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fact-check:-did-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-refund-three-years-worth-tithes-during-covid-19-pandemic?

FACT CHECK: Did The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Refund Three Years...

An Instagram post claims the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints refunded its members three years worth of tithes during the coronavirus pandemic. Verdict: False There is no evidence the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints refunded three years of tithes. Fact Check: The image appears to be a screen-grab of an article…
fact-check:-viral-image-claims-to-show-a-member-of-the-proud-boys-at-a-michigan-protest

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show A Member Of The Proud Boys At...

An image shared on Facebook claims to show a member of the Proud Boys at a protest in the Michigan Capitol building. Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The image misidentifies the man. It shows Brian Cash, a local Michigan flooring installer. Fact Check: Social media users started sharing the image last month after a protest against coronavirus…
fact-check:-does-this-image-show-a-real-exchange-between-costco-and-customers-on-facebook?

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Real Exchange Between Costco And Customers On...

An image shared on Facebook over 2,500 times purportedly shows an exchange between Costco and two customers. Verdict: False Comedian Ben Palmer created the satirical exchange as a joke. Fact Check: The Facebook post, which sports the caption “Costco wins the day,” appears to show a screen grab of another Facebook post from a user…
fact-check:-did-nascar-ban-make-america-great-again-hats-at-its-events?

FACT CHECK: Did NASCAR Ban Make America Great Again Hats At Its Events?

A viral Facebook post shared more than 107,000 times claims NASCAR has banned fans from wearing Make America Great Again hats at its events. Verdict: False A NASCAR spokesman confirmed people at NASCAR events can wear political clothing such as MAGA hats. The claim appears to have originated on a satire website. Fact Check: NASCAR…
fact-check:-viral-image-claims-to-show-a-hong-kong-protest-in-may-2020

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show A Hong Kong Protest In May 2020

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a large crowd of Hong Kong protesters in May. Verdict: False The photo does not show a Hong Kong protest in May. It has been circulating online since at least June 2019. Fact Check:  Thousands of people gathered in the streets of Hong Kong on May 24, the…
fact-check:-viral-image-claims-chick-fil-a-will-now-open-on-sundays-‘only-for-black-people’

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Chick-Fil-A Will Now Open On Sundays ‘Only For Black...

A viral Instagram post claims fast food chain Chick-fil-A will now open on Sundays “but only for black people.” Verdict: False Chick-fil-A restaurants remain closed on Sundays. The claim originates from a satire website. Fact Check: Many companies released statements voicing their support for protests against police brutality and racial inequality after George Floyd, a…
fact-check:-viral-image-attempts-to-spread-false-claims-about-george-soros

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Attempts To Spread False Claims About George Soros

An image shared on Facebook more than 17,000 times makes a number of claims about billionaire investor George Soros. Verdict: False There is no evidence to substantiate any of the claims. Fact Check: Soros, a Hungarian-American billionaire, has donated to various progressive causes through his Open Society Foundations. His wealth and charitable donations to such…
fact-check:-does-this-video-show-barack-obama-crying-during-a-press-conference-about-racism?

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Barack Obama Crying During A Press Conference About...

A video shared on Facebook more than 4,100 times purportedly shows former President Barack Obama crying during a press conference about racism. Verdict: False The video splices together two clips. Some of the footage shows Obama delivering a speech about gun violence, while the rest shows him speaking at a memorial service for slain police…
fact-check:-did-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-tweet-that-governors-should-‘maintain-restrictions-on-businesses-until-after-the-november-elections’?

FACT CHECK: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweet That Governors Should ‘Maintain Restrictions On Businesses Until...

An image shared on Facebook claims Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “It’s vital that Governors maintain restrictions on businesses until after the November Elections because economic recovery will help Trump be re-elected.” “She deleted it but not before it was shared over 20,000 times,” reads part of the image. Verdict: False There is…
fact-check:-image-claims-george-floyd’s-death-was-filmed-before-the-coronavirus-pandemic

FACT CHECK: Image Claims George Floyd’s Death Was Filmed Before The Coronavirus Pandemic

An image shared on Facebook claims George Floyd’s death was filmed before the coronavirus pandemic because people in the footage weren’t wearing face masks. Verdict: False Floyd died on May 25, well into the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Publicly available video shows that some people present during the incident that resulted in Floyd’s death wore masks.…
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