Weaponized disinformation campaigns and more conventional attacks on February 24 2023 marked the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; amid retrospectives and updates, a popular Imgur post featured a video and commentary attribute
Was a 19-year-old girl in Texas sentenced to "96 years in prison" after traveling across state lines to gain access to an abortion procedure? No, that's not true: The social media account that shared this post is a satirical one. Furtherm
One year into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, polls show that a rising number of Americans — though well short of a majority — are tiring of U.S. support for Ukraine. How much are we spending? And why are we doing it? We provide some answers.
Photo shows “what railways in Ohio look like while we send $40 billion to Ukraine.”
On February 20 2023, an Imgur user shared a purported image of the Goodyear Blimp, flying over the Daytona 500 with a “don’t shoot” message on the side (a reference to a recent controversy over possible “spy balloons“): T
A rock relief depicting Iraqi tribal king Tardunni has been falsely claimed to be sculptures of Hindu deities.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)The proposal to strip Disney World of its special governing status was finally released. Is it everything Florida’s governor prom
“Michigan State University suspect is 22-year-old ‘Raymone Jordan.’”
The Michigan State University shooter is a 21-year-old man named Lynn Dee Walker.
Does more than one train derailment a day manifest a dramatic increase compared to the existing national statistics about train accidents? No, that's not true: A video implying that three derailments within a week and a half don't match t
While Carson aims to become the first person to step foot on Mars, NASA has not selected her for a one-way mission to the planet.
Quick Take President Joe Biden announced on Jan. 25 that the U.S. would provide Ukraine with 31 tanks. After the announcement, a meme on social media misquoted Biden’s remarks from March 2022, suggesting he said that sending tanks to Ukr
We want to hear from you while you’re reading “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents.”The post Member Discussion for “1920: The Year of the Six Presidents” — March 2023 appeared first on The Dispatch.
Does a video on social media show a man helping a mother dog dig her puppies free from the rubble of a building that collapsed in the 2023 earthquake in Turkey? No, that's not true: This video is several years old and was posted on August
Do pandemics happen every 100 years? No, that's not true: A post making the claim cherry-picks disease outbreaks, excluding obvious examples. It also misrepresents basic facts about the pandemics it does list, including the years in which
In late January 2023, an Imgur account shared an image of a newspaper clipping which contained an apparent lament about the future cost of eggs a century from 1923: The post was titled “Nostradamus, is that you in 1923?” The text shown on
Actor Isaac Kappy was murdered for exposing Hollywood pedophiles.
Was Andrew Tate found guilty and sentenced to 14 years in prison as of January 24, 2023? No, that's not true: The former kickboxing champion and internet influencer remained in detention as of January 24, 2023, but had not been tried, con
Did the judge in the trial of Young Thug sentence the Atlanta rapper to 25 years in maximum-security prison, as of January 12, 2023? No, that's not true: Young Thug, whose legal name is Jeffery Williams, was not convicted -- much less sen
As president, Donald Trump “marshaled the full power of government to stop deadly drugs, opioids, and fentanyl from coming into our country. As a result, drug overdose deaths declined nationwide for the first time in nearly 30 years."
The picture in the post is of a younger woman with a different name.
We’ve taken a look at some of the Labour leader’s claims in his first speech of 2023 covering burglaries, regional inequality and funding for more NHS training.
We’ve looked at some of the claims made by the PM in his first speech of 2023.
The video of demonstrators attacking Hong Kong Police officers in 2019 was misattributed to the recent new year's eve attacks in Neukölln, Berlin.
Did Max Loughan, a 13-year-old who gained fame in 2016 for creating an "energy harvesting device," disappear for "about six years"? No, that's not true: There's no evidence that Loughan was or is missing or hiding. A video posted by his s
The yatra is being halted for maintenance work of containers that house the participants, according to the INC. Gandhi is scheduled to stay in Delhi.
Vladimir Putin. (Photo by Mikhail Metzel/Sputnik/AFP/Getty Images.) Putin bungled his war with Ukraine, and China and Iran contended with massive protests.The post Authoritarianism’s Bad Year appeared first on The Dispatch.
Watch the video of our weekly livestreamed conversation.The post Video: 2022 Year in Review appeared first on The Dispatch.
Join our weekly livestreamed conversation.The post Dispatch Live: 2022 Year in Review appeared first on The Dispatch.
The U.S. "trade deficit with China has gone from about $80 billion a year in the 1990s to $400 billion a year.”
The FIFA president has made no such announcement. The next FIFA World Cup will be held as per norms after four years in 2026.
Were there zero influenza cases worldwide in 2021 because flu cases were fraudulently recorded as COVID-19 cases? No, that's not true: Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, flu cases have been categorized separately f
A small spike in the snow cover extent in mid-November 2022 has been misrepresented to claim that global warming and climate change are not real.
Did a 20-year-old woman from Kansas die shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine? No, that's not true: Although Regan Lewis did experience cardiac arrest and die shortly after receiving a vaccine, Regan's mother Connie Lewis clarified t
Vladimir Putin lies. This is not a revelation, we know. But in 2022, Putin’s lies about Ukraine and the war he waged there killed thousands of people, drove millions from their homes and sought to blindfold his country to these atrocities.
PolitiFact uses the word "lie" only once a year. Here's a look back at all the Lie of the Year awardees going back to 2009.
We asked, you answered: PolitiFact readers’ choice 2022 Lie of the Year
Cristiano Ronaldo dismissed reports that he agreed to a deal to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr after departing Manchester United.
No professional football player died in 2021 because of side effects of COVID-19 vaccines. The Exposé has misinterpreted data to suggest the same.
Did a 12-year-old girl's grandmother kidnap her from the hospital at gunpoint to prevent transgender surgery? No, that's not true: The grandmother's attorney told Lead Stories the claim was completely false. The woman was arrested and ple