Did New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker wear pink booty shorts at the Capitol after the Senate changed its dress code? No, that's not true: The account that posted the image of Booker in hot pink shorts is clearly labeled satire. It later posted
CLAIM: Book sales for bestselling author Stephen King have dropped “90% since he went woke.” AP’S ASSESSMENT: False. The claim originated on a satire website.
Did Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sunny Hostin all say they'll quit "immediately" if "The View" adds Candace Owens as a host? No, that's not true: This claim comes from a satirical website that has a history of fabricating content surrou
“Whoopi, Joy and Sunny Threaten To Resign ‘Immediately’ If Candace Owens Joins The Panel.”
Did the NFL's ethics committee deny Colin Kaepernick's request to return to "active status" and suggest "he should go sell hair products"? No, that's not true: This claim comes from a satirical website that has a history of fabricating co
Did New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick overrule the players' vote to allow "protest" kneeling? No, that's not true: This claim comes from a satirical website that has a history of fabricating content surrounding popular to
Did the U.S. military place "Moderna chemist" Melissa J. Moore under arrest for developing a "mRNA clot shot" for the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer? No, that's not true: A Moderna spokesperson told Lead Stories that this claim is "false."
Did former University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines turn down a $3 million partnership with Nike? No, that's not true: This claim comes from a satirical website that has a history of fabricating content surrounding popular political to
Did former competitive swimmer Riley Gaines "beat" competitive swimmer Lia Thomas for the "last spot on the pro tour"? No, that's not true: This claim appeared in an article on a satirical website known for publishing fabricated content.
“Marines caught FEMA operatives piling corpses into a mass gravesite at the Maui Forest Reserve.”
CLAIM: Erik Hooks, the deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been arrested in connection with the agency’s response to the Maui wildfires.
Have Stephen King's book sales dropped 70 percent since he "went woke"? No, that's not true: The claim appeared in an article on a satirical website known for publishing fabricated content. The claim originated in an article published by
Country singer Jason Aldean sued “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
CLAIM: Country music star Jason Aldean has sued Whoopi Goldberg and ABC’s “The View” for defamation in relation to his song, “Try That In A Small Town.”
Did producers for ABC's talk show "The View" rescind an invitation to Jason Aldean to be a guest on the show after he surprised them by accepting their disingenuous offer? No, that's not true: This article was published by The Dunning-Kru
“Luke Bryan pulls his videos from CMT: ‘Time for the Bud Light treatment.’”
“Hank Williams Jr resigns from CMT’s board of directors: ‘I support Jason Aldean.’”
Did country star Morgan Wallen pull his music from Country Music Television (CMT) in response to CMT removing a song by Jason Aldean? No, that's not true: This is a fabricated satirical article crafted to spin off the true news that CMT d
Did country music's Hank Williams Jr. resign from the Country Music Television's (CMT) board of directors to support fellow singer Jason Aldean? No, that's not true: The website this claim is from is satirical. Lead Stories could not find
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Did Blake Shelton cancel a $30 million project with CMT, saying that "Jason is my friend," in the aftermath of the network pulling Jason Aldean's music video? No, that's not true: This claim originated from a self-described satirical webs
“Man sues McDonalds for still being depressed after eating happy meal.”
“Publix drops Ben and Jerry’s ‘for the good of our kids.’”
Did ABC issue a fine to "The View" host Joy Behar worth $1 million for missing an interview with Sen. Tim Scott? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives. No corpor
Did the American TV network ABC remove "The View" from its 2024 TV show lineup? No, that's not true: This story is from the satirical website The Dunning-Kruger Times, part of the satirical news network America's Last Line of Defense. The
Did the mother of Michelle Obama, former first lady of the United States, leave her inheritance to a son named "Michael Robinson Obama," insinuating that "Michael" is Michelle Obama's real name? No, that's not true: The claim was made on
Does a video shared on social media show "leaked footage of our flat Earth from 1977"? No, that's not true: A 22-second clip that was first posted to TikTok in February 2023 was created by a satirical account that uses computer-generated
Did the Golden Globes "ethics board" cancel prominent actress Whoopi Goldberg's Lifetime Achievement Award? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives. No corporate s
Did the NCAA settle with American collegiate swimmer Riley Gaines for $1.2 million and guarantee her a spot for next year? No, that's not true: This story originated from a self-described satirical website aimed at trolling conservatives.
Did Anheuser-Busch blame Elon Musk for a decline in sales in April and May 2023? No, that's not true: The article attached to this post was originally published on a website that says its satirical articles are "not meant to be taken seri
“NCAA strips Lia Thomas of National Championship After ‘Unfavorable’ Test Results.”
Did former Fox News host Tucker Carlson turn down a $30 million offer to host a show on CNN? No, that's not true: This article is satire published by The Dunning-Kruger Times, part of a network of satire sites from America's Last Line of
Did a public high school in Georgia implement a "business model" assignment in which students had to devise ways of "raising and eating human babies to solve the world hunger problem?" No, that's not true: At two points in a video intervi
Did the state of Ohio introduce a new death penalty procedure that "quickly and humanely rips off the heads of death row inmates using powerful robotic arms"? No, that's not true: This spoof news video is from ONN, the Onion News Network
If you want a “smart, speedy take on the news around the world,” perhaps don’t rely on “News Portal,” the name of a WordPress blog that describes itself as such. […] The post There is no lawsuit settlement between ‘The
“‘The View’ settles with the Rittenhouses for $22 million and a formal apology.”
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win has been “put on hold as NFL plans to launch an investigation on possible (performance-enhancing drug) use by Patrick Mahomes during halftime.”
Did Elon Musk threaten in a series of tweets to block DirecTV's satellite dishes after the TV provider banned NewsMax from their channel lineup? No, that's not true: The story is labeled satire on the website that published it. SpaceXMani
Did Alyssa Milano's "temper tantrum" over Elon Musk cost her $13 million? No, that's not true: This satirical article was published by a website connected to the satire network, America's Last Line of Defense, which clearly identifies its