Conservatives criticized an job ad for Aldi written by Jobs for Humanity, which creates job boards for groups that are underrepresented in the workforce, saying it showed Aldi isn’t hiring white people. We took a closer look.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has not updated its background check policy to allow people in the U.S. illegally to purchase firearms.
Defections stand to reshape the party and could imperil former president’s White House bid.
Good things come in pairs.
While university presidents lacked principled defiance, GOP officials embraced political theater. A 20th-century university leader shows a better path.
Did Disney announce that urinals would be added to all women's restrooms in their theme parks to provide "a safer and more inclusive atmosphere for everyone"? No, that's not true: This claim appeared in an article in Mouse Trap News, a we
Like Alexei Navalny, she embodied her ideals despite the personal cost.
Does the U.S. need to provide continuous aid?
Did United States Marines arrest two United States Customs and Border Protection Patrol agents for accepting bribes from immigrants for entry into the United States on February 19, 2024? No, that's not true: This claim appeared on a websi
Did the Indiana Department of Child Services remove a child from their home because the parents refused to call them by their preferred pronouns, as a social media post suggests? No, that's not true: The complex situation outlined in Indi
The Kids Online Safety Act “would require everyone to upload your government ID in order to use most sites on the internet.”
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: President Joe Biden did not issue Executive Order 9066 to provide $5,000 gift cards to migrants who enter the U.S. illegally.
Did American Red Cross Chief Executive Officer Gail McGovern send a letter to the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps about a fiction website's fantasy stories about political tribunals and executions at Guantanamo Bay? No, that's no
Did MSNBC host Rachel Maddow post on X discouraging people from disclosing vaccine injuries "on social media," as a post on Instagram suggested? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for MSNBC confirmed to Lead Stories that "the post is fak
Pending regulations under review by the Biden administration could greatly increase the number of electric vehicles sold in the U.S. But if implemented, the proposals to reduce tailpipe emissions and raise the fuel efficiency standards of cars and tru
They are not responsible for wildfires in Hawaii or Chile—and painting your roof blue won’t protect you from them.
Does a video circulating on social media in February 2024 show several journalism students who were recently recorded wearing medical-style face masks outdoors? No, that's not true: The video dates back to September 24, 2021 when the Ariz
REVIEW An Instagram reel posted on 12 February 2024 made a number of claims about vaccine safety and questioned the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s current immunization schedule for children and adolescents in the United St
An article claims a treaty ‘legally compels’ the city to introduce these restrictions. It doesn’t.
When international tensions spill over into space, it's not just satellites at risk.
Do answers by Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa provide proof of the birth-certificate-bond conspiracy theory? No, that's not true: Alexa produces answers gathered from a variety of sources, and in some instances can be gamed to provide in
Did approximately 4,000 Israelis avoid the attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, because advance warning from an Israeli messaging service told them precisely when and where they would happen? No, that's not true: These
Joe Biden’s tweet is proof that a helicopter crash that killed six Nigerian billionaires was planned by Biden.
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Three juveniles were detained and one was later released in connection with the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl victory celebration.
It’s the second largest by-election swing to Labour in the post-war period, though several other by-elections in that time have seen larger swings to other parties.
REVIEW Social media posts have repeatedly spread misleading claims about the safety of the contents of vaccines. These posts typically misrepresent the nature of individual vaccine components and disregard the safety and benefits of vaccination. In
Did the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps execute World Health Organization official Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu? No, that's not true: A Pentagon duty officer told Lead Stories that this claim is "false." The claim appeared in an article
A complex landscape of authorities and constraints limits what presidents can do without Congress.
Karine Jean-Pierre ended a White House press conference to avoid answering a question.
Video shows Russia was attacked with direct energy weapons after Tucker Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin was released.
A Super Bowl ad about Jesus featured more than 10 images of people washing others’ feet. The photos were taken by a fine-arts photographer and were not created with an artificial intelligence assist.
Photo shows Taylor Swift wearing an anti-Donald Trump T-shirt.
Oral arguments at the Supreme Court, a ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a damaging special counsel report for Joe Biden.
Did Russian President Vladimir Putin tell conservative talk show host Tucker Carlson that "Joe Biden is just a facade for this power structure" in an interview recorded on February 6, 2024? No, that's not true: The transcript of the more
Did a video shared on social media genuinely show a UFO that was recorded flying over Sweden? No, that's not true: Lead Stories determined that the original clip shared on Instagram was created as part of a school project by 16-year-old S
“The law in Wisconsin (on abortion time limit) is 20 weeks. That is way outside the international bounds.”
Social media users shared a range of false claims this week. Here are the facts: Hawaii has not passed a bill that could keep former President Donald Trump off the ballot.
Do viral photos show World Economic Forum founder Klaus Swab walking in public in tights, garter and what appears to be a woman's swimsuit? No, that's not true: Images in a social media post appear to show a Florida resident. Klaus Schwab
“George Soros worked for Hitler. Klaus Schwab’s father also worked for Hitler.”
This claim has been shared widely on social media.