Fact Checks

This video is computer-generated imagery from a video game
A video has been viewed millions of times and shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook alongside a claim it shows a Pakistan Air Force pilot flying a JF-17 fighter plane under a bridge. The claim is false; the video is computer-generated imagery from a video game.

George Floyd did not die of a drug overdose
Social media posts shared tens of thousands of times claim that George Floyd died of an overdose, criticizing the amount of attention given to his death. This is false; the 46-year-old black man died while in police custody when a white officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

This video has circulated since 2014 in reports about a NASA rocket explosion in the US
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim it shows an American rocket exploding moments after it launched in August 2020. The claim is false; this video has circulated online since 2014 in reports about a failed NASA rocket explosion in the US state of Virginia.

This photo was taken in 2006 after an Israeli airstrike on a village in Lebanon
A picture of coffins wrapped in Lebanese flags is being shared in Facebook posts claiming to show the funeral of victims from the recent explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. The claim is false; the image was taken by AFP in 2006 during the funeral procession of civilians who were killed in Israeli airstrikes on the Lebanese village of Qana.