Social media users say the image proves Palestinians are pretending to be dead. But the original photo is from a fancy dress contest.
A senator says there has been a significant surge in reports of child abuse in the Northern Territory, citing it as reason for a royal commission.
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Social media users say about one-in-eight people has died since COVID vaccines were introduced, but global mortality data tells a different story.
Social media users are claiming a video shows Israel ablaze. However, the footage was shot more than 12,000km away.
A Sydney cleric claims 40,000 children go missing in Australia every year, but his figures are a little overblown.
Social media posts claim Australia will be signed over to the UN if it implements a declaration on Indigenous rights.
Dramatic footage of rebels capturing a city 500km from Gaza is being falsely linked to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Social media users, including several official Israeli government accounts, claim footage of a Palestinian boy killed in the bombing of Gaza is fake.
A Facebook video is perpetuating a myth concerning mysterious stone structures in a New Zealand forest with purported links to a pre-Maori settlement.
An Australian-based Facebook group claims New Zealand is leaving the United Nations and ditching all Indigenous names.
Social media posts are spreading falsehoods that vaccine research is putting Australia's beef industry at risk.
A controversial cardiologist falsely claims a new Germany study proves vaccines cause the condition known as long COVID.
Social media users are being tricked into thinking Joe Biden has sent US troops into Gaza by footage filmed in another war in another country four years ago.
A video of the execution of unarmed civilians is from Syria, not the Gaza Strip, despite social media claims.
A post supposedly from an Al Jazeera journalist confirming that Hamas was behind the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital attack has gone viral. But the post is a hoax.
Social media posts claim video footage of an aerial bombing shows children at a water tank in Gaza being killed in an Israeli strike.
A Hawaiian surfing star's Facebook account has been posting video ads for weight-loss products featuring American pop star Kelly Clarkson, but not all is what it seems.
A Facebook video claims to show Israeli jets attacking Gaza, but the aircraft are actually performing maneuvers for different reasons about 350km away from the conflict.
A social media post claims to show a photo of a petrified book found 12 metres underground in 330-million-year-old sediment.
The Opposition leader claims 105,000 asylum seekers have entered Australia since Labor came to power, but the data tells a different story.