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|Claim via Social Media: Cellphones can be used to pop popcorn kernels.
PolitiFact rating: False (This video was produced in 2008 as part of a viral marketing campaign for a Bluetooth headset. It’s physically impossible for phones to pop kernels as portrayed in the video, an expert said.)
|Claim via Social Media: US Rep Jim Jordan Played Video From Hunter Biden Laptop.
Lead Stories rating: False (The video with this claim shows Jordan criticizing Schiff over matters that have nothing to do with Hunter Biden or the contents of a computer hard drive that media reports have linked to him.)
|TRUE||Claim via Social media: A comic first published in 1919 predicted cell phones.
Snopes.com rating: True (Check out the comic by clicking the link below. It is amazingly accurate.)
|FALSE||Claim by Social media: FL, KY, MO are the first states to require drug testing for welfare.
USA Today rating: False (Florida and Kentucky do not require drug testing for welfare recipients, state officials said. And Missouri wasn’t the first to implement this policy, nor did it happen recently – the testing began there in 2011. Arizona was the first state to enact such legislation.)
|Claim by Viral image: A photo shows a CIA agent impersonating Adolf Hitler.
PolitiFact rating: False (No, it shows Hitler.)
|FALSE||(International: Russia): Putin’s Spokesman Was Caught Wearing $6 Million Watch
Newsweek rating: False (While Dmitry Peskov possesses a number of expensive watches by designer Richard Mille, including one estimated to be worth more than $600,000, the watch in the photo shared on social media is not worth $6 million.)
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