What We Know About the Claims of Military Dogs Left in Kabul

September 1, 2021 /

Q: Did the U.S. abandon its military dogs during its withdrawal from Afghanistan? A: The Department of Defense maintains that none of its military service…

Researcher Distorts Facts on COVID-19 Vaccine Approval, Liability

August 30, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was fully approved by the Food and Drug Administration, though an emergency use authorization also remains in place. Dr.…

Chiropractor Again Peddles False, Misleading COVID-19 Claims

August 26, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is more transmissible than previous forms of the virus, and has helped spur an increase…

Charlie Kirk Misleads on White House Vaccine Policy

August 24, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Federal employees — including at the White House — must attest to being vaccinated against COVID-19, or else comply with routine testing and…

On Facebook, Fake Stories Use Fox News Hosts to Hawk Dubious CBD Products

August 19, 2021 /

A round of fictitious stories masquerading as news articles from Fox News — invoking the names and faces of prominent hosts on the channel —…

Posts Show Manipulated Image of T-Shirt Held by DeSantis

August 11, 2021 /

Quick Take A manipulated image online shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis holding a T-shirt reading, “Your mask is as useless as Joe Biden.” DeSantis and…

Sequencing Used to Identify Delta, Other Coronavirus Variants

August 4, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Researchers use genomic sequencing — not the clinical tests used to diagnose patients with COVID-19 — to identify and track specific variants of…

Old Photo of Biden Motorcade Misrepresented Online

July 30, 2021 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts are purporting a photo — which shows a motorcade being met by a swarm of flags supporting former President…

Flawed Variant Information Fuels Baseless COVID-19 Theory

July 29, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A conspiracy theory online baselessly suggests that the World Health Organization and other groups preplanned the variants of the novel coronavirus — citing…

Posts Baselessly Link COVID-19 Tests to Vaccine Conspiracy Theory

July 27, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines currently in use must be administered via injection. But Instagram posts baselessly suggest that Bill Gates and George Soros will…