Images showing religious leaders and US politicians, including President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, have circulated in numerous social media posts claiming they all are flashing "devil horns", which some consider to be Sat
On November 20 2020, “Emmy” trended on Twitter due to tweets asserting that New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo was the unlikely recipient of an Emmy award: NOT A JOKE: Andrew Cuomo to Receive International Emmy for ‘Masterful Use’ of T
A video shared hundreds of times on Facebook shows a panel of medical practicioners presenting various claims about Covid-19, with one denying that the pandemic exists and calling the virus “normal flu”. Experts have used scientific evidence repeat
Fact-checkers outside the United States were not spared the onslaught of both mis- and disinformation that followed the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Asia, Europe and Latin America all had to contend with a tidal wave of false claims about voting Su
Trump spent the day on Twitter, yet again spreading falsehoods about the election.
The armistice between the Allied forces and Germany took effect at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918.
Hours after US television networks unanimously called the presidential election in Joe Biden’s favor, Donald Trump maintained it was he who had won, citing a falsely-inflated number of votes and suggesting that he was a victim of foul play.
People living in at least 25 countries might be reading the news today that the U.S. still hasn’t elected a president and asking themselves, “Why isn’t the United States using electronic ballots like us?” In those 25 countries, elec
The WEF launched 'The Great Reset' as a means to effectively manage the direct consequences of the COVID-19 crisis and improve the state of the world.
Photographers have been trying to get cats to sit still for almost two centuries.
Multiple posts shared repeatedly on Facebook claim the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) were established by former dictator Ferdinand Marcos and Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal. The claim is misleading; the World Bank and the IMF we
For decades, America led the world in humanitarian policies by creating a sanctuary for the oppressed, admitting more refugees annually than all other countries combined.
We're not sure how to objectively rate a mushroom's spookiness level, but we can verify the authenticity of these images.
Cineworld cinemas temporarily closed theatres across the UK and Ireland from October 9, 2020, until further notice.
Numerous social media posts claim that Nigeria’s former finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been named the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO). This is false; the WTO says the selection process for the top job will run
The Rome-based United Nations agency has long specialized in getting assistance to some of the world’s most dangerous and precarious places.
India's meat consumption is very low which currently stands at 4.5 kg per capita, and globally it is the second-lowest consumer of meat per capita.
Many across the world looked on largely aghast as the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden devolved into a verbal slugfest short on substance but heavy with implications for America’s international image.
REVIEW Facebook posts comparing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 with the number of abortions worldwide have circulated since at least March 2020 (see example). Similar posts once again went viral in September 2020, albeit in a slightly diff
Now, 8-1/2 months after an infection doctors had never seen before claimed its first victims in China, the pandemic’s confirmed death toll has eclipsed 1 million.
Is it true that the government is about to approve an Emeryville, California company's implantable "chip" that will create "transhumans" and allow government to spy on our health and other data? No, that is not true. The sensor awaiting g
Seventy-six-years ago, Sportsman Park was packed over six straight days — no need for travel days with both teams at home — for what would be the only all-St. Louis World Series.
Did a gay couple in Los Angeles have an "anal birth" after a "rectal-ovary transplant"? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes a living by publishing fictional stories often involving wei
Do the World Health Organization (WHO) and Queen Elizabeth II want to remove children from COVID-infected homes? No, that's not true: That is a made-up claim that stems from two videos. The first is a snippet of a March 30, 2020, press co
Between 1962 and 1966 GDP growth ranged from 4.4 percent to 6.6 percent. In postwar 1950 and 1951, it was 8.7 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
The viral image that claims the United Nations' agenda for 2021-2030 is in support of the 'One World Government' is fake.
A claim that the World Health Organization has ranked the Sri Lanka Army the world’s second best military force for emergency deployments has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts. The claim is false; the WHO said there was no
In 2000, Biden voted in favor of normalizing trade relations with China, paving the way for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.
A routine review of content labeled satire.
Did Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talk about how the Chevrolet Corvette is "one of the best cars in the world" while he was visiting a Ford plant? No, that's not true. Biden did mention his love of Corvettes while visiting the
Up to September 9, 2020, 8,64,618 deaths were reported globally due to the COVID-19. 1,89,147 deaths were reported only from the United States.
Does a World Bank website prove COVID-19 test kits were sold worldwide as early as 2017? No, that's not true: On a web page, the World Bank put the "COVID-19" label on existing virus test kit components to help disease fighters find equip
COVID-19 has forced schools and universities around the world to adopt online learning.
Multiple social media posts claim that American business magazine Forbes had ranked five Nigerians among the 10 richest pastors globally. But Forbes told AFP Fact Check it has not published such a list. The claim is a misinterpretation of an old rankin
Although COVID-19 data shows that India recorded the highest cases on July 31, but it has a 74.28 percent recovery rate compared to other countries.
The US case fatality rate at 3.1% is higher than that of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Norway, and Japan.
An article claiming that the Tanzanian government has kicked the World Health Organization (WHO) out of the country has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The claim is false; there is no evidence of any such directive and a WHO representative i
On August 10 2020, memes appeared purportedly quoting United States President Donald Trump saying that the “Great Pandemic” of 1917 likely ended World War II, because “all the soldiers got sick”: In addition to R
A black-and-white photograph of a man with a rifle and dagger holding a group of soldiers captive has been shared on Facebook hundreds of times with the claim that it shows Italian troops surrendering to an Ethiopian officer. The post insinuates this i
Three photos have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and on blogs alongside a claim that Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been recognised by 43 countries as “mother of the world”. The claim is false; the image