The Latest Fact Checks from Around the World
- West Virginia Republican Party - Fact-checking how much fentanyl is coming into the U.S.on October 3, 2022 at 3:52 pm
“More fentanyl has crossed the border in the last two months under Biden than in 2019 under Trump.”
- Alex Mooney - Fact-checking the current scale of U.S.-Mexico border crossingson October 3, 2022 at 3:24 pm
“There have now been 16 straight months of OVER 150,000 illegal border crossings.”
- ‘Iranian Women in the 60s’by Kim LaCapria on October 3, 2022 at 2:33 pm
Protests in Iran in late September and early October 2022 led to the circulation of images purportedly showing Iranian women in the 1960s and 1970s. The post ‘Iranian Women in the 60s’ appeared first on Truth or Fiction?.
- Queen’s funeral was not cover-up for planning global recessionon October 3, 2022 at 12:05 pm
There’s no evidence to support a video claiming that the Queen did not die on 8 September, and that her funeral was a cover-up for world leaders to gather to plan a global recession.
- Is fentanyl the leading cause of death among American adults?on October 3, 2022 at 11:54 am
Fentanyl is not the leading cause of death among American adults, but some data suggests it is a leading cause of death for people ages 18-45.
- Naseeruddin Shah recited a poem for a video depicting violence by Muslims against Hindus.by Shreyashi Roy on October 3, 2022 at 11:06 am
The visuals of violence by Muslims and the suffering of Hindus have been overlaid in the clip. They were not part of the original recitation by Shah.
- A doctor based out of Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, has received life threats for supporting Hindu organizations.by Ranjini on October 3, 2022 at 10:46 am
Ghaziabad Police state that Dr. Arvind Vats Akela made false claims in order to gain popularity.
- Unlike his predecessors, President Biden did not declare Florida a disaster zone before Hurricane Ian landed.by Sandesh on October 3, 2022 at 10:19 am
President Biden acted according to law and declared Florida a disaster area after receiving a request from Governor Ron DeSantis.
- The Himanta Biswa Sarma government in Assam provides monthly aid of ₹15,000 to temple priests.by Neetha on October 3, 2022 at 9:37 am
The Assam government announced a one-time payment of ₹15,000 to temple priests who faced difficulties during COVID-19 in 2021
- Not all results will be known on election night 2022. That’s normalon October 3, 2022 at 9:30 am
Results for some Senate and gubernatorial races may not be known on election night. That’s partly because states have different rules on when they can begin processing mail ballots as well as different ways of voting.
- Iranian father who vowed to dance at his daughter's wedding danced at her funeral after she was killed for protesting the government's hijab rules.by Shreyashi Roy on October 3, 2022 at 7:24 am
The scene is from an Azerbaijan television series titled "Ata Ocağı" and has been available online since at least January 2018.
- The deep state created Hurricane Ian to target red states.by Gayathri on October 3, 2022 at 6:52 am
Hurricane Ian is a natural disaster that hit Cuba and Florida state. The claim is baseless and stems from a conspiracy theory.
- Sharks were swimming in a Florida mall after Hurricane Ian, image shows.by Ranjini on October 3, 2022 at 6:12 am
Although sharks were spotted on Florida streets after Hurricane Ian, a photoshopped image from Hurricane Matthew is being shared.
- Rahul Gandhi said that he was a Muslim, as were his ancestors.by Ankita Kulkarni on October 3, 2022 at 5:59 am
A set of digitally altered images purported to be from an ABP News bulletin have been falsely attributed to Rahul Gandhi.
- Climate change isn’t the sole cause of any hurricane, but it might affect themby Kristin Hugo on October 3, 2022 at 5:55 am
Hurricane Ian was still churning toward Florida on Sept. 27 when CNN anchor Don Lemon asked one of the nation’s leading meteorologists a question about climate change. “Can you tell The post Climate change isn’t the sole cause of any hurricane, but it might affect them appeared first on […]
- Cheetahs brought from Namibia have hunted down about 200 deers at Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh.by Annet Preethi Furtado on October 3, 2022 at 4:32 am
An old video of cheetahs hunting an impala in Kenya is being shared to claim that Namibian cheetahs have killed 200 deers at Kuno National Park.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't attend the Yuva Vijay Sankalp rally in Himachal Pradesh because of low turnout.by Rahul Adhikari on October 3, 2022 at 4:19 am
Modi had to attend the rally virtually because of bad weather conditions.
- Facts behind Iowa’s 1st District congressional debateon October 1, 2022 at 11:28 am
Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Christina Bohannan had been exchanging opposing political viewpoints the evening of Sept. 2
- Fact Check: Graphene, Parasites NOT Found In COVID-19 Vaccines By Robert Young With Electron Microscopyby Sarah Thompson on September 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm
Does a paper by Robert O. Young show that he conducted electron microscopy analysis on each of the four COVID-19 vaccines available in the United States and confirmed that there was graphene and parasites in all of them? No, that's...
- Fact Check: Trudeau Did NOT Drop Vaccine Mandate Because 9 In Every 10 COVID-19 Deaths Have Been Among the Vaccinatedby Dana Ford on September 30, 2022 at 8:20 pm
Did Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drop Canada's vaccine mandate because nine in every 10 COVID-19 deaths have been among the vaccinated? No, that's not true: The Canadian government made no such claim in the announcement of its plan to...
- Fact Check: Americans Did NOT Keep All Of Their Earnings Up Until 1913 -- Some Were Taxed Before Thenby Kaiyah Clarke on September 30, 2022 at 7:37 pm
Did Americans keep "100%" of their earnings up until 1913? Not exactly: While the 16th Amendment, which taxed individual income, was ratified in 1913, some higher-earning Americans paid income taxes between 1862 and 1872 to pay off the cost of...
- Fact Check: Iodine Pills ARE Sold In Canadian Home Hardware Storeby Alexis Tereszcuk on September 30, 2022 at 7:05 pm
Are iodine pills sold in a Canadian Home Hardware store? Yes, that's true: The operations manager for the store featured in a viral video told Lead Stories the pills are for sale at their location due to rising tensions between...
- Instagram posts - Hurricane Ian was a natural disaster, not a political conspiracy to devastate Floridianson September 30, 2022 at 6:34 pm
Hurricane Ian was orchestrated as part of a pandemic-related conspiracy to devastate Floridians.
- Instagram posts - No bones about it. Persistent rumors that giant remains were found in Ohio are still False.on September 30, 2022 at 6:31 pm
“There are giant human caucasian skeletons in Ohio that predate any known civilizations.”
- Our American Centuryby Sean Christensen on September 30, 2022 at 5:38 pm
A GOP super PAC funded in part by former President Trump's leadership PAC The post Our American Century appeared first on FactCheck.org.