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Did Actor Jay Johnston Participate in US Capitol Riot? One of his most recent roles was as the voice behind Jimmy Pesto on the...
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Did Dr. Seuss Draw Racist Cartoons? The children’s book author and artist is being scrutinized for a series of illustrations.
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Did Navy SEALs Arrest Hillary Clinton? A post claimed Navy SEALs broke into the former secretary of state's home and tranquilized...
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Was Trump ‘Quietly Sworn in as POTUS Under Sovereign Law’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
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No, Elon Musk Did Not Die in a Car Battery Explosion But the hashtag #RIPELON trended on social media in March 2021.
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Did Biden ‘Erase’ Dr. Seuss From Read Across America Day? U.S. President Joe Biden didn't mention the famed children's book author by name in his...
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Does Coca-Cola Coax Worms Out of Pork? Pouring Coca-Cola onto a piece of raw pork will not cause worms to come crawling...
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Is That CPAC National Anthem Video Real? A viral video supposedly showing a befuddled pianist and an offkey singer went viral.
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Do McDonald’s Workers in Denmark Make $22 an Hour? The fight over a minimum wage is often centered around McDonald's.
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Did Kyrsten Sinema Bring Cake to the Senate and Vote Against Raising Minimum Wage? Some compared her to the last queen of France before the French Revolution.
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Is Franklin Graham’s ‘Urgent Prayer Alert’ About the US Equality Act Correct? The influential evangelist published a widely shared open letter, warning followers about "a very dangerous...
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Person, Human, Art
Was ‘Muffin Man’ Song a Warning to Kids About 16th-Century Serial Killer? The baker reportedly lured children to their death by dangling muffins from a string.
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Did Coca-Cola’s Diversity Training Tell Workers ‘Try To Be Less White’? Opponents of critical race theory and diversity training railed against Coca-Cola in February 2021, but...
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Can Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Kids Ever Be US President? Could the children of British royals make a comeback in the former British colony?
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The ‘Banned’ Book of Dr. Seuss Did Dr. Seuss once write a children's book since banned due to its references to...
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Did a Plane Disappear and Land 37 Years Later? Armed with facts, we find that the mystery of Pan Am Flight 914 isn't much...
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Soda, Beverage, Drink
Did Coca-Cola Add ‘Try To Be Less White’ to Cans? Photographs of the supposed new line of Coke cans appeared online after a controversy over...
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Did Dolly Parton Say This About ‘Dixie’ Being An ‘Offensive’ Word?  The "Jolene" singer talked about the word amid renewed conversations on cancel culture.
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Is a Testicular Blow Exponentially More Painful Than Childbirth? There are no real winners in this contest.
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Is the 14-Night ‘Bora Bora Getaway’ on Facebook Real? A viral Facebook post asked users to like, share, and comment to enter for a...
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RUMOR ALERT: Did Transphobic Post Feature Real Photos of Dr. Rachel Levine? It wasn't the first time the nominee for U.S. assistant health secretary was targeted online.
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Was the CPAC Stage Intentionally Shaped Like a Nazi Symbol? Internet sleuths noticed the stage at the conservative gathering resembled a symbol that has been...
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Background Check: Investigating George Floyd’s Criminal Record The question of past arrests often surfaces among people who want to rationalize police officers'...
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Is it True Trump ‘Took Down ISIS’ While ‘Biden Took Down Dr Seuss and Mr Potato Head’? Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee shared a meme with some far-fetched comparisons.
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Person, Human, Injection
No, the Israeli Health Ministry Didn’t Say the Pfizer Vaccine ‘Killed 40 Times More Elderly’ Than COVID-19 Israel has undertaken an aggressive push to get its population vaccinated against COVID-19.
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Is This a Mug Shot of Tim Allen After a Cocaine Arrest? A mug shot purportedly from the late 1970s showed the actor and comedian after being...
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Would HR 1 Ensure Millions of ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Are Registered to Vote? In an op-ed for The Daily Signal, former Vice President Mike Pence criticized the Democrats'...
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Did Lloyd Austin’s DOD Approve Contracts for a Company He Owns Stocks in? A popular meme regarding the financial entanglements of Biden's secretary of defense used flawed numbers...
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Did CDC release zombie preparedness guide
Did CDC Release a ‘Zombie Preparedness’ Guide? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention appears to be ready for anything.
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Do Sneakers Hanging from Power Lines Carry a Secret Message? Contrary to what one hears, there's no one right answer as to why people practice...
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Did Biden Say Indian Americans Are ‘Taking Over’ the U.S.? Roughly 4 million people of Indian origin currently live in the U.S., representing about 1%...
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Did Senator Richard Blumenthal Misrepresent His Military Service? The Connecticut Democrat admitted making false and misleading claims about his military service record but...
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Did Joe Biden Use the N-Word in a Recorded Speech? Social media posts claimed he used the racial slur in a speech about international security.
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Did Morgan Freeman Say Black History Month Is ‘Ridiculous’? "I don't want a Black History Month. Black history is American history."
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Tie, Accessories, Accessory
Is the Payday Candy Bar Changing Its Name? Memes are not the best source for factual information.
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Did Paramount Pictures Insist on Casting a White Actor in ‘Coming to America’? "This was back in, you know, the '80s," Eddie Murphy said of the purported studio...
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Was Melania Trump Not Invited to First Lady Summit at Camp David? A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Teddy Stoddard Glurge: A touching tale about a troubled boy named Teddy Stoddard and the teacher who...
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Did a Cursed Mummy Sink with the Titanic? The ancient artifact that inspired this ghost story can still be seen at the British...
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Person, Human, Crowd
Did Biden, Ossoff, and Warnock Mislead Public With Promise of ‘$2000 Checks’? The fact that $600 plus $1,400 equals $2,000 is relevant here.
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Bird, Animal, Cardinal
Does This Photo Show Half-Male, Half-Female Cardinal? In theory, such a bird would also be able to both lay and fertilize eggs.
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Boston Public Schools Suspending Advanced Classes Because of Too Many White and Asian Students?
Are Boston Public Schools Suspending Advanced Classes Because of Too Many White and Asian Students? A few headlines missed the mark on this story.
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Ice Cream, Food, Dessert
Does a Photo Show a Parasite That Replaced a Fish’s Tongue? And you thought that canker sore was bad.
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Does Your Food Contain Beaver Anal Secretions? Alarmist warnings about beaver-derived castoreum are overblown: its use is now exceedingly rare, and the...
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Is Allisyn Nicole Still Missing? Recycled social media posts from 2013 report that the young woman who supposedly went missing...
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Person, Human, Glasses
Did a Virginia Public School System ‘Cancel’ Dr. Seuss? At this point, it is getting hard to tell what the term "cancel" actually means.
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Does Joe Biden Have a Body Double? The answer is supposedly in the earlobes.
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Person, Human, Face
Did Prostitute Gerda Puridle Invent Fake Eyelashes To, Umm… Protect Her Eyes? WARNING: This history lesson begins with a decidely NSFW meme.
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Person, Human, Police
Did Biden Cancel Operation Talon? Here's what you need to know about "Operation Talon," a Trump-era program aimed at deporting...
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Buckle, Person, Human
Does Dashcam Video Show a Handcuffed Man Saving Choking Police Officer? A viral TikTok video asks viewers to put themselves in someone else's shoes.
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