There is still no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s tweets accusing President Barack Obama of illegally “tapping my phones in October” during the “very sacred election process.” In a March 22 interview with Time
Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he makes so many unsubstantiated claims. "What have I said that is wrong?" Trump asked. Trump said his instinct is usually right, and he usua
Anthony Weiner Placed in Protective Custody; Has Evidence on Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Anthony Weiner has been placed in protective custody because he has evidence to use against Hillary Clinton and has agreed to turn state’s ev
President Trump is like a broken record of Pinocchios, incessantly repeating false and misleading claims that have been debunked. As Congress debates the Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, Trump has been on a g
Summary The White House made a series of misleading statements in an effort to put its best spin on a House intelligence committee hearing into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign: During the hearing, the official White
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mostly True: Leahy claim on immigrant investment through EB-5 program Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy has called out an immigrant investor program as flawed and running counter to its intended purposes. "The
Claims regarding the presence of formaldehyde in “Naked” products rely on the assumption that chemicals modified through reactions with other chemicals are still, somehow, the same chemical.
Science does not support the wild claims of potential health problems caused by this sticky DIY craze.
The Rothschild family is rich, but claims that they have a net worth of $500 trillion and own 80% of the world's wealth are grossly exaggerated.
PBS Salaries Draw Ire Amid Talks of Budget Cuts-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Claims about PBS salaries and NPR salaries began circulating blog sites and social media in the days after President Trump’s budget blueprint proposed cutting federal
Media Ignores 1500 Pedophiles Arrested in 2017 Under President Trump-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: The main stream media has ignored that 1,500 pedophiles were arrested in the first few months of 2017 under President Trump, compared to just a few h
In January 2015, we launched SciCheck — a feature devoted to fact-checking false and misleading scientific claims made by major U.S. political figures. Today, we introduce Ask SciCheck, which will provide answers to your questions about science a
Message claims that attached photographs depict a gas filled crater that has been burning continually for more than 35 years.
Circulating message claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is "sharing his fortune" with those who forward the message to others.
Email purporting to be from UK tax agency HMRC claims that the agency has recalculated your last fiscal activity and determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.
Democratic lawmakers have made a number of misleading claims about the House Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act and findings in the Congressional Budget Office report. We compiled a roundup of their talking points, as
Email purporting to be from Australian Internet Service provider BigPond claims that due to an "Internal Authentication Error" your account will be deleted and closed within 10 hours.
President Donald Trump says his agenda is all about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” But at a rally in Nashville, and a speech earlier the same day in Detroit, Trump made several misleading claims about jobs, and the effect he has had on them since taki
New HPV Virus Spread by Kissing, Kills Faster than AIDS-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have emerged claiming that a new form of HPV that spread by kissing, and it kills faster than AIDS. The Truth: There’s no medical or scientific proof to
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump says he learned Obama tapped his phones from the New York Times When President Donald Trump tweeted on March 4 that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on his phones during the election, he d
Circulating message purporting to be from Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is set to launch a 'no swearing campain' and that people subsequently caught using profanity on the network will have their accounts locked pending further investigations.
Email purporting to be from Apple Support claims that there is a problem with your Apple ID and, therefore, you must click a link to verify your account.
“What is Hijrah?” Email Warns of Islamic Invasion Through Migration-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email asks readers “What is Hijrah?” and goes on to explain that hijrah is the Islamic concept of invasio
An image circulating online claims, among other things, that the use of red represents "the blood of Christ."
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Republican health care bill has been released — so let the spinning begin. Democrats overstate what the CBO said about the impact on those who now have health insurance, while th
Facebook Page called "GiveAways Daily" claims that you can win various valuable prizes including laptops and high-end four-wheel drive vehicles just by liking, sharing and commenting.
Obituary: Great Barrier Reef is Dead-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A widely circulated obituary claims that the Great Barrier Reef has died after an impressive 25 million year run. The Truth: Scientists have disputed claims that the Great Barrie
White House press secretary Sean Spicer offered a number of attacks and claims during a news briefing dominated by the new Congressional Budget Office report on the House Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act. The
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer claimed that “because of Obamacare, premiums on everybody have gone up … whether you’re in an employer-based system or not.” Employer premiums have been affected somewhat, but they’ve b
"Activity Alert" email purporting to be from the Bank of America claims that your account has been restricted because someone has used the account from different locations.
So, was the Congressional Budget Office really “way, way off … in every aspect” of how it predicted that Obamacare would work, as the White House claims? No, it wasn’t. The CBO actually nailed the overall impact of the law on th
Ezekiel Wilekenmeyer Williams, Biological Father of Obama Daughters, Sues Obamas-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Ezekiel Wilekenmeyer Williams, the biological father of Sasha and Malia Obama, has sued Barack and Michelle Obama for cutting Williams out of
Malik Obama Drops Bombshell: President Obama’s Birth Certificate-Fiction! The Truth: Malik Obama, President Obama’s half-brother, posted a photo of what appears to be Barack Obama’s Kenyan birth certificate on Twitter. The Truth: M
Rep. Maxine Waters suggested without evidence that unsubstantiated allegations of “sex actions” made in a dossier against President Donald Trump are “absolutely true.” The allegations that Waters referred to were made in a dos
Facebook Page named "Baby" claims that you can get the chance to win one of 20 luxury RVs just by liking, sharing, and adding a comment.
“#Trumpcare cuts @PPFA funds, hurting millions of women who turn there for mammograms, maternity care, cancer screenings & more.” — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), post on Twitter, March 7, 2017 There are some
Paul Ryan: Women Using Birth Control Commit Murder-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: When asked about women losing access to birth control under an Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan said women who use birth control commit murder.
Facebook message featuring a video teaser image depicting a strange growth on a person's shoulder claims that the growth was caused by using a type of shampoo. The message advises users to click a link and watch the "most shocking video ever seen" to
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