Apparently the '90s never truly left.
The fight over a minimum wage is often centered over McDonald's.
Does "homework" spelled backwards translate to "child abuse" in Latin? No, that's not true. There is no such word as "krowemoh" in Latin; it is a nonsensical word. According to Google translate, the words "child abuse" in Latin are "puer
Besides BJP's accusation, there is no evidence that TMC workers were responsible for the alleged vandalism.
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Does "Communist China" own DreamWorks Animation? No, that's not true: In 2016, DreamWorks was acquired by NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation. Both NBCUniversal and Comcast are American companies. The claim appeared in a Faceb
We reached out to the Oregon Department of Education about a newsletter it sent to math teachers statewide.
Opponents of critical race theory and diversity training railed against Coca-Cola in February 2021, but with no real evidence.
DreamWorks is an American entertainment company and is not owned by China.
Research shows three key ways social media self-regulation can work.
A factless Facebook post urged people to "Fact Check This!", so...
“While all are saddened by their decision, the Duke and Duchess remain much loved members of the family,” the palace statement said.
As Texans struggled with widespread power outages and harsh winter weather, numerous Facebook posts advised using terracotta or clay pot “space heaters,” which would purportedly enable residents freezing in southern states to heat rooms wi
Did all of Germany's close to 30,000 wind turbines and millions of photovoltaic panels suddenly stop working due to harsh weather conditions? And do wind turbines in Germany have to be heated in cold temperatures, taxing the country's ene
As panicked Americans cleared supermarkets of toilet paper and food last spring, grocery employees gained recognition as among the most indispensable of the pandemic’s front-line workers.
On February 12 2021, local news organization WFMJ shared a Facebook post reporting on the arrest of 24-year-old Shaina Bell of Liberty Township; Bell allegedly left her two-year-old child in the care of her ten-year-old while working a shift at a near
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and George Soros have been falsely linked several times.
Under the guidance of local resident and amateur artist Janne Pyykko, 11 snowshoe-clad volunteers stamped a series of complex geometric patterns on a golf course.
A photo has been shared thousands of times on Twitter alongside a claim it shows former US President Donald Trump working in his office in the US state of Florida in 2021, shortly after President Joe Biden was inaugurated. The claim, however, is false
The rise in minimum wages to $15 per hour would increase the pay of one-third of African Americans and one-fourth of Latinos.
An image shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter purports to show protesters in Myanmar holding a banner that reads: "If you don’t fight, you will end up like Thailand". However, the image has been doctored; the original photo shows he
The head of the World Health Organization the emergence of new COVID-19 variants has raised questions about whether or not existing vaccines will work.
While Trump’s acquittal is expected, all 100 senators will first have to sit at their desks and listen to hours of graphic testimony from House Democrats about the riots.
A YouTube video and social media posts claim a man blowing vape smoke through various face masks shows that they do not help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This is false; experts agree that while the virus itself is small enough to fit through mask
Did Irish Health Service officials "admit" COVID-19 does not exist? No, that's not true: The claim rests on a purported Irish Health Service (HSE) letter the agency says does not exist. The person based her claim on a bit of sophistry: Sh
Digitally manipulated images bearing misleading chyrons are common online.
A misleading online advertisement with a picture of former movie actor Cameron Diaz claimed she now had a "regular 9-5 job."
Does Hunter Biden work for a foreign oil company? No, that's not true: He used to sit on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company, but no longer. He left the board in 2019 and has said that he won't work for foreign-owned
The woman with no history of allergies had an anaphylactic reaction 10 minutes after receiving the vaccine. Such cases are rare.
Thousands of languages have existed throughout the history of humanity. There is no evidence the word "krowemoh" ever belonged to any of them.
As discourse and debate surrounding online trading in general and the app Robinhood in particular continued to spread in January 2021, some right-wing social media users attempted to link it to new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, claiming that
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
A misleading online advertisement with a picture of former child star Amanda Bynes claimed she now had a job "working 9-5" in product support.
It’s with great honor and humility that the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), at the Poynter Institute, learned today that it has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. The announcement was made by Norwegian lawmaker fr
A photo has been shared tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter that claim it shows an image of snow under a microscope. The claim is false: the image has been manipulated from a photo of an artwork by artist Rogan Brown.
A 2016 news story about Domino's Pizza employees saving the life of a customer resurfaced in online advertisements nearly five years later.
Is John F. Kennedy Jr. actively working to expose his father's killers, even if it means he has to bring down the whole government? No, that's not true: JFK Jr. has been dead since crashing his small plane into the Atlantic Ocean on July
Did the Marine Corps rebuke the Speaker of the U.S. House, telling her "We don't work for you," in response to a request for troops to protect the Capitol during the Inauguration? No, that's not true: Both the Marine Corps and the House S
Security arrangements for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were under scrutiny following the violent Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.
Another round of misinformation attempted to shift blame for the Capitol riot.