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Do these pictures depict David Hogg after two separate crises?

Both photos are legitimate and depict the same person (David Hogg), but the picture on top from August 2017 is from a story about Hogg and his friend getting in an argument with a beach lifeguard. ...
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Does the Wall Street Journal change headlines based on location?

The headlines come from different times in the day, not different markets, and reflect changing situations during the day. Changes like this are normal practice for newspapers. As usual, Snopes has ...
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Does the owner of the Washington Post have a deal with the CIA worth 600 million dollars?

This claim has two parts: an explicit claim (that the CIA has a deal with Jeff Bezos), and an implicit one (that this creates a conflict of interest). The explict claim is FALSE The CIA has no deal ...
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Are headlines often not written by the person writing a newspaper article?

The job role of writing headlines varies between organisations, but, yes, there are plenty of organisations where it is written by someone other than main author of the article. Wikipedia can't be ...
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Is Fox News not classified as a news channel?

In 2015, then CEO, Roger Ailes gave an interview to Hollywood Reporter for their 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2015 article: SNL Kagan estimates the channel [Fox News] will earn $2.18 ...
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Has ESPN removed broadcaster Robert Lee from a game, citing the name of a confederate general?

It is true that the announcer Robert Lee scheduled for the game in Charlottesville was switched to a different game by ESPN. From a New York Times article on the subject: After the violence in ...
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Do the majority of doctors in the USA support hydroxychloroquine use for covid-19?

The only way to settle this is to find and cite a study or survey that supports or refutes the claim that "the majority of doctors in the USA support the use of hydroxychloroquine against COVID ...
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Does the owner of the Washington Post have a deal with the CIA worth 600 million dollars?

So is the owner of The Washington Post benefiting from CIA funds to the tune of 600 million dollars? Technically yes, but the video strongly implies an improper conflict of interest, a claim with ...
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Is Fox News not classified as a news channel?

The claim about Fox News "changing classification" in 2018 is false. There is no official classification of channels in the U.S. as news or otherwise. The source of the claim links foxnews.com's ...
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Has ESPN removed broadcaster Robert Lee from a game, citing the name of a confederate general?

Because the question title is somewhat different than the actual question (titles can only be so long) I thought it might be helpful to readers of this question to mention up front that Robert Lee was ...
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Is participating in a campaign advert a fireable offence for US journalists?

Hannity is not a journalist, even according to Fox, himself or Wikipedia: Sean Patrick Hannity (born December 30, 1961) is an American talk show host and conservative political commentator. [...] Jim ...
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Did BBC ignore 50,000 people protesting against austerity?

Quick summary The exact claim, "...completely ignored...", became untrue the day after this post was published. There were a few clips on the BBC 24hr rolling news channel around the time the post ...
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Did CNN use "lightened" photos of Darrell Brooks?

No. The source: https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/22/us/what-we-know-about-suspect-in-waukesha-parade-tragedy/index.html credits 'Waukesha Sheriff's Department'. The NY Post has an article where they ...
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Do these pictures depict David Hogg after two separate crises?

According to MSD senior David Hogg goes viral on youtube (01 December 2017): In Redondo Beach, Calif., Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg and his friend Thomas decided to spend ...
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Does the owner of the Washington Post have a deal with the CIA worth 600 million dollars?

So is the owner of The Washington Post benefiting from CIA funds to the tune of 600 million dollars? Yes. The current owner of The Washington Post is Jeff Bezos, who also founded Amazon. News from ...
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Did CNN use "lightened" photos of Darrell Brooks?

As thelawnet's answer says, CNN seems to have used a digital image from the Sheriff's Department without any level adjustment. "Again" may refer to an incident from June of 2020, when some ...
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Did BBC ignore 50,000 people protesting against austerity?

George Chalhoub's existing answer addresses the basic question of whether a protest happened recently, and whether it was ignored by the BBC. I wish to address another implied claim in the meme image ...
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Did CNN fake footage during the Gulf War purporting a live gas attack?

The video DEBUNKED: CNN Blue Screen/Green Screen Hoaxes by AluminumTheory directly debunks this. However, as an anonymous Youtube video is hardly a credible source, I have cross-checked a couple of ...
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Did CNN alter Joe Rogan's appearance in their coverage regarding his Covid-19 infection in late 2021?

As stated in the question, this is the link showing purported digital alteration by CNN in Mr. Rogan's original Instagram video. The video states that the top video was from CNN and the bottom video ...
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Does North Korea propaganda falsely claim 2014 World Cup participation?

It is very likely to be a fake. According to NKnews, The World Cup games are aired in North Korea by KCTV (although with delay and removed commentary), so it appears that there is no sense in faking ...
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Is this ad with a German coast guard mistaking "sinking" with "thinking" by Berlitz?

The advertisement was created for Berlitz Corporation and made by BTS United. According to the following website: BTS has been creating award winning work in Norway for over 50 years. A testament ...
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Did BBC ignore 50,000 people protesting against austerity?

First, the protest happened and was reported on Saturday 21 June 2014 20.45 BST by theguardian.com in a news article called: Tens of thousands march in London against coalition's austerity measures ...
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Is this photo of a LGBT protest march digitally faked?

This image shows the banner of a group called LGBT Against Islamophobia. The specific image was taken at Birmingham Pride in 2015, but they were also at other prides such as London Pride. Personally, ...
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Did GOP senators say these things about Kavanaugh allegations?

Yes, these appear to be accurate quotes. Lindsay Graham, from the Washington Post: Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault wants FBI to investigate incident before she testifies to Senate:...
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Do organised anti-vaccination groups stand to gain anything?

Obviously the specifics of "what they have to gain" varies from group to group and individual to individual but it mostly boils down to the time honored motive - money. For some examples: Andrew ...
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Did Facebook claim its fact-checks are legally "just opinions"?

In Stossel v Facebook et al (US District Court, Northern California), Meta/Facebook filed a document on 29 November 2021 stating: ...Stossel’s claims focus on the fact-check articles written by ...
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Did CNN alter Joe Rogan's appearance in their coverage regarding his Covid-19 infection in late 2021?

Experimentation To confirm Dr. Farid's findings I rendered the original instagram video in several video player alongside CNN's cut. I took a single whole screenshot and the only editing I applied to ...
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Did President Trump suggest the public should inject disinfectant?

Yes Trump's quote (transcribed) is "And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a ...
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Did the Biden campaign ever send out a "decree" to keep Rudy Giuliani off television?

The story was originally broken by The Daily Beast. They quote a letter from the Biden campaign - not Joe Biden personally - , which demands that Giuliani is no longer booked because of the falsehoods ...
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