A Silicon Valley Bank logo in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/AFP/Getty Images) Claims are circulating online that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) donated more than $73 million to the Black Lives Matter nonprofit organization befo
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Poynter→ Claims that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter are unsupported
Newsmax, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters suggested without evidence that 'woke' investments contributed to the bank's collapse.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter is unsupported
Silicon Valley Bank “donated $73M to 'BLM Movement'”
The Dispatch→ Did ‘The Simpsons’ Predict The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank?
A digitally altered clip circulating online claims to show a scene from an old episode of The Simpsons featuring a run on Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank collapsed earlier this month and social media users are pointing to the clip as evidence
AllSides→ Sorting fact from fiction in Silicon Valley Bank blame game
AllSides→ ‘The Simpsons’ did not predict collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Silicon Valley Bank Failure NOT ‘First Massive Bank Collapse This Century’
Was the $209 billion Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure in March 2023 the "first massive bank collapse this century"? No, that's not true: "Washington Mutual is still larger, but SVB was the largest since the Great Recession," Julianne Bre
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
Snopes→ Flash Floods Strand 1K People in Death Valley National Park
About 60 vehicles were buried in debris and about 500 visitors and 500 park workers were stranded.
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, Trump didn’t speak in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 18, 2022
Donald Trump gave a speech in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 18, 2022.
Logically→ China unfurled its national flag at Galwan Valley on January 1, 2022.
The People's Liberation Army unfurled the Chinese flag along the region of the Galwan Valley that lies in territory controlled by China.
Logically→ Pakistan army has attacked the Northern Alliance in Panjshir valley.
Old videos from various scenarios and footage from a military-based game are resurfaced, being linked to Panjshir. Panjshir's capture is unofficial.
Snopes→ Country Singer Tom T. Hall Dies; Wrote ‘Harper Valley PTA’
Tom T. Hall, the singer-songwriter who composed “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and sang about life’s simple joys as country music’s consummate blue collar bard, has died. He was 85.
Snopes→ 8 Dead in Shooting at Railyard Serving Silicon Valley
An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California railyard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight people.
AFP Fact Check→ Debunked myth circulates online about ‘cancer cure discovered in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley’
Multiple Facebook posts claim people living in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley are cancer-free because they consume apricot seeds which allegedly “kill cancer cells”. The posts are misleading: health experts say apricot seeds are not effective in pr
Logically→ BJP canceled the holiday on Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary in Barak valley, Assam.
According to the Assam government website, there is no holiday on Rabindranath Tagore’s birth anniversary in the state.
Snopes→ California’s San Joaquin Valley Enacts Stay-Home Order
Faced with a dire shortage of hospital beds, California’s San Joaquin Valley was placed under a sweeping new lockdown in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
AFP Fact Check→ This footage shows Indian soldiers celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in the Shingo River Valley in September 2019
Footage of Indian soldiers celebrating the Hindu festival Ganesh Chaturthi has been viewed thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts alongside a claim that the video shows troops in the Galwan Valley in India’s Ladakh region. The clai
Logically→ Chinese soldiers killed in the Galwan Valley faceoff were buried in Kangsiwa Martyrs Cemetery.
An old image of the Kangsiwa Martyrs Cemetery monument falsely shared as graves of Chinese soldiers killed in Galwan valley standoff.
Snopes→ Meteorologists Seek to Confirm 130-Degree Death Valley Temperature
An automated measuring system in California’s Death Valley reported a temperature of 130 degrees (54.4 degrees Celsius) amid a blistering heat wave, a reading that would be among the highest ever recorded globally if it is confirmed.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Valley County, Montana, Did NOT Mandate Pink Arm Bands For All To Enter Stores; Did Revise Confusing Flier
Did Valley County, Montana, government officials order people to wear "government-issued" pink armbands, which "denote the customer has been in the area more than 14 days and submitted to quarantine protocol?" No, that's misleading. the Valley
Snopes→ US Fighter Jet Crashes in Death Valley, 7 Park Visitors Hurt
A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed in Death Valley National Park, injuring seven people who were at a scenic overlook where aviation enthusiasts watch military pilots speeding low through a chasm dubbed Star Wars Canyon.
Snopes→ Silicon Valley Eatery Bans MAGA Hats
The red "Make America Great Again" baseball caps, which are sold on President Donald Trump's campaign website, are still polarizing.
Snopes→ Silicon Valley Landlord Rents $1,500 Studio to 2 Cats
An average studio apartment in San Jose rents for $1,951 a month, according to RentCafe.
FactCheck.org→ Diversity Programs Supported by SVB Wrongly Labeled as Donations to BLM
Quick Take A database that claims to show corporate contributions to the “BLM Movement & Related Causes” doesn’t show any contributions from Silicon Valley Bank to Black Lives Matter. But some conservative commenta
The Dispatch→ Fact Checking a Graphic Comparing Bank Bailouts to Proposed Federal Spending Programs
A Silicon Valley Bank branch in Santa Monica, California, on March 20, 2023. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/AFP/Getty Images) A graphic circulating online purports to compare the amount of money the federal government spent making the uninsured depositors
FactCheck.org→ What to Know About Trump-Era Bank Deregulation and Bank Failures
With the recent failure of two midsize banks, some Democrats have blamed deregulation championed by then-President Donald Trump in 2018. While the law did reduce oversight of small and midsize banks, experts are divided over whether deregulation in 20
The Dispatch→ The High Cost of Cheap Money
A Silicon Valley Bank office in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/AFP/Getty Images)SVB relied too much and for too long on low-risk, low-interest investments. Continue reading The High Cost of Cheap Money »
The Dispatch→ SVB’s Political Fault Lines
Sen. Mitt Romney speaks to reporters Tuesday about the government reaction to the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Plus: Trump steps up his retail politics game and House Republicans demand answer
The Dispatch→ SVB, DEI, and ESG
Silicon Valley Bank in Menlo Park, Calif. (Photo by John Brecher for The Washington Post via Getty Images)Did an alphabet soup of wokeness cause Silicon Valley Bank to fail?getContinue reading SVB, DEI, and ESG »
The Dispatch→ The SVB Scramble
A Silicon Valley Bank branch in Santa Monica, California. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)Plus: A Q&A with the freshman representative from Michigan’s 3rd District.Continue reading The SVB Scramble »
The Dispatch→ SVB Failed—and So Did the Feds
Security guards and FDIC representatives open a Silicon Valley Bank branch for customers at SVB headquarters in Santa Clara, California, on March 13, 2023. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images.)The bank’s collapse gave policymakers the chance to sh
Health Feedback→ U.S. mortality rate analysis by Josh Stirling is misleading; current data don’t show an association between COVID-19 vaccines and increased mortality
REVIEW In spite of pre-authorization clinical trials and post-marketing studies showing that COVID-19 vaccines’ benefits largely outweigh their possible risks, claims questioning their safety continue to persist. Health Feedback already showed
The Dispatch→ The Politics of the SVB Bailout
A Brinks truck makes a stop at Silicon Valley Bank's headquarters in Santa Clara, California, on March 13, 2023. (Photo by Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images.)Fear and loathing, but mostly fear.Continue reading The Politics of the SVB Bailout »
Truth or Fiction?→ California’s Shasta County Drops Dominion Voting Machines Due to Unfounded Conspiracy Theories
On March 13 2023, a post to Reddit’s r/California_Politics reported that northern California’s Shasta County had just “dumped” Dominion voting machines, “leaving its election operations up in the air”: [Sh
Truth or Fiction?→ Etsy Sellers Affected by SVB Collapse
After the collapse of tech-industry favorite Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) on March 10 2023 (quickly followed by the collapses of Signature Bank and Silvergate), several popular social media posts indicated that sellers on the popular platform Etsy were ex
The Dispatch→ How ESG Became a Right-Wing Flashpoint
Employees stand outside of the shuttered Silicon Valley Bank headquarters on March 10, 2023, in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)Plus: ‘Anything that gets you asking me questions about Jan. 6 instead of asking me about
The Dispatch→ The Second-Largest Bank Failure In U.S. History
Employees walk outside of the shuttered Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) headquarters in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)The federal government tries to contain the fallout from Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.Continue reading
Health Feedback→ Analysis of alleged Medicare data by Steve Kirsch is flawed and doesn’t show COVID-19 vaccines increase mortality rate
REVIEW On 26 February 2023, entrepreneur Steve Kirsch published a Substack post with the headline “Medicare data shows the COVID vaccines increase your risk of dying”. Medicare is federal health insurance for people aged 65 and older in the U.
The Dispatch→ Mind the Gap
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on March 5, 2023, in Simi Valley, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)The Republican primary may be decided by education.The post Mind the Gap appeared first on The Di