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Forensic Fact-Check: Carcinogen in Hand Sanitizers?

November 11, 2021 2:25 pm By

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.  

Forensic Fact-Check: Anti-Vax Bribes in Greece?

November 9, 2021 2:53 pm By

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 […]

Forensic Fact-Check: Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

November 8, 2021 3:00 pm By

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 […]

Billion Dollar Delaware Corporation Wired “Gifts” To Shadowy Russian Executive

Why did a freelance recruiting platform send payments from the Ritz-Carlton Moscow?

October 27, 2021 3:31 pm By

A billion-dollar recruiting firm incorporated in Delaware wired payments to a relative and business partner of a senior Russian government official in 2013 and 2014, Forensic News can reveal after a review of leaked banking documents.  Those documents, interviews with sources who worked for the company, and other business and […]

Trick or Truth Competition

October 25, 2021 1:49 pm By

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 […]

Poll: 5 in 6 Americans Say Paywalls Prevent News Consumption

October 18, 2021 11:06 am By

More than 80% of Americans say that online news paywalls prevent them from reading articles, according to a new Forensic News poll conducted with SurveyMonkey. Those surveyed also said that, on average, every other news article that they attempt to read is hidden behind a paywall. [documentcloud url=”https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21086129-paywallpoll?responsive=1&title=1″] The responses […]

Forensic News Roundup: Redistricting

October 18, 2021 7:38 am By

Virginia Commission The newly-created Virginia Redistricting Commission, approved by voters during the 2020 election, failed to approve final district maps after members walked out to prevent a quorum. Instead of the legislature drawing district boundaries, the commission shares power evenly between eight Republicans and eight Democrats. There is no tie-breaking […]