Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

Glasses, Accessories, Accessory
Did Kyrsten Sinema Bring Cake to the Senate and Vote Against Raising Minimum Wage? Some compared her to the last queen of France before the French Revolution.
    Mixture
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waiters bartenders jobs
Were Most Jobs Added in February 2021 ‘Waiters and Bartenders’? Some online observers critical of U.S. President Joe Biden sought to undercut a broadly positive...
    Mostly True
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Monitor, Display, Screen
Did Biden Say Indian Americans Are ‘Taking Over’ the U.S.? Roughly 4 million people of Indian origin currently live in the U.S., representing about 1%...
    Mixture
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is the original space jam website still up running
Does the Original Website for 1996 Film ‘Space Jam’ Still Work? Apparently the '90s never truly left.
    True
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Ice Cream, Food, Dessert
Does a Photo Show a Parasite That Replaced a Fish’s Tongue? And you thought that canker sore was bad.
    True
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Person, Human, Injection
No, the Israeli Health Ministry Didn’t Say the Pfizer Vaccine ‘Killed 40 Times More Elderly’ Than COVID-19 Israel has undertaken an aggressive push to get its population vaccinated against COVID-19.
    False
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Person, Human, Guitar
Did Dolly Parton Say This About ‘Dixie’ Being An ‘Offensive’ Word?  The "Jolene" singer talked about the word amid renewed conversations on cancel culture.
    Correct Attribution
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Text, Angry Birds
Is it True Trump ‘Took Down ISIS’ While ‘Biden Took Down Dr Seuss and Mr Potato Head’? Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee shared a meme with some far-fetched comparisons.
    Mostly False
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Mobile Phone, Cell Phone, Phone
Is an iPhone 12 TikTok Giveaway Legitimate? A TikTok video promised it was a "lucky day" for viewers, saying they had been...
    Scam
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Person, Human, Electronics
Did Netflix Publish a Poster That Read ‘N Word Party’? Social media media users shared the unfortunate image in March 2021, but evidence on its...
    Unproven
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Person, Human, Finger
No, Elon Musk Did Not Die in a Car Battery Explosion But the hashtag #RIPELON trended on social media in March 2021.
    False
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Face, Person, Human
Did Actor Jay Johnston Participate in US Capitol Riot? One of his most recent roles was as the voice behind Jimmy Pesto on the...
    Unproven
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