A sign that stirred controversy on social media triggered a police investigation.
Did the Jacksonville Jaguars sign the free agent football quarterback and activist, Colin Kaepernick, to the position of tight end? No, that's not true: Tim Tebow holds that position, while Kaepernick is not with any NFL team at the momen
Did a local Popeyes post a sign saying they reserve the right to refuse service to white people? No, that's not true: Lake St. Louis, Missouri, police say the sign was a prank posted by someone who does not work for the company and that t
President Joe Biden signed legislation to curtail a dramatic rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and expressed pride that lawmakers who seem to agree on little else came together against hate and racism.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law that bans abortions in Texas before many women even know they are pregnant and differs singularly from similar efforts nationwide.
On May 16 2021, Twitter user Derenic Byrd (@DerenicByrd) shared an image of a hiring banner advertising $18 an hour at McDonald’s, but with an ominous asterisk: See what happens when employers have a hard time finding workers…..? They can
Instagram posts claim Covid-19 vaccines will leave people exposed to deadly illness during the next cold and flu season, and that germ theory -- the proven concept that pathogens can cause disease -- is a hoax. These claims are false; experts say they
The letter received harsh criticism from other military leaders for being "anti-democratic."
Claims that media outlets are reusing images of people injured following a gas leak in India to illustrate a story on the Covid-19 death toll in the country have been circulating online. Some Instagram users have suggested that this is propaganda being
Did a gas station post a sign saying that customers must show proof of employment to make a gas purchase? No, that's not true: The picture of the sign is satire and was created using an online image generator. The claim appeared in a Face
Former U.S. President Donald Trump also made news when his name was imprinted on stimulus checks near the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The article published by The Washington Post was in response to reports that Trump discussed using the military on civilians in the event of election-related unrest.
Supporters of the bill have said it will ensure the playing field in girls’ sports remains fair.
As the world began to emerge from more than a year of pandemic-related uncertainty in May 2021, an avalanche of photographs showing signs about businesses being “short staffed” because “no one wants to work” on social media p
We often report on odd and perhaps questionable stories like these, as they can sometimes bloom into other kinds of content in the future, such as memes.
The Angels announced the move a day after Pujols wasn't in their lineup for the slumping club's fourth consecutive loss.
On May 4 2021, Signal app creator Moxie Marlinspike (Matthew Rosenfeld) tweeted about a series of Facebook ads purportedly banned by the platform — for reasons apparent upon seeing examples of the advertisements: Signal tried to use Instagram a
“Right now I have what we think is the strongest election integrity measures in the country,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said as he signed it.
An April 2021 TikTok video purported to show the large letters and numbers in the grass in front of the family's reality TV show home.
Three Colorado police officers involved in the rough arrest of a 73-year-old woman with dementia, later seen on video laughing and joking at times about the arrest, have resigned.
Did the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show the death rate for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is higher than the death rate for those who are not vaccinated? No, that's not true: While some of the data cited wi
There are an estimated 5 million contract workers in the federal government, according to a posting last year for the Brookings Institution by Paul Light, a public policy professor at New York University.
Israeli fashion designer Alber Elbaz, best known for being at the helm of Lanvin from 2001 to 2015, has died at the age of 59, luxury conglomerate Richemont said.
Was a memorable episode of 'Gilligan's Island' an inadvertent re-creation of what Lucille Ball experienced in real life?
A Facebook post shared thousands of times appears to picture former US president Barack Obama standing next to a sign that says “420,” referring to the celebration of weed held April 20. But a reverse image search reveals the photo has been digi
An image purporting to show a road sign for a river in South Korea called “Jaesugang”, which translates as “retaking a class”, has been shared on social media alongside a claim that “this is a river most hated by university students”.
Did the prime minister of Japan hold a "Trump 2024" sign during remarks made alongside Kamala Harris? No, that's not true: A video showing Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga with a "Make America Great Again" hat and a sign in support of Donald
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety board said they would send teams to investigate the April 17 crash on a residential road that killed two men in a Tesla Model S.
Parler was banned from Apple's App Store and the Google Play store for its role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection.
Castro made the announcement in a speech at the opening of the Eighth congress of the ruling party, the only one allowed on the island.
Multiple photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit with a claim that they show Russian President Vladimir Putin's house in Sochi, Russia. The claim is false: the pictures show a design concept of a house crea
A photo has been shared thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows a secondary school in Malawi constructed with wood and straw bale. But this is misleading: the image is a visual representation of a design proposal for a secondary
The orange "Twin Cities Police Easily Startled" traffic sign depicts a police officer jumping in the air and discharging a gun with each hand.
A photo that purports to show South Korean President Moon Jae-in holding a card that displays a pro-North Korea message has been shared repeatedly on Facebook. The photo, however, has been digitally altered: the original shows an unrelated message th
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use within months and kicking off sales in 2022, making it the seventh state since November 2020 to put an end to pot prohibition.
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These jokes might hit a little too close to home for some.
A former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Biden has asserted that the system of judicial nominations is “getting out of whack,” but has not said if he supports adding seats.
An act of generosity by restaurant managers in 2017 has stayed viral.
Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied accusations that he had sex with an underage girl, suggesting that he's being targeted by political foes because he “loathes the swamp.”