“The Enemy Among Us” Commentary By Charles Krauthammer- Incorrect Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Charles Krauthammer has penned a column under the headline, “The Enemy Among Us,” about President Obama’s use of a group cal
Right-wing web sites used alarmist language and false claims to describe a reading event at a California library.
Q: Has Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, been impeached? A: No. That claim was made by a self-described “satirical publication.” FULL ANSWER San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who has had a public feud with Presiden
Dr. Rafael Espinanzo Confirms That Michelle Obama is a Man-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A report that Dr. Rafael Espinanzo has confirmed that former First Lady Michelle Obama is a man began circulating in September 2017. The Truth: A website that says i
Q: Did players for the Seattle Seahawks burn the American flag? A: No. A widely circulated picture was altered to make it look that way. FULL QUESTION Seattle Seahawks — Did they burn the American flag? FULL ANSWER False stories claiming that
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is Oklahoma spending more than ever? Only if you ignore inflation As Oklahoma’s elected officials wrestle to close a budget gap, a recent op-ed from the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs argued that tax
Mandalay Bay Security Guard Jesus Compos Arrested as 2nd Las Vegas Gunman-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Police have arrested Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Compos as the second gunman in the Las Vegas mass shoting that left 59 people dead and more tha
Q: Did President Donald Trump revoke the National Football League’s status as a nonprofit organization? A: No. The NFL’s league office voluntarily gave up that status in 2015. FULL QUESTION Is this true? PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump's misleading linkage between stock gains, debt reduction President Donald Trump raised eyebrows with comments linking stock market gains with declines in the federal debt during two appearances to t
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently gave a speech at a climate “skeptic” conference hosted by the UK Global Warming Policy Foundation (led by Nigel Lawson who recently made incorrect claims about temperature evolution in a BBC int
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Republican tax cut plan “raises taxes on [the] middle class,” while President Donald Trump claimed that “everybody’s gonna benefit” from a plan that “is for the middle
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Is Sen. Bob Corker responsible for the Iran deal, as Donald Trump claims? President Donald Trump escalated a war of words with Sen. Bob Corker by blaming the Tennessee Republican for the Iran nuclear deal Trump has l
Confusion in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting and the churning out of false information by untrustworthy web sites have resulted in yet another "truther" movement.
News reports were based on false claims made by a CBS reporter, who has since resiled from them.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump omits facts in claim about loopholes, unaccompanied minors President Donald Trump recently sent Congress a list of his immigration priorities as legislators consider a plan to allow Dreamers to st
Q: Did a Teamsters strike hinder aid efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? A: No. Stories claiming so misrepresented an actual quote from an Air Force colonel. FULL QUESTION Did the Teamsters strike in Puerto Rico hinder the supplies getting
Actor Morgan Freeman Has Died at 80-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: It’s been rumored on Facebook that actor Morgan Freeman has died at 80. The Truth: False reports in October 2017 that Morgan Freeman had died came from a website that enables users t
Member of Seattle Seahawks Burns American Flag in Locker Room-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo shows Michael Bennet, a member of the Seattle Seahawks, burning the American flag in the team’s locker room. The Truth: False reports that the Seatt
Gordon Ramsay’s Entire Staff Takes a Knee, Refuses to Serve NFL Team-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Gordon Ramsay refused to serve members of the Miami Dolphins, instructing his restaurant staff to take a knee, because of NFL player protests during
AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump strikes more than one false note in his remarks about Puerto Rico's hurricane disaster
Stories claiming that the Las Vegas shooter was linked to antifa, a loosely organized group of anti-fascist activists, are proliferating online. But his purported links to antifa are either false, fabricated or unsubstantiated. Authorities have identif
Chilling Item Links Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Room Links to Barack Obama-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Investigators found a “chilling item” in Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room that links him to President B
A page falsely posing as part of the anti-fascist movement put up a post claiming that "comrades" were responsible for an October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, gun silencers wouldn't have worsened the Las Vegas shooting In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Hillary Clinton suggested gun silencers could have amplified the bloodshed. "The crowd fled at the sound of
Conspiracy theorists spread false information that a second person targeted a country music concert crowd on the Las Vegas Strip during a deadly mass shooting that left scores dead.
Arizona State University's journalism school has partnered with Facebook on a major project to increase news literacy and combat false news
Flight Crew Takes Knee, Strands New Orleans Saints on Runway-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A news report claims that the pilot and co-pilot of the Boeing 737 that the team was traveling on “took a knee” and stranded the Saints team on the ru
A meme circulating in an effort to discredit professional athletes who are protesting racism contains false information.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump says Luther Strange gained many points after endorsement, but evidence is weak The defeat of Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., in a Sept. 26 runoff election was a blow for President Donald Trump,
Q: Did comedian David Letterman respond to the mass shooting in Las Vegas by tweeting, “End white privilege today”? A: No. A website that claims to be a safe haven from “fake news” posted that bogus information based on a tweet
Reports that truck drivers are on strike in Puerto Rico are false -- Teamsters have asked mainland truckers to distribute supplies in the U.S. territory.
Nike Drops Dallas Cowboys Sponsorship Deal Over National Anthem Protests-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Nike has ended a sponsorship deal with the Dallas Cowboys over National Anthem player protests; the Cowboys will no longer be able to wear or sell Nike
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt criticized former President Barack Obama for leaving “us with more Superfund sites than when he came in.” This is misleading for multiple reasons: While Pruitt is right, his agency doesn
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump's dubious claim that his tax plan won't benefit him President Donald Trump, the only president in modern history to not release his tax returns (see our fact-check), said he would not personally benefit
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump wrongly blames ‘hospitalized’ senator for GOP health care collapse President Donald Trump claimed that Senate Republicans could pass a health care reform bill by the end of September if a senator&rsq
Congressional committees are examining Russia's role in the spread of false news stories during the 2016 presidential election.
Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin Rips Player for Standing, Fired for National Anthem Protest-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin ripped Alejandro Villanueva, a veteran and former Army Ranger, for electing not to protest during t
Fox Cancels All NFL Games Until Players Respect the Flag-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Until NFL players stop protesting during the National Anthem, Fox has canceled all NFL game broadcasts. The Truth: A self-described fake news website is behind false r
A disreputable web site hyped an ongoing controversy with a false claim.
NFL Rulebook Requires to Stand for National Anthem, Protesters Face Fines, Penalties-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The NFL rulebook requires players to be on the sidelines and stand for the National Anthem, according to a Facebook post calling on