FBI Issues Warrant for Obama’s Arrest in Trump Wiretap Scandal-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The FBI has issued a warrant for President Obama’s arrest after revelations that he wiretapped Trump Tower’s phone lines ahead of the 2016 elec
Heads Up: Bills Introduced While Americans Were Distracted by ‘Russian Spy Drama’-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A message circulating across social media, discussion forums and forwarded emails warns that while Americans were
It is well established that U.S. intelligence agencies have been investigating the connections between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Trump’s associates and the Russian government. But in a series of early morning tweets March 4, Tru
With no evidence, President Donald Trump called it a “fact” that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” He compared the alleged surveillance to the criminal acts of “Nixon/Watergate.
“How low has President Obama gone to tapp [sic] my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!” — President Trump, tweet, March 4, 2017 “Reports concerning potentially politica
President Trump Cutting Seniors $4,106 Check-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump has announced plans to cut seniors a $4,106 check to make up for higher taxes on Social Security income and cost-of-living increases vanishing during President O
Valeri Jarret Moves into the Obamas’ DC Home-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: President Obama’s former top White House Advisor Valorie Jarret has moved into the Obamas’ Washington, D.C., mansion to work in a newly created “nerve
Whoopi Goldberg: Military Widows Love 15 Minutes in Spotlight-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Whoopi Goldberg said on “The View” that military widows love getting their 15 minutes in the spotlight after a rousing ovation for the widow of fallen
The Line: Scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. The Party: Republican In the past, some Republicans have denied that global warming and climate change are occurring — calling the f
Reports that President Trump is sending thousands of dollars to individuals as compensation for hardship endured during the Obama administration are fake news.
Democrats sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney Channing Phillips asking for an investigation on statements Sessions made during his confirmation hearings.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” when he said he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the presidential campaign. She has called on him to resign. Session
Q: During President Trump’s address to Congress, did top Democrats remain seated during a standing ovation for a Navy SEAL’s widow? A: No. There were two ovations and video shows Democratic leaders stood for both. However, they did not rema
Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. As a point of contrast, McCaskill said, she had
Trump Sons Detained at Canadian Airport Over Ties to Fascist Regime-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump’s sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., were detained at a Canadian airport over ties to a fascist regime. The Truth: A fake news web
Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose that he met with the Russian ambassador twice in 2016, leading some rank-and-file Republicans in Congress to say Sessions should recuse himself from federal investigations into Russia’s possible int
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Taxes on wealthy pay for Obamacare? DNC's Perez overshoots The morning after President Donald Trump promised to "repeal and replace Obamacare," Democratic party chief Tom Perez took a dig at Republicans
An unrelated image of Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz was apparently used to claim Democrats refused to honor a Navy SEAL's widow during a presidential speech.
President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors that his first budget would include “a historic increase in defense spending.” But defense experts say that’s not the case. For fiscal year 2018, Trump has proposed a 9.4 percen
President Trump Announces Sale of California to Mexico, Creating “MexiCal”-Satire! Summary of eRumor: A satirical story about President Trump announcing the sale of California to Mexico has been mistaken by some for actual news. The Tru
President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, the place where Trump says he gave his first major political speech and concluded, “I think I like this business.” But we found that Tru
Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Donald Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States” since the 9
13,000 Marines Apply for White House Detail After President Trump’s Election-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: More than 13,000 Marines applied for White House guard duty after President Donald Trump was elected, none applied during President Barack
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In Texas, do you have to drive 120 miles for a voter ID? During a CNN debate among candidates to chair the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez -- a leading candidate who served as secretary of labor and assi
Memes claim that President Trump went golfing six times during his first month in office despite frequently criticizing President Obama for golfing while in office.
Swedish authorities and criminologists say President Donald Trump is exaggerating crime in Sweden as a result of its liberal policy of accepting refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. Statistics show there has been an uptick in some
President Donald Trump said there has been a “tremendous” increase in autism in U.S. children. There has been a large increase in the reported cases of autism, but scientists don’t know if this is due to a broadening of the disord
The televangelist said during a 15 February 2017 broadcast that people who oppose President Trump are 'revolting against what God’s plan is for America.'
President Trump: Handicapped, Minority Children ‘too Disruptive” in Classrooms-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump tweeted, “I agree with DeVos. Handicapped and minority children are too disruptive in the classroom. Disaster!
President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 press conference: The president praised his administration’s implementation of his anti-terrorism executive
The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Trump's flip-flop on leaks and the release of secret information "Boy, I love reading those WikiLeaks!" -- Nov. 4, 2016 "The spotlight has finally been put on the low-life leakers!" -- Feb. 16
President Donald Trump has been spinning the facts about Michael Flynn’s resignation Feb. 14 as national security advisor: A day after Flynn’s resignation, Trump claimed Flynn was “treated very, very unfairly” by the “fake media.”
German media reports of mass sexual assaults that reportedly took place on 31 January 2016 and 1 January 2017 have been withdrawn after local police discovered that the rumors were completely baseless. On 5 February 2017, German-language paper Bild pu
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Benjamin Netanyahu largely correct on Iranian missiles with Hebrew-language threats Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of the danger to his country from Iranian ballistic missiles in his first joi
Donald Trump Received Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986-Truth! Summary of eRumor: President Trump was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 1986 with the likes of Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali. The Truth: It’s true that Donald Trump was pres
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Seen at Swiss Resort Before Election-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump and Vladimir Putin were spotted together at a Swiss resort before the 2016 presidential election. The Truth: Reports that President Trump
Congressman Steve King on Defends Dogfighting, Animal Cruelty-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Republican Congressman Steve King of Iowa pushed back against a bill to make it a federal crime to watch dogfighting, arguing that it was wrong bec
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did court find no indication of terrorism from seven nations in Trump order? During an appearance on ABC’s This Week, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller took aim at court rulings temporaril
Q: Did President Trump’s immigration executive order help capture a leader of ISIS? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news article. FULL QUESTION Was Rasheed Muhammad, a leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization (ISIS), arrested at
Immigration is a sensitive and touchy issue, and never more so than in the United States during an election year. Thus, when stories started to emerge in 2016 about a group of veterans of the U.S. military living in Mexico after they had been deport