“As of July 7, health actors had recorded more than 23,200 cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) since August 2016, according to the U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) Ministry of Health (MoH).” — U.
Red Cross Stealing Donations from Doorsteps of Churches-Fiction! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Protected by Obama-era Executive Order 13603, the American Red Cross stole donations from the doorsteps of churches and resold them for a profit in th
Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery? A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black stu
Sen. John McCain says the budget deal President Donald Trump reached with Democratic leaders “basically freezes last year’s funding in place, which is a cut of $52 billion” in defense spending. In fact, the deal doesn’t cut the defense
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This story in The Atlantic describes the conditions that have contributed to this year’s widespread wildfires in the western United States, including the influence of a changing climate. Scientists who reviewed t
Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, claims to have “proof” of voter fraud in New Hampshire that’s widespread enough to have swung a U.S. Senate election in favor of the Democrats. He doesn&
Hotels Required to Accept Evacuees With Pets During Natural Disasters-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Under the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006, hotels are required to accept evacuees with pets during natural disasters and o
U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Signs Order to Seize Guns Ahead of Hurricane Irma-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signed an order allowing the National Guard to seize weapons and ammo from citizens as
An online conspiracy theory about government-created hurricanes gets even the most basic facts wrong.
Q: Is the Clinton Foundation charging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey? A: No. That claim originated on a satirical news site. The Clinton Foundation has not charged FEMA for bottled water or o
In advocating for a corporate tax cut, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin overstates the consensus when he says “most economists believe that over 70 percent of corporate taxes are paid for by the workers.” In fact, who bears the brunt of co
President Donald Trump and the bipartisan leadership of Congress have agreed to a must-pass package that, among other things, extends the debt ceiling through Dec. 15. For something that could have a profound effect on the nation’s economy, the d
In rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ selective use of facts leaves a misleading impression of the program: Sessions described DACA recipients as “800,000 mostly-adult illeg
Sacramento City Council Votes to Pay Gang Members $1.5 million Not to Kill People-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved implementing a program that will pay gang members $1.5 million not to shoot people. The
In a speech on changing the tax code, President Donald Trump offered some political spin on the facts. Trump claimed “anywhere from $3 trillion to $5 trillion” of profits are left overseas by U.S. companies to avoid U.S. taxes. But his o
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump repeats false claim about illegal border crossings A border wall with Mexico is needed for security reasons, even though traffic coming through has stopped significantly, claimed President Donald Trump.
Sen. Ted Cruz wrongly claimed that a 2013 Hurricane Sandy relief bill was “filled with pork and unrelated spending,” estimating that “two-thirds of what was spent in that bill had little or nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy.” N
President Donald Trump says that his proposed wall along the Mexico border “will stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country.” We cannot predict the future, but the fact is that most illicit drugs pass undetected through legal por
Hurricane Harvey has brought with it both a record amount of rain and questions about how much climate change can be blamed for the storm. Climate change did not cause Harvey, or any other storm, but it makes intense storms like Harvey more likely t
A GOP super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a digital campaign ad about “Chemtrail Kelli” that could leave Arizona voters with a false impression about Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s 2018 primary opponen
Edward C. Smith: In Defense of Robert E. Lee Commentary-Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: A commentary by a black man named Edward C. Smith was published under the headline, “In Defense of Robert E. Lee,” in the Washington Post on Au
Q: Were the police in Charlottesville, Virginia, told to “stand down” to allow the violent clashes that occurred on Aug. 12? A: The police chief, mayor and city spokeswoman say there is no truth to that claim. Others have criticized what they desc
Vladimir Putin: Dangerous George Soros Driving America Toward Civil War-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Russian President Vladimir Putin told his senior advisors that George Soros and his “vast network of agitators” are targeting America’
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Republican Senate hopeful's absurd claim Montana Sen. Jon Tester supports a national gun registry While declaring his U.S. Senate bid, Republican hopeful Matt Rosendale zeroed in on the Second Amendment reco
Charlottesville Police Were Told to Stand Down During Protests-Reported as Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Charlottesville Police were told to stand down during demonstrations there in August 2017 that brought violent clashes between white nationalist prot
President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that b
Q: Did President Trump cancel funding to build Barack Obama’s presidential library? A: No. That story originated on a satirical news site. All presidential libraries have been constructed using private or non-federal funds. FULL ANSWER On Aug.
Scammers claim a government grant will pay your utility bill in full for one month, then take your money.
On Thursday August 10, BBC Radio 4’s “Today” broadcasted an interview in which Nigel Lawson commented on Al Gore’s new film sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”—and on Gore’s own interview on “Today” about that film. We asked scientist
Rep. Lamar Smith said climate change “alarmists” ignore the “positive impacts” of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as increased food production and quality. But the impact of increased CO2 levels on agricultur
A day after he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” President Donald Trump distorted the facts when he boasted that his “first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal” and “it is now fa
“The Democrat-linked firm Fusion GPS actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that’s been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news.” –White House press secretary Sar
Circulating report claims that a retired CIA agent on his deathbed has confessed to assassinating Marilyn Monroe and a number of other people on orders from the American Government. The post Fake-News: ‘Retired CIA Agent Confesses to Killing Mari
At a rally in West Virginia, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that his administration is “bringing back to America” manufacturing jobs “by the hundreds of thousands.” In fact, about 70,000 manufacturing jobs have been adde
2000-Year-Old Scroll from Leviticus Found-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A 2,000-year-old scroll from the Book of Leviticus was found in Israel, and its percent identical to the version that has been in use for centuries. The Truth: An ancient scroll of th
A group of white nationalists afloat at sea claims that non-governmental organizations like Doctors Without Borders are involved in human trafficking.
President Donald Trump is wrong on two fronts when he claims that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” “They’re not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t
President Donald Trump said “bailouts for insurance companies” would “end very soon” if Congress didn’t pass a new health care bill. Sen. Susan Collins said the payments aren’t a bailout, “but rather help peopl
President Donald Trump warned lawmakers he would cut off billions in federal funding that insurance companies receive through Obamacare if Congress fails to pass new health care legislation. "If a new HealthCare Bill is not approved quickly, BAILO
Somali Muslims Take Over Small Tennessee Town, Terrify Christians-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Somali Muslims have taken over a small Tennessee town, forcing absolute hell and terrifying Christians. The Truth: Earlier accounts of Somali Muslims R