Did Joe Biden have a big birthday party on Friday, November 20, 2020, where friends gathered close and sang "Happy Birthday" to him without masks? No, that's not true: The video purportedly showing the maskless celebration happened on Nov
The Alaska town Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, has an interesting relationship to the sun.
Whitmer has a gold-colored jacket that she frequently wears, a fact that was exploited to spread misinformation.
If you see an unaccompanied service dog in a vest, follow them.
REVIEW In early November 2020, the U.S. company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech announced that their vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 showed an efficacy rate of 90% during clinical trials. Considering that COVID-19, the disease caused by
“Well in 30yrs of being a nurse, never seen anything quite like this. Pooling of tests. 5 different people's swabs sent off in one vial. So one positive will contaminate the other 4, giving 5 positives. What the hell is going on? Total madness #
A Fox News commentator misrepresented a tweet by the Minnesota representative exhorting her constituents to vote.
A genuine photograph was circulated with a disingenuous claim.
This week, the Teen Fact-Checking Network covered the 2020 presidential election and coronavirus with four claims. The internet asked if Democratic senators attended a hearing without masks, if poll worker markings invalidate ballots, if the flu is mor
It seems like Facebook and Twitter have decided to assume the position they’ve been avoiding for so long. Less than a month from Election Day, both companies finally became arbiters of the truth on the internet. Naive are those who believe this i
An image shared on social media purportedly shows Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in Washington, D.C. without masks.
The men entered the Golden Chinese/American takeout restaurant in northwest Philadelphia and ordered food, police said.
President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House after leaving the military hospital where he has been receiving an unprecedented level of care for COVID-19.
Three photos of Indian actress Rakhi Sawant posing with a Pakistani flag have been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook and Twitter posts that call for her to be “hanged or exiled” from India. The photographs have been shared without cont
There have been five U.S. presidential elections in which the successful presidential candidate did not receive a majority of the popular vote.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died to call a vote for whomever the U.S. president nominated.
Biden would be the first president since Ronald Reagan to be elected president without an Ivy League education.
Trump has temporarily deferred payroll taxes which funds Social Security to help Americans amid the economic fallout due to Covid-19.
Experts believe that as the pandemic disappears, the virus may synchronize to a seasonal pattern with diminished severity over time due to mutations.
Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Joe Jackson, a Medal of Honor recipient, died at age 95 in January 2019.
Experts at the St. Louis Zoo are trying to figure out how a 62-year-old ball python laid seven eggs despite not being near a male python for at least two decades.
The nationwide coin shortage in 2020 caused retailers to implement policies on change that occasionally confused cashiers and customers.
Believe it or not, there was a time in the United States when face masks were not required to slow the spread of a deadly disease.
On August 15 2020, four days after Joe Biden announced that former California attorney general Kamala Harris would be his running mate in the upcoming presidential election, the following images began circulating — purportedly showing Biden and
An erroneous Facebook post swept across various countries in August 2020.
During ongoing controversy over United States Postal Service slowdowns and mail-in voting in August 2020, historian Heather Cox Richardson posted a status update to Facebook quoting United States President Donald Trump as saying that withholding USP
We’ve seen a number of posts on Facebook claiming that the Coronavirus Act means that children can be taken out of school without their parents’ or carers’ permission and detained for 14 days if they are suspected to have Covid-19. Ot
Did Illinois just quietly pass a law making it a felony to record police without consent? No, that's not true. Illinois did pass a law in 2014 that relates to "eavesdropping" devices to record "private conversations," but this do
Does this photo show former President Bill Clinton, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, and others at Rep. John Lewis' funeral on July 30, 2020, without face masks? No, that's not true: This is an old photo taken at the funeral
Online criticism concerning safety measures in schools trying to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic circulated around a second Georgia school in August 2020 as a photo spread online showing an entire senior class gathered together without face covering
Does a photo show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders in Congress talking without masks or at a safe social distance in July 2020? No, that's not true: The photograph used to support this claim was taken on De
REVIEW This Facebook meme posted on 27 June 2020, claims that a San Francisco hospital lab intentionally falsified COVID-19 tests to inflate the number of positive results. Robert Tayman tweeted on 29 June a viral version of this claim and afterward
A number of Facebook pages linked to the NHS and doctors’ surgeries have shared the claim that alcohol-based hand sanitiser left in hot cars can catch on fire spontaneously due to the hot weather. This is incorrect. As we have previously stated,
Did Apple and Google use the time that some cell phone networks were experiencing disruptions to sneak COVID-19 trackers onto iOS and Android devices? No, that's not true: The two companies are in a partnership to deploy contact-tracing tech t
We’ve been asked by readers whether it was government policy on 19 March to send hospital patients back into care homes, without making it mandatory for them to be tested for Covid-19. This is correct. There was no requirement to test all patient
Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. Sign up here A review of the evidence What role does “the
This visual aid did not involve a person with COVID-19.
At a White House meeting with fellow Republicans, President Donald Trump said, without evidence, that the coronavirus “is going to go away without a vaccine.” While it’s impossible to predict the future, experts say it’s unlikely that the virus
Right-wing personality Tomi Lahren’s attempt to criticize “liberals” on Twitter was refuted when several other users pointed out that she was attempted to gin up controversy that was already moot. “To the pro-eternal shutdown c
The factually-challenged film “Plandemic” is a social media hit with groups such as anti-vaxxers and QAnon conspiracy theorists.