Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

No, Tom Selleck Did Not ‘Finally Confirm the Rumors’ We clicked "next page" more than 500 times in several slideshow articles to find the...
    False
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Did Nostradamus Predict the World Will Fall After a ‘Feeble Man’ Rules? Nostradamus has been credited with accurately predicting dozens of historical events.
    False
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Can You Now Download Thousands of CIA Files on UFOs? Freedom of Information Act requests opened up decades worth of materials on unexplained and unidentified...
    True
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Is Harvard Considering Revoking Trump Allies’ Degrees? The list of alumni include White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and Texas Sen. Ted...
    Mostly False
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Is Anthony Hopkins One of the ‘Shortest Men in Hollywood’? We clicked the "next page" button a whopping 95 times in a slideshow article so...
    False
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What George Orwell Said About Why He Writes "From a very early age, perhaps the age of five or six, I knew that...
    Correct Attribution
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Did the White House Update a List of ‘Trump Administration Accomplishments’? The list originated a few years ago.
    True
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Did Air Force One Change Call Signs Mid-Flight After Nixon’s Resignation? The call sign "Air Force One" refers to any Air Force aircraft carrying the president...
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Did Twitter Temporarily Suspend Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Account? Greene has a history of making incendiary remarks that push conspiracy theories.
    True
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Can You Opt Out of Having WhatsApp ‘Use’ Your Photos and Private Posts? A new controversy reignited an ancient meme.
    False
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Will Tax Refunds Be Late in 2021? The IRS will open filing season later than in 2020 due to changes in tax...
    Mixture
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Did Ice Cream Test Positive for COVID-19? Considering its cold temperature and fatty ingredients, one virologist said ice cream could harbor conditions...
    True
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