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FACT CHECK: Are Tennessee Republicans Pushing A Bill That Would Allow Child Marriage?

An image shared on Facebook claims Tennessee Republican lawmakers are advancing a bill that would allow child marriage in the state. Verdict: Misleading While the original bill lacked an age requirement, an amendment was later added to clarify the new marriage designation would only be available to adults. The bill was never intended to allow…

FACT CHECK: Did A Twitter Employee Tweet His Resignation After Elon Musk Joined The...

An image shared on Facebook over 630 times allegedly shows a tweet from a Twitter employee announcing his refusal to work alongside Elon Musk. Verdict: False The tweet was shared by a satire account. A Twitter spokesperson confirmed the person has never worked at the company. Fact Check: Musk, the CEO of Tesla and founder…

FACT CHECK: Did The Philippines’ Department of Health Publish This Statement Regarding The Omicron...

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a statement issued by the Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) regarding the spread of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. Verdict: False There is no evidence the statement is real. The Philippines’ DOH confirmed it did not publish the statement. Fact Check: The image bears the DOH logo…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Amish Buggies On Their Way To Join The...

An image shared on Facebook claims to show a group of Amish horse-drawn buggies in Canada “on their way to join the trucker convoy.” Verdict: False The photographer who took the picture featured in the post explained it shows Mennonites on their way to church. There is no evidence it has anything to do with the…

FACT CHECK: Did A Yale University Study Find That The Vaccinated Are More Susceptible...

An image shared on Instagram claims a Yale University study found that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are more likely to be infected with the virus than those who are unvaccinated. Verdict: Misleading The study referenced in the post was conducted by Danish researchers, not Yale University. While it does show negative vaccine effectiveness for…

FACT CHECK: Did Michael Baden Perform Gabby Petito’s Autopsy?

A viral Instagram post claims former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden performed Gabby Petito’s autopsy. Verdict: False While Baden did appear on Fox News as a medical expert to provide commentary on Petito’s case, he did not perform her autopsy. Petito’s autopsy was conducted by the Teton County coroner. Fact Check:…

FACT CHECK: Image Claims Christine Grady Is The Acting Head Of The FDA

An image shared on Facebook claims Dr. Christine Grady, the wife of White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, is the acting head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Verdict: False Grady works as the chief of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, not as the acting head of the…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show The Taliban Dancing In Celebration Of Taking Over...

The video was filmed in March in Pakistan at a wedding
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FACT CHECK: Does The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Contain Graphene Oxide?

A post shared on Facebook claims the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine contains graphene oxide. Verdict: False Graphene oxide is not listed among the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s ingredients on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website. A Pfizer spokesperson denied the claim. Fact Check: The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is one…
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FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Tornado Passing Close To Citizens Bank Park...

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows a tornado passing just outside Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia as a Phillies baseball game takes place. Verdict: False The video was created using digital editing. There are no reports about a tornado passing by Citizens Bank Park on July 2. Fact Check: The 16-second TikTok video appears…

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