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.
A man armed with a knife was detained outside London’s Buckingham Palace on 25 August 2017, and two police officers were injured while arresting him.
French police detained a wedding guest for questioning in connection with the search for a nine-year-old girl who went missing at a weekend wedding party.
A Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early on 31 August 2017.
President Trump on Wednesday delivered an address on his “principles” for a tax plan in Springfield, Mo., though he provided few details. He also shifted from extolling how well the economy is doing to language that sug
Their behavior is perhaps unnerving, but it is normal during floods.
Prominent Democrats from the Senate and House intelligence committees said they want to question representatives from Cambridge Analytica.
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 rumor exaggerates the (vanishingly small) likelihood that those who rescue animals in danger during a tropical storm in Texas will be prosecuted.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ted Cruz's Mostly False claim that two-thirds of Sandy relief was pork spending Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains and flooding have revived memories of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s nay vote o
President Donald Trump went to Missouri to relaunch his push for a major overhaul of America’s tax code. "Our self-destructive tax code costs Americans millions and millions of jobs, trillions of dollars, and billions of hours spent on compl
AP FACT CHECK: Texas GOP misstates Sandy aid package
The Federal Emergency Management Agency confirmed that a flyer advertising high-paid jobs available through 31 August 2017 is real.
Twitter users tried to pin the blame for Katrina relief issues on Obama, though he wasn't even president when it hit New Orleans.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says the bodies of six members of a Houston family have been recovered from a van.
Joel Osteen Sails Luxury Yacht into Houston After Turning Away Flood Victims-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Joel Osteen sailed a luxury yacht through Houston floods handing out copies of his book, “Your Best Life Now,” to victims of Hurricane
A meme featuring a fake Paul Ryan quote originated with a fake antifa Twitter account.
A satirical article about a Navy Destroyer colliding with a building during Hurricane Harvey was mistaken for real news.
A photograph is often circulated with the false claim that there were racial segregation laws in 1970s London.
Q: Did President Donald Trump fire 14 Muslim federal judges? A: No. The satirical website that originally published the story describes itself as “your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.” FULL ANSWER Presi
A message posted to the Gendarmerie Nationale Twitter account reads in French: "Call for witnesses" - "Worrying disappearance of a minor[."]
Education officials around the nation debated whether to remove Confederate remnants from schools, some with students who are descendants of former slaves.
A weakened Tropical Storm Harvey left Louisiana residents bracing for possible tornadoes and hoping water would stay out of their sandbagged homes.
“He is loved in Arizona. I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly when they came down with their big decision to go get him right before the election voting started, as you know. And he lost in a fairly close election. He wo
“Gone With the Wind” Removed from Theatre, Deemed Offensive-Truth! Summary of eRumor: “Gone With the Wind” was removed from the a Summer Screening Series of the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis in August 2017 because some people fou
Photo Shows Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport Flooding After Hurricane Harvey-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo that began circulating on August 28, 2017, shows Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Mexico is reportedly prepared to offer "a Katrina-like assistance package" to help affected communities in Texas.
Conservative web sites accurately stated that the San Domenico school has removed some statues, but exaggerated the extent of the removal and left out crucial context.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article in The Atlantic attempted to investigate what can be said about the relationship between Tropical Storm Harvey and climate change. Harvey’s record rainfall totals around Houston, Texas are partly the
A Christian satire site's claim about the popular televangelist using a luxury yacht to promote "Your Best Life Now" in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath was mistaken for real news.
Viral posts on social media largely accurately describe a change to Texas state law about hurricane insurance — but they lack important context.
A web site posing as the Houston Chronicle falsely reported that the boxer was giving aid money to Hurricane Harvey victims.
A photograph purportedly showing President Donald Trump getting a spray tan before a television appearance actually features a wax replica of him.
One of many human trafficking warnings spread on Facebook in August 2017 involved a purported kidnapping attempt at a Shelby Township, Michigan Meijer store.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | When can the 25th Amendment be used against a president? A Democratic lawmaker who disapproves of President Donald Trump recently suggested the 25th Amendment to the Constitution could provide a solution. "POTUS
A pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams that protect downtown Houston and a levee in a suburban subdivision began overflowing on 29 August 2017.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Arpaio falsely ties conviction to Obama administration President Donald Trump’s pardon of convicted former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio drew an immediate tweet of gratitude from the man he spared from a six-month
The attacker surrendered and was taken into custody after the shooting in the city of Clovis, 200 miles east of Albuquerque.