The hourlong parade moved up a stretch of lower Broadway that has long hosted so-called ticker tape parades for world leaders, veterans and hometown sports stars.
The United States Women’s National Soccer Team recently won the Women’s World Cup for the fourth time. But the team’s compensation remains the subject of considerable controversy. Chants of "equal pay" erupted after the team
Did an entertainment lawyer say that Poltergeist child star Heather O'Rourke was killed by a Hollywood pedophile ring? No, that's not true: It is a false claim based on a "blind item" entry on a gossip site that acknowledges its content could
We found a parade of estimates from $5 billion to $39 billion, but none of them comes close to $500 billion.
President Donald Trump claimed not to have seen the large groups of anti-Trump protesters during his trip to the United Kingdom this week, and then falsely labeled media reports of those protests “fake news.” In reality, images and video su
In June 2019, as United States President Donald Trump visited Britain to meet with the royal family and elected officials, a photograph purportedly of his English fans appeared on social media and made the usual rounds. One popular variation (archived
Does a BBC video being shared on social media show an aerial view of anti-Trump protests in London during his 2019 state visit? No, that's not true: the video is actually from 2018 (but it does show protesters demonstrating against Trump's vis
A popular and lengthy social media quote attributed to Frida Kahlo (containing the lines “leaving is not enough” and “take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic”) was shared once again in early April 2019 on Faceboo
Did an "unnamed source" say Jussie Smollett's phone records showed over 200 calls and texts from Kamala Harris and DNC operatives? No, that's not true: the source of this rumor appears to be a Reddit post by someone speculatively making a joke
Walt Gilmore’s family in suburban Salt Lake City has been the target since August of a stalker using phone calls and texts to send a parade of people to the home for legitimate services and illegal activities.
Did Beto O'Rourke pose for a photo showing the words "Feminist Athiest Vegan Naturist Ecologist Queer Slut" scrawled on his nearly-naked body? No, that's not true: A meme circulating on social platforms is a cropped version of a photograph of
Quick Take Dubious posts on social media erroneously claim that a photo of an activist is former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is also running for president. Full Story Multiple, popular posts on Facebook in recent days misidentify a nearly naked act
During its time as mayor, Lincoln will be expected to attend local events, such as marching in the Memorial Day parade wearing a custom-made sash.
In February 2019, a Facebook page shared the following biographical meme about Samuel L. Jackson, detailing a purported drug addiction that defined his life before he got clean, which was around the time he appeared in Pulp Fiction. Alongside the mem
Photographs from a Pride parades have not uncommonly been re-purposed for political reasons.
On February 5 2019, Facebook user Anna Love shared the following image in a status update, claiming that the photograph shows Nazi Socialist women wearing their customary white attire: In the status update field, Love wrote: The League of Nazi Sociali
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article in USA Today notes that April 2018 was the 400th straight month that global temperatures were above the 20th century average, and correctly identifies human activities as the cause of this trend. It a
In January 2019, 9Gag shared a post titled “Barber Mistakenly Shaves A Play Button Into Client’s Hair After Being Shown A Paused Video.” It was light on details and included several amusing images: 9Gag had very little to say about t
Anti-Yankees chants could also be heard along the parade route -- a nod to the long-running rivalry between the two American League squads.
An image from a gay pride parade in New York was shared on social media as if it showed people at a protest against President Trump.
Q: Did police officers “take a knee” and then “walk out on” the Washington Redskins? A: No. That made-up story was first posted by a self-described satirical website last year. FULL ANSWER Football season is starting to get
President Donald Trump got his election history wrong when he said that Ronald Reagan lost Wisconsin, and that before his 2016 win, no GOP presidential candidate had won the state since Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. Trump is forgetting that President Eise
An image from a 2010 gay pride parade in Germany was shared as if it showed liberals protesting against Donald Trump in the United States.
A group of fans have helped return Jones' lost cellphone during the team's Super Bowl victory parade, but not before taking a selfie.
Q: Is John Kerry facing felony charges under the Logan Act? A: No. The former secretary of state has not been charged. FULL ANSWER Nobody has ever been convicted under the Logan Act, which bars citizens from negotiating with foreign powers on behalf
Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer resign? Was Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired? Are the Clintons divorcing? Is Monica Lewinsky dead? A: No. Each claim was made by the same website that writes “fiction as fact.” FULL ANSWER Sen. Chuck Schumer
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed that “alternative facts” were employed by Press Secretary Sean Spicer when he tried to make the case that “this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and a