Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames ethics office for slowing down his nominees but there's no foot-dragging
ICE Raids Dozes of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Federal ICE agents raided dozens of convenience stores in the St. Louis area in May 2017, resulting in 35 indictments. The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on
Here's a quick test: Think about how Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Now, do the same for Hillary Clinton. I think most of you probably got one but not the other. We remember Trump and his wife Melania gliding down the Tr
People Mark Anniversary of ‘Killdozer’ in Colorado-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media posts in June 2017 marked the anniversary of a man named Marvin Heemeyer going on a rampage in Granby, Colorado, with a homemade &
After former FBI Director James Comey testified about his private conversations with President Donald Trump regarding the agency’s Russia investigation, the president’s lawyer gave a brief statement that contained inaccurate and disputed cl
Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates were involved in those efforts. “Russian President V
President Trump Ends President Obama’s Vacation Scam, Sends Bill-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump has ended President’s Obama’s “vacation scam,” in which the former president planned to bill taxpayers for bil
Keep an eye out for bill emails that appear to come from Australian energy supplier Origin. Clicking links in the emails downloads malware. The post Fake Origin Energy Bill Emails Link to Malware appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Former Vice President Al Gore and Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt made competing claims about whether the U.S. could have changed its emissions targets under the Paris Agreement, instead of pulling out of the deal. Legal experts sid
A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance.
In the wake of another terrorist attack in Britain, President Donald Trump fired off several tweets about the need for his court-blocked travel ban, contradicting statements from members of his own administration and distorting the facts in the process
Reports that executive branch agents raided and shut down the EPA and documented that climate change is a hoax are fake news.
Monica Lewinksy Found Dead, Murdered in Attempted Burglary-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Monica Lewinsky has been found dead in what appears to be an attempted burglary, which suspiciously happened after she ended an affair with President Bill Clinton.
President Trump’s Tweet About “Covfefe” Has Hidden Meaning-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A tweet from President Trump’s personal Twitter account included the word “covfefe,” leading to questions about the definition o
Terrorism struck at the heart of London after a vehicle veered off the road and mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge and gunshots rang out amid reports of knife attacks at nearby Borough Market.
President Trump's 'covfefe' tweet immediately went viral and became one of the president’s more popular posts before it was taken down.
On June 1, US President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. In his remarks, he misrepresented the agreement itself as well as the economic and climatic effects of the greenhouse gas emissions reduct
Tens of thousands of science teachers in the US have recently received an unsolicited booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming”, which looks like a scientific report. It was published by the Heartland Institute (self-described a
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Fake news: Pat Robertson did NOT say gays should wear specially-colored clothes The website USPOLN, already flagged as a fake news site on our handy guide, recycled an evocative bit of fakery about televisio
Charlie Daniels Writes Open Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer –Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: Country and bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels wrote an open letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about Schumer’s resistance to
Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”? A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence
More than a dozen states this year have passed “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers.
President Trump is Showing Signs of Dementia –Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Claims that President Trump is exhibiting signs of dementia in his speech and actions began circulating on social media in May 2017. The Truth: There’s no hard evi
Q: Does NASA pay $18,000 for people to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days? A: No. NASA conducts bed-rest studies, but it does not allow participants to smoke marijuana or even drink alcohol. FULL ANSWER Facebook users flagged a story wit
A Montana Republican vying for an open House seat is accused of body-slamming a reporter to the ground, a day before the candidate's special election. Republican candidate Greg Gianforte blamed the altercation on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs' &
Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under Obamacare.” The report, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses only on
Climate Feedback has received accreditation by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at The Poynter Institute. Climate Feedback is the first and only accredited organization pioneering a community approach to “fact-checking”: crowdsourcing
How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will? With 3 percent economic growth, says Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. How does Trump pla
Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in
Dropping the Hammer on James Comey- Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled “Dropping the Hammer on Comey” has appeared in forwarded emails and on social media. The Truth: The widely circulated “Dropping the Hammer on Co
Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no evidence for his claim.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
Prayer Requests for Dakota Miller, Boy Who Accidentally Shot Himself-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests are circulating social media for a 13-year-old boy named Dakota Miller from Greenup, Kentucky, who accidentally shot himself. The Truth: Pray
On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201
Cosmic Rays from Mars can Damage Phones, Electronics-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singapore television warns readers to turn off their cell phones to avoid damage from cosmic rays from mars that could cause damage and personal harm. The Truth: Warni
Summary In the weeks leading up to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Comey on at least two occasions and discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign. But Trump’s version of what was said at t
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
“If we do nothing, premiums will go far, far, far higher than they would otherwise go up. . . . I think they’ll go down once this system comes into place.” — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), interview on CBS’s “Face the Nati
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research