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Fact Check-Photo shows man walking at a parade in Russia in 2007

A photograph circulating online claims to show a World War Two veteran wearing medals and crying while walking at a parade. Users claim that the man is walking alone at a parade in the United States. This claim is false: the image shows an unidentified man at the St Petersburg Victory Day Parade in Russia in 2007.

Fact Check-Photos of anti-slavery activist Lewis Hayden falsely labeled as ‘first slave owner’

Images buzzing around social media show a photograph of a Black man mistakenly identified as Anthony Johnson and described as the first slaveholder in the United States. The photo, though, is falsely labeled. It is of formerly enslaved Lewis Hayden, who helped dozens of people escape slavery in the 1800s. A particularly popular version of the image, which has been shared more than 2,000 times on Facebook, presents the photo next to a drawing of a man mistakenly labeled “first slave!” That drawin

Fact Check-The Onion video of 8-year-old boy talking about guns taken seriously

A video viewed tens of thousands of times on social media shows a TV interview with an 8-year-old boy identified as Lucas who says he used his dad’s gun to stop a burglar. The clip, which was made to look like a real morning show interview has been circulating since 2009 and was created by satirical publisher The Onion.

Fact Check-Delving into social media claims about H.R. 1 (the For the People Act)

In the weeks after the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a flagship election reform bill known as H.R. 1 or the For the People Act of 2021, posts on social media claimed the legislation “would shift control of elections from cities, counties and states to Washington, D.C.,” “make mass mail-in ballots permanent,” “prohibit voter ID,” “allow same-day registration and voting (allowing zero time to vet potential voters for eligibility,” “enshrine ballot harvesting,” and “fun

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