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Unproven

This rating indicates that insufficient evidence exists to establish the given claim as true, but the claim cannot be definitively proved false. This rating typically involves claims for which there is little or no affirmative evidence, but for which declaring them to be false would require the difficult (if not impossible) task of our being able to prove a negative or accurately discern someone else’s thoughts and motivations.

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Did Members of Congress Provide ‘Reconnaissance Tours’ Before Capitol Riots?
  • 13 January 2021
New Jersey Representative Mikie Sherrill made the assertion on a Facebook Live broadcast and has...
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Are These Screenshots About Armie Hammer’s ‘Cannibal’ Lifestyle Real?
  • 14 January 2021
The actor’s purported sexual kinks set the internet aflame.
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Were These Abraham Lincoln’s Last Words?
  • 12 January 2021
Rumors of the former president's last words spoken in Ford's Theatre led us to consult...
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Did the Queen ‘Reveal’ an ‘Upsetting Truth About Archie’?
  • 9 January 2021
A clickbait advertisement led to an 80-page story about Queen Elizabeth II and Archie, the...
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Did ‘Elizabeth From Knoxville’ Use an ‘Onion Towel’ To Make Herself Cry?
  • 8 January 2021
A video of a woman who participated in rioting at the U.S. Capitol went viral...
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Does Video Show Capitol Police Opening Gates for Rioters?
  • 6 January 2021
Footage of law enforcement officers supposedly condoning trespassing garnered millions of views.
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Did Ted Nugent Write an Open Letter to Joe Biden?
  • 6 January 2021
Critics of President-elect Joe Biden attributed a hyper-partisan missive to the right-wing musician and commentator.
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Was US Sen. David Perdue Photographed Making a ‘White Power’ Gesture?
  • 5 January 2021
We know the photograph of the Georgia senator is real.
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Were Ashes of ‘Star Trek’ Star Smuggled onto Space Station?
  • 29 December 2020
The man who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott on the hit sci-fi series may have made...
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Will Eating Charred Oranges Restore Sense of Smell After COVID-19?
  • 17 December 2020
"Anosmia" refers to the complete loss of the sense of smell.
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Do Dogs Watch You Go to the Bathroom To Protect You?
  • 14 December 2020
Humans and dogs have evolved alongside one another for thousands of years.
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Is This ‘Chemistree’ Picture Real?
  • 12 December 2020
Oh chemistree, oh chemistree, how organic are your branches?
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