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Was a man transported in broad daylight from a suburban neighborhood into a UFO in a beam of energy or light? No, that's not true: This video was made by the YouTuber idiotpie in 2010 to improve and test their CGI skills and to get sugges
For starters, don't believe everything you see.
A number of posts spreading false reports of a man’s death are circulating on Facebook. The posts share two side-by-side images of a man supposedly named Bernie Gores, one of which claims that he was a teacher killed in the Robb Elementary School
The fake headline appeared to be a satire of real events.
A photo of Ukrainian forces taken during a training simulation has been used to push the narrative that the war is staged.
A German court sentenced a woman who posed as a doctor to life in prison for causing the deaths of several people she treated.
Analytics of Biden's personal Twitter account @JoeBiden were misinterpreted by media reports as that of his official account @POTUS.
Says Fox News and Candace Owens tweeted that “New studies show that 68% of those who used ivermectin to treat or prevent covid are suffering long-term bowel and urinary incontinence.”
A photo of Ukrainians with paintball guns proves the war is staged.
A post on Facebook shows what looks like a screenshot of a Washington Post article with the headline: “This dog is the new face of online homophobia” and the subheading “Internet trolls have turned a dachshund into a viral homophobic
Twitter accounts falsely posing as news organizations sometimes share misinformation during big, developing breaking news stories, such as the recent shooting in Buffalo, New York, that left 10 people dead […] The post A fake Twitter account posi
Did conservative commentator Candace Owens quote a tweet made by Fox News about ivermectin's hidden cost -- that many are suffering long-term bowel and urinary incontinence? No, that's not true: Both of the tweets shown in the screenshot
CBS News reported that two more suspects were arrested in the Buffalo shooting, and that one more victim was identified.
A Facebook post claims that experts believe a man who travelled to Japan using a fake passport was from a parallel universe. This is not true. While there are records of a man attempting to enter Japan using a passport from a non-existent country, he d
Did winning Kentucky Derby jockey Sonny Leon turn down a White House invitation, saying he didn't want to see "a horse's ass"? No, that's not true: This is a fake quote that has been recycled since at least 2018 and previously debunked by
We looked at a number of sponsored content articles that posed as "reviews" for PureKana CBD Gummies that included misleading mentions of the "Shark Tank" TV show.
Few films having been made about the space program is not evidence of a staged moon landing or flat Earth.
The British Army said it has launched an urgent investigation after an intruder posing as a priest reportedly spent the night at the barracks of troops who guard Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Did an email about "otherkin" -- nonhuman entities in human bodies -- being integrated into Kokomo High School get leaked to the public? No, that's not true: This email is fake and did not come from the school but from a Facebook page cal
We took notice when a handful of "reviews" for a product named Tiger Woods CBD Gummies invaded Google News search results.
A popular right-wing Facebook account made a series of claims about the Bidens’ Easter celebrations at the White House and suggested the 2022 Easter egg roll was staged. Both the president and first lady gave remarks at the event, which were
In the days after a deadly missile strike blasted a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk, a viral online video — dressed as a news report — […] The post The Ukraine war has fueled a surge of fake content impersonating B
Did French President Emmanuel Macron make a campaign promise that "Europe must be ready to accept up to 60 million refugees over the next 20 years from Africa and the Middle East"? No, that's not true: This is a fake tweet that is designe
False images about the war in Ukraine use the logos of BBC and CNN to make their claims seem legitimate, fueling Russia’s efforts to sow distrust and confusion.
A Reddit post shows a parent admitting to forcing their child to continue transitioning by sneaking hormone medication.
Does a photo of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden show a fake presidential seal? No, that's not true: A fuzzy photograph from the April 18, 2022, Easter Egg Roll at the White House does show the real presidential seal, as prov
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The chyron wasn't the only thing fake about this image.
A Brazilian bill designed to contain the spread of mis- and disinformation narrowly failed an “accelerated pathway” vote Wednesday in the lower house of Congress, one of two representative voting […] The post Brazil’s fact-checkers air conc
A photo, which is claimed to be of an Irish Examiner article stating “referee whistles may be cause to sudden increase in heart problems among sports players experts say”, has been posted many times on Facebook. This is a digitally altered
Amid the latest wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation around the United States, right-wing candidates and social media boards are pushing a separate type of disinformation to gin up concerns that local students are “identifying as cats.” In a rece
Two students were attacked and injured at JNU over a fight regarding the mess's menu on Ram Navami.
Will Auburn, New York, impose a new law requiring local pet owners to place pants on their cats and dogs starting April 15, 2022? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for the city cited a March 31, 2022, statement from the city council lin
A Miami Herald headline accused Ron DeSantis of using a “fake news site to raise cash.” (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images.)A headline for an article from the Miami Herald claims that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “used [a] fake news site
Volunteers picked up a record amount of trash from New Jersey's beaches last year, with plastic items dominating the haul.
Quick Take A recent Facebook post falsely claims that CNN footage from the war in Ukraine was faked, citing a firefighter’s jacket bearing the name of a Canadian city. But the footage was shot in Ukraine. The jacket was donated by a Canadian o
Our analysis found that the image was not staged but was captured in the south lawns where there are evergreen southern magnolia trees.
A photo purporting to show Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her husband and daughter is being shared on Twitter and Facebook, with a caption along the lines of “What a lovely picture of Richard and Gabriella thrilled to have Nazanin back home&rdquo