For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.
Without rigorous independent studies, experts say it’s hard to verify claims of “self-cleaning” or “antiviral" surfaces that have popped up during the pandemic.
The precision targeting and careful efforts to leave no tracks bore "the potential hallmarks of nation-state tradecraft,” said IBM security researchers.
On December 1 2020, a fabricated tweet attributed to Neera Tanden began circulating, which read, “Hitler was certainly controversial but nobody gives him proper credit for fighting to the death against Communism”: .@neeratanden, WHAT pic
Did the Ad Council produce an ad warning people to not try marijuana, "Not Even Once," for fear that it might inspire a murderous craze? No, that's not true: This satirical ad is a tribute to a 1987 slasher flim called "Blood Rage," which
Experts tell us that even with a successful vaccine and effective treatment, COVID-19 may never go away.
We’ve been asked by our readers to check claims on whether the government has awarded a contract to create an AI software tool to “process the expected high volume of Covid-19 vaccine Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs)”. This is correct&mda
Judges uniformly rejected Trump's claims of vote fraud and found the campaign's legal work amateurish.
“Wonder Woman 1984” isn’t skipping theaters or moving to 2021, but it is altering course.
Social media posts shared thousands of times in South Africa claim that health and beauty retailer Clicks is giving away free sanitary pads. The claims are false; the pharmacy explained that while it is running a promotion on sanitary pads, they are n
The GOP's public silence on the reality of Biden's victory amounts to tacit approval of Trump's baseless claims of election fraud.
The Biden Cancer Initiative was not a grant-giving organization, but a platform for people in the field to come together and collaborate.
President Donald Trump appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House, but made clear he would not concede.
All week, the president has been tweeting madly. But many of his claims are mindless.
Is Microsoft investigating the claim made by some Xbox Series X owners that the console is emitting smoke from the top vent? Yes, it's true: the company is looking into the claim, even though its engineering teams haven't encountered smo
REVIEW In early November 2020, the U.S. company Pfizer and the German company BioNTech announced that their vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2 showed an efficacy rate of 90% during clinical trials. Considering that COVID-19, the disease caused by
REVIEW An article published by The Federalist on 29 October 2020 claims that face masks are ineffective at reducing the spread of COVID-19. In support of its claim, the article cites several scientific studies and shows 12 graphs comparing COVID-19
A number of posts on Facebook show an image of a letter purportedly sent out by Broadgreen International School in Liverpool about Covid-19 testing that will take place within the school without parental permission being needed. It is correct tha
This week, MediaWise's Teen Fact-Checking Network took on seven claims, focusing hard on the 2020 presidential election. The post TFCN Roundup: Did Trump call to stop counts where he leads, but not where Biden does? appeared first on Poynter.
An image purporting to show the "genuine suicide note" of late South Korean comedian Park Ji-sun’s mother has been shared multiple times across social media platforms. These posts circulated online just a day after the comedian and her mother were f
The former New York mayor took two swings and missed both on Election Day 2020.
A post shared several thousand times on Facebook claims that the Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering said during the Nuremberg trials that "the only thing a government needs to turn people into slaves is fear." However, there is no trace of the statement
Truly just a means to an end.
Criminals use many ways to distribute malware. However, among such tactics, they repeatedly use variations of the following three methods in their malware email campaigns. The post Three Malware Distribution Methods You REALLY Need to Know About appe
Quick Take Facebook users falsely claim a post critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was written by actor Clint Eastwood. A nearly identical post aimed at former President Barack Obama — and also misattributed to Eastwood —
REVIEW The COVID-19 pandemic introduces an element of uncertainty regarding the dynamics of this year’s flu season. Although scientists expressed concerns about the simultaneous occurrence of the pandemic and the flu, they also observed a curious
A photo of a newspaper report claiming that 25 containers of substandard canned fish were distributed in Sri Lanka has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Facebook posts in October 2020. The claim, however, omits important context; Sri Lankan
A post shared over 50,000 times on Facebook claims that people receiving benefits can get £850 a week in support. This can be the case, although that’s not necessarily a typical amount, because for the majority of households most majo
Matriarch has produced a viral music video that extols Trump's work on trafficking, but she gets her facts wrong.
Is it true that mailboxes in Camas, Washington, were broken into and that mail including election ballots was taken and dumped at a local park, where the mail was then rained upon? Yes, this is true. Camas police confirmed the incident an
Lee en español IFCN · The final presidential debate had fewer interruptions, but more falsehoods The final debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden started with a warning. The moderator, Kristen Welker, said that the
When speaking about NATO partners increasing their defense payments by $130 billion, President Donald Trump is talking about indirect funding, a Washington Post fact check found. Since 2006, every NATO member has had guidelines to spend at l
An investigation by NYT revealed that Trump paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and 2017. He has not paid any federal income tax for 11 years in the past 18 years. President Trump has also not paid any federal income tax for 11 years in the past 18 y
The kind of disaster which U.S. President Donald Trump is suggesting is with regards to the Obama administration's handling of H1N1 is not true. The swine flu is estimated to have killed 12,469 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disea
Did someone who couldn't afford health care under Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act get penalized $10,000, which was then used to pay for others' free health care? And is it true that Trump "ended that theft?" This is a mixture of false
The front page of the Metro newspaper makes various claims about the rise in deaths from diseases and conditions which aren’t Covid-19 between March and September this year. These statistics refer only to the number of deaths that happen in priva
Trump's strained relationship with Fauci has political overtones as the president defends his record on the coronavirus just two weeks before Election Day.
A quote about divisions in society has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts which claim these are the words of former South African president Nelson Mandela. The claim is false; AFP Fact Check traced the purported quote to a tweet
Did Donald Trump say "I'll have to leave the country" if he loses to Joe Biden in the presidential election and did rock star Bruce Springsteen say he would move to Australia if Trump is re-elected? Yes, both men said they would leave the
A video showing a man crying inconsolably as his rickshaw is seized by local authorities using a mechanical digger has been viewed hundreds of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that suggest the incident took place in India. The claim is misleading: t