U.S. Is Sending Aid to Independent Groups in Afghanistan, Not the Taliban

October 20, 2021 /

Quick Take The U.S. is providing humanitarian aid through several independent organizations in Afghanistan, but not through the Taliban government. Yet an online article falsely…

Basketball Star Bradley Beal’s Misleading Comments About COVID-19

October 1, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest NBA star Bradley Beal made some misleading comments — shared in viral video clips — about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. No vaccine…

CDC: No Warning Issued for Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2021

September 9, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking outbreaks of acute flaccid myelitis — a serious condition mainly affecting children —…

Malala Yousafzai Has Responded to Taliban Takeover, Plight of ‘My Afghan Sisters’

August 20, 2021 /

Quick Take Malala Yousafzai has expressed deep concerns for women and children in Afghanistan since the Taliban entered the country’s capital on Aug. 15. Yet…

Marine General Supports Vaccinations for Military

August 17, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The secretary of defense announced that COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all service members by mid-September. But social media posts have shared…

COVID-19 Surges Among Unvaccinated in Florida, Contrary to Baseless Claims

July 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Florida health officials have reported a 60% rise in COVID-19 cases, and hospitals are reporting that 95% of COVID-19 patients are not fully…

Baseless Conspiracy Theory Follows Deaths of Haitian President, Other National Leaders

July 14, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse, social media posts baselessly suggest that he and other world leaders were killed or died…

Capitol Police Expected to Testify During House Committee’s Probe of Jan. 6 Riot

July 9, 2021 /

Quick Take Members of the Capitol Police will be among the first to testify during the House select committee investigation into the Jan. 6 riot,…

Unsubstantiated Claims Follow Deaths of British and Indian Airline Pilots

July 1, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Following the deaths of four British Airways pilots and five Air India pilots, social media posts claimed without proof that the pilots died…

Airlines Are Encouraging, Not Banning, Vaccinated Passengers

June 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Airlines are encouraging people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine to fly once again. Yet social media posts falsely claim that airline executives…