Did Ted Cruz say "I'll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over"? No, that's not true: There's no evidence the Texas senator ever said that. The source for the claim is a fake tweet, made to look like it's from Cruz. The tweet is
The senator is under fire for traveling to Cancun, Mexico, as a winter storm shut down power across his state.
As Republican senator Ted Cruz came under fire for fleeing a freezing Texas for Cancun in February 2021, memes could be found all over social media — among them a screenshot of a purported tweet in which Cruz was quoted as saying he would beli
On February 14 2021, a Facebook user shared the following post (archived), captioned “My brain refuses to believe there are 4 people in this photo”: My brain refuses to believe there are 4 people in this photo Posted by Michael McCluskey
The radio host made a comment on Fox News that was received unfavorably by many.
"You actually believe that I was drinking the blood of children?" Anderson Cooper asked the guest.
Did CNN report that investigators believe the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, was not inspired by Donald Trump, and did Democrats impeach Trump "before they had any information from investigators?" No, that's not true: CNN re
An explosion shook the largely deserted streets of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning, shattering windows, damaging buildings and wounding three people
When an unfavorable decision is very important to someone, they tend to look for flaws demonstrating that the process used to make the decision was unfair.
Few people could have imagined last Christmas that in three months it would be illegal for them to leave the house. Yet lockdowns have become so normal this year that it can be easy to forget what an extreme and unusual policy they are. They cu
Einstein wasn’t afraid to question religion as critically as he did scientific theory.
On November 24 2020, Breitbart.com published an article headlined, “Nolte: Only 3% of Trump Voters Believe Joe Biden Is Legitimate Winner,” which began: We all need to keep in mind that, except for a handful of pollsters, polling is irretr
On November 19 2020, “So 54%” was one of Twitter’s trending topics — due to a piece of of misleading math prompted by a tweet and article from TheHill.com: So 54% say he shouldn’t concede. Thanks for admitting more than half
Unlikely as it might seem in the cold light of day, ghosts and hauntings are a mainstream area of belief.
In late October 2020, just after United States President Donald Trump abruptly walked out of an election with longtime broadcast journalist Lesley Stahl, an older statement of his appeared: As Trump attacks Lesley Stahl now, remember his comments to
Sanger's views on eugenics have been widely debated, and there is no evidence that she was a racist who wanted to eradicate the minority.
Right-leaning websites jumped into action after Biden announced Harris as his vice-presidential running mate in August 2020.
Did Kamala Harris say she believed Joe Biden's "rape accusers"? No, that's not true: This is a misrepresentation of what Senator Harris said about women who said they felt "uncomfortable" from Biden's touching them and another wo
The divide between news and opinion is not as clear to many readers as journalists believe that it is.
PolitiFact and MediaWise are teaming up to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus crisis. To have Coronavirus Facts delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Fans of “Walker, Texas Ranger” know Chuck Norris as a fighter and a
https://phys.org/news/2020-05-vulnerable-populations-misinformation.html As the COVID-19 pandemic threa
Did 5G, the fifth-generation wireless technology, cause the novel coronavirus? No, that's not true: These bizarre assertions go against everything we know about how viruses are spread. A viral video making the rounds confuses historical events
The study of business history reveals that people everywhere have always had a sweet tooth for the unreal, enthralled by what should be taken as too good to be true.
Did author Rebecca Makkai write that all red hats should be banned because they make her uncomfortable? No, that's not true: Makkai did share some fashion advice on Twitter about red hats, suggesting that "normal" people might want to avoid we
Does an op-ed writer believe that President Trump should file an Article 2 motion to impeach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi? No, that's not true: The story is a work of satire from a website created by a liberal who trolls conservatives. The claim
In an ongoing online debate over whether centrists enable fascists, a December 16 2019 tweet purportedly showed an authentic New York Times article from 1932, which reported that “German centrists” believed that Nazis would become “
A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowledged being a vampire.
Perhaps you don’t believe that climate change is a problem that we need to worry about? Of course, I completely respect your right to hold these views. But, that said, I’d like to issue you with a little challenge. The post Don’t Believe That Cli
A July 5 2019 Instagram post purportedly quoting actor Jim Carrey on depression appeared on Facebook in screenshot form. The original featured an image of the actor and attributed the following quote to him: View this post on Instagram
Endorsement of curses may stem from the desire to make sense of the world, to ascribe meaning to chaos.
Keep an eye out for Facebook scam messages with the words "I can't believe it's you" and a link. The link opens a phishing website. The post ‘I Can’t Believe It’s You’ Facebook Scam Messages appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Are police investigating the death of a former Arkansas state senator who believed she was closing in on a child trafficking ring? No, that's not true: Linda Collins, who lost her state senate post to another Republican last year, was shot to
Did rapper Jay-Z say 'Satan is Our True Lord, Only Idiots Believe in Jesus'? No, that's not true: the quote was made up in 2017 by a website that has since deleted the post, supported by a video that does not show the singer uttering those wor
Did Muslim boys of Somali heritage attack a toddler at a British play center, leaving 15 bite marks on her face and did the London media "black out" coverage of the incident? The answer is a little complicated: A 17-month-old girl was repeated
We quizzed Americans about 11 false Trump claims. Only his most fervent supporters tended to believe them.
President Donald Trump rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration.
Biden spoke in March 2014 in the context of initiatives aimed at extending President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Did any of these scary stories haunt you as a kid? You were not alone.
Four of the Gansevoort, New York-based company's limos were cited for 22 maintenance violations this year, though none were deemed critical.