Clickbait articles on Facebook are misleading users into thinking people no longer need a memberships to shop at the warehouse stores.
McDonalds’ McRib Sandwiches Made From Inverted Pork Rectums-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Persistent claims that McDonalds’ McRib sandwiches made from inverted pork rectums surfaced in December 2016 and again in August 2017. The Truth: Althou
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
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has opened a grand jury in Washington, D.C., for his investigation into Russian election meddling and possible coordination by Trump campaign associates, according to multiple news reports. We decided to review the signif
A day after he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” President Donald Trump distorted the facts when he boasted that his “first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal” and “it is now fa
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
In a segment that aired on several local NBC news stations, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claim that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.̶
Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes too far when she says U.S. steelworkers were “left behind” last year by Republican leaders who killed her “buy America” bill. Baldwin’s bill would have required U.S. steel to be used on projects funded by the Drink
Police say 21-year-old Talicia Martins and a friend broke into The Smoothie Shack, Francine Bistro and Camden Cone, taking more than $1,000.
Nancy Pelosi in Fatal Car Accident, Tests Positive for Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was in a car accident and later tested positive for cocaine. The Truth: A series of reports published by a self-described R
Justin Bieber: Pedophiles Control the Evil Music Industry-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Justin Bieber told a Bible study class that pedophiles control the “evil” music industry in August 2017. The Truth: A website known for publishing fabrica
As part of the "America first" platform, the Donald Trump administration is backing a Senate bill to reduce the number of immigrants allowed to come into the United States legally, arguing that high levels of immigration hurt American workers
Starbucks “Dreamer Day” on August 11th Offers Free Products to Illegal Immigrants-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A Starbucks “Dreamer Day” promotion on August 11, 2017, offers discounts or free products to all undocumented immigran
Q: Did the Obama administration spend $770 million restoring overseas mosques? A: That claim is based on a misleading television news report about a 20-year funding project that ended well before Barack Obama became president. FULL QUESTION Did Obam
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
“The RAISE Act prevents new migrants and new immigrants from collecting welfare … They’re not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t happen under the RAISE Act. They can’t do
President Donald Trump is wrong on two fronts when he claims that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” “They’re not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t
Video Shows What Happens When Lightning Strikes a River-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A video showing lightning striking a river has left audiences captivated. The Truth: A video explosives being detonated in a river bed was misidentified as a lightn
President Donald Trump surprised observers of the national Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia with a speech that sounded like one he’d given many times at campaign rallies. Trump’s hard-edged political approach attracted criticism from cur
“Poor” Maxine Waters’ $4.5 Million Los Angeles Mansion Raises Questions-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) owns a $4.5 million Los Angeles mansion despite being an advocate for the poor and representing
Contributor Rod Wheeler claims he was pressured into taking part in a fake news story claiming Rich leaked the e-mails to WikiLeaks, not Russians.
Solar Eclipse August 2017: Solar Eclipse Glasses-Scam! Summary of eRumor: As Americans prepared for a full solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, online retailers began pushing solar eclipse glasses as a must-have safety device for viewing the solar ecli
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
President Donald Trump appeared to complain about suspects in police custody being handled too gently during a speech to law enforcement officials on Long Island, N.Y., on July 28. "Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re prote
A man was arrested on suspicion of smuggling cobras and other reptiles into the United States via Los Angeles International Airport.
Popcorn Carnival Video Virus Attacking Phones Via WhatsApp-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WhatsApp users have been warned that a video called “popcorn carnival” or “carnival of popcorn” on WhatsApp has a virus that can destroy user
Chief of Staff John Kelly allegedly made the decision to cut Scaramucci loose just ten days into his tenure.
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
Although this claim is based on official testimony from a pathologist during an inquiry into a mysterious death, scientific evidence makes such an explanation problematic, if not completely untenable.
President Donald Trump got it wrong. Hillary Clinton did not donate $700,000 to the campaign of the acting FBI director’s wife, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in this week’s video collaboration with FactCheck.org. In a series of tweets
Kirk Cameron Diagnosed with Rare Form of Leprosy-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Actor, musician and outspoken Christian Kirk Cameron has a rare form of leprosy that turns people into walking piles of rotting flesh. The Truth: False reports that Kirk Ca
The president’s son and son-in-law have now testified to Congress about foreign influence on the U.S. election — in particular, about their meeting with a Russian attorney with ties to the Kremlin whom they believed would provide di
President Donald Trump’s latest campaign-style rally was in Youngstown, Ohio, where the president made some false and misleading claims about military spending, immigrants and job creation: Trump claimed to have “achieved a historic increa
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
Scammers posing as BT staff are tricking people into revealing their bank or credit card details by claiming that their phone service will be disconnected. The post BT Unpaid Bill Phone Scam Warning appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Twice in two days, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe’s wife received $700,000 in campaign donations from Hillary Clinton. The nearly $675,000 — not $700,000 — donated to Dr. Jill McCabe, who
Q: Did Rep. Trey Gowdy end the Russia investigation? A: No. That claim was made in a headline that wasn’t supported by its story. FULL ANSWER The headline of a July 12 story on world-politicus.com says “Trey Gowdy Puts Investigation To R
Rep. Lamar Smith said that, after national security agencies, “NASA received the most favorable budget request from the Trump administration.” True, but President Donald Trump’s 2018 proposal would still cut NASA’s budget by a
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Is Amazon a ‘no-tax monopoly,’ as Donald Trump said? President Donald Trump took to Twitter to launch his latest salvo at Amazon, accusing the company of being a monopolistic tax cheat. "Is Fake New
Electric Cars-Makes You Think: Commentary About Real Cost of Electric Cars-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Variations of a commentary titled “Electric Cars-Makes You Think” that compare “the real cost” of operating electric vs. ga