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Rumor Control

Learn and share FDA facts to help stop the spread of misinformation


Find the Truth

Get the latest fact checks and help stop the spread of false rumors.

Get the Facts

The growing spread of rumors, misinformation and disinformation about science, medicine, and the FDA, is putting patients and consumers at risk. We’re here to provide the facts. 

Don't be misled by misinformation.

You've probably seen the words "FDA Approved." Here are some facts about products that are, and aren't FDA approved.

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Dietary Supplements

Dietary Supplements Fact: Dietary supplements are not FDA-approved to treat or prevent disease. Learn more.

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What the FDA Does For You

Share the Facts

How we can identify and address misinformation
Learn about how you can identify and address misinformation. 
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FDA Vaccine Facts: Why You and Your Family Needs Vaccines
Vaccine Facts: Why You and Your Family Need Vaccines 
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How to Report Misinformation Online

We face the challenge of an overabundance of information related to our public health. Some of this information may be false and potentially harmful. 

Inaccurate information spreads widely and at speed, making it more difficult for the public to identify verified facts and advice from trusted sources, such as the FDA.

However, everyone can help to stop the spread. If you see content online that you believe to be false or misleading, you can report it to the applicable platform:


How do I mark a Facebook post as false news? Click here
Reduce the spread of false information on Instagram. Click here.
Recognizing and reporting spam, inappropriate, and abusive content. Click here.
Report inappropriate content on TikTok. Click here.
Report a post, list, or direct message on X.
How to report a contact or a group on WhatsApp. Click here.
Report inappropriate content on YouTube. Click here.

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