Fact Checks

Rumors and questionable claims we have researched recently.

Did Burger King Unveil a New Logo? The fast-food chain showcased a new look after more than 20 years.
    True
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Is the Barbie Ouija Board in This Photo Real? Could one of Barbie’s countless hobbies involve the occult?
    Mostly False
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Was an Engagement Ring Hidden in a Necklace for 2 Years? Viral content websites twisted the truth about a very real love story involving a necklace,...
    Mixture
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Were Empty PS5 Boxes Sold on eBay for Thousands of Dollars? A truly out-of-the-box idea.
    Mostly False
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Did CNN Issue Correction That Ted Cruz’s ‘QAnon Pin’ Was Actually a Doritos Chip? Beware tweeted screenshots traveling without links.
    False
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Did an Op-Ed Call CNN Anchor Don Lemon ‘Openly Black’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
    Labeled Satire
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Did a Conservative News Site Admit Its Voter-Fraud Claims Were False? American Thinker joined the likes of Newsmax in issuing a correction to various claims it...
    True
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Was Kissing Through Handkerchiefs Advised During 1918 Pandemic? "Want to Kiss and Escape Grip? Use Handkerchief!"
    True
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Did Marine Corps Tell Pelosi, ‘We Don’t Work For You’? Security arrangements for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were under scrutiny following the violent Capitol...
    False
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No, Obama and Former Italian Prime Minister Renzi Didn’t Rig US Election A viral story tossed around social media built on debunked mass voter fraud conspiracy theories.
    False
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Does Jade Sacker Work for CNN? Another round of misinformation attempted to shift blame for the Capitol riot.
    Miscaptioned
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Did Ben Shapiro Say ‘Every Regular Human’ Owns Zip Ties After US Capitol Riot? Some members of the mob that attacked the Capitol were spotted wielding plastic zip cuffs.
    Correct Attribution
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