Quick Take Police are still investigating the shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, but as of May 26 they had shared no evidence about the shooter’s gender identity. Despite that lack of evidence, Rep. Paul Gosar and others claimed t
REVIEW On 13 May 2022, the U.K. Health Security Agency (UKHSA) notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of two confirmed cases of monkeypox in patients from the same household and without recent travel history to areas where the virus circulates
“Don't let this formula shortage scare you!!! Make your baby some hemp milk w/sea moss. It’s easy I promise!”
Quick Take Proposed legislation in Tennessee and Missouri would not regulate Plan B contraception pills, and experts say state “trigger laws” that would take effect if Roe v. Wade were overturned will not ban methods of birth control. But social me
“Disney stock is down more than 70% and attendance is down more than 55%! 10.1 million people canceled their Disney+ subscription."
Suggests Megan Thee Stallion was not shot in the foot.
SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed a final efficacy of 91% against symptomatic illness in its phase 3 trial. Social media posts wrongly claim recently released Pfizer documents show the vaccine is “12% effective.” T
https://www.factcheck.org/2022/05/biden-hasnt-stopped-abortion-contrary-to-social-media-claim/ A leaked
REVIEW On 27 April 2022, The Epoch Times published an article in which gynecologist James Thorp and former Pfizer scientific advisor Michael Yeadon associated COVID-19 vaccines with poorer pregnancy outcomes and fertility problems. The article recei
Quick Take A leaked draft opinion suggests that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Shortly after the document was published, a meme began circulating that falsely claims President Joe Biden has “[s]topped abortion.” Full
Matt Dolan sponsored Michael Bloomberg's “red-flag gun confiscation law, letting the people reporting your social media posts send SWAT teams to your house to take your guns."
As part of his plan to downsize the federal government, Republican Sen. Rick Scott says he wants all federal legislation to “sunset” in five years, and “[i]f a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again.” Well, Social Secu
Minneapolis police used covert or bogus social media accounts to monitor Black individuals and groups despite having no clear public safety rationale for doing so.
“DeSantis erases Disney’s tax exempt law. Will cost Disney $200 Mil in taxes. Per year!”
Do social media posts show Russian agents arresting neo-Nazis for an assassination plot and then displaying their confiscated property? Maybe, it's not clear what the images show: A video of the purported raid was released by Russia's Fed
Hepatitis outbreak in kids may be related to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has discredited the claims of Muslim children being kidnapped by government social services.
REVIEW Birth control (contraception) refers to any method, medicine, or device used to prevent pregnancy. Common methods include permanent male and female sterilization, barrier methods that block the sperm like condoms and diaphragms, and hormonal
Bath and Body Works products are not recommended during pregnancy because they are suspected of “damaging fertility or the unborn child.”
Will Social Security payments just now or in the near future be referred to as "federal benefit" payments? Not exactly: Payments from the Social Security program have been considered federal benefits since the federal government created t
We looked for the origins of a quote about social media that's been credited to the actor in tweets, memes, and on websites that collect famous quotes.
A post on Facebook shows a table of salaries with how much National Insurance (NI) people would pay before and after a recent increase, with the caption: “I didn't realise this but those earning under £34k are not affected by the NI rise. C
Elon Musk’s attempted takeover of Twitter has been met with unease by some employees and others who fear what changes the free-speech advocate might make to the company. But some social media users are misrepresenting an […] The post An o
George Soros injected “$33 million” into Black Lives Matter.
SciCheck Digest Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are more prone to serious illness and are dying at higher rates than those who are vaccinated. But partisan social media accounts, including a post by a member of former President Donald Tru
Anna Hazare does not have an official Twitter account. Hazare’s statements about Arvind Kejriwal have been misinterpreted.
Quick Take A Tennessee bill is aimed at excluding same-sex couples from proposed common law marriage contracts. Social media posts misleadingly claim the bill would allow child marriage and “legalize pedophilia.” The bill initially omitted
Quick Take Conspiracy theories aimed at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have been circulating on social media since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. One recent example, falsely attributed to a “Pentagon official,” is the unfounded
Quick Take In a campaign ad, Josh Mandel, a Republican Senate candidate from Ohio, shared an image of himself as a Marine with a group of Black troops. Social media posts falsely claim that Mandel photoshopped his head onto the body of a Black Marine
The Ukrainian app 'Diia' allows users to access a digital copy of a number of official documents, but does not feature a 'social credit system.'
"John Fetterman's a self-described democratic socialist."
“Senate Republicans’ plan" would "end Social Security" and "end Medicare."
REVIEW In early April 2022, several social media posts shared a video clip of a 2004 Washington Journal interview of Anthony Fauci on the subject of the flu and the flu vaccine. During the interview, Fauci was asked if someone who got the flu still
The process of introducing solid foods to a baby can be messy, entertaining and, as any parent who has been through that process knows, deliberate. Cereals should be fortified with […] The post Vaccines given to babies do not overload the immune
A baby’s immune system can’t handle antigens from vaccines, because new food must be introduced slowly to identify allergic reactions.
Did Bill Murray tweet about social media and depression? No, that's not true: A tweet purporting to be from Murray is actually from a fan account that has been suspended as of March 31, 2022. Hollywood actor Murray reportedly does not hav