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What we can VERIFY about bans on cluster bombs and whether using them is a war crime
Online posts claim more than 100 countries have banned cluster bombs. People are also wondering whether using them is a war crime. Here’s what we can VERIFY.
No, Vladimir Putin has not become president of the United Nations
Russia is taking its turn in a rotating leadership position within the U.N. That doesn’t mean Putin is now president of the organization.
Zelenskyy wasn’t talking about Ukraine war when he said U.S. would send ‘sons and daughters’
A video clip of Ukraine’s president is going viral, with some on social media claiming Zelenskyy said the U.S. would send soldiers to fight in Ukraine. That’s false.
Yes, experts estimate the U.S. and Russia hold 90% of the world’s nuclear inventory, as viral graph shows
The graph shows estimates of nuclear inventories across the world. It is not an exact total, because some countries are more secretive than others.
Video of Biden saying some U.S. aid could support Ukrainian pensions is from April 2022
President Biden did say some U.S. aid to Ukraine could go to social support, like helping with pensions. The viral video clip is from 2022.
Yes, the U.S. has swapped prisoners with Russia before
On Dec. 7, Brittney Griner was released as the latest example of a prisoner swap between the U.S. and Russia.
Video of police car driving through crowd is not from China protests
A video claiming to show a police vehicle ramming into a crowd wasn’t taken during protests in China. It’s actually from Washington state in 2021.
No, these viral videos of firing drills and warplanes weren’t from Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan
Since Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, two videos have circulated online claiming to show military drills during her visit, but the videos are from 2020 and 2021.
No, a photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a Crimea shirt isn’t real
A viral image appearing to show Arnold Schwarzenegger wearing a pro-Ukraine shirt that says “I’ll be back” is fake.
No, the video of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy urging surrender isn’t real. It’s a deepfake
The VERIFY team confirmed a video of Ukraine President Zelenskyy telling his people to surrender is a deepfake. It was created using images from press conferences.
Yes, the U.S. has pledged the most aid to Ukraine of any country
The U.S. has pledged far more aid to Ukraine than any other country in the world — even before Biden passed a $40 billion aid bill.
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