Fact Checks ☑️
The video shows a Koran reciter from Tanzania
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim it shows a Koran reciter from the predominantly Christian region of Papua, Indonesia. The claim is false; the clip has circulated online about a Koran reciter from Tanzania.

Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker
A viral Facebook post wrongly suggests that if Joe Biden were to become president and later step down, Nancy Pelosi would become vice president. The Constitution says the vice president would become president and nominate a replacement; Congress must confirm or deny that pick.

Trump Spins Quotes by/About Biden
In campaign rallies in Nevada, President Donald Trump twisted remarks made by Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and gave a disputed description of comments by Biden’s former chief of staff.
  • Biden said that local law enforcement using “an up-armored Humvee” in a neighborhood looks “like the military invading,” adding, “They become the enemy.” But Trump took those words out of context to claim: “Biden called law enforcement the enemy.”
  • Calling Biden “a complete disaster on the swine flu,” Trump also seized on comments from Biden’s former chief of staff that in 2009 the Obama administration “did every possible thing wrong.” The former aide said that he was talking only about delays in the production of a vaccine, not the administration’s overall response.
Trump made his claims in campaign rallies in Nevada on Sept. 12 and 13.

The original image from Australia’s Liberal MP Karen Andrews has been doctored to include a yellow star
A purported screenshot of a Facebook post from Australia’s Liberal MP Karen Andrews has been shared in multiple Facebook posts claiming Andrews drew a comparison between people who are against the proposed Covid-19 vaccine and Jewish people during the Holocaust. The claim is false; the original image posted by Karen Andrews has been doctored to include the Jewish badge, a form of identification for Jewish people during the Nazi era.

Chinese tourists holiday in Indian hotspot? No, they’re actually in Tibet
A video of a group of Mandarin-speaking tourists on a scenic lake has been viewed tens of thousands of times in Facebook and Twitter posts that claim it shows Chinese nationals holidaying on the Indian side of a lake that straddles the countries’ border. The claim is misleading: the two-month-old video was shot near Bird Island in Pangong Tso lake in Chinese-controlled Tibet.

These photos show the aftermath of an accidental fire at a Hindu temple, Indian police say
Photos of a charred statue of the goddess Kali were shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that “jihadis” carried out an arson attack against the Hindu deity in the Indian state of West Bengal. The claim is false; local police said the photos in fact show the aftermath of a fire that was caused by an accident at a Hindu temple.

Photo of Myanmar workers from Covid-shuttered factory misrepresented as 'illegal' Bengali migrants
A photo has been shared in multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim that it shows “illegal Bengalis” being arrested in Myanmar in September 2020. However, the claim is false: the photo in fact shows Myanmar workers who were mistakenly stopped by police after leaving a baked goods factory that was closed in March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Footage of police clash from India's West Bengal is misrepresented as Bangalore
A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times on multiple posts on Facebook alongside a claim it shows clashes between police and armed protesters in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. The claim is false; the video actually shows police clashing with protesters in West Bengal state, in eastern India.

This footage has circulated online since 2008 about a performance by a Japanese singer
A video of a woman singing has been shared hundreds of times in Facebook posts that claim the footage shows a performance by Xi Mingze, daughter of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at her graduation ceremony from Harvard University in 2014. The claim is false; the video has circulated since 2008 in a post about a performance by a Japanese singer.

The photo was taken in Chemnitz during a far-right rally in 2018
A pair of photos have been shared thousands of times on Facebook and Twitter alongside a claim that one of the photos shows German police removing their helmets in solidarity with protesters in Berlin. The claim is false; the first photo was taken in the German city of Chemnitz during a far-right demonstration in 2018; the other photo was taken during a protest against EU trade deals in 2016 in Berlin.

Hoax circulates online that Thailand raised its coronavirus alert to the 'highest level'
A video has been viewed thousands of times on Facebook and YouTube alongside a claim that Thailand’s Ministry of Health has raised the country’s alert on the novel coronavirus to the “highest level”. The claim is false; a spokesman for Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) says the country has not declared its highest level of alert; the Ministry of Public Health refuted the claim, calling it “fake news”.

Old photos of former US Ambassador with Thai student leader used to claim foreign involvement in protests
A photo collage has been shared repeatedly on Facebook and messaging app LINE alongside a claim that it shows a Thai student activist meeting the American ambassador to Thailand in September 2020 to plan further anti-government protests. The claim is false: both photos were posted online in June 2016 -- some four years before the 2020 anti-government protests in Thailand began.