Business

Businesses are the classic whipping-boys of urban legendry, and the bigger they are, the more they get whipped. Seems like they can’t do anything right — they’re run by people who abuse their customers, cheat the public, commit astounding marketing blunders, mistranslate their own advertisements, and donate money to organizations of dubious repute.

The Ever Given was not stuck again.
No, the Ever Given Cargo Ship Didn’t Get Stuck Again The headline in question had some people wondering if it was an April Fools' joke.
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Taco Bell made an announcement in April 2021 that they plan to hire 5,000 people in one day.
Did Taco Bell Announce Plans To Hire 5K People in One Day? News outlets reported on the ambitious target in April 2021.
    Mostly True
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Do All of McDonald’s Drink Cups Hold the Same Amount of Liquid? While it may be new to TikTok users, this joke has been around for years.
    False
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Did A.C. Moore Announce It’s Closing All of Its Stores? The New Jersey-based, arts-and-crafts retail chain has been in business for some 34 years.
    True
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Did Amazon Pay No Federal Income Taxes in 2018? SEC filing: "We have tax benefits ... that are being utilized to reduce our U.S....
    True
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Did Chick-fil-A Stop Donations to Groups Criticized as Anti-LGBT? News reports left out important context about a major announcement by the fast food giant...
    Mixture
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Does Facebook ‘Write Off’ Your Birthday Donations? "Donating your birthday" on Facebook is a simple way to raise money for charities.
    False
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Will McDonald’s New LGBTQ ‘Rainbow Meal’ Replace Kids’ Happy Meals? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Is Argos UK Giving Away Free Stuff On Its Facebook Page? Always be wary of websites asking for personal information.
    Scam
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starbucks rosalind brewer doesn't like white people
Did Starbucks’ Exec Rosalind Brewer Say She Dislikes White People? An old, false claim was resurrected in a new blog post with the same basic,...
    False
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Did Red Bull Stand With Hong Kong Protesters in New Ad? The beverage company has previously released advertisements in support of civilian protests.
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Does Chick-fil-A Pay a $17 Starting Wage? Company spokesperson: "Chick-fil-A restaurants are individually owned and operated, so wage decisions are made at...
    Mostly False
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