On October 1 2021, an Imgur account shared a quote about bamboozlers and charlatans attributed to astrophyicist and science advocate Carl Sagan: At the bottom an “Occupy Democrats” watermark appeared; the page shared the meme on Facebook
North Carolina Courage coach Paul Riley was fired by the team following a report in The Athletic that detailed the alleged misconduct, which included claims from two former players of sexual coercion.
President Zoran Milanovic's comments have been misinterpreted. The Croatian government has not decided to halt the COVID-19 vaccination drive.
One shirt seller said: "Whether it’s a fake photo or a real one, it doesn’t matter!"
A viral tweet claims to show anti-lockdown protesters in Melbourne, Australia, being “shot in the back as they run away from [the police].”Razorback1111 @razorback11111Aussie’s are being shot in the back as they run away from 👮
Did U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert live-tweet Speaker Nancy Pelosi's whereabouts during the January 6, 2021, insurrection? Not exactly: Boebert tweeted when Pelosi was removed from the House chamber, but did not tweet where Pelosi was specifica
Did 39 school bus drivers and monitors from School District 308 quit their jobs in defiance of a vaccine mandate on September 21, 2021? No, that's not true: Thirty percent of the district's school bus drivers did call in sick in the early
A real video of Bill Gates from July 2020 is being shared on Instagram in a post from 23 September 2021. The post misleadingly uses the video to suggest that the Covid-19 vaccines may not work. The original video comes from 22 July 2020, and shows Mr G
The Biden administration is invoking a Trump-era public-health rule to expel more than 1,000 Haitian migrants who have illegally crossed the border in Del Rio, Texas, sending them back to a country reeling from natural disasters and political upheaval.
"I am almost hesitant to post about [it] so it will stay low key," a Google reviewer said.
The Twitterverse reacted as expected, with a split between people who thought the mismatched photo and text were serious and others who realized it was all just a joke.
REVIEW An article published by LifeSiteNews on 13 September 2021, claiming that an Idaho doctor observed a 20-fold increase in cancer occurring in people who had received the COVID-19 vaccine. The article received more than 9,000 engagements on Face
How can you thaw something that was never frozen to begin with?
A NSFW video appeared to show two gorillas “going down” on each other.
"Still too accurate!" said one internet user of the satirical cartoon, which regained prominence online in September 2021.
“Pre-eclampsia reduces the flow of blood through the placenta, and can lead to stillbirth or even the death of the mother. It happens between 26 and 32 weeks of gestation.” Daily Mirror Newspaper, 23 September 2021 A Daily Mirror newspaper
Citric acid is a weak acid that is naturally found in fruit but can also be manufactured using black mold. It is rarely harmful.
Did a member of the Food and Drug Administration's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee say, "We are killing more people than we are saving with the shots"? No, that's not true: A member of the public said this. The
Did an Idaho doctor trained in skin-test analysis prove his claims that Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine weakens the immune system and seems to be causing cancer? No, that's not true: The claims are supported only by anecdotes, not by data and h
The dead animal was likely floating for weeks in the Pacific Ocean before it washed ashore.
Not everything "Orwellian" in its tone is Orwellian in its origins.
The prank didn't make everyone laugh.
Is the message some citizens received at one Los Angeles County voting center -- that a county computer indicated they had already voted -- evidence that Republican votes were stolen in California's gubernatorial recall election? No, that
A viral Facebook post claims that “A fetus at 6 weeks has no more brain than a grain of rice.” The post references the Texas heartbeat abortion law, which prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually at six weeks.
Gen. Mark Milley such said calls are “routine” and were done "to reassure both allies and adversaries in this case in order to ensure strategic stability.”
This is unverifiable, but likely false. There are ~800,000 deaths/year from suicide, and there have been ~4 million deaths so far from COVID-19.
Only 4,570 people died within 21 days of a vaccine dose during this period. These deaths were by no means linked to the vaccine.
In another ominous sign about the spread of the delta variant, Idaho public health leaders expanded health care rationing statewide and individual hospital systems in Alaska and Montana have enacted similar crisis standards amid a spike in the number o
The body of one scam email about a Roundup settlement claimed it came from "a trusted sender."
We have been asked on WhatsApp about what is known on the Covid-19 vaccines crossing the placenta. Can a baby get any protection from their mother’s vaccination, and does mRNA —which is present in some of the vaccines— go across the p
SciCheck Digest Public health officials around the world have explained that erectile dysfunction is not a side effect of COVID-19 vaccines, but a viral tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj has spread the unfounded claim that it is. There is no evidence to su
The White House offered to connect Nicki Minaj with one of the Biden administration’s doctors to address her questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, after the Trinidadian-born rapper’s erroneous tweet alleging the vaccine causes impotence went viral.
No, but the "Captain America" actor did once refer to the former president as a "come to life toilet."
We’ve been asked on Whatsapp whether being pregnant means you can have a shorter gap than eight weeks between Covid-19 vaccine doses. We asked NHS England this question and it referred us to the Public Health England (PHE) Green Book, which provi
The hacker group Anonymous took credit for the vandalism.
She also said she would not attend the Met Gala because of the vaccination requirement.
A number of posts on Instagram claim that the social media company has changed its algorithm so that no more than 7% of an account's followers can see posts it makes. This isn’t correct. This is not the first time this claim has been shared, and
Social media users widely shared pictures of the New York congresswoman, known as AOC, in September 2021.
Booster shots are a key piece of President Joe Biden’s plan to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the White House, Biden said boosters are “likely to provide the highest level of protection yet.” There has been some confusion about b
The “revolutionary” large-scale trial is a world first.