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There’s a legal reason why you can watch the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial but couldn’t watch the Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Pop Culture

Taylor Lorenz of Washington Post did not write article about homophobic dog meme; viral screenshot is satire

Memes

No, Amber Heard didn’t quote lines from ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ during testimony

Pop Culture

No, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day

Pop Culture

Yes, you still have to pay taxes even if you don’t have a bank account

Money

No, red light therapy isn’t a medically approved treatment for increasing testosterone

Health

No, a video of Tom Cruise jumping over Keegan-Michael Key isn’t real. It’s a deepfake

Pop Culture

No, McDonald’s ice cream does not contain xylitol, a sugar substitute dangerous to dogs

Food

Elon Musk could not own a majority stake of Twitter if he joined company’s board

Social Media

Don’t fall for celebrity deepfakes like these

Pop Culture

No, an actor has never been stripped of an Academy Award

Pop Culture

No, Mayim Bialik is not endorsing CBD gummies

Scams

Meme claiming to show celebrity reactions to Will Smith slap was from 2017 Oscars

Memes

Russian cats aren’t banned from all international competitions, just from one organization’s shows

Ukraine

No, bets on Medina Spirit do not change even when Kentucky Derby winner is disqualified

Pop Culture

Yes, the NFL donates the losing Super Bowl team’s merchandise

Sports