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PolitiFact→ Why do some people think mass shootings are staged every time?
The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, weren’t coordinated by a shadowy, leftist branch of the government. The media haven’t "changed the identity" of the shooters, and the Ohio gunman did not actually die in 2014
Snopes→ Largest US Immigration Raids in a Decade Net 680 Arrests
U.S. immigration officials raided seven Mississippi chicken processing plants, arresting 680 mostly Latino workers in the largest workplace sting in at least a decade.
FactCheck.org→ What Republicans Did on Mental Health, Guns
Quick Take A social media post misleadingly claims that Republicans “voted to allow people with pre-existing mental illness to buy firearms.” The measure blocked the Social Security Administration from reporting to the U.S. background chec
FactCheck.org→ Politics of Gun Violence
In the aftermath of two deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, U.S. political leaders made a series of statements on gun violence that were unsubstantiated, lacked context or were seemingly contradictory. Here we look at some of those statements and
Snopes→ Mexicans Reel from Apparent Hate Crime in Texas
The Mexican government plans to evaluate the possibility of extraditing the U.S. man accused of killing 20 people, including six Mexican citizens, in El Paso over the weekend.
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Trump’s Team Has NOT Appeared To Delete Tweets Where He Used ‘Invaders’ To Describe Immigrants
Did President Trump's team appear to delete tweets where he used "invaders" to describe immigrants in the wake of the El Paso and Dayton attacks? No, that's not true: Tweets using the words "invaders" and "invasion" remained on the president's
PolitiFact→ Donald Trump – Fact-checking Trump ad on Democrats, health care for immigrants illegally in the country
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Fact-checking Trump ad on Democrats, health care for immigrants illegally in the country Ahead of the second night of Democratic presidential debates hosted by CNN, an ad from President Donald Trump’s re
FactCheck.org→ Video: FactChecking Round Two of July Debate
This video covers some of the claims the candidates made on July 31 during round two of the second Democratic debate in Detroit. Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that Sen. Kamala Harris’ health insurance plan would raise “middle-class taxe
FactCheck.org→ FactChecking July’s Round Two Debate
Summary Another debate, and another crop of false and misleading claims. Sen. Kamala Harris of California and former Vice President Joe Biden disagreed on whether his health care plan would “cover everyone.” Biden’s website says it w
Truth or Fiction?→ Did Lemons Evolve Naturally?
On July 29 2019, the Facebook page “Absurd Memes for a Better Tomorrow” shared a claim that lemons are not naturally occurring: Underneath a “what’s on your mind” tweet in a screenshot, another account responds with a
PolitiFact→ Marianne Williamson – Fact-checking Marianne Williamson on school funding in the United States
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-checking Marianne Williamson on school funding in the United States Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson rolled out a plan this week to create a new U.S. Department of Children and Youth foc
FactCheck.org→ FactChecking the Second Democratic Debate
Summary We flagged false and misleading claims from several candidates: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke got it wrong in claiming “no other country comes even close to” the number of gun-violence deaths in the United States. Brazil ha
Truth or Fiction?→ Steve Jobs’ Last Words?
On July 30 2019, Facebook user Joseph Rudy Rullo shared what were purportedly Apple pioneer Steve Jobs’ last words (archived here), uttered on his deathbed: The post eventually segued into other musings, but it began with Jobs’ suppose
Truth or Fiction?→ Are ‘Beyond Meat’ or ‘Impossible Burger’ Ingredients Indistinguishable From Dog Food?
On July 20 2019, a Facebook user shared a photograph of what appears to be a block of text from an unnamed newspaper or a magazine, containing the claim that “meat substitutes” Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger had the same ingredient
FactCheck.org→ Pinning Down Prescription Drug Prices
One aim the president and Democratic 2020 challengers share is the desire to bring down the price of prescription drugs. But is that already happening, or are prices still climbing? The two parties disagree, and it depends on how they’re measurin
Washington Post→ Bernie Sanders vs. Kamala Harris on taxes for Medicare-for-all
Presidential candidate Harris has distanced herself from some of Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan, saying she objects to what she calls a “middle-class tax hike” embedded in it. But her 2020 rival, Sanders, insists that the middle class will save
Washington Post→ The school busing debate between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
In the 1970s, Biden was a harsh critic of using busing programs to achieve racial integration. He called such plans racist and asinine.
FactCheck.org→ Nadler Misrepresents Mueller Testimony
Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler selectively cited former special counsel Robert S. Mueller’s testimony to misleadingly claim that Mueller said he didn’t indict President Donald Trump only because he couldn’t indict a sitting president. Mueller
FactCheck.org→ When Are Heartbeats Audible During Pregnancy?
Q: When is the human heart fully developed, and when are heartbeats audible during pregnancy? A: A developing heart has all of its primary structures after about nine weeks of pregnancy. Some forms of ultrasound can detect cardiac activity in an embryo
Truth or Fiction?→ ‘Bucket of Heads,’ ‘Cooler’ with ‘Genitalia’ Alleged in Body Parts Broker Raid
In July 2019, a number of macabre stories circulated on social media that were based on recent reports that an Arizona facility that was supposed to be processing bodies donated to science was the subject of a gruesome and macabre raid. In July 2019,
Truth or Fiction?→ Did Mr. Rogers Challenge Pool Segregation with a Black Police Officer in 1969?
Press ahead of the 2019 release of a biopic about Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood star Fred Rogers led to increased interest in his remarkable life. One story this renewed attention unearthed detailed how the children’s show purportedly tack
Truth or Fiction?→ Did ICE Detain an American Citizen Despite His Proof of Citizenship?
In July 2019, multiple news organizations reported that American-born teenager Francisco Galicia was apprehended and detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the previous month — who then kept him for close to a month: A United States
Snopes→ California Signs Deal with 4 Automakers to Raise Gas Mileage
Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration's plan to freeze standards at 2021 levels.
Lead Stories→ Fake News: NO New Man Appears In Window On Cover Of ‘Daddy Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: A Book About Divorce’
Does another man appear in the window of a broken home on the cover of the children's book "Daddy Doesn't Live Here Anymore"? No, that's not true: An image of the "book about divorce" being shared widely on social media is a photo-shopped hoax
Lead Stories→ Fake News: NO Groundbreaking Research: Cannabis Does NOT Treat ADHD Better Than Adderall
Did a groundbreaking scientific study conclude that cannibis treats ADHD better than Adderall? No, that's not true: The purported research this claim is based on is only a case study of one man who lied to his doctor before an ADHD test, sayin
Snopes→ National Geographic Aims to Solve Amelia Earhart Mystery
Robert Ballard and a National Geographic expedition will search for her plane next month near a Pacific Ocean atoll that's part of the Phoenix Islands.
Truth or Fiction?→ Is a Once-Segregated Library Now Named After Black Astronaut Ronald McNair?
On July 20 2019, the Facebook page “Being Liberal” shared a screenshot of a tweet published two days earlier by @IFLScience concerning segregation and Challenger astronaut Ronald McNair: In 1959 a librarian called the police on 9-r-old Ro
Truth or Fiction?→ Is the Straw Ban Misguided Because Half the Ocean’s Plastic Is From Fishing?
In July 2019 a Facebook user shared the following comic about plastic nets and ocean pollution: In four panels depicting a person with a plastic straw and a seal trapped in a plastic net, it read: Person: I NEED TO SAVE THE OCEAN FROM ALL THE PLASTIC
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s and Miller’s Attacks on ‘The Squad’
President Donald Trump and his top immigration adviser continue to criticize four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as “the squad,” but some of their claims twist the women’s words. We’ve dealt with a couple of these
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Epstein’s ‘Lolita Express’ Flight Logs Do NOT List Joe Biden, John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis And 4 CNN Hosts As Passengers.
Do Jeffrey Epstein's private jet flight logs list Joe Biden, John McCain, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Pope Francis, four CNN Anchors, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and two dozen other well-known political leaders as passengers on
Truth or Fiction?→ Does ‘a Pair’ of DD Breasts Weigh Between 15 and 23 Pounds?
In June 2019 the Facebook page “Weird Facts“shared the following meme, claiming DD-cup breasts weigh between 15 and 23 pounds (6.8 to 10.4 kilograms): Under a photograph of a woman’s breasts in a bra, text read: A pair of D-cup br
PolitiFact→ Bernie Sanders – Do studies show middle-class families would save $3,000 a year under Medicare for All? Not really
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Do studies show middle-class families would save $3,000 a year under Medicare for All? Not really One of the main fears about Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan is that the impact of higher taxes to p
Truth or Fiction?→ Can Grill Brushes Cause You to Ingest Metal and Become Ill?
On July 14 2019, a Facebook user shared a photograph purportedly illustrating the risks posed by grill brushes and the metal they can leave behind attaching to food that is consumed. In an attached status update, the poster warned: I would suggest to
Truth or Fiction?→ Did George Washington Say Citizens Gain the Right to Unseat the Government if the Government Restricts Guns?
In May 2019, the Facebook page “McGroarty for Freedom” shared the following meme containing a quote attributed to George Washington concerning the rights of citizens to bear arms: Across a black background, white text read: “Wh
Truth or Fiction?→ A View of San Francisco ‘Yesterday’?
On July 20 2019 the Facebook page “The Modern Conservative” shared the following image, purportedly showing San Francisco the day before: Commenters lamented the purported state of the city underneath the photograph: SF is going downhil
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Norfolk Man Story About 9/11, Retired NYFD Father And Pregnant Wife Is NOT Real
Is a story from someone named "Robert Matthews" about the events on September 11, 2001 real? No, that's not true: the fantastic story from a radio listener supposedly from Norfolk, Virginia contains several things that are verifiably untrue. D
FactCheck.org→ Unpacking Biden’s and Trump’s Big Cancer Promises
On the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden and President Donald Trump have both claimed that a cure to cancer would soon become a reality — if they were elected in 2020. Experts, however, don’t share that degree of optimism. Despi
Truth or Fiction?→ Is the Hotel Closest To Area 51 Fully Booked for the ‘Storm Area 51’ Event?
Buzz about the viral “Storm Area 51” Facebook event continued through July 2019, including an article on a site called AnonNews.co about a flurry of hotel bookings for the venue nearest the famed military installation: Despite the warnings
Snopes→ Trump Picks Son of Late Justice Scalia for Labor Secretary
Trump tweeted news of the planned nomination less than a week after his previous secretary, Alexander Acosta, resigned.