FACT-CHECKED: Video purported to show clashes during Mahsa Amini protests in Iran is from Jakarta
In the wake of country-wide protests across Iran over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amin in police custody earlier this month, footage emerged on September 24 purporting to show violent clashes between protesters and security forces. …
Truth Quotient LLC Announces The Release Of Authentication™ V-1.0
Truth Quotient LLC, a Maryland based software company that develops advanced artificial intelligence products, announces the release of their new software known as Authentification™ version 1. The new software combines the power of supercomputing with artificial intelligence and English linguistics to separate fact from fiction in the age of information…
FACT-CHECKED: Video purporting to show naked man escaping Buckingham Palace is cut from TV show
A video circulating online purporting to show a naked man escaping from Buckingham Palace through a window using a bedsheet has been shared on social media in recent days. The video is actually a clip from the TV show, “The Royals.” BACKGROUND A video shared on social media on September 10…
Has the AstraZeneca Vaccine Been Renamed ‘Vaxzevria?’
These claims follow concerns that have been surrounding the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine. — News and various posts on social media have been shared claiming that the AstraZeneca vaccine had been renamed. Some of the posts, like this one (also see below) published on March 31, 2021, include other details that are either disputed or outrightly false.
Was This Video Recently Taken in Ganga River, India?
The Ganga river is considered holy and is personified as the ‘Mother of Humanity’ in Hinduism. — As India reports a piling pressure on hospitals struggling with a rise in COVID-19 cases, information keeps surfacing on the internet showing how bad the situation is getting. This tweet, in particular, claims to show a video of dead bodies floating on the Ganga River. A reply to this tweet…
Does This Video Show Killings by Fulani Terrorists in Nigeria?
A couple of bandit attacks have been experienced in Nigeria in recent years and are marked by mass abductions. — This tweet by the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, made claims on November 17, 2020, that the Nigerian government, through Fulani terrorists, had killed children all over Biafraland.
Was This Photo Taken During a Recent Street War Between Palestinians and Israelis?
May 10, 2021 marked the third day since Israel stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque. — Images of this car have widely been shared in various Whatsapp groups claiming to have been taken during a street war between Palestinians and Israelis. With such tension as is the case right now in the Middle East, misinformation is expected to find its way. Background May 10, 2021 marked the…
Was This Pastor Arrested for Allowing People to Camp in His Church Past Curfew Hours?
The police have heavily enforced curfew restrictions on major highways in and out of Nairobi. — This tweet from April 23, 2021, claims that a pastor was arrested for allowing people to camp in his church past curfew hours. Images from this tweet show the pastor in question and Kenyan police in uniform.
Does This Video Show Thailand Health Minister Taking an Injection?
State leaders have publicly taken the jab as a way of encouraging their fellow citizens to willingly receive a shot. — A video has been circulating purporting to show Anutin Charnvirakul, Thailand’s health minister, flinching while receiving an injection. A screengrab from the video show texts that read: ‘He is Health Minister of Thailand’ in English and ‘He is Health Minister of Thailand’ a translation from Arabic.