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Collection: The Most Popular Fact Checks of 2022

Here's a look back at 10 stories and story collections that got your attention.

Published Jan 1, 2023

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, revelers celebrate the new year as confetti flies over New York's Times Square. Year after year, people watching New York City's New Year's Eve celebration are told by city dignitaries and TV personalities that they are watching a million people gathered in Times Square. The AP asks experts whether it is actually possible to fit that many people into the viewing areas. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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The year 2022 was pretty monumental at Snopes. We got new management, back-end improvements on our website that helped with page-load times, and a clean, new look. From a deeply consequential 2022 midterm election in the U.S., to Elon Musk's controversial acquisition of Twitter and the rumors that followed, Team Snopes was hard at work investigating rumors that mattered greatly to our readers. We have big plans for 2023, too, and we're excited to share them with all of you in the coming months.

To ring in the new year, we've gathered together a collection of stories that most captured your attention based on audience analytics, in descending order. Enjoy!

does newprofilepic app steal data?
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The Poptopic blog claimed without evidence that Disney has allegedly offered Johnny Depp a USD $301 million contract deal for him to return as Jack Sparrow in another Pirates of the Caribbean film and a Disney Plus series.
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A video supposedly showed a snake standing up and raising its head and was possibly a king cobra or black mamba in Malaysia, India, Zimbabwe, or another country.
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Ed McMahon never gave out big checks at ordinary people's doorsteps for Publishers Clearing House.
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Facebook posts said there was very sad news and that Bruce Willis was dead, but it was a death hoax.
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did amber heard snort cocaine during trial?
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Amber Heard Johnny Depp defamation trial
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An online advertisement claimed to always keep a bread clip in your wallet when travelling or traveling alone.
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President Joe Biden
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