A woman wearing a pair of white Reebok shoes

Conspiracy theorists think these Reebok shoes are Satanic

The theory falls apart under the slightest scrutiny.

On Sep 27, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Donald Trump on stage with Kristen Synema holding People magazine, deepfaked video

Don’t fall for that video of Kyrsten Sinema on-stage at a Trump rally

It was pretty obviously fake.

On Sep 26, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Donald Trump sitting next to Queen Elizabeth II

Don’t fall for the claim that Trump was secretly knighted by Queen Elizabeth

Numerous users appeared convinced that a fake screenshot was legitimate.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

Hillary Clinton speaking into a microphone.

Conspiracy theorists think this video shows Hillary Clinton leading an intergalactic space cult

Unsurprisingly, neither Satanism, cults, or intergalactic rituals are mentioned at any point in the video.

On Sep 13, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Salisbury Train Station on Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee tour of the United Kingdom

Crypto scammers, K-Pop stans all tried to capitalize on the Queen’s death

Many accounts were posing as major news organizations such as the BBC, CNN, and Sky News.

On Sep 8, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

A Starbucks cup.

Conspiracy theorists think Starbucks is ushering in the end of the world by going cashless

As always, the actual explanation is much simpler.

On Sep 7, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

stefanie sugarman American Idol tryout (l) marjorie taylor greene (r)

‘Blue Anon conspiracy’: Marjorie Taylor Greene debunks viral claims she auditioned for ‘American Idol’

A viral tweet claims the politician was rejected by Simon Cowell in 2002.

On Sep 6, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

amber heard johnny depp

TikToker claims he was on the Depp v. Heard jury and calls Amber Heard ‘crazy.’ People quickly debunk it

'This person on TikTok is absolutely not the juror.'

On Jun 3, 2022 by Victoria Gagliardo-Silver

Dr. Melissa Sell account with post 'An ovarian cyst is a functional gift from nature to make you more attractive and fertile after a traumatic loss.'

Dr. Melissa Sell called tumors ‘purposeful adaptations’. Doctors debunk her claims

'Telling people tumors are evolutionary is truly insane.'

On Apr 29, 2022 by Kathleen Wong

Woman holding turpentine bottle caption 'They won't tell you this is a cure all even for cancer. If you want to clear parasites, treat respiratory infections, colds, eczema, cancer, read about Pine Oil aka pure gum springs turpentine' (l) Turpentine bottle warning label with red underllining 'Safety information: Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. May cause skin irritation' (r)

‘I’ll buy anything TikTok tells me to’: A TikTok ‘nurse’ is pushing turpentine cures—don’t be fooled

'People will believe anything on the internet.'

On Apr 15, 2022 by Braden Bjella

A woman delivering food (L), a woman hiding behind a bush (C), and a man shocked (R).

‘I’m so scared’: Viral TikTok claims DoorDash driver watched customer for hours—it’s staged

'That was my girlfriend.'

On Nov 30, 2021 by Braden Bjella

A woman talking into camera.

Fake tweet attempts to link Marjorie Taylor Greene to Capitol riot pipe bombs

A fake tweet has been shared more than 2,500 times.

On Oct 29, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

student strikes teacher sitting at desk (l) larrianna jackson mugshot (r)

‘An insult to educators everywhere’: Video spurs outrage over rumored ‘slap a teacher’ TikTok challenge

But the challenge doesn't seem to exist.

On Oct 8, 2021 by Liza Bautista

A TikToker claims that Uber charges customers more when their phones are about to die.

‘They know you’re desperate’: TikToker tries to prove that Uber increases prices if phone battery is low

An independent study and Uber itself deny the claim.

On Oct 4, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

Dogs in kennels in Kabul

DOD fires back over accusations of military service dogs being left in Afghanistan

Despite viral claims, the DOD says the dogs in question were strays.

On Aug 31, 2021 by Mikael Thalen