A picture shared by conspiracy theorists since 2019 made the rounds again following the alleged hacking of Hunter Biden's iCloud account.
Does an individual's name being completely capitalized on legal documents mean that they are actually considered a corporation, not an individual? No, that's not true: This assertion, often embraced by followers of the sovereign citizens
Does the safety protocol for cleaning up a spill of hydrofluorosilicic acid demonstrate that the fluoride in toothpaste must be damaging to teeth? No, that's not true: The concentrations and amounts of fluoride approved for use in both dr
Does this image of a map show what a scientist thinks the United States will look like in 30 years if climate change is not reversed? No, that's not true: The image is a digital manipulation created to show the size of the Mediterranean S
Does the forward assist on an AR-15 switch the firearm from "regular semi-auto to overlapping-auto"? No, that's not true: The forward assist is used to manually close the bolt of the AR-15 and has nothing to do with the AR-15 being a semi
Fan theories abound for the hit show that concluded in 2013.
Did Belarus declare war on Poland and does this video prove it? No, that's not true: Belarus has not declared war on its much more populous western neighbor as of July 12, 2022, and this video does not offer any proof of an action that wo
Following the alleged hacking of Hunter Biden's iCloud account, a picture was passed around that showed a man on a couch surrounded by five young girls.
A picture of the Ukrainian president in front of a green screen has fuelled false claims about his whereabouts.
The so-called “carpet shark,” or tasseled wobbegong, is said to inhabit shallow coral reefs near northern Australia.
U.S. President Joe Biden's son was not photographed with former President Donald Trump's wife.
Are there 80 million tons of Atrazine used on American crops and does it change your gender? No, neither are true: The study cited in the post clearly states that 80 million pounds of Atrazine is used in the United States, not 80 million
Plymouth Rock has a complicated and contentious history in the U.S.
By Uliana Malashenko Does a video of Ukrainian soldiers captured by the Russian army prove that their Ukrainian counterparts were killing civilians in Rubizhne, a town in the Luhansk region in eastern Ukraine, in spring 2022? No, that's n
Complex climatic processes like sea level rise and climate change cannot be generalized to a measuring cup analogy.
Does a Facebook video published in spring 2022 show Russian and Ukrainian soldiers hugging each other? No, that's not true: One of the men wears civilian clothes, and the footage does not contain any identifying information associated wit
Does this video prove that 30 British aircraft intercepted Russia's Black Sea fleet? No, that's not true: The video shows a compilation of file photos, some not even of British aircraft, with subtitles. At least one shows an obsolete airc
Does this video prove the United States is sending fighter jets to help Ukraine fight Russia? No, that's not true: U.S. Air Force Capt. M. Ryan Goss said the video doesn't show U.S. fighter jets, and the video was published on an Egyptian
Does a video show Sen. Ted Cruz revealing documents that expose House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden? No, that's not true: The video just shows clips of Cruz speaking about unrelated matters during two s
Licensed firearms dealers can’t sell handguns to people under age 21, but they can sell long guns, including rifles, to people over 18. Handguns are regulated differently than rifles because they are used in connection with crime more frequently.
“Since I took office, Michigan has added more than 25,000 auto jobs.”
“Plan B can cause an abortion. It’s right there on the box.”
In 2020, about half of women killed by their partners were in a dating relationship. The new gun law closes the “boyfriend loophole.”
Did actor Sam Elliott say that he won't support a political party "that supports abortion over life"? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the Academy Award-nominated actor ever made that remark, part of a longer purported quote
Will the World Economic Forum (WEF) "freeze" the "bank accounts of "meat eaters to 'educate them,'" and does the Doconomy credit card refuse to let a consumer buy items when they are "deemed to be a net polluter"? No, neither are true: Th
Does an image of a Russian passport shared on social media in spring 2022 prove that Ukrainian President Volodymir Zelenskyy is a secret Russian citizen? No, that's not true. Analysis of similar images shows that forged passport scans are
An Instagram post incorrectly claims that the clip shows a player scoring a goal that relegated his parent club.
Does a picture of a grieving girl hugging a tombstone stem from the 2022 Russia-Ukraine conflict? No, that's not true. The photograph first appeared on a Georgian-language website in January 2019. The original image contained a Georgian-l
The state’s abortion ban went into effect after Roe v. Wade was overturned.
Certain measures of male fertility in sperm donors was found to temporarily drop between 2.5 and five months after vaccination.
“Pennyroyal tea” was a song on Nirvana's 1993 album “In Utero.”
The grounds at a music festival often get covered with trash ... and then they get cleaned up.
The video is CGI.
Does an "official study" confirm that COVID-19 shots increase the risk of infection from the virus? No, that's not true: One of the authors of the study, Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, said the article uses several numbers from the report out of
Carbon Dioxide is critical for plants. It’s a key part of photosynthesis, the process by which plants turn CO2, water and sunlight into the sugars they need to grow – and the oxygen life on Earth needs to survive. But narratives that the elevated l
A Facebook post inaccurately compares contrails caused by a US Air Force formation over the UK to a chemical spraying operation during the Vietnam War.
Did a Russian airplane get hit with a missile, killing 50 people, in 2022? No, that's not true: A fatal plane incident happened on May 6, 2019, before the 2022 Russian-Ukrainian war. Forty-one people died as a passenger plane crash-landed
OSLO, Norway — Academic and practical attention to the discipline of fact-checking has burst into the mainstream. Many fact-checkers got their start in 2016, scrutinizing the U.S. presidential election, and […] The post GlobalFact 9 launches in