The controversy over a comment in a magazine interview was heated.
The former Virginia governor, who is seeking his old job again, earns Four Pinocchios.
Dashcam footage showed that the woman's emergency flashers were on when a state trooper hit her car, causing it to flip.
Dozens of websites, from the New York Times to Reddit to the U.K. government's homepage, are down due to an outage at cloud service Fastly.
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed a bill that directs local school boards to ban “racially discriminatory” mascots, logos and names amid a national movement to phase out the use of symbols that Native Americans have long considered offensive.
A family of five who were struck by a vehicle were targeted because they were Muslims, Canadian police said.
Several posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter claim that the BBC lied about the size of the anti-lockdown march in London on 29 May 2021. Altogether these posts were shared thousands of times. In fact, the posts themselves contain a fabrication, bec
To combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Argentina, President Alberto Fernández declared a nine-day lockdown from May 22 to May 30.
Zhang founded ByteDance in 2012. Its first short-video platform, Douyin, was launched in 2016. TikTok was launched outside China the following year.
This has been a breakthrough year for legislation in several states seeking to prohibit abortions based solely on a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
On May 17 2021, a headline screenshot appeared on Imgur with the claim that the May 2021 Colonial Pipeline cyberattack shutdown occurred because its owner wanted to ensure they would still “get paid”: That post included an undated (“
Russian authorities criticized social media platforms earlier this year for bringing tens of thousands of people into the streets across the country in January to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
Is the scope of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown somehow related to whether states are red or blue? No, that's not true: There's no connection between the shutdown and whether states are Democratic or Republican. The system spans more than
If the gas station is out of gas, can you put diesel in your car as long as you water it down? No, that's not true. "Water and internal combustion gasoline engines are not compatible," Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson, told Lead Stories. Am
Is Sony PlayStation "shutting down forever" its PlayStation 3 (PS3) servers on June 3, 2021? No, that's not true: at the time of this writing on May 11, 2021, PlayStation has made no announcement saying that PS3 servers will shut down in
A video has been viewed more than a hundred thousand times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a prominent rebel group in eastern Myanmar shooting down military aircraft in March 2021. The claim is false: the clip, which has circulated online sinc
REVIEW In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, long before vaccines became available, many countries tried to curb the spread of the virus by imposing lockdowns. Exactly what a lockdown consists of is highly variable depending on the country and
“It’s time for the Government to look at the facts around other causes of death in this country and implement some common sense. Particularly as those figures will undoubtedly rise as a direct result of lockdown. For starters...suicides ha
A video has been viewed thousands of times in Facebook posts that claim it shows a Burmese military helicopter shot down by a leading Myanmar ethnic rebel army in May 2021. But the claim is false: the video has circulated online since February 2020
Did a traffic reporter "melt down" on live TV, first correcting the anchors' pronunciation of his name and then expressing annoyance to the news anchors about how live roadside traffic reporting is obsolete? No, that's not true: This is a
On May 5 2021, video of purported traffic reporter Anavid Reyes “having a meltdown” on live television appeared on Reddit’s r/funny: This traffic reporter has a meltdown and show how ridiculous his job really is. from
The Kerala government has announced a complete lockdown in the state for 9 days due to the rising cases of COVID-19.
The great thing about this joke is that you can repeat it every year, regardless of who is in the White House.
Bihar government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state until May 15 due to a steep rise in COVID-19 cases.
UNICEF estimated 228,000 deaths among South Asian children in 2020 due to cuts in the availability and use of public health services, not lockdowns.
BMC clarified that it has not released any new lockdown guidelines over the COVID-19 outbreak. The state government's guidelines will remain in place.
Dr. Anthony Fauci said a nationwide lockdown could help take specific immediate, intermediate, and long-range measures to control the situation.
A nationwide lockdown has not been imposed. States and UTs have been asked to implement strict containment measures in places seeing a surge in cases.
Don't mess with T-Pain on Call of Duty.
In the midst of discussions around the spending on the refurbishment of the Prime Minister’s Downing Street flat, an image of a brightly decorated room has been widely shared on social media, including by Labour MP David Lammy. Posts either say,
Multiple Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts have shared an aerial photo which they claim shows a protest against coronavirus lockdowns in the UK capital of London in April 2021. The claim is false: the photo shows a march in October 2018 that cal
The investigation is underway to review Prime Minister Boris Johnson's No 10 refurbishment expenses.
Following the anti-lockdown protest in London on Saturday 24 April, claims that up to one million people attended have been shared widely. Crowd sizes are difficult to estimate accurately. Nevertheless one million is an implausible estimate. One video
The new privacy feature, dubbed “App Tracking Transparency,” rolled out Monday.
An aerial image of a mass of people near Hyde Park Corner in London has been shared widely on social media, with people claiming it shows the anti-lockdown protest on 24 April 2021. This is false. While other images being shared of crowds are from prot
Ex-Pfizer scientist turned lockdown sceptic Mike Yeadon appears in a video liked thousands of times on social media telling mistruths about the pandemic. He first claims: “You don’t need masks, they don’t work.” Masks do work. M
A Des Moines woman has pleaded guilty to federal hate crimes for intentionally driving her SUV into two children in 2019 because she said she thought one was Mexican and the other was a member of the Islamic State group.
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In early April, YouTube took down a video featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a group of controversial scientists at a March 18 coronavirus roundtable. The online video platform, owned by Google, cited as its rationale that the video contained fals
Like many rumors surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, this one has no apparent basis in fact.