WhatsApp is arguing that government rules regarding the traceability of messages are unconstitutional and undermine the fundamental right to privacy.
An article claims that US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that Covid-19 shots have killed more people than all the other vaccines in the last 20 years combined. This is false; the CDC says there is no proven link between dea
Amid a shortage of the Covishield vaccine in India, the NTAGI recommends increasing the dosage to 12-16 weeks to strengthen the vaccine's efficacy.
Proposals to make photo I.D a legal requirement for voters were announced in the Queen's Speech, despite low levels of voter fraud in the U.K.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claims US government figures show the “apparent death rate” from Covid-19 vaccines. But the statistics he refers to come from a system that warns it may contain “incomplete” or “inaccurate” information, and sa
Facebook posts claim New Zealand ordered public broadcaster Radio New Zealand to remove comments critical of government policy from its social media platforms. The claim is false: New Zealand’s government and RNZ both told AFP the claims were fabric
India had made a general request for help to the U.S and other countries to fight against COVID-19, and not specifically for ready-to-use vaccines.
Data published by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shows that Maharashtra has received over 93 lakh doses of vaccines.
The center allocated PM CARES funds to the Central Medical Services Society for installing PSA oxygen plants Pan India. Not to the state governments.
Empty oxygens tanks are being airlifted to the Bokaro steel plant of Jharkhand and further transported to various cities through trains or roads.
SII will charge Rs 400 per dose for Covishield from state governments and continue to charge Rs 150 per dose from the central government.
Does the film "Out of Shadows" prove a child-raping satanic cult controls the U.S. government and Hollywood, and operated out of a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor? No, that's not true: The film declares that the lid came off in a leading D
The study conducted by IFC India, a MOC affiliate of Harvard Business School is wrongly attributed to the Harvard University.
A video spreading on Instagram claims to show evidence of the government saying that the third wave of deaths during the pandemic will come from vaccines. The person recording the video can be heard saying: “People need to read this: ‘The r
Think of it as a “check engine” light.
REVIEW Vaccines for COVID-19 became available to the public less than a year after the virus was first detected, much faster than any other vaccine development in history. Some social media users have used the speed of development to imply that COVID-
Social media posts claim a Canadian lawyer won a case against “forced immunization” and the result now has the force of federal law. This is false; vaccination is not mandatory at the federal level in Canada, provinces that require proof of immuniz
Four photos have been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts alongside a claim that Sri Lankan government officials destroyed harmless stationery goods after they were smuggled into country. The posts, which question why the harmless
Facebook, Instagram and TikTok posts circulating in April 2021 share a video they claim shows French police throwing their handcuffs to the ground to protest coronavirus lockdowns. The claim is false: the footage actually shows officers protesting
Is the Norwegian government facing an indictment for crimes against humanity related to its handling of the novel coronavirus? No, that's not true: According to the Norwegian government, there is no information about an indictment. The cl
Gov. Ron DeSantis said the no-sail order is outdated and hurts the state as the industry generates billions for the economy and employs tens of thousands of Floridians.
The government called its border measures some of the “strongest in the world.”
Today's news agenda is being driven by government led discussion of a carefully selected preview of a 258 page report and then 24 unknown recommendations. By the time the actual report was released, media lines had been taken, and much of what the publ
“No, our system is broken on asylum and it’s broken for a range of reasons. Sixty percent of people that have come to the country illegally are within that system.” Priti Patel, 24 March 2020 Last week, Home Secretary Pr
A screenshot of what appears to be a Covid-19 emergency text alert has been shared repeatedly on Facebook in March 2021 alongside a claim that it was sent out by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. The claim is false: according to South Korean governme
Photos of billboards in Canada thanking India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sending Covid-19 vaccines to the country have been shared thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts which imply that the billboards were installed by the Canadian
Does the federal government spend $0 on housing homeless veterans? No, that's not true: The 2021 budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earmarks approximately $1.9 billion for homeless programs, including housing programs. One
The new legislation will fine people for leaving the UK for leisure activities from 29 March onwards.
The news that most European governments suspended the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has health experts worried that it could hamper an already slow vaccine rollout on the continent and fuel vaccine skepticism. France, Italy, Spain and
As Covid-19 infections surge in the Philippines, multiple Facebook posts have shared a purported news graphic that states the government is shutting down all transportation in and out of Manila for a month beginning March 15, 2021. The claim is false:
Posts circulating widely on Facebook in Nigeria claim that the Nigerian government has purchased the instant messaging service WhatsApp for 3 billion naira ($7.3 million) and plans to use it to spy on citizens. This is false; Facebook, WhatsApp’s par
Though the state government's Swasthya Sathi scheme provides medical benefits to the people of West Bengal, many people are exempted.
West Bengal opted out of the the One Ration One Nation scheme citing "difference of opinions".
Ayushman Bharath was not implemented by the West Bengal government as the state had already implemented 'Swasthya Sathi,' a health scheme.
One hundred madrasas accredited by the NIOS will have the option to teach the Ramayan and the Gita. It is not mandatory.
Multiple posts on Facebook and Twitter claim the Pakistani government raised petrol and diesel prices on March 1, 2021. The claim is false. In February 2021, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan decided to maintain current petrol and diesel rates desp
During the pandemic, more people are looking for ways to make their cloth masks more effective.
A Facebook post asks why, if SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-19) is so infectious, there are no biohazard bins for disposing of masks and gloves which may potentially be contaminated. Whilst it’s correct that biohazard or clinical w
A post on Facebook has claimed Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has “BANNED the Union Jack from British Government buildings and replaced it with the EU flag”. The Union Flag has not been banned from Scottish government buildings and
An article shared thousands of times says the US federal government stopped Texas from generating more power as a severe winter storm approached. This is false; a spokeswoman for the state’s grid operator called the claim “misinformation,” and do