Fact-Checking

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This photo shows a search for political ads that were on Facebook displayed on a computer screen Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

How to find out who is behind a political ad on Facebook

Louie Anderson arrives at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Social media claims about Louie Anderson’s in-flight sickness after a COVID-19 booster aren’t true

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More research is needed on a potential Benadryl and milk protein treatment for COVID-19

A visitor sits on a bench to look artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg's "In America: Remember," a temporary art installation made up of white flags to commemorate Americans who have died of COVID-19, on the National Mall, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Claims that COVID death figures are inflated by counting those who died ‘with, not from’ the virus are premised on false assertions

Novak Djokovic looks at his documents after landing in Belgrade, Serbia, on Monday following his deportation from Australia. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Novak Djokovic isn’t the first athlete to be banned from sporting events for being unvaccinated

Registered nurse Emily Yu, left, talks to a 50-year-old COVID-19 patient, at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Los Angeles, Dec. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Hospitalization data is being used to claim that the pandemic is overblown. Here’s why that’s wrong