A viral video was reversed to claim Japanese fans were spreading trash in a World Cup stadium. The fans were actually picking up trash.
Published: 7:04 PM EST November 28, 2022
Onions can’t absorb germs from the air or from skin. Even if they could, they wouldn’t kill pathogens or “detox” your body.
Published: 12:57 PM EST November 28, 2022
Cyber Monday did get its start because people shopped online while at work. Retailers saw the day as an opportunity to entice more people to shop online.
Published: 11:40 AM EST November 25, 2022
Biden’s infrastructure deal requires drunk driving prevention technology in new cars, but police won’t have remote access to a “kill switch.”
Published: 3:07 PM EST November 23, 2022
Carrots are high in beta-carotene, which is good for eye health. But they won’t do anything for your vision if you don’t have a vitamin A deficiency.
Published: 10:19 AM EST November 23, 2022
VERIFY is fact-checking images or videos claiming to be from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. These viral videos were not taken during the current tournament.
Published: 8:28 PM EST November 22, 2022
Crypto exchange FTX did help with a fundraising site for Ukraine. But there’s no evidence it laundered U.S. aid money back to Democratic lawmakers.
Published: 4:56 PM EST November 22, 2022
Scammers are messaging groups of 50 strangers on Twitter and other platforms offering fake jobs they claim could pay $200 for one hour of remote work.
Published: 5:42 PM EST November 21, 2022
Much of the fiber in apples and potatoes are found in the skin, but the majority of other vitamins and minerals can be found in the flesh.
Published: 4:49 PM EST November 21, 2022
Candidate concessions aren’t legally binding and don’t impact the official vote count.
Published: 7:35 PM EST November 18, 2022
Multiple posts on Twitter recently went viral claiming that giving water to babies before they are 6 months old is potentially dangerous, but is that true?
Published: 12:07 PM EST November 18, 2022
A House Democrat says the 14th Amendment bars Trump from becoming president again, if elected. But law experts say there are three key points to answer first.
Published: 5:53 PM EST November 17, 2022
Some bloopers and outtakes from the making of the Mentos and soda experiment.
Published: 2:03 PM EST November 17, 2022
The Mentos and Diet Coke experiment is a physical reaction that causes a soda geyser explosion. Here’s what happens when you drop Mentos into other sodas.
Published: 1:56 PM EST November 17, 2022
Have you ever wondered what makes a Mento cause a soda to explode? The VERIFY team is here to help with this short explainer.
Published: 12:49 PM EST November 17, 2022
Ariane Datil tests if putting Mentos into any soda make it explode.
Published: 12:39 PM EST November 17, 2022
Thanksgiving turkey prices are up in 2022 due to inflation and multiple bird flu outbreaks, but claims that prices rose 17% need context.
Published: 4:26 PM EST November 16, 2022
VERIFY spoke with Frank Bates, a chemical engineer professor, to explain the phenomenon behind putting Mentos in soda.
Published: 3:48 PM EST November 16, 2022
So far only one protester reportedly received a death sentence. But human rights groups warn future sentences could be handed down without warning or due process.
Published: 7:16 PM EST November 15, 2022
The ballot measures ordered local leaders to explore the idea of secession, but did not formally force secession. That would require state legislatures and Congress.
Published: 5:31 PM EST November 15, 2022
A district judge declared Biden’s debt relief plan to be unconstitutional in Brown v. Department of Education. The administration is appealing the decision.
Published: 5:47 PM EST November 14, 2022
Rep. Tony DeLuca died in early October 2022, but Pennsylvania law required his name to remain on the ballot and he was reelected.
Published: 5:06 PM EST November 14, 2022
Due to an exception clause in the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, slavery is still legal in many states as a punishment for crime.
Published: 7:51 PM EST November 11, 2022
With a lot of claims swirling around during the midterm elections, we decided to help sort through some misinformation claims we saw during the election cycle.
Published: 6:10 PM EST November 11, 2022
An Eli Lilly imposter account with an $8 Twitter Blue checkmark implemented under Elon Musk falsely claimed that the company is making insulin free.
Published: 6:07 PM EST November 11, 2022
Seasonal influenza cases are on the rise in the United States. Federal public health officials said that flu cases “crossed the epidemic threshold” on Nov. 4, 2022.
Published: 5:28 PM EST November 10, 2022
While the federal government almost always collects taxes from the Powerball jackpot, only some states tax them.
Published: 5:20 PM EST November 10, 2022
The video was taken at a Texas polling place in March 2022, not during the November midterm election.
Published: 5:32 PM EST November 9, 2022
Most flu shots administered in the U.S. do not contain thimerosal, an ethylmercury-based preservative, due to the development of single-dose vaccines.
Published: 4:21 PM EST November 9, 2022
Elections officials say ballots are designed to prevent issues from ink bleeding, and that Sharpies are often preferred because they dry faster than ballpoint pens.
Published: 8:45 PM EST November 8, 2022
According to U.S. code, it is illegal to offer free products or other incentives during any federal election to people for registering to vote or voting.
Published: 11:38 AM EST November 8, 2022
Can you take photos of your ballot? Can you take pictures from the polls? During midterm and presidential elections, the rules vary state by state.
Published: 6:25 PM EST November 7, 2022
VERIFY met up with San Diego County registrar of voters, Cynthia Paes to understand what safeguards are in place to make sure the election is run safely.
Published: 5:18 PM EST November 7, 2022
Different states have different ballot-counting protocols, which means we won't know the results of some races until several days after the polls close.
Published: 3:59 PM EST November 7, 2022
Boston University researchers studied the effects of a lab-made COVID strain on a type of mice that are highly susceptible to the virus.
Published: 3:55 PM EST November 7, 2022
The WARN Act requires large employers to give 60 days’ notice before laying off a large portion of their workforce.
Published: 8:55 PM EDT November 4, 2022
In September, the annual inflation rate in the U.S. remained near a 40-year high at 8.2%. But that’s nowhere near the highest in the world.
Published: 5:58 PM EDT November 4, 2022
Details like your name, address, and which elections you've voted in are usually publicly available, depending on your state. Who you voted for is kept secret.
Published: 5:19 PM EDT November 4, 2022
Pfizer could charge up to $130 per dose for its COVID-19 vaccine in 2023, but the shots will likely remain free for people with health insurance.
Published: 4:25 PM EDT November 3, 2022
Federal and state elections are administered at the local level, and the specifics of how elections are conducted differ between states.
Published: 3:59 PM EDT November 3, 2022
Fact-checking some of the most asked questions around Thanksgiving, from what food is safe for pets to can you microwave a turkey and does turkey make you sleepy?
Published: 10:40 AM EST November 21, 2022
Fact-checking claims and answering questions about death sentences for Iranian protesters, student loan forgiveness, slavery in US states, free insulin and more.
Published: 1:15 PM EST November 18, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims surrounding elections, the cost of Pfizer vaccines, diesel fuel shortage rumors, anti-Biden chant videos, swallowing spiders and more.
Published: 3:59 PM EDT November 4, 2022
Synopsis: From campaign ads to absentee ballots, the VERIFY team answers your questions on elections and fact checks claims ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
Published: 3:15 PM EDT November 4, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims dealing with DNA test kits for students, COVID vaccine mandates in schools, election questions, and a viral video of "Nancy Pelosi."
Published: 4:26 PM EDT October 28, 2022
Fact-checking your questions and viral videos when it comes to elections, student loan relief applications, contaminated Halloween candy, and covid tests expiring.
Published: 7:33 PM EDT October 21, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims on the Social Security benefits hike, Facebook posts to protect your data and video of U-2 stealth bomber landing in Poland
Published: 4:59 PM EDT October 14, 2022
Fact checking claims about student loan forgiveness, EV car batteries and Category 5 hurricanes.
Published: 3:59 PM EDT October 7, 2022
Fact-checking claims about rainbow fentanyl, price of gas around mid-term elections, mobile payment scams, COVID boosters with flu shots and Nyquil chicken dangers.
Published: 4:08 PM EDT September 30, 2022
Finding answers to your questions on migrant flights from Florida, Federal Reserve interest rate hikes, Medicarperks, LGBTQ+ panic defense and Mike Tyson edibles.
Published: 3:17 PM EDT September 23, 2022
Bringing you just the facts on King Charles currency, bail in Illinois, Omicron vaccine testing, Medicare ads and teachers paying for school supplies.
Published: 10:52 AM EDT September 19, 2022
Fact-checking claims such as a cancer drug that can cure all, hospitals being required to give itemized bills, businesses legally required to take cash and more.
Published: 4:53 PM EDT September 9, 2022
Answering your questions on the student loan forgiveness plan including eligibility and costs, Pell Grants, Parent Plus loans, and paying tax on forgiven debt.
Published: 1:28 PM EDT September 2, 2022
Fact-checking your questions on claims surrounding classified documents and the president, social security payments, EV tax credit, teacher shortages and more.
Published: 5:41 PM EDT August 26, 2022
Fact-checking claims and finding answers on the Inflation Reduction Act, IRS audits, Biden's 0% inflation in July, Obama's presidential docs and toxic tampons.
Published: 12:20 PM EDT August 19, 2022
Finding answers to your questions about the chickenpox vaccine and monkeypox protection, Medicare cuts, $35 insulin for all, shading A/C units and more.
Published: 3:12 PM EDT August 12, 2022
Finding answers to your questions on the recession, suicide hotline tracking, oil sent over overseas, central A/C efficiency and the world's clearest lake.
Published: 2:18 PM EDT August 5, 2022
Finding answers to your questions including if monkeypox is a pandemic and if pharmacists can refuse to fill a prescription. Plus a look at the rise in youth suicide
Published: 5:57 PM EDT July 29, 2022
Fact checking viral claims including can pregnant women divorce, IRS buying ammo and over-the-counter birth control pills
Published: 1:22 PM EDT July 22, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims including a claim about states with abortion bans, if deepfakes are a threat to your phone's security and if there is a cosmic black hole.
Published: 6:03 PM EDT July 15, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims surrounding the pennyroyal plant and abortions, Miranda rights, cheapest day for plane tickets, Starbucks scam and more.
Published: 2:14 PM EDT July 8, 2022
Fact-checking claims about the U.S. Supreme Court and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Published: 5:15 PM EDT July 1, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims involving the U.S. crude oil supply, if SADS is linked to vaccines, did death contribute to the death of cattle in Kansas and more.
Published: 1:30 PM EDT June 24, 2022
We share fast facts about the Jan. 6 insurrection amid hearings; as well as fact-check viral claims on Facebook cloning, hot dog inflation and more.
Published: 6:52 PM EDT June 20, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims about the NRA being exempt from taxes, guns killing more kids than cops, if vaccines cause monkeypox and the origins of Pride month
Published: 4:27 PM EDT June 10, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims with monkeypox, US aid to Ukraine, school shooting deaths, period tracking apps, and the Jif recall.
Published: 5:38 PM EDT June 3, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims about monkeypox, a Lyme vaccine, the legitimacy of a Capital One settlement and an air travel refund hack
Published: 4:45 PM EDT May 27, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims including the U.S. government providing baby formula at the border, Starbucks raises to unionized workers, menstrual leave and more.
Published: 4:41 PM EDT May 20, 2022
We fact-check viral claims involving TurboTax owing money, states creating their own abortion laws and a nationwide formula shortage
Published: 3:43 PM EDT May 13, 2022
We verify claims on if the Supreme Court can be overruled, if you need a real ID to fly, a tax for the unvaxxed in Rhode Island, and more
Published: 1:57 PM EDT May 6, 2022
We verify claims about a no fly list for unruly passengers, if the Black Lives Matter organization bought a mansion, premium gas savings and more
Published: 6:42 PM EDT April 29, 2022
We verify claims about Ukraine videos, an executive order on insulin, student loans and more
Published: 10:23 PM EDT April 22, 2022
We verify the biggest headlines of the week.
Published: 5:02 PM EDT April 15, 2022
Here's a roundup of this week's best VERIFY stories.
Published: 4:31 PM EDT April 13, 2022
Anthropologist and geneticist Mark Shriver, Ph.D. talks with VERIFY about the genetics of people with blue eyes and explains how they are genetically related.
Published: 6:52 PM EDT October 31, 2022
Otolaryngologist Douglas Hildrew, M.D. talks about the pros and cons of using hydrogen peroxide to clean your ears. Along with the best way to use q-tips.
Published: 5:31 PM EDT October 21, 2022
Daniel Coelho, M.D. talks with VERIFY about ear safety including using hydrogen peroxide and best way to use Q-Tips.
Published: 2:26 PM EDT October 20, 2022
The myth of people swallowing spiders in their sleep is exactly that..a myth. Listen in on the fascinating interview with Floyd Shockley, Ph.D.
Published: 4:24 PM EDT October 19, 2022
Did you know cold weather can affect the range of an electric vehicle? Electrical Engineering professor Mark Ehsani spoke with VERIFY about this interesting question
Published: 10:54 AM EDT October 10, 2022
A VERIFY viewer wondered if batteries in electric cars drain faster when it’s cold out. EV specialist Gil Tal, Ph.D. breaksdown how cold weather effects the range of
Published: 5:32 PM EDT September 28, 2022
President Biden's student loan forgiveness program is great news for students. But how will it effect taxpayers. Andrew Lautz of the National Taxpayers Union Foundat
Published: 4:12 PM EDT September 27, 2022
Classroom supplies can get expensive especially when teachers have to pay for them on their own. DonorsChoose Manager Juan Brizuela chat with VERIFY about the issue
Published: 6:49 PM EDT September 21, 2022
AdoptAClassroom.org VP, Melissa Hruza, talks about the struggles teachers go through to buy supplies and how help to provide support
Published: 7:45 PM EDT September 15, 2022
Student loan expert, Betsy Mayotte, speaks with VERIFY about Biden's student loan forgiveness plan. She talks on who is affected and about Pell grants.
Published: 6:35 PM EDT August 25, 2022
Solar energy specialist Joshua Pearce, talks all things solar panels; advantages of getting a system, understanding the costs & installation
Published: 4:15 PM EDT August 17, 2022
Immunologist Mark Slifka, Ph.D., talks about chickenpox and monkeypox. As well as mortality rate, people who could be most at risk and the greatest
Published: 2:14 PM EDT August 12, 2022
The myth that pitbulls are naturally aggressive dogs needs context and clarity. Lori Teller, D.V.M. talks about the myth of aggressive dogs.
Published: 4:11 PM EDT August 11, 2022
People have questions about how monkeypox affects kids. Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Allison Messina, M.D., speaks on the topic.
Published: 4:35 PM EDT August 10, 2022
Ashley Korslien, reporter with KGW, discusses what "Nikki's Law" is, and how it is enforced.
Published: 4:22 PM EDT August 4, 2022
W. Carsten Andresen, associate professor at St. Edward's University, discusses the different types of LGBTQ+ panic defenses that people use.
Dr. Sheldon Campbell speaks about how long COVID can affect those who have it, as well as how it can affect testing. He also shares his thoughts on monkeypox
Published: 12:45 PM EDT July 28, 2022
Wes Davis talks to VERIFY about ways to stay cool and get the most out of your a/c unit this summer.
Published: 3:45 PM EDT July 22, 2022
Medical Director, Kelly Johnson-Arbor, M.D., talks about the food chemical, titanium dioxide, that can be found in food products, and if it is harmful to humans
Published: 3:51 PM EDT July 19, 2022
Jennifer Pancorbo, Ph.D., from North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, explains how the FDA approves drugs and vaccines.
Published: 11:23 AM EDT July 21, 2022
Dr. Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt, M.D. discusses what Long Covid is, its symptoms and what to discuss with your doctor.
Published: 3:37 PM EDT July 20, 2022
Brett Snyder is the President of Cranky Concierge, an air travel assistance website. He chatted with the VERIFY team about the claims people have that Tuesday is the
Published: 12:43 PM EDT July 19, 2022
Brad Duchaine is a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College and co-founder of faceblind.org.
Published: 5:16 PM EDT July 18, 2022
Dr Steven Bock, a specialist in Integrative medicine, spoke with the VERIFY team about a wide range of topics on Lyme disease. Including if it's gender specific, any
Published: 8:01 PM EDT July 6, 2022
Dr. John Aucott spoke with the VERIFY team about all things Lyme disease; what Lyme disease is, how it can be treated, new treatments and misconceptions people have
Published: 7:49 PM EDT July 6, 2022
Dr. Payal Kohli speaks with VERIFY about Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. She explains what it is, who is most affected by it and the screening process.
Published: 2:47 PM EDT June 17, 2022
Social media users have posted a lot of questions about monkeypox; some are worried about another global pandemic while others ask about vaccines. See our interview.
Published: 7:25 PM EDT May 26, 2022
While Supreme Court leaks are rare, they have happened, but they were of decisions — never the full text of a draft opinion. We spoke to Ben Barton for more context.
Published: 6:29 PM EDT May 4, 2022
After the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade many people are wondering if health data from period-tracking apps are covered under HIPAA.
Published: 12:40 PM EDT May 23, 2022
VERIFY spoke to Liza Fuentes, senior research scientist at Guttmacher Institute, about what SB8 and Oklahoma’s bill could mean for women in Texas seeking abortion.
Published: 12:53 AM EDT May 4, 2022
December 2021, VERIFY interviewed Dr. Saralyn Mark to answer questions viewers had about vaccine efficacy, omicron severity, variant tests, and break-through cases.
Published: 1:25 PM EDT May 3, 2022
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos spoke with VERIFY to answer the question, "Do any at-home remedies really work to treat the common cold or are they all just myths?"
Published: 11:01 PM EDT May 2, 2022
VERIFY talks to Dr. Anahita Dua to answer questions about blood donations during the pandemic and if blood type affects severity in COVID-19 symptoms and contagions.
Published: 5:16 PM EDT May 2, 2022
In this interview with Dr. Kate Williamson, we discuss how children can be affected by COVID long-haul syndrome and other symptoms at varying degrees of vaccination.
Published: 3:29 PM EDT May 2, 2022
Check out our Expert Interview with Shanté Nicole to learn useful tips and tricks for increasing your credit score and what viral claims are actually false.
Published: 2:14 PM EDT May 2, 2022
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, news outlets have reported that Russian leaders, including President Vladimir Putin, could face war crimes charges.
Published: 3:39 PM EDT April 29, 2022
VERIFY spoke with Dr. Emmanuel Emenike to learn more about how our bodies react to alcohol, what you should know about hangovers and if they get worse with age.
Published: 8:53 PM EDT April 27, 2022
Russia's invasion left many wondering, is Ukraine part of the E.U. and, if not, would they receive stronger support if they were? Watch our interview to learn more.
Published: 4:49 PM EDT April 27, 2022