Was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's younger brother arrested on charges of sexual conduct with a minor? No, that's not true: The Montreal Police Department told Lead Stories they had "no file" on Alexandre Trudeau. The website th
On March 4 2019, the Twitter account @qikipedia tweeted: Independence from Britain is celebrated somewhere in the world, on average, one in every seven days. No citation was included alongside the tweet, which was also shared to Facebook and RedditR
Clarissa Ward clarified that she always wore a headscarf while reporting in Kabul, but she wore an abaya for the first time while reporting lately.
U.S. officials are working on one of the largest airlifts in U.S. history ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to leave Afghanistan. The evacuation effort includes American citizens as well as thousands of refugees and Afghans who helped the U.S. military over
REVIEW An article published on 24 August 2021 by Children’s Health Defense, an organization that opposes vaccination, claimed that research showed “vaccinated individuals carry 251 times the load of COVID-19 viruses in their nostrils compared to
The images prompted comparisons to dosa, an Indian crepe.
REVIEW In December 2020, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine became the first COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use in the U.S. Since then, the country has administered more than 202 million doses of this vaccine to its population. On 23 Au
Masks and gloves used to contain COVID-19 are not considered infectious waste and can be disposed of as trash.
A 2015 video from Syria is falsely captioned as Taliban militants shooting a woman dead in Afghanistan in 2021.
A Facebook post suggests thousands of unvaccinated doctors and nurses will lose their jobs for refusing a Covid-19 vaccine. The context of the post seems to be an upcoming public consultation which will inform the government’s decision on w
Authorities say Burlew was among several people who attacked Minchillo, who was wearing a helmet-style gas mask and was dragged by another person down the exterior stairs by his lanyard with Associated Press lettering.
Lauren Debroeck slowly leans in closer to her husband’s face, hoping this might be the day he wakes up after nearly a month.
The 16th century Reformation leader also condemned those who "distain the use of medicines" and "do not avoid places and persons infected by the plague."
Is there a mandatory oil dump order in place per the "Department of Hydrocarbons"? No, that's not true: neither a mandatory oil dumping order nor the "Department of Hydrocarbons" exist, and the creator of the video admitted it was a joke.
None of these animal groups will become extinct within five years, although some specific species are critically endangered.
A CNN report on Aug. 13 stated that in a 24-hour span, four Broward County, Florida, schoolteachers had died from COVID-19 and at least three of them were unvaccinated. The Broward Teachers Union later corrected the announcement that served as the b
Does a doctor share evidence of vaccine harm to an Ohio school board? No, that's not true: A man who appeared at a school board meeting in Ohio repeated multiple COVID-19 vaccine conspiracy theories that Lead Stories has previously debunk
Did more than 75 doctors walk out of a south Florida hospital rather than treat unvaccinated COVID-19 patients? No, that's not true: The event was not a "walkout," as the doctors did not interrupt their workday to gather for what one part
Memes claimed that vaccinated people were therefore contributing to the mid-summer COVID-19 surge.
In August 2021, an October 2018 post about the “Thatcher effect” and “thatcherized images” spread on Facebook, from a post originally shared by a New Hampshire-based optometrist’s office. It read: The Thatcher Effect. T
Many scammers have conned people under the alias of Publishers Clearing House.
Is it true the Taliban are now in possession of more Black Hawk helicopters than 166 other nations around the globe? Yes, but context partially changes the meaning of that. For instance, images of Taliban insurgents standing near Black Ha
On August 16 2021, the Facebook page “Super News Supes” shared a screenshot in which science educator Bill Nye purportedly made a misogynistic comment about Kylie Jenner in a screenshot that was circulating as early as July 9 2019: In th
On July 20 2021, a Facebook account shared the following image text, which contained the claim that polio and smallpox “never reached herd immunity”: Text across a nature-like background read: I don’t know who needs to hear this but
SciCheck Digest The seven-day average of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. has increased by 322% in two months, straining the ability of medical staff in some states to care for patients. Despite the rising numbers, an Instagram post questioned whe
The tennis star was in tears after an exchange with a reporter.
Did Military Times publish an article that revealed a new study saying people who have gotten the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccination were susceptible to heart disease? No, that's not true: The article does not exist, the claim is pos
REVIEW It’s been over a year since the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began advising individuals to wear masks in public to help limit the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus respons
Biden made the comments during a press conference on July 8, 2021.
There are no documents or reliable resources on the alleged case. It has only been featured on non-credible sites.
There is no evidence to support this claim. Spike proteins created by mRNA cannot travel the body, do not damage the organs, and degrade quickly.
Britney Spears' father agreed Thursday to step down from the conservatorship that has controlled her life and money for 13 years, according to reports.
“People from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica appear to be disproportionately targeted for deportation from the UK if they commit crimes” The Guardian, 25 July 2021. The Guardian recently reported that data it had obtained via the Free
A causal relationship between reported symptoms to VAERS and the vaccine cannot be established.
In a video from a school board meeting gone viral, an Indiana family doctor claims that this summer’s surge in COVID-19 cases is caused by COVID-19 vaccines. More specifically, Dr. Dan Stock blames “antibody mediated viral enhancement,”
California will become the first state in the nation to require all teachers and school staff to get vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, as schools return from summer break amid growing concerns about the highly contagious delta variant, Gov
Are California gas stations pricing gas at over $6 per gallon? No, statewide the average gasoline price is $4.39 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. But there are exceptions. An AAA spokesperson said that $6-plus
"River Dave" Lidstone, a logger by trade who chopped his firewood and grew his food in the woods along the Merrimack River in the town of Canterbury, said he's not grieving the loss of his life in isolation.
The announcement makes the San Francisco Unified School District the latest in California to issue a vaccine or testing mandate for staff.
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore admitted on August 10 2021 that no medical professionals were involved in the making of a heavily-criticized video his department has claimed showed a deputy “overdosing” on fentanyl. According to the San