If COVID-19 is airborne would everybody have caught it by now? A viral video with an anti-vaccine message peddles false information about the coronavirus outbreak, throwing doubt on the authenticity of the virus by stating, "If it is airb
The private players look at the price set by the APMCs for reference. If they continue to do so, then the idea of getting rid of APMCs won't hold.
Biden's $4 trillion tax plan targets wealthy individuals and corporations; it won't increase taxes on people making under $400,000 a year.
Did Joe Biden claim "You won't be safe in Joe Biden's America"? No, that's not true: Biden was quoting what the Trump campaign was saying about him and went on to remark that their "proof" was "the violence we're seeing in Donald Trump's
A Facebook post shared 22,000 times claims that four million job vacancies would be created for young people if the state pension age for women was lowered back to 60. This is not accurate. The post says: “4 million job vacancies could be c
Did U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say she won't pass the new and massive economic stimulus legislation to beat back the economic spiral due to COVID-19 unless senior citizens are excluded? No, that's not true: A satirical website that attemp
Did Michael Jordan say he won't release another shoe until black people unite? No, that's not true: an old story from 2016 went viral again in 2019 (despite having been debunked in 2016 already) and despite the fact that Michael Jordan has rel
Did Pat Robertson say global warming won't affect America because God is protecting Trump? No, that's not true: the fake quote was launched by a satirical website. Even though it went viral it is not true. The story originated from an articl
Fox News says a retired Air Force general who referred to Sen. John McCain as 'songbird John' for allegedly giving information to the North Vietnamese while being tortured won't be allowed back
Immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will not automatically be registered to vote in California come April
Getting a flu shot won't make you spread more disease, nor will it hurt your immune system
Did the government of Saskatchewan in Canada adopt an emergency order with the intention of instituting martial law -- shutting down travel with checkpoints, entering homes and seizing private property and disrupting the food supply by ta
Are COVID-19 vaccines hidden in salad greens? No, that's not true: There's no publicly available evidence salad greens are being spiked with any sort of vaccine and the claim was made without supporting evidence. Research being done by sc
Democrats and Republicans are once again in a standoff over a looming debt limit crisis. Congress must raise or suspend the limit on federal borrowing soon or the U.S. government won’t be able to pay its bills. Here we provide the facts on the po
Did the Romanian government close all vaccine centers because 70% of "epic" resistance from citizens? No, that's not true: The claim offers as proof a video taken at a 2017 political protest in Bucharest that had nothing to do with the vi
This is a falsehood that won't die -- and it's especially dismaying the former top U.S. diplomat repeats it on television.
A widely shared article from Delaware Ohio News claims: “Biden Orders VA to Withhold Health Benefits From Unvaccinated Veterans.” The article has also been shared on Facebook with the caption: “Say how Anti American you are with
Larger U.S. businesses now won't have to decide whether to require their employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Doing so is now federal policy.
Did cameras shut off or go black during a President Joe Biden press conference when he was asked about a "hit list" of people in Afghanistan? No, that's not true: The cameras did not shut off during Biden's press conference. He was not as
Did the U.S. leave $85 billion worth of weaponry and equipment in Afghanistan after U.S. forces left the country? No, that's not true: The figure more closely reflects the cost of total security funding -- ranging from training to counter
Did the U.S. government fail to lower flags to half-mast in honor of the Marines who lost their lives in the August 2021 bombing at Kabul airport? No, that's not true: The claim was made without supporting evidence and President Joe Biden
Over the course of the past 18 months, it’s overwhelmingly likely that you’ve seen a scientific model about Covid-19 reported in traditional media like newspapers and television, or on social media—and they’re informing policies
Did a Twitter user named "Becky Lynn Paige" tweet that their parents divorced over $288,000 in debt and "the American medical system"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that such a Twitter account ever existed, plus the counterfei
Is it true that for every 20 ounces of Monster Energy that you drink, you'll need 6.3 gallons of water to flush it out of your kidneys? Is it also true that for every 20 ounces of Red Bull you drink, you'll need a gallon of water to flush
16 and 17 year olds will NOT need parental consent to get Covid vaccines Mail Online, 4 August 2021. All 16 and 17 year olds to be offered Covid vaccine, won't need parental consent Evening Standard, 4 August 2021. Parental approval is not needed fo
Does a video posted on Facebook prove that former President Donald Trump is still commander in chief? No, that's not true: Although the video makes the claim in its headline, nothing in the video substantiates the claim. The claim appeare
Is a letter rejecting AARP membership and criticizing President Joe Biden's "Socialist politics" from 2021? No, that's not true: The letter was written in 2009 during the administration of former President Barack Obama. A copy of the lett
Would Washington state police reforms prevent officers from chasing a violent suspect? No, that's not true. A series of new laws do not prohibit police officers from pursuing a violent criminal even if they didn't witness the initial viol
Do ballots cast by people not on the voter rolls in Maricopa County, Arizona, constitute evidence of fraud in the 2020 election? No, that's not true: People can cast provisional ballots, which are only counted if it's determined that the
Is Mayim Bialik, an actress with a doctorate in neuroscience, opposed to vaccination? No, that's not true: Bialik debunked the claim after a misinterpretation of an excerpt from her book was used to portray her as someone who did not beli
Does an interview with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny contain only accurate and factual statements about COVID-19 and vaccines? No, that's not true: The interview, which appeared on the "Stew Peters Show," is full of false and misleading claims. For
Is it true that there has "never EVER" been a virus mutation that resulted in a virus that was more lethal? No, that is a misleading claim. Two experts told Lead Stories that while the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus may be less letha
If you don't know there are supposed to be limitations on what you can do, perhaps you won't be bound by them.
Won't somebody think of the mannequins!
Is this video correct in suggesting there's a "we know" consensus that mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 cause the body to create "very dangerous" toxic proteins? No, that's not true: There's no peer-reviewed medical study proving this asser
Did Hawaii issue an announcement saying that it will not recognize out-of-state driver's licenses as of 2023? No, that's not true: This is a satirical piece from an entertainment website. Also, existing Hawaii law directly negates this cl
Is DeAnna Lorraine currently running against Nancy Pelosi in California? No, that's not true: Despite claims in a meme posted in April 2020 that went viral again in June 2021, Lorraine is not currently running in any type of election agai
Did Coca-Cola produce and disseminate soda cans with the slogan "Try to be less white" featured on the side? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the beverage company told Lead Stories that such cans were never made. The claim follows
Does Facebook allow users to change the number of other users' posts they can see on their news feed by copying and pasting a message? No, that's not true: While users can utilize Facebook's options for news feed personalization such as f
Could Joe Biden be legally ousted from the White House and Donald Trump returned to the presidency before the next election if fraud were found to have put Biden there? No, that's not true: A sitting U.S. president can only be removed thr