AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
CLAIM: A video of only one shopper turning up for a Black Friday sale this year shows how President Joe Biden’s economic policies have negatively impacted consumer spending in the U.S.
Did VG, a Norwegian newspaper, report that the average age of Palestinians killed in Gaza was 5 years old, as claimed by an image on social media? No, that's not true: The newspaper reported that 5-year-olds represented the age group with
https://spectator.org/the-evil-origins-of-60-years-of-jfk-assassination-conspiracy-theories/ Sixty year
Rise in U.S. infant mortality rate connected to COVID-19 vaccines.
Census data shows that this claim, which has been circulating on social media, is false.
We’ve looked at the figures after the Prime Minister announced the government has doubled its aid funding for Palestinian civilians.
Does a video on social media show Israel "blowing up people in hospitals" in the aftermath of the Hamas attack on October 7, 2023? No, that's not true: The video shows scenes that can be traced to Omar bin Abdulaziz Hospital in Aleppo, Sy
Switzerland’s distribution of iodine tablets means the government is worried about nuclear war.
CLAIM: A new video shows a historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea at their border, but the mainstream media isn’t covering it.
The life span of a wind tower generator lasts just three to four years.
“Prices have increased over 17% in the last two years.”
To have a group blog or to not.
Does a photo published on social media show Palestinian children killed during the Israel-Hamas conflict that began on October 7, 2023? No, that's not true: While the image does depict children who lost their lives in the Middle East, it
“Just in the last four years, $80 billion in federal funding has come to West Virginia — $22 billion more than we've ever received.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that men who receive COVID-19 vaccines "will tragically suffer a 24-year loss in their life expectancy"? No, that's not true: Dr. Nabin Shrestha, an inf
“According to the Congressional Budget Office,” the Inflation Reduction Act “will save the federal government $160 billion over the next 10 years because Medicare will be paying less for the prescription drugs they’re making available to senior
‘Admit to your mistakes, learn from them, so that this doesn’t happen ever, ever again.’
Rishi Sunak claimed A&E waiting times are at their best in two years. But experts say this is hard to reconcile with public data, which shows that June 2023 was not the best month in the last 24.
Donald Trump’s case is unusual because he’s a former president, and “no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case unless and until they were confident they had an extensive and comprehensive factual record,” one legal expert told PolitiFact.
A new law allows people to permanently erase unpaid debt older than two years from their credit records.
“Skin cancer is a relatively new phenomenon in the last 60 years or so.”
CLAIM: Scientists have warned that the “Earth will be swallowed by the sun.” AP’S ASSESSMENT: Missing context.
A wind turbine must “spin continually for over four years just to replace the energy it took to manufacture it.”
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did the Financial Times report that a man was "arrested after he spent 17 years traveling the country with a hacked debit card that gave him the exact amount of money needed for any purchase"? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the F
A resurfaced claim that the money spent on the Test and Trace scheme would pay for a 15% pay rise for health service staff until 2058 is incorrect.
On June 16 2023, a Reddit user shared a post (“Comer admits nobody has heard from alleged Biden informant for three years”) to r/politics: Comer admits nobody has heard from alleged Biden informant for three years by u/Deroc
Lord Cruddas is also not correct to say Boris Johnson has never lost an election or campaign.
The posts all have the same image and wording but appear in community groups across the UK.
The Cabinet Office had previously declined to give any figures after claims about the cost of the emergency alerts test were made on social media.
Sir Keir Starmer claimed the suicide rate is “going up”, based on a rise since 2007. But data for the last few years gives a mixed picture.
Do people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shorten their average lifespan by a quarter century? No, that's not true: There is no scientific evidence or credible research to support the idea that being fully vaccinated for COVID-1
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Has a professional athlete never lived to be 100 years old, thus evidencing that exercise "doesn't increase lifespan" and "in fact, exercise can shorten lifespan"? No, that's not true: Globally, there are a number of professional athletes