TikTok insisted that it is not a national-security threat and that the government is acting to “further the president’s anti-China political campaign.”
President Donald Trump ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat, although it remains unclear if he has the legal authority to actually ban the apps from the U.S.
President Donald Trump’s demand that the U.S. government get a cut from a potential Microsoft purchase of TikTok is the latest unprecedented scenario in an unprecedented situation.
TikTok's Chinese ownership has raised concern about the potential for sharing user data with Chinese officials as well as censorship of videos critical of the Chinese government.
President Donald Trump says he wants to take action to ban TikTok, a popular Chinese-owned video app that has been a source of national security and censorship concerns.
“As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One as he returned from Florida.
President Donald Trump will order China’s ByteDance to sell its hit video app TikTok because of national-security concerns.
On July 21 2020, U.S. Marine Timmy Byrnes (@timmyb100) shared what would become a viral TikTok post about Americans refusing to wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the afternoon of July 23 2020, Byrnes’ video had been viewed nearly two
Actress Rachel Zegler and other users criticized the video app TikTok in May 2020, after some reported that the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #GeorgeFloyd had been wiped from search results on the platform. As the entertainment site AceShowbiz.com fi
A viral Facebook warning urged parents to delete a popular video-sharing app from their children's phones.
Is this post a real account of a transgender reassignment for a teenager? No, that's not true: There is no evidence to suggest the content in this post is real. This closely resembles another fabricated story from a Reddit troll farm that
The picture previously appeared on Reddit and TikTok.
Facebook’s “Reels” feature prioritizes TikTok-like videos. That this is an imperfect system is not in dispute, and in fact the feature is prioritizing misleading content — including an October 6 2021 clip claiming that Dawn dish
Wanted for Defamation On November 5, 2021, a website named Conservative Beaver published a false story about the CEO of Pfizer being arrested for fraud. It wasn't the first false story published by the website and it wouldn't be the last:
SciCheck Digest A vaccination can’t be reversed through any “detox” process, medical experts say. Yet, a social media post is spreading the false claim that a bath with borax can “get rid” of a COVID-19 vaccine. The bath m
On November 20 2021, posts about a fake online store called “Camomiles and Pansies” (for victims of domestic violence to seek help discreetly) were shared to Imgur and Reddit’s r/interestingasfuck: The Imgur iteration appeared to be
A viral November 16 2021 Facebook post from “Our Neurodivergent Life” described a phenomenon called “doom boxes,” a purportedly shared trait among individuals with ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder): Across four s
REVIEW On 29 October 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in children aged 5 to 11. This vaccine for children has a slightly different formulation from the one approve
Did Vice President Kamala Harris say "virtually every person who has recently died from COVID-19 was vaccinated"? No, that's not true: An edited excerpt from a video of a Harris speech replaces the word "unvaccinated" with the word "vacci
Did Germany, China and Slovenia begin charitable ad campaigns soliciting donations to help Americans suffering from food insecurity? No, that's not true: This was a real ad campaign that was announced in 2015, but it did not originate fro
Does this video show graphene reacting to electrical impulses, and is there graphene in COVID-19 vaccines? No, both are not true. COVID vaccines contain no graphene. Pre-approval testing of COVID vaccines by independent labs, as well as t
The November 5 2021 “crowd crush” tragedy at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas prompted extensive discussion on social media — complete with major threads focusing on purported occult overtones surrounding the
Does this collection of video clips prove people are suffering from harmful side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine? No, this video lacks enough context to show if these people were even vaccinated, or if their symptoms are related to the vacc
Does this video show the Iranian military firing at a UFO? No, that's not true: This video footage came from a night time machine gun shoot at the Big Sandy Range in Arizona. The glowing flying object is not from outer space but a remote
Did actress Alyssa Milano say that, along with hair loss, she had several symptoms consistent with menopause that COVID-19 caused? No, that's not true: Milano did make a video demonstrating her hair loss from COVID-19 but did not mention
Did the CDC pay someone to store up to 500,000 "disposable coffins" in what had been a soybean field in Madison, Georgia? Does this indicate that there is a "plan" that might include "FEMA Camps" and an impending need to bury hundreds of
A misleading and viral tweet became so popular that its content was later shared on TikTok.
Does the "real math" of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy suggest that vaccine risk reduction and death figures point to the inefficacy of the vaccines? No, that's not true: A video makes false claims about the findings of a short comment publish
A story of a confrontation between a British aircraft carrier and an Irish lighthouse is being shared on Facebook along with the claim that it is “the transcript of the actual radio conversation between the British and the Irish, off the coast of
SciCheck Digest Studies show the COVID-19 vaccines boost the antibody levels and improve the immune response of those who previously had COVID-19. The vaccines do not “wipe out” the antibodies developed by a person who had recovered from th
Are Facebook's independent fact-checking partners funded by vaccine makers? No, that's not true. While one of the 10 U.S. Facebook fact checkers discloses that one of its 2021 grants comes from a foundation whose stock-holdings include va
On October 12 2021, a Facebook account shared a tip which claimed that putting fruit in Mason jars made it last longer: Idk who needs to know this because it took me 25 years and a TikTok to learn but putting your fruit in mason jars rather than the c
SciCheck Digest Southwest Airlines’ flight cancellations fueled partisan claims over the weekend that transportation workers were protesting COVID-19 vaccine requirements and causing the cancellations. But there’s no evidence that workers s
Does the blood of vaccinated people look visibly darker than the blood of people who were not vaccinated and is this the result of hemoglobin depletion? No, that's not true: This video provides no evidence to back up this claim. According
Did the Department of Defense "confirm" the majority of those dying and hospitalized with COVID-19 were vaccinated? No, that's not true: The claim is made without any offer of proof. There is no public record of a Pentagon statement about
On TikTok and Twitter, opponents of the COVID-19 vaccines have been sharing a table that they claim shows how ineffective vaccines are. One TikTokker, writing in a style designed to thwart efforts to block misinformation, used the table in her video. &
Did the military disrupt Facebook's operations on October 4, 2021, by seizing the social media platform's servers at its headquarters? No, that's not true: Facebook, along with its acquired social media platforms Instagram and WhatsApp, e
In a viral video, the mother showed hospital paperwork in response to TikTok commenters who didn't believe her 2-month-old babies tested positive for COVID-19.
REVIEW This video, originally posted to TikTok and shared on social media platforms, claimed that people who received a COVID-19 vaccine can’t donate convalescent plasma because the vaccine “wipes out” natural antibodies. The video
The rumor first spread in a TikTok video in late September 2021.