Are human traffickers putting zip ties on cars to distract the car owners and then abduct them? No, that's not true: There is no concrete evidence to substantiate these claims. Multiple police departments, fact checking sites, and nonprof
Most states allow voters to cast mail-in voting and isolated incidents of lost ballots are not indicative of a widespread problem.
Three photos have been shared thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim they show Thai pro-democracy protestors throwing shoes and water bottles at the Queen's motorcade on October 14, 2020. The claim is misleading: an analysis of the photos
A photo of Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, the sibling leaders of the Indian National Congress party, has been shared hundreds of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that the image shows them smiling ahead of a meeting with the
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/barrett-nword-opinion/ In October 2020, as the U.S. Senate began conf
Barrett wrote for a unanimous three-judge panel in 2019 that upheld the dismissal of a workplace discrimination lawsuit by a Black employee who claimed he was called a racial slur by a supervisor.
Many Facebook users have shared a screenshot of a Public Health England (PHE) weekly Covid-19 surveillance report, which says that from 8 October, “the information in this report will be published in a combined Weekly flu and COVID-19 Surveillanc
“Hey, why not combine Covid *and flu* statistics together to make the Covid numbers look worse than they really are! This is not a joke. This is what Public Health England is doing.” Julia Hartley-Brewer, 11 October 2020 The journalist an
Did a mother publish photos of her baby along with a plea for the public to share the post and wish him a Happy Birthday? No, that's not true: These photos were taken from the mother's blog without permission and are being used as "engage
The U.S. surgeon general was cited for being in a closed Hawaii park in August 2020 while in the islands helping with surge testing amid a spike in coronavirus cases, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.
Is Mexico on a "red alert" with children being targeted for kidnapping so their organs can be harvested? No, that's not true. The U.S. State Department told Lead Stories they are "aware of an increased risk of kidnapping in Mexico, as des
Does not getting tested for Covid 19 make the disease disappear? Are the elderly the only people dying? Are Democratic governors intentionally infecting them? No, no and no. Those are not true: You will have the disease regardless of whet
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows fake cashew nuts made from flour and various chemicals in the southern Indian state of Kerala. This claim is misleading; the video m
A claim that a local eatery in Sri Lanka was serving plastic eggs has been shared in multiple posts on Facebook. The posts also include tips on how to identify fake eggs. However, the claim is false; local health officials investigated the matter and f
Are women and children being targeted by sex traffickers who leave a $100 bill on their car at a shopping mall? No, that's not true. This is an urban legend that was debunked earlier this year and has been in circulation for years. The ma
Did the NFL (National Football League) honor an organization that yelled "hope they die" outside of a hospital where two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were being treated after they were shot in an ambush? No, that's not true: The
The age of consent in the U.S. varies by state, ranging between 16 and 18. No one seriously wants to lower that to age 4.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s latest attempt to justify the violent arrest of a journalist was clearly exposed as false by video footage of the attack posted by the reporter and other news outlets. Huang, a reporter for KPC
A photo has been shared thousands of times on Facebook with claims that it shows a recent picture of 74-year-old US singer Cher and her 94-year mother. But the claim is misleading. The photo was actually taken in 2012 when Cher was 66 and her mother w
Is this a real headline about a Nigerian Scammer going to jail? No, it's not real: This post is just a sneaky way to put the name of a website in front of an audience. It uses a format that may not immediately register as an advertisement
A video has been viewed hundreds of times on Facebook alongside claims that it shows a “moving mansion” boating up a river in China. The claim is false; the footage actually shows a floating restaurant being moved by tugboats in the Chinese city of
A photograph of a man kneeling before a priest was widely shared on Twitter and Facebook.
Numerous posts on social media have claimed that data on the World Integrated Trade Solutions website shows that countries have been ordering tests for Covid-19 for years before the pandemic started. This is not true. The World Integrated Trade Solutio
A video has been shared hundreds of thousands of times on Twitter alongside a claim that it shows a fatal stabbing at a restaurant in August 2020. The claim is false; this video has circulated online since June 2018 in reports about a deadly assault in
Sudan IV was discovered in adulterated palm oil. Sudan dyes are considered harmful to human health as it contains chemicals that could cause cancer.
Does a video show evidence of children being rescued from tunnels by members of the U.S. military? No, that's not true: The video in question is chock-full of fabricated claims, some of which Lead Stories has previously debunked. It uses
Video shot at the scene showed her twisting several times above a crowd of adults who struggled to pull the kite back to earth.
A depiction — or two — of Jesus took on a political life in the summer of 2020.
Jacob Blake, the Black man shot multiple times by police in Wisconsin, is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, his family’s attorney said.
“Test and trace is getting better and better and is now performing extremely well. On the main metric that people have challenged us to deliver which is how many of somebody’s contacts can you reach if they test positive…we’re
An image that claims to show strong support for Myanmar’s ruling party in early overseas voting in South Korea has been shared thousands of times on Facebook. The claim is false: overseas voter registration was still ongoing when the misleading po
An image has been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook which claim it shows Sri Lankan fruit and vegetables being exported to the US. The claim is misleading; Sri Lankan airport authorities said the image shows a consignment of fruit
A Facebook post shared thousands of times has claimed that “the new vaccine for Covid-19 will be the first of its kind EVER. It will be an mRNA vaccine which will literally alter your DNA. It will wrap itself into your system. You will essentiall
Is the media ignoring the tragic death of a 5-year-old boy who was fatally shot by a neighbor in Wilson, North Carolina, on August 9, 2020? No, that's not true: The heartbreaking story about the killing of Cannon Hinnant, who was
https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/13/trump-false-birther-conspiracy-theory-kamala-harris/ President Donal
A post shared hundreds of times on Facebook suggests that people in Leicester are being forcibly tested for Covid-19 by council representatives and police officers. This is not true. Leicester City Council told Full Fact that while they are knock
Editor’s note: PolitiFact, which is owned by the Poynter Institute, is fact-checking misinformation about the coronavirus. This article is republished with permission, and originally appeared here. If your time is short An altered video that makes
A video that shows men being heckled and assaulted by an angry crowd has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows a local politician of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) being harassed in
Was Speaker Nancy Pelosi removed from the floor of the House of Representatives for drunk and disorderly conduct? No, that's not true: This is a fictional piece written by a known satire website. These stories are often re-publis
Is it true that "new guidelines" are forcing the removal of a statue of Elvis Presley from Memphis because the singer stole the Blues from Black musicians? No, that is not true. The Elvis statue still stands in downtown Memphis, Tennessee