Hurricane Harvey Flooding Uncovers Secret Stash of Obama Administration Ammo-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Hurricane Harvey flooding led to the discovery of ammunition that the Obama administration hid in a small Texas town called Lexmar. The Truth: Fals
“Goodbye Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin” After National Anthem Protest-Reported as Truth! Summary of eRumor: A column titled “Goodbye Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin” claims that Ervin was stripped of her security
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
Two Democratic Congressmen Arrested for Treason, Were on ISIS Payroll-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Two Democratic members of Congress have been arrested for treason after it was discovered that they were on ISIS’s payroll, and 11 other congressmen
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | There are no sharks swimming in the streets of Houston or anywhere else A viral photo being spread online in the wake of Hurricane Harvey of a shark swimming down a Houston street is actually a hoax that has
Delaware, Ohio, Cemetery Exhumes Bodies of Confederate Soldiers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Delaware City Council approved exhuming and relocating the bodies of Confederate soldiers from Oak Grove Cemetery in response to violent protests in Charlot
NFL Player Isaiah Crowell Posted Image of Police Officer Execution-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted an image of a police officer being executed on social media. The Truth: Isaiah Crowell posted a picture o
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
Q: Does the herbicide glyphosate cause cancer? A: There is evidence to suggest it may cause cancer at very high doses, but not at the low doses typically found in foods. FULL QUESTION A FoodBabe.com article says glyphosate has been found in prepa
Residents at a Texas nursing home were airlifted to safety by helicopter after being trapped by Harvey's floodwaters.
Q: Did President Donald Trump defend a Confederate flag he hung in the White House? A: No. That was written by a website that “provides a satirical view of current events.” FULL ANSWER A story published by the American Tribune website on Aug. 18
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This story in the New York Times looks at the thawing trend of permafrost (permanently frozen soil and sediment) in Alaska as the region warms due to climate change, and the potential for this landscape to be an ad
Don’t Accept Anything from Facebook Hacker Fabrizio Brambilla-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Facebook users have been warned not to accept anything from hacker Fabrizio Brambilla on Messenger because he will be able to hack all of their friends̵
An error by the Massachusetts State Lottery over which store sold the lone winning Powerball ticket is being blamed on nerves.
Pepsi AIDS Alert: Worker Adds HIV-Positive Blood to Pepsi-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: SMS messages warn consumers not to drink Pepsi products for the next couple weeks because a worker who’s HIV-positive added his blood to the company’s pro
Camping World CEO Doesn’t Want Business from Trump Supporters-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said that he doesn’t want business from Trump supporters and that they should shop somewhere else. The T
A viral Facebook post falsely suggested that it is legal in Texas to use deadly force to stop Confederate statues from being vandalized.
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
Q: Is the man who drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Hillary Clinton supporter, and funded by George Soros? A: There is no evidence to support either claim. In fact, the driver is a registered Republican, and his former teacher
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’
14 Year Old Boy Shot By Stepfather, Needs Money for Surgery-Scam! Summary of eRumor: A 14-year-old boy was shot six times by his stepfather after the boy stopped an assault on his little sister, and Messenger will donate 45 cents to help cover the boy&
Q: Does a video corroborate a belief by Charlottesville police officers that the driver in the fatal car attack at a white nationalist rally “was not acting maliciously”? A: No. Police have charged James Alex Fields Jr. with multiple offenses, inc
Post being shared on Facebook claims that everyone can click to get free flight tickets courtesy of UK airline easyJet. The post “2 Free EasyJet Tickets” Facebook Survey Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
After being widely rebuked for his response to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump fired back at one of his loudest critics, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said th
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
Donald Trump took to Twitter to once again unload on Amazon (its owner, Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post) and appeared to accuse the online retail giant of avoiding taxes, killing jobs and hurting American communities. All in under 140 charact
Sign at Swiss Hotel: Jewish Guests Must Shower Before Using Swimming Pool-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A sign posted at a hotel in Switzerland in August 2017 advised Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool, sparking accusations of anti-semi
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
A web hosting company says they are being compelled to turn over all information about an anti-Trump site that helped organize Inauguration Day protests.
A photograph showing a KKK member being treated by an all-black emergency room staff was part of an advertising series, not a genuine historical image.
Circulating story claims that a man has been found alive after being trapped underground in a Chinese mine for seventeen years. The post HOAX – ‘Chinese Miner Found Alive After 17 Years Underground’ appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Bill Clinton Gave North Korea Nuclear Reactors, $2 billion-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton essentially gave North Korea nukes in 1994 by giving them $2 billion and two nuclear reactors. The Truth: Bill Clinton reached an agree
Message warns shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the check-out because people are being caught out by a scam in which unscrupulous cashiers add unauthorized cash back requests to transactions. The post Check Your Receipts – C
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
Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers. FULL QUESTION Was Malia Obama fired from a job (or internship
Child Miners Exploited for Electric Car Batteries-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Reports that child miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, some as young as four years old, are forced to mine cobalt needed to make electric car batteries have
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Are renovations keeping Trump out of the White House? President Donald Trump partly blamed White House renovations for his Bedminster golf course retreat in a tweet on Aug. 7, 2017. "Working hard from New Je
Nancy Pelosi in Fatal Car Accident, Tests Positive for Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was in a car accident and later tested positive for cocaine. The Truth: A series of reports published by a self-described R