Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

No, FBI Did Not Uncover 256 Emails Between Rep. Schiff, Jeffrey Epstein A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did 23 People In Norway Die After Receiving COVID Vaccine? A death following vaccination is not necessarily evidence that the vaccination caused the death.
    Unproven
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Did a Man Suffer Organ Failure After Injecting Psychedelic Mushrooms? The hallucinogenic drug typically enters the body as a food or drink.
    True
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Did The New York Times Report in 1924 That Hitler Was ‘Tamed by Prison’? Critics of Donald Trump warned of historical parallels between the U.S. Capitol attack of 2021,...
    Correct Attribution
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Did Burger King Unveil a New Logo? The fast-food chain showcased a new look after more than 20 years.
    True
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Is the Barbie Ouija Board in This Photo Real? Could one of Barbie’s countless hobbies involve the occult?
    Mostly False
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Was an Engagement Ring Hidden in a Necklace for 2 Years? Viral content websites twisted the truth about a very real love story involving a necklace,...
    Mixture
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Were Empty PS5 Boxes Sold on eBay for Thousands of Dollars? A truly out-of-the-box idea.
    Mostly False
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Did CNN Issue Correction That Ted Cruz’s ‘QAnon Pin’ Was Actually a Doritos Chip? Beware tweeted screenshots traveling without links.
    False
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Did an Op-Ed Call CNN Anchor Don Lemon ‘Openly Black’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did a Conservative News Site Admit Its Voter-Fraud Claims Were False? American Thinker joined the likes of Newsmax in issuing a correction to various claims it...
    True
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Was Kissing Through Handkerchiefs Advised During 1918 Pandemic? "Want to Kiss and Escape Grip? Use Handkerchief!"
    True
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