On July 2nd, BBC News ran an interview with the well known theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking that touched on climate change. As we have discussed previously, such interviews can sometimes run the risk of spreading misinformation if the intervieweeâ
On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump made some questionable claims about the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia hacked into U.S. political organizations to interfere in the 2
The ransomware attack swept infrastructure in Ukraine and then spread across much of the rest of the world.
âMy fellow Americans, we are the nation that built the Golden Gate Bridge in four years and the Hoover Dam in five. Now, it takes as much as a decade just to plan a major permit or a major infrastructure or anything even remotely
President Donald Trump touted the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is “putting the miners back to work.” But construction of the mine in question began before the 2016 election. And experts say
Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigatingÂ the Russian governmentâs attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates were involved in those efforts. âRussian President V
U.S. Pays $1 Billion into Green Climate Fund, Top Polluters Pay Nothing-Truth! & Misleading!Â Summary of eRumor: The United States has paid $1 billion into the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund while the world’s top polluters â Chin
On June 1, US President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. In his remarks, he misrepresented the agreement itself as well as the economic and climatic effects of the greenhouse gas emissions reduct
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY In an op-ed published by CNN, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argues for a US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, an international agreement with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. S
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
A TV ad from the Donald J. Trump for President campaign committee praises Trump’s first 100 days, but it stretches the facts on some of his accomplishments. The ad exaggerates the president’s record on job growth, giving Trump credit for jo
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a â100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.â It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
While calling for new infrastructure investments, President Donald Trump distorted the facts about President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill. Trump described it as an “infrastructure bill” but “[n]obody ever saw anything being
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump's skewed portrayal of Obama's stimulus Just over eight years ago, when Barack Obama was just as new to the Oval Office as Donald Trump is now, he signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,
This story will be updated. President Donald Trump invited CEOs s to a town hall on the economy on the White House grounds. In his own remarks, he emphasized the priority he puts on cutting government regulations to create jobs. "We are abso
Partisans debate who deserves credit for the $100 million grant awarded by the EPA to Michigan for water infrastructure upgrades in Flint.
Q:Â Is Louisiana losing a football field of land to the ocean every hour? A:Â Yes. Both natural processes and human activitiesÂ contribute to the land loss,Â though humans are primarily to blame.Â FULL QUESTION Is Louisiana losing a football field of
Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump stuck closely to his prepared remarks, but ran afoul of the facts in some cases. Trump said the U.S. has spent $6 trillion in the Middle East and “with this $6 t
President Donald Trump promised to deliver "a message of unity and strength" that came from deep in his heart in his first address to a joint session of Congress. As is often the case with such addresses, Trump’s Feb. 28 speech included
President Trump Announces Sale of California to Mexico, Creating “MexiCal”-Satire!Â Summary of eRumor: A satirical story about President Trump announcing the sale of California to Mexico has beenÂ mistakenÂ by some for actual news. The Tru
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countriesÂ to enter the U.S. without a visa? A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Is it t
Money for the state's dam infrastructure does not come from the same fund as programs that would pay for programs serving immigrants, either with or without documents.
Candidate Donald Trump won the election claiming “our country is stagnant.”Â But President Trump actually inherits an economy experiencing steady if unspectacular growth in output, jobs and incomes. The new president also inherits a mountai