“An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” — Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), tweet, April 21, 2017 “The President’s immigration actions and Muslim ban will make America less safe. As a prosecutor, I can tell you, it is a ser
A philosophical notion called the "simulation hypothesis," said to be growing in popularity in high-tech circles, holds that our reality may just be a sophisticated computer mockup.
Republican state Rep. Robert Fisher was identified as the creator of a group fighting what it calls "feminist culture."
Have you seen a Facebook post claiming that a particular store is giving EVERYONE a free voucher or coupon to celebrate its anniversary? Hundreds of these giveaway scams have flooded Facebook over the last year or so. The post Beware of “Anniver
According to this email, I've been sent a refund of $231.45. The email suggests that I click a link to review the transaction online. The post ‘Did You get Your Refund’ Emails Open Binary Options Scam Website appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
President Donald Trump both played down and played up the importance of his 100th day in office, dismissing it as an arbitrary media creation while also taking a victory lap for what he described as his accomplishments. PolitiFact is dedicating 100 non
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did terrorism not exist before NATO was created, as Donald Trump said? President Donald Trump has needled NATO, the 68-year-old military alliance, as an anachronistic vestige of the Cold War with a low-energy
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Is illegal immigration the lowest in 17 years, as Trump said? President Donald Trump hasn’t been decisive on whether he’d sign a spending bill that did not include funding for his promised border wall. But
“TAKING EXECUTIVE ACTION: In office, President Trump has accomplished more in his first 100 days than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt.” — White House news release, April 25 Though President Trump has declared rev
The committee is investigating whether the former National Security Advisor reported money he received from foreign powers in accordance with the law.
A fake news web site published a series of inaccurate articles concerning Trey Gowdy, Hillary Clinton, and mysterious deaths in April 2017.
Search Warrant Served at Obama Residence-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The FBI and NSA served a search warrant on the Washington, D.C., mansion where President Obama is spending his post-presidency. The Truth: An admitted fake news website is behind fa
“John Is My Heart” Essay Written By Frank Schaeffer for the Washington Post-Correct Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Author John Schaeffer penned an essay titled “John is My Heart” for the Washington Post that describes how h
Customers responded with outrage to what appeared to be a shift in marketing by the black-owned business.
We’re happy to announce that FactCheck.org is both the 2017 Webby Award and People’s Voice winner for best political blog or website. This is the fourth consecutive year that we’ve won both awards, which honor excellence on the intern
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
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A fake news headline claiming that Chelsea Clinton was arrested for having sexual relations with a minor was circulated in April 2017.
A prayer chain for Comer was reposted in April 2017, more than six years after his death.
Donald Trump is learning what most presidents do: It’s a lot easier to make campaign promises than to deliver on them. At PolitiFact, we’re tracking 103 promises Trump made during the campaign on our Trump-O-Meter. As Trump nears his 100th
A hoax news site used an old British tabloid photograph to claim that the former First Lady of the United States filed for divorce because her husband impregnated his mistress.
A fake news site used an unrelated picture to claim a search warrant was executed at the home of former U.S. President Barack Obama.
In a wide-ranging interview with Julie Pace of the Associated Press on April 21, President Trump yet again made many false or misleading statements. Here’s a round-up of 14 claims. As is our practice, we don’t award Pinocchios in ro
It is not true that schools in the UK no longer teach about the Holocaust for fear of offending Muslim students.
Experts caution that a Kremlin-backed disinformation campaign thought to have been carried out during the 2016 United States election may now be plaguing France.
According to an email from the Director of the Google Foundation, you've been selected as a major customer this year and can thus obtain a grant of £864,000. The post No, the Google Foundation has NOT Granted You £864,000 appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
If you sell on Amazon, watch out for a fake "Action Required" email that claims that you have a balance due on your seller account. The post Fake ‘Action Required’ Email Phishes for Your Amazon Login Details appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
The Environmental Protection Agency accused the contractor alleging that it would shut down its open data site of being 'unauthorized and misinformed.'
There is no proof that the Utah Republican is facing multiple looming scandals.
Eddie Murphy Dies in Car Accident-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have gone viral that actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has died in a car accident. The Truth: False reports of Eddie Murphy’s death spread across social media shortly after the c
Lowes $50 or $100 Mother’s Day Coupon-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Lowe’s Home Improvement offered customers a $50 or $100 coupon for Mother’s Day have spread across Facebook. The Truth: Fake offers to redeem a $50 or $10
Prayer Request for Greg Comer’s Battle Against Cancer-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: A prayer request has been issued from the son of Greg Comer, a 41-year-old New Jersey man who has been battling cancer for seven years, has gone viral on Facebook
A fake news article claimed that Hillary Clinton's assistant died under mysterious circumstances.
President Donald Trump played up his accomplishments in his first 100 days, while simultaneously downplaying the significance of the milepost, in a lengthy interview with the Associated Press. "I've done more than any other president in the fi
An image purportedly showing marijuana plants growing in potholes is fake.
Rumor: Instagram model Kristina Martelli (famous for her plastic surgeries) died during an elective cosmetic medical procedure.
AP: “You did put out, though, as a candidate, you put out a 100-day plan. Do you feel like you should be held accountable to that plan?” TRUMP: “Somebody, yeah, somebody put out the concept of a hundred-day plan. But yeah. Well, IR
A brand of frozen hash browns has been recalled due to "inadvertently harvested" fragments.
What appears to be a $100 (or $50) coupon giveaway by Lowe's is actually a scam.
An old death hoax about Eddie Murphy recirculated in the weeks after brother Charlie Murphy's death.