While campaigning in South Carolina, former President Donald Trump saw a handgun at a gun store with his image and name on it. “I want to buy one,” he said. An online video shows Trump in the store, but the post claims he purchased the gun. The Trump campaign said, "He simply indicated he wanted one."
The post Post Makes Unsupported Claim Trump Purchased a Handgun appeared first on FactCheck.org.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture program that promotes the growth of community gardens in areas with little access to fresh food encourages community groups to register with the USDA. But social media posts misleadingly suggest the USDA wants anyone with a garden to register, "so everyone knows where the people who grow their own food are."
The post Online Posts Misrepresent Purpose of USDA Community Garden Database appeared first on FactCheck.org.
The federal government is heading to a shutdown, if Congress doesn't pass funding legislation by the time the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 30. We'll explain what that means and what government services could be affected.
Two Missouri state senators participated in a fundraising event that included a demonstration of flamethrowers that were up for auction. Videos shared on Instagram falsely claimed to show the senators engaged in a "book burning." But only empty boxes, not books, were being torched.
The post Missouri State Senators in Video Were Burning Boxes, Not Books appeared first on FactCheck.org.
Serious side effects after COVID-19 vaccination are rare, and there isn't evidence people need to undergo a "spike protein detoxification" regimen after getting vaccinated, contrary to claims made online. Nor has such a regimen been shown to help people recover from long COVID, or long-term health problems after having COVID-19.
The post Posts Push Unproven ‘Spike Protein Detoxification’ Regimen appeared first on FactCheck.org.
Kristen Welker's first week as the new moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" featured an interview with former President Donald Trump, and she was busy trying to push back on his numerous false and misleading statements.
Flu shots and vaccines that protect children against measles, mumps and rubella have been effective in preventing illness, serious disease and death. But a meme has been circulating with the false suggestion that those vaccines are ineffective. Actually, they've saved millions of lives and have eliminated both measles and rubella in the U.S.
The post Flu Shots, MMR Vaccines Have Saved Millions of Lives, Contrary to Online Claim appeared first on FactCheck.org.
The wildfires in Maui caused widespread destruction on the island and claimed the lives of 97 people. The Maui Police Department and the FBI have released the list of 31 individuals still unaccounted for following the fire. Yet an Instagram post falsely claims "over 1,000 children are missing."
The post Post Makes False Claim About Children Missing After Maui Wildfires appeared first on FactCheck.org.
"And boy oh boy can you sure work up a thirst," a woman in the alleged ad is captioned as saying.
"Not on my field," McCarthy supposedly said.
Einstein wrote an essay titled "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of the independent socialist magazine "Monthly Review."
"How did Dianne Feinstein vote 'yea' yesterday on the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act?"
What, you've never heard that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen and his body preserved in a secret chamber under Disneyland after he died?
The Republican presidential hopeful faced criticism from conservatives for his alleged ties.
Lots of websites call their content "news," but their quality and reliability vary enormously.
According to FBI documents made public in 2016, one of Clinton's aides twice disposed of her old mobile devices by "breaking them in half or destroying them with a hammer."
The video was originally shot in 2020, just weeks after Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, announced they had caught COVID-19.
Apparently, it's the scam that never ends.