If 2021 is known for anything, it should be remembered as the year with the most restrictive state legislation to date. Republican lawmakers across the country have proposed a record number of bills that limit voting rights, target LGBTQ+ people, curtail gun control, and obstruct Covid-19 prevention measures. They aren’t […]
The statement: Evergrande dodges default Over the last few days, the question of whether Evergrande defaulted has been widely reported. However, there appear to be two conflicting narratives. One says they did. The other more dominant narrative says they narrowly avoided it with a last-minute payment. Which was it? Watch […]
The Statement: NBC News headline on hand sanitizer in the age of COVID-19: “Without ability to force recalls, FDA can only warn consumers about benzene in hand sanitizers.” Our Rating: Mostly accurate. Watch the above video for our research process and decision on this rating using the Stone software.
The Statement: Former White House advisor Kellyanne Conway, in an interview with Sean Hannity, said, “I worked in that White House for four years…There was no supply chain crisis.” Our Rating: Completely false. (Forbes, MIT, CNBC, VOX). Watch the above video for our research process and decision on this rating […]
Greek Doctors Take Anti-vaxxers for a Ride? A recent viral tweet claimed that in Greece, anti-vaxxers have been approaching doctors and nurses with 400 euro bribes to be injected with a fake vaccine and obtain the vaccination certificate. It also claimed that doctors pocketed the money and administered the real […]
Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid recently answered a question about NSO Group, an Israeli cyber surveillance firm that sells hacking tools and was recently blacklisted by the U.S. government. The statement: “NSO is a private company, it is not a governmental project and therefore even if it is designated, it […]
A big congratulations to the winner, Paige Edwards. Paige cleverly utilized numerous Open Source Intelligence tricks to get the right answers. You can see Paige’s entire research process captured with the Stone research transparency software below: Our runner-up is Lupine Valjean who came in a close second and will receive […]
A novel approach to undermining Roe v. Wade created by Texas legislators went into effect last week, prohibiting abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. Unlike all other so-called “heartbeat bills,” meant to ban abortions after electrical activity that sounds like a heartbeat is detected via ultrasound, Texas Senate Bill […]