Twitter’s permanent removal of outgoing United States President Donald Trump on January 8 2021 created extensive discourse and discussions about the limit of speech in the country; among sub-threads was a claim that his favorite social media pl
Airbnb said it will warn all guests in the Washington region that it may bring legal action against them if they are members of hate groups or if they plan violent activities.
Facebook posts circulating in Sri Lanka claim Austria has banned Muslims from engaging in politics. This is misleading; although Austrian lawmakers attempted to curb "political Islam" with a bill due to be voted on shortly, the controversial term was
Even as he incited a far right, explicitly fascist coup attempt against the American government, Twitter refused to say whether it would remove outgoing United States President Donald Trump’s account on the platform: A company spokesperson told
Facebook chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has claimed in testimony to federal lawmakers that far-right broadcaster and Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon’s recent call for the decapitation of federal officials did not warrant being banned
In late October 2020, a number of people on Facebook appeared to share screenshots of what looked like an article headlined, “Democrats Tried to Slip a Law Banning Pledge of Allegiance Into Aid Package”: Spread Out Examples As a matter
Did Democrats try to slip a law banning the Pledge of Allegiance into an aid package? No, that's not true: This story is a trolling fiction from a notorious satire website. The story originated in an article (archived here) published by B
The Trump administration has rolled back several rights and measures against discrimination that protected the transgender community.
New Facebook terms of service will come into effect on Oct. 1, 2020.
A Facebook post shared more than 400,000 times claims the platform is banning US President Donald Trump from advertising for his 2020 re-election campaign. This is false, the Facebook advertisement library yields thousands of ad results from the Trump
The hashtag had been associated with conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns surrounding child abuse and pedophilia sex rings.
An article claiming that Tanzania has banned the wearing of face masks to guard against the new coronavirus because they “caused anxiety among Tanzanians” has re-emerged in South Africa after first circulating online in May 2020. According to the
A routine review of content labeled satire.
Did Democrats try to slip a law into a coronavirus aid package, or stimulus bill, that would also ban reciting the Pledge of Allegiance? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump suppo
Is New York State about to ban cigarette sales to combat the novel coronavirus? No, that is not true: A doctors association has spoken out about tobacco use possibly escalating the toll of the virus, and did call for a ban. But Gov. Andrew Cuo
Pranksters no longer need spend time with Photoshop to create convincing fake tweets.
Is U.S. Attorney General William Barr about to announce federal regulations banning Sharia Law in the United States? No, that's not true: The story was posted on a satirical site that trolls conservatives and bills itself as "satire for Islamp
After 2020, California growers will be barred from using the insecticide chlorpyrifos on grapes and other crops.
Did Walmart lose $1.2 billion in one day after banning guns? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to mislead Trump supporters and Republicans into sharing made up stories that are clearly marked a
In some ways, it's a bit too easy to create fake tweets.
Did President Trump just sign an executive order banning all assault rifles nationwide? No, that's not true: the "news" may have caused joy or dismay depending on which side of the debate you are on but it was totally made up by a prankster wh
The Food and Drug Administration will develop guidelines to remove from the market all e-cigarette flavors except tobacco.
Several websites grossly misrepresented and over-simplified Facebook's actions during the Ireland 2018 Eighth Amendment referendum campaign.
This just in ... straight couples can still marry in June (or any other month) in Canada.
Beverly Hills already forbids smoking in some locations and has banned sales of flavored tobacco.
On April 25 2019, a Twitter user posted a claim that the social media platform possessed a “Nazi-hunting” algorithm, but opted not to employ it specifically because it would also filter the tweets or accounts of some Republican lawmakers:
The draft rules also call for "high privacy" settings to be on by default and "robust age-verification mechanisms."
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced an immediate ban on sales of “military-style” semi-automatic and automatic weapons like the ones used in the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch that killed 50 worshippers.
Is a "city" to pass a bill banning the wearing of face coverings (such as the burka or niqab) in public? No, that's not accurate, but not for the reason you might think. An article with that headline has been circulating on various Moroccan-ru
A notorious producer of junk news posted a fabricated meme about the popular restaurant chain.
President Donald Trump, no stranger to Twitter, took the social media giant to task in a morning tweet. "Twitter ‘SHADOW BANNING’ prominent Republicans," Trump tweeted July 26, "Not good. We will look into this discriminatory
Rep. Ateesha Nubbins Introduces Bill Banning Voters Over 60-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Ateesha Nubbins, a Democrat from Delaware, introduced legislation that would place an upper age limit on voting rights, banning voters older than 60. The
Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen said that it will be up to police officers to use their "common sense" when they see people violating the law.
If the Interior Department proposal is authorized, Obama-era regulations banning sport hunting practices such as bear-baiting in Alaska's national preserves will be rolled back.
Chicago Suburb Approves Ordinance Banning Assault Weapons-Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Village of Deerfield, Illinois, has approved an ordinance banning the possession of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The Truth: The Deerfield Village Bo
An apparent April Fool's prank had some readers worried.
An article appearing to report that the president has an unorthodox idea for ending mass shootings at schools appeared on a page that only publishes satire.
A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 helped inspire the Florida Senate to unanimously pass a bill that would end child marriage in the state.
A parody Facebook page comes up with yet another fake quote attributed to the former lawmaker.
President Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Impeachment –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would ban the impeachment of presidents going forward. The Truth: False reports that President