Poynter's Coverage of Fact-Checking

A pedestrian wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus walks in Philadelphia, Friday, April 22, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Are COVID-19 lockdowns and mask mandates returning? Public health experts say that’s unlikely

Florida Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis, shown here in May. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

How a deepfake video of Ron DeSantis dropping out of the presidential race went viral

The YouTube app is displayed on an iPad on March 20, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

How a YouTube channel about farming transitioned to misinformation about doomsday prepping

Fentanyl-laced pills collected during an investigation. (U.S. Attorneys Office for Utah, via AP)

No, you can’t accidentally overdose by touching fentanyl

Pfizer, left, and Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccines are readied for use at a clinic Thursday Nov., 17, 2022, in Richmond. Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The CDC didn’t say vaccinated people are likelier to get the new COVID-19 variant than unvaccinated

A pregnant woman gets a Pfizer vaccine shot for COVID-19 at a library converted into a vaccination center in Mexico City, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

COVID-19 vaccines are not a threat to the children of vaccinated women, experts say