June 25, 2022

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Russians Protesting Against American Involvement In Pakistani Affairs?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows Russian citizens in Moscow demonstrating against U.S. involvement in Pakistan. Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. The Russian demonstrators pictured were protesting the detainment of Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny, not U.S. foreign policy. Fact Check:  Facebook users have shared an image purporting to show protesters in…

Body Language Expert questions the “staged” image of President Biden

Wladimir Klitschko: Russia ‘going after civilians and killing them’ | American Agenda

Retired Hall of Fame boxer Wladimir Klitschko talked to Newsmax’s Sarah Williamson of Russia’s war on Ukraine, after a residential building in northern Kyiv was struck by a missile, on Monday’s American Agenda. Watch Newsmax on Directv 349, Xfinity 1115, Dish 216, Spectrum (see channels), Cox, Optimum, U-Verse 1120, FiOS 615, Suddenlink, CenturyLink 1209, Mediacom […]

Ukraine War: Mariupol hospital an ‘image of hell’

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Ukrainian Christians Praying In February 2022?

A photo shared on Facebook purportedly shows Christians in Kyiv, Ukraine praying outdoors amid the current Ukraine-Russia crisis. Verdict: Misleading While the photo does show Ukrainians praying, the image is from 2019 and was not taken in Kyiv. The image has nothing to do with the current situation in the country. Fact Check: Russian President…

Michael Douglas says father Kirk Douglas taught him to not get ‘caught up in the image people try to create’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Michael Douglas is reflecting on an astute piece of advice his late father Kirk Douglas told him during the actor’s foray into the film business. The 77-year-old “Wall Street” star was a guest of honor at the Fourth Annual Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival and recalled in […]

FACT CHECK: Did The New York Post Share A Satellite Image Of Russian Troops In A ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Formation?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a tweet from the New York Post that includes a satellite image of Russian troops in a “Let’s Go Brandon” formation.Verdict: False The image has been photoshopped to include the “Let’s Go Brandon” message. The original tweet from the New York Post features a different image. Fact Check:…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show An NHS Poster Linking The COVID-19 Vaccine With Bell’s Palsy?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a poster from England’s National Health Service (NHS) that warns COVID-19 vaccines could cause Bell’s Palsy. Verdict: False The aforementioned poster is not from an official government source. Studies have not found a conclusive link between COVID-19 vaccines and Bell’s Palsy.  Fact Check: The image shows what appears…

‘My Reputation Over Someone’s Life?’: Kim Kardashian Couldn’t Care Less About What Working With Trump Did To Her Image

Kim Kardashian revealed that she doesn’t care about the backlash she received for working with former President Donald Trump on criminal justice reform in an interview with Bari Weiss.“I really don’t care about the criticism,” Kardashian told Weiss. “I mean, my reputation over someone’s life? Destroy me then. I really don’t care. It was not…

Buttigieg To Consumers: Fight Inflation By Spending Tens of Thousands To Buy An Electric Car

Commentary Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, whom some Democrats see as President Joe Biden’s successor, told MSNBC over the weekend that thanks to “incentives that make it more affordable to buy an electric vehicle” in the Build Back Better bill, “families thinking about getting an EV … once they own that electric vehicle, will never have…

Aliso Viejo Joins $26 Billion Nation-Wide Settlement With Opioid Distributors, Manufacturers

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—The Aliso Viejo City Council unanimously approved to opt into a $26 billion settlement agreement with opioid painkiller distributors and manufacturers on Dec. 1, receiving an estimated total of $226,000 over 18 years. The council approved the item without a discussion, Mitzi Ortiz, director of government services for Aliso Viejo, told The Epoch Times.…

5 Omicron Cases Detected in New York

Five cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant have been detected in New York state, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced late Thursday, after cases were detected in Minnesota and Colorado. “New York State has confirmed five cases of the Omicron variant,” she said on Twitter. “Let me be clear: This is not cause for alarm. We knew this…

LA Law Enforcement Steps Up to Combat Retail Thefts

Los Angeles-area law enforcement reported several arrests this week in the recent smash-and-grab retail theft spree that has hit several local businesses. Suspects wearing hoods, masks, and gloves have targeted high-end retail businesses, primarily on the west side of the city and San Fernando Valley. “Many of our suspects are from the South Los Angeles…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Joe Biden With Jeffrey Epstein?

An image shared on Facebook and Twitter allegedly shows President Joe Biden and deceased convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein smiling for a picture together.Screenshot/Twitter Verdict: False The image, which is doctored, combines a picture of Biden with a picture of Epstein. Fact Check: The federal sex trafficking trail of Ghislaine Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend and confidant…

Obama-Era Economic Adviser Tears Into Biden Spending Plans, Warns about ‘Embedded’ Inflation

Steven Rattner, head of the Auto Industry Task Force under former President Barack Obama, is the latest Obama-era economic aide to sound the alarm on inflation, asking how the Biden administration could have gotten “this critical issue so wrong,” warning the Build Back Better plan could exacerbate inflationary pressures. Rattner made the remarks in an…

US Confident on Developing Business Framework With Indo-Pacific Partners: Commerce Chief

Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Nov. 9, 2021. (Leah Millis/Reuters) Economies By Reuters Reuters View profile Follow November 18, 2021 Updated: November 18, 2021 biggersmallerPrint KUALA LUMPUR—The United States is confident about developing a framework with Indo-Pacific partners to strengthen business and workforce,…

Wildlife Officers Spot Elk With Tire Around Its Neck for 2 Years, Remove Rubber Burden Finally

Colorado Wildlife officers successfully removed a tire from around the neck of a 600-pound male elk last month. The 4-year-old bull had been wearing the 20-pound tire for the last two years, first being sighted in July 2019. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers had made several attempts to track him down to remove the cumbersome tire,…

S&P Says It Believes China Evergrande Default Still ‘Highly Likely’

A sign of the Evergrande Center is seen at the Evergrande Center building in Shanghai on Oct. 9, 2021. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images) HONG KONG—S&P Global Ratings said on Thursday a default is still “highly likely” for China Evergrande Group despite its recent bond coupon payments because it has a bigger test in March…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Joe Biden Wearing Nike Foamposite Sneakers?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows President Joe Biden wearing a pair of Comme Des Garçons x Nike Air Foamposite One sneakers.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The left-hand photo has been edited to include the sneakers, while the right-hand photo has been photoshopped to include the dress pants. Fact Check: The image purports to show two…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims This Parasite Is In COVID-19 Vaccines

An image shared on Facebook over 700 times claims COVID-19 vaccines contain a parasite called Polypodium hydriforme. Verdict: False The parasite Polypodium hydriforme, which infects sturgeon and paddlefish eggs, is not listed as an ingredient in any of the COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S. Experts also refuted the claim about COVID-19 vaccines containing the…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A Taliban Vehicle That Looks Similar To Tesla’s CyberTruck?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows members of the Taliban riding in a vehicle that looks like a Tesla CyberTruck. Verdict: False The photo has been digitally altered to look like a CyberTruck. Fact Check: The image purportedly showing a military vehicle owned by the Taliban resembling a Tesla CyberTruck has circulated in recent…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A German Village In The Shape Of A Fingerprint?

An image shared on Facebook over 300 times purportedly shows a German village shaped like a human fingerprint. Verdict: False The picture was created digitally. It does not show a genuine German village. Fact Check: The Facebook image shows what appears to be an aerial shot of a town that spirals like a fingerprint pattern.…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Nancy Pelosi Was Executed

A viral Instagram post claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been executed. Verdict: False Pelosi has not been executed, as she has made recent public appearances. Fact Check: Pelosi is a frequent target of online misinformation. For instance, one Facebook post last week baselessly alleged she is the stepsister of Kathy Hochul, who is set…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims The CDC Director Said COVID-19 Vaccines Are ‘Failing’

An image shared on Facebook claims CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 vaccines are “failing” and vaccinated individuals can be “super-spreaders.” Verdict: False There is no record of Walensky saying that vaccines are “failing” or that vaccinated individuals are “super-spreaders.” In a recent press release, she said the viral loads of vaccinated people infected with…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show The US Women’s Soccer Team Kneeling During The National Anthem At The Tokyo Olympics?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team kneeling during the national anthem at the Tokyo Olympics. Verdict: Misleading While the U.S. women’s national soccer team did kneel before its match against Sweden, the action did not occur during the national anthem. The photo included in the Facebook…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Mayim Bialik ‘Refuses To Vaccinate’

An image shared on Facebook claims actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik “refuses to vaccinate.” Verdict: Misleading While Bialik has said that she hasn’t been vaccinated in 30 years, she has stated that she received the COVID-19 vaccine and that her children are vaccinated. Her publicist said she and her children are “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19.…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Mark Zuckerberg Holding An ‘I Stand With Israel’ Sign?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg holding a sign that says “I stand with ISRAEL.” Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. In the original photo, the sign said, “Thanks!” Fact Check: Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas engaged in an armed conflict from May 10 until…

Twitter Labels Its Own Image Cropping Algorithm as Racist

Twitter is set to largely abandon its image cropping algorithm after its own research found that the system is biased in favor of presenting white people over black people. The algorithm also demonstrated favor towards women over men. It has been a running joke on Twitter that the site’s image cropping algorithm favored white people…

Dem Rep. Jackson Lee: Texas Legislature ‘Massacred’ State’s Image, LBJ Legacy of the Voting Rights Act

During an appearance on CNN, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) decried actions taken by the Texas Legislature to shore up election integrity. Jackson Lee called those efforts “operating under the big lie” and compared the “Texas image” of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Voting Rights Act to the modern-day Texas Legislature. Well, you…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A March 2021 Protest In The Netherlands?

An image shared on Facebook claims to show a scene from a recent protest in the Netherlands. Verdict: False The image is from a 2013 protest in Bulgaria, not a 2021 event in the Netherlands. Fact Check: A large protest against COVID-19 restrictions took place on March 20 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and ended with police…

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