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FACT CHECK: Did The Washington Post Publish An Article Calling For Joe Biden To...

An image shared on Facebook claims The Washington Post published an op-ed suggesting that President Joe Biden should cancel the upcoming 2022 midterm elections “to save democracy.” Verdict: False The image is digitally altered. A spokesperson for The Washington Post denied the outlet published such a piece. Fact Check:  The 2022 midterm elections are set to…

FACT CHECK: Did Liz Truss’ Father Publish A Disparaging Tweet About Her?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a tweet from John Truss, father of British Conservative Parliament Member Liz Truss, in which he criticized her candidacy for prime minister.Verdict: FalseThe tweet is digitally fabricated. There are no credible news reports to suggest Liz Truss’ father made such a comment. Fact Check: Current British Prime Minister…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Crowd Attacking Nigerian Presidential Candidate Ahmed Tinubu’s...

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows a crowd attacking Nigerian politician Ahmed Tinubu’s car.Verdict: False The footage shows a 2020 incident involving a different Nigerian politician, according to local news reports. Fact Check: The next Nigerian presidential election has been set for February 2023, according to the Premium Times. Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress Party…

FACT CHECK: Was Joe Biden Featured On The Cover Of Alzheimer’s Today Magazine?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows an Alzheimer’s TODAY magazine cover featuring President Joe Biden. Verdict: False The image is digitally fabricated. A spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association of America, which publishes Alzheimer’s TODAY, denied that the magazine published such a story. Fact Check: Biden has repeatedly been criticized by some Republicans who allege…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Ukrainian Farmland Set On Fire By Russia In...

A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows Ukrainian farmers attempting to harvest their crops amid the current conflict.  Verdict: Misleading While some reports indicate Ukrainian farms are suffering from the war, the video shared on Facebook is from 2014, not 2022. Fact Check:  About 1,500 acres of wheat and rapeseed were destroyed in Ukraine by…

FACT CHECK: No, Tom Holland Did Not Die In A Freak Accident

A post shared on Instagram claims actor Tom Holland died after tripping and falling into a well. Verdict: False There is no evidence to suggest Holland has died. Fact Check: Holland is an English actor best known for his roles in films such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spiderman: No Way Home,” according to his IMDb…

FACT CHECK: Did CTV News Publish This Article About Ottawa Police Seizing Ice Cream...

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a CTV News article reporting on police in Ottawa, Canada seizing ice cream trucks.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The article is digitally fabricated. There is no evidence CTV published such an article. Fact Check: Canada Day occurs July 1, the day the country’s constitution was legally established in 1867, according…

FACT CHECK: Did An FDA Investigation Reveal That Wendy’s Is Using Horse Meat In...

A post shared on Facebook claims the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found evidence of horse meat in fast food chain Wendy’s beef patties.  Verdict: False There is no evidence of any FDA inspection discovering horse meat in Wendy’s food. The quote attributed to the alleged Wendy’s CEO featured in the post is fabricated. Fact…

FACT CHECK: Did Twitter Suspend Elon Musk’s Account?

An image shared on Facebook claims Twitter suspended the account of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Verdict: False Twitter did not suspend Musk’s verified account. Rather, the platform suspended an account attempting to impersonate him. Fact Check:  Musk notified Twitter July 8 that he would be ending his $44 billion takeover deal, citing Twitter’s alleged failure to comply…

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Warning Citizens In Tennessee Of A Homeless Man Attacking People...

A post shared on Facebook claims a man in Tennessee pretending to be homeless is violently attacking people who try to help him.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The man featured in the post is a fugitive wanted in Texas, not Tennessee. There is no evidence to suggest any such incident has occurred in Tennessee.  Fact Check: The…

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