With House Republicans prepared to take a vote Thursday on yet another version of a plan to overhaul the 2010 Affordable Care Act, attention has been especially focused on whether Obamacare’s popular prohibition against denying co
President Donald Trump confused folklore with history at a speech to thousands of members of the National Rifle Association. Addressing an enthusiastic crowd at the organization’s annual convention in Atlanta April 28, Trump said, "Freedom i
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O
A TV ad from the Donald J. Trump for President campaign committee praises Trump’s first 100 days, but it stretches the facts on some of his accomplishments. The ad exaggerates the president’s record on job growth, giving Trump credit for jo
Reports that Jason Jones campaigned against moving the school used outdated and incomplete quotes from the former Comedy Central star to bolster their claims.
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
President Donald Trump has said that what Canada has “done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace” and that “dairy farmers in Wisconsin and upstate New York … are getting killed by NAFTA.” But that trade agreement isnR
Rep. Maxine Waters Paid Her Daughter $750,000 to Send Campaign Mailers-Mostly Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, about $750,000 to send campaign mailers on behalf of the Cit
Summary When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to not ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in agriculture, both the EPA and its critics claimed “sound” or “solid” science supported their positions. Research does suggest chlorp
Missing Trey Gowdy Investigators Found Dead, Gowdy in Protective Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Investigators working for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on a criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went missing and were
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006. Mulv
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ivanka Trump wrongly says child care single largest U.S. household expense At a meeting in Berlin focused on empowering women entrepreneurs, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump said her father stood
A viral marketing campaign called a resource used in lithium batteries a secret superfuel — all with the intent of selling investment tips in an expensive e-book.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did terrorism not exist before NATO was created, as Donald Trump said? President Donald Trump has needled NATO, the 68-year-old military alliance, as an anachronistic vestige of the Cold War with a low-energy
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
A hoax news site used an old British tabloid photograph to claim that the former First Lady of the United States filed for divorce because her husband impregnated his mistress.
A fake news site used an unrelated picture to claim a search warrant was executed at the home of former U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Environmental Protection Agency accused the contractor alleging that it would shut down its open data site of being 'unauthorized and misinformed.'
Lowes $50 or $100 Mother’s Day Coupon-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Lowe’s Home Improvement offered customers a $50 or $100 coupon for Mother’s Day have spread across Facebook. The Truth: Fake offers to redeem a $50 or $10
New York Pizzeria Denies Service to Veteran John Welch, His Service Dog-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A servicemember named John Welch was denied service at Villagio’s Pizzeria in Massapequa Park, New York, because he was accompanied by his se
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Found Dead in London-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found dead in a London alley. The Truth: False reports that Julian Assange has been found dead in London started with a fake n
A photograph from a television shoot was used to falsely claim Villaggio's in Massapequa, New York shunned a military member because he visited with a service dog.
Images from a fatal shooting in Detroit were used to accompany a fake news claim that a teenaged boy died of "orgasmic shock."
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
Green Moon Can Be Seen in April 2017-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Sky-gazers will be able to see a Green Moon in the night sky on April 20, 2017, an astronomical event that occurs once every 420 years. The Truth: An old (false) rumor about a rare opp
Reports that President Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples died in an airline accident are fake news that reused 1997 images of a downed cargo jet.
A suspect accused of murdering an elderly man in Ohio and broadcasting the murder via Facebook has reportedly killed himself.
A photograph used to spur heckling of the embattled airline actually chronicles a training course hosted by a German airline.
This is just another entry in a long-running series of spoofs about holiday traditions being used to convert unsuspecting celebrants into homosexuals.
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said William Wilberforce, a late 18th century British politician, “pushed the sale of beer” to successfully combat “drunkenness related to gin” in England. But Wilberforce wasn’t even born un
The 21,000-pound bomb was used during an attack on a tunnel complex reportedly employed by the Islamic State terrorist group.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized profusely for his much-criticized comparison of Syria’s Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler, but his clarification that he meant Hitler did not drop chemical bombs from airplanes requires some histo
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump's Syria strike looks a lot like Barack Obama's plan, despite what Rubio, others say It was "the right move" for President Donald Trump to launch airstrikes in Syria in retaliation for a chemica
98 Million Americans Were Given Cancer Through Polio Shots-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that 98 million Americans were given cancer through polio shots contaminated with SV40, a cancer-ca
Hillary Clinton Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria-Reported as Fiction! The Truth: Hillary Clinton supplied chemical weapons to Syria during her time as secretary of state, and those chemical weapons were either used by Syrian President Bashar al-Ass
Sen. Mitch McConnell revised history when explaining why he supported President Trump’s missile strike on Syria but opposed President Obama’s call for a targeted strike against Syria after a chemical weapons incident in 2013. McConnell, the
Q: Are the chemicals in fracking solution protected from being made public by a law passed while Dick Cheney was vice president? A: Yes. A 2005 law bans the federal government from requiring companies to disclose fracking chemicals. But 28 states do r
Supporters of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination describe him as a “mainstream judge.” Their evidence: He has voted nearly 99 percent of the time with the majority on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and 97 percent o
Rep. Steve King wrongly suggested that “28 percent of the inmates in our federal penitentiaries” are immigrants in the country illegally. About 21 percent of federal inmates are non-U.S. citizens, but that includes immigrants who came to th