tap water is used to control and pacify the population.
PolitiFact→ Was Silicon Valley Bank demise caused by Trump easing regulation, 'woke' efforts, or something else?
Democrats blamed the demise of Silicon Valley Bank on banking regulation changes signed by former President Donald Trump. Republicans blamed the bank’s focus on "woke" investments. Here's what experts in finance and banking had to say about those exp
PolitiFact→ Bloggers – Post about ‘The View’ and Kyle Rittenhouse is satire; there is no lawsuit settlement
“‘The View’ settles with the Rittenhouses for $22 million and a formal apology.”
Logically→ HAARP is being used to accelerate the climate change agenda through global weather modification.
Logically→ The COVID-19 vaccine caused Tom Sizemore to suffer a ruptured cerebral aneurysm, leading to his death.
Health Feedback→ “Vitamin B17” is neither a vitamin nor a cancer treatment and can cause cyanide poisoning
REVIEW Social media platforms have become a major source of unproven cancer cures and alternative treatments. Some of these alleged remedies might be toxic or reduce the effectiveness of proven medical treatments. But even those that aren’t har
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – That White House Visitors Center photo looks like Joe Biden, because it is of Joe Biden
The White House Visitor Center is displaying a photo of a fake President Joe Biden.
Logically→ mRNA vaccines have caused a sharp increase in the number of stillbirths recorded in Singapore.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: X-Rated Mickey Mouse Video NOT ‘Old @Disney Reel’ – It’s Forged Version Of ‘Steamboat Willie’
Is Mickey Mouse "clearly massaging his massive erection" in a video described on social media as an "old @Disney reel"? No, that's not true: A former Disney animator called the short clip a "forgery." The NSFW video takes isolated charact
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, Tucker Carlson’s airing of Jan. 6 footage wasn’t connected to House select committee’s end
“The January 6 committee disbanded immediately after the new footage was released.”