Do the World Health Organization (WHO) and Queen Elizabeth II want to remove children from COVID-infected homes? No, that's not true: That is a made-up claim that stems from two videos. The first is a snippet of a March 30, 2020, press co
Between 1962 and 1966 GDP growth ranged from 4.4 percent to 6.6 percent. In postwar 1950 and 1951, it was 8.7 percent and 8 percent, respectively.
The viral image that claims the United Nations' agenda for 2021-2030 is in support of the 'One World Government' is fake.
A claim that the World Health Organization has ranked the Sri Lanka Army the world’s second best military force for emergency deployments has been shared thousands of times in multiple Facebook posts. The claim is false; the WHO said there was no
In 2000, Biden voted in favor of normalizing trade relations with China, paving the way for China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.
A routine review of content labeled satire.
Did Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden talk about how the Chevrolet Corvette is "one of the best cars in the world" while he was visiting a Ford plant? No, that's not true. Biden did mention his love of Corvettes while visiting the
Up to September 9, 2020, 8,64,618 deaths were reported globally due to the COVID-19. 1,89,147 deaths were reported only from the United States.
Does a World Bank website prove COVID-19 test kits were sold worldwide as early as 2017? No, that's not true: On a web page, the World Bank put the "COVID-19" label on existing virus test kit components to help disease fighters find equip
COVID-19 has forced schools and universities around the world to adopt online learning.
Multiple social media posts claim that American business magazine Forbes had ranked five Nigerians among the 10 richest pastors globally. But Forbes told AFP Fact Check it has not published such a list. The claim is a misinterpretation of an old rankin
Although COVID-19 data shows that India recorded the highest cases on July 31, but it has a 74.28 percent recovery rate compared to other countries.
The US case fatality rate at 3.1% is higher than that of Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Norway, and Japan.
An article claiming that the Tanzanian government has kicked the World Health Organization (WHO) out of the country has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook. The claim is false; there is no evidence of any such directive and a WHO representative i
On August 10 2020, memes appeared purportedly quoting United States President Donald Trump saying that the “Great Pandemic” of 1917 likely ended World War II, because “all the soldiers got sick”: In addition to R
A black-and-white photograph of a man with a rifle and dagger holding a group of soldiers captive has been shared on Facebook hundreds of times with the claim that it shows Italian troops surrendering to an Ethiopian officer. The post insinuates this i
Three photos have been shared thousands of times in multiple posts on Facebook and on blogs alongside a claim that Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi has been recognised by 43 countries as “mother of the world”. The claim is false; the image
Multiple Facebook and blog posts published in early July 2020 claim the World Bank reclassified Sri Lanka as “equal to Sudan” in its income classification list. The claim is misleading; on July 1, 2020, the World Bank downgraded Sri Lanka to a “
A purported "police bulletin" warning of a new burglary scam has been shared thousands of times by Facebook users based in the Australian state of Victoria. The posts claim the burglars go "door to door" offering face masks laced with chemicals whic
An animated bar graph circulating on social media went viral in June 2020 and received more than 100,000 interactions on Facebook. The graph claims to report the number of deaths that have occurred worldwide from several causes, including COVID-19, bet
This article posted by The Truth About Cancer on 13 June 2020 is the third and last article in a series claiming that vaccines are dangerous and that individuals will be forced to accept a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine once developed. The article, titled COVID-19
It took over three months for the world to see 1 million virus infections, but the last 1 million cases have come in just eight days, said head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Did Henry Kissinger say the solution to coronavirus is by having a "New World Order"? No, that is not true. Kissinger, 97, wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in which he said there must be a "global collaborative vision and program" to
“I dramatically underestimated Twitter,” the video’s creator said after it went viral.
Did MSNBC use a clip from the World War Z movie trailer in a news broadcast about George Floyd protests in Los Angeles ? No, that's not true: The person who tweeted a video of a fake MSNBC report that incorporated the movie clip later admitted
Disney plans a tiered reopening, with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opening on July 11 and the other parks in later in July. SeaWorld plans to open to the public on June 11.
Was Chelsea Clinton ranked the world's 18th richest woman? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up stories that are clearly marked as
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Is the rate of coronavirus-related deaths being reported out of New York City 200 times higher than the death rates of the world's largest 10 cities? No, that's not true: A meme making the claim uses inaccurate numbers for the total deaths in
Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network led the creation of the chatbot to make its database of more than 4,000 COVID-19 hoaxes easy and accessible to people around the world. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (May 4, 2020) -- The Poynter Institute's
Did Bill Gates, the WHO and the World Bank lose billions as President Trump "Trumped" them amid the coronavirus outbreak? No, this is not true: A blog claiming President Trump got the upper hand on billionaire Gates, the World Health Organizat
Under “tweets that didn’t age well,” on April 2 2020 pundit Bill Mitchell criticized measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 — claiming that the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic infected 1.4 billion people worldwide and killed a
On April 18 2020, Tia Barracini published a tweet claiming that the United States accounted for four percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of its deaths from novel coronavirus or COVID-19: Why does the US, with 4% of the world'
After United States President Donald Trump announced that he had discontinued funding to the World Health Organization, and presidential advisor Kellyanne Conway subsequently blamed the COVID-19 pandemic on the group on April 15 2020, a tweet attrib
Trump has accused the organization of mishandling and covering up the initial spread of COVID-19 in China, and of generally failing to take a harsher stance toward China.
The European Union said Trump has “no reason” to freeze WHO funding at this critical stage and called for measures to promote unity instead of division.
Even among regions that have the highest levels of violence outside a war zone, fewer people are being killed and fewer robberies are taking place.
Is COVID-19 a plan by the World Economic Forum to create a worldwide fascist government? And in this world, will people be rationed 1.2 ounces per week of lab-created protein by a one-world government? No, these claims are not true. Together,
Is there already a vaccine for COVID-19 that the U.S. govenment is hiding in a wide plot to kill people off? And is the next-generation wireless technology 5G responsible for the novel coronavirus? Further, are the Illuminati also involved in
A dubious Facebook post triggered a flood of reader inquiries.