FactCheck.org→ Phony Pelosi Drug Arrests

Q: Were Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s daughters arrested for smuggling cocaine into the U.S.? A: No. That story and several spin-offs were intended as satire. FULL QUESTION Were Nancy Pelosi’s daughters really arrested for drug possession? FULL ANSWER Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ A Fake Paul Ryan Quote

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan say “22 million Americans choose to be poor, so it’s their own problem if they can’t afford to be healthy”? A: No. That fake quote comes from a satirical news story. FULL QUESTION Did Ryan reall Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ No Obama $1 Bill

Q: Is the Federal Reserve putting former President Barack Obama on the $1 bill? A: No. That claim comes from a recycled fake news story. FULL QUESTION Is the Federal Reserve really considering putting Obama on the $1 bill in 2017? I thought persons Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Debunking Fake News

In late December, FactCheck.org agreed to help identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by Facebook users. We are one of several organizations that are part of Facebook’s initiative to combat the spread of viral deceptions. We are now inc Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ A Fake Supreme Court Ruling

Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can’t sue anyone if they feel they’ve been mistreated? A: No. That claim was made in a bogus story published on satirical and fake news websites. FULL ANSWER The Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ GOP Medicaid Spin

Republicans are spinning their health care bills’ impact on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the questionable claim that under the Senate bill “no one loses coverage” gained under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Rand Paul’s Subsidies Twist

Sen. Rand Paul, who opposes the Republican Senate health care bill, says subsidies “are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current Obamacare law.” But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the aver Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump Didn’t Bill the Obamas

Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION Did President Trump send the Obamas a bill for their vacation trip, etc.? FULL ANSWER P Go to site post…»