A wildly popular Facebook video purportedly showing Hurricane Irma actually shows a 2016 tornado in Uruguay.
A photograph shows a group of people golfing near a large forest fire, but they aren't in as much danger as they appear.
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
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
An Associated Press analysis shows that the number of federal flood insurance policies written in the state has fallen by 15 percent.
A photograph that purportedly shows President Trump rescuing two cats from a flooded area in Texas was digitally manipulated.
Celine Dion Said She Hates America, Can’t Stand American Flag-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Celine Dion said that she hates American and can’t stand to look at the American flag anymore. The Truth: There’s no truth to rumors that Celine
A now-viral video of unknown origin shows two men standing in water taking cash from a register.
Q: Did Black Lives Matter protesters block emergency crews from reaching Hurricane Harvey victims? A: No. That false claim was made in a satirical story featuring a 2016 photo of a protest in Atlanta, Georgia. FULL QUESTION Is this true? Black Lives M
A photograph that shows two women protesting the observance of Father's Day is a digitally manipulated image.
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
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
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
A campaign ad attacking Republican Sen. Jeff Flake falsely says that he hasn’t worked with President Donald Trump to “repeal Obamacare.” Flake voted for the three different Senate proposals to repeal parts of the health care legislati
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
A disturbing set of images purportedly shows a pile of dead bomb-sniffing dogs that were put down after their contract with a security company was cancelled.
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
Q: Did the man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, meet with former President Obama in the White House? A: No. A satirical website confuses the driver with the organizer of the rally, who is rumored to hav
Cop Who Arrested Malia Obama Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports that a Chicago police officer who arrested Malia Obama on drug charges was found dead began circulating in August 2017. The Truth: Malia Obama has never been arrested, and th
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
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
Video clip shows an elephant painting a picture of an elephant. Is this the real thing, the product of digital trickery, or something else?
The group is threatening to release forthcoming episodes of HBO shows unless the network pays millions of dollars within three days.
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
Q: Did President Donald Trump ignore a disabled child who tried to shake his hand? A: No. A viral video clip omitted Trump’s earlier interaction with the boy. FULL ANSWER The headline of a July 29 story on washingtonjournal.com says: “Th
A video purportedly showing a bolt of lightning striking a river actually shows a controlled explosion by an engineering company.
Q: Did Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Rihanna say they feel “unsafe” under President Donald Trump, and “can’t even look at an American flag anymore”? A: No. Those are altered versions of statements made by singer Lana Del
President Donald Trump wrongly described the estimated 2.6 percent growth in the nation’s gross domestic product for the second quarter as “a number that nobody thought they’d see for a long period of time.” In fact, real GDP gr
Boasting about a decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border on his watch, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that border apprehensions “didn’t go down” under “past administrations.” Actually, they declined in 1
President Trump Removes Muslim Judge for Allowing Sharia Law in U.S.-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A report claims that Federal Appeals Court Judge Mahal al Alalallaha-Smith implemented sharia law in the United States by ruling that two related arti
Q: Were two U.S. senators charged with trying to impeach President Donald Trump under false pretenses? A: No. That story originated on a prolific satire website. FULL ANSWER Two U.S. senators did not go to jail for attempting to “begin impeach
A photograph supposedly shows a woman who mistakenly used expanding foam insulation on her hair instead of hair mousse.
Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUE
Clinton Pilot Dimitri Noonan Found Dead After Revealing Clinton/Lynch Meeting-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Pilot Dmitri Noonan,was found dead in July 2017 after he disclosed what Bill Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and House Speaker Pa
Feds Arrest James Comey From His Home at 3 AM-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Federal agents took James Comey from his home at 3 am and suspect him in engaging in a revenge plot against President Donald Trump. The Truth: A self-described fake news webs
A photograph of Jugurtha Tableland in Tunisia shows a rock formation, not a vestige of forests that stretched miles into the sky.
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
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughters Arrested for Selling Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughters, Julie and Nicole Pelosi, were arrested for trafficking cocaine and other drugs in July 2017. The Truth: A we