Sargento is the latest victim of a "zombie recall" form of fake news, when an outdated consumer warning circulates as new long after the problem is resolved.
ABC Cancels “Last Man Standing” Because of Tim Allen’s Conservative Views-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: ABC has canceled Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” because of the show’s conservative leanings and Allen̵
Trump Supporters Beat Muslim Man for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump supporters in Ohio beat a Muslim man who raped a 13-year-old girl, and a photo of the man’s injuries went viral in May 2017. The Trut
Why did President Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? The president and top administration officials have offered contradictory accounts in recent days: The official White House statement on May 9 said Trump “acted based on the clear rec
Bill Clinton’s Love Child, Danney Williams, Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A man named Danney Williams who’s rumored to be Bill Clinton’s love child was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The Truth: A self-described f
For many political observers, President Donald Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey immediately called to mind President Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre. That night back in 1973, Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor
The Trump administration has offered some “nothing to see here” spin in response to the president’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. But President Donald Trump and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders have twis
Democrats have stressed that the GOP’s American Health Care Act would increase health insurance premiums, while Republicans have said it would lower them, both citing the Congressional Budget Office. Which is it? A little of both. Rep. Steny Hoye
A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia says he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage.
The Line: The Republican health care bill would throw 24 million people off the health insurance they have now. The Party: Democratic After the House passed a GOP health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats criticized the legislation
Members of Congress Refuse to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: An image shows Democratic members of Congress refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The Truth: This image shows Democrats in the New York State Senate w
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund
A Washington, D.C. college student created a web site for people planning a posthumous protest of the American Health Care Act.
The latest fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org looks at President Donald Trump’s statement that he will “end up paying more than I pay right now” under his tax-cut proposal. There is no way to know with any preci
Q: Does the new GOP health care bill apply to members of Congress and their families? A: For procedural reasons, the bill passed by House Republicans exempted lawmakers from some of its effects. But a stand-alone bill passed unanimously would do away
Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require context: Trump said that the U.S. “pays billions of dollars” for the Paris Agreement, but China, Russia and India have pai
Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. President Donald Trump has said, “Preexisting conditions are in t
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
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
Desiree Fairooz, a member of the protest group Code Pink, was charged with disorderly conduct after laughing during the introduction of Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions.
Summary President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake: Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the N
President Donald Trump touted his first 100 days as a success and pledged to deliver on promises like health care during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on CBS. Trump told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that the job is "something that I reall
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
Message circulating via social media claims that the 'longhorn cattle company' tested some of the top brands of energy drink and found that they contain bull sperm. The post No, Energy Drinks Do NOT Contain Bull Sperm appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
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
The researchers successfully tested the system on fetal lambs, but they hope that the technology can one day be applied to helping save the lives of critically preterm infants.
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
“John Is My Heart” Essay Written By Frank Schaeffer for the Washington Post-Correct Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Author John Schaeffer penned an essay titled “John is My Heart” for the Washington Post that describes how h
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
Eddie Murphy Dies in Car Accident-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have gone viral that actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has died in a car accident. The Truth: False reports of Eddie Murphy’s death spread across social media shortly after the c
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Howard Dean's wrong tweet that the Constitution doesn't protect 'hate speech' The Constitution doesn’t protect "hate speech," said former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, chiming into the debate over conserv
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
This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper explains why President Donald Trump was wrong to take credit for Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky. Trump said, “Toyota just announced that it will inve
Oprah Winfrey Announces She’s Getting Married-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media is abuzz with rumors that Oprah Winfrey is finally getting married at 62. The Truth: A clickbait article making the rounds on Facebook is behind the latest fal
Reports that a couple seeking to conceive via IVF discovered through DNA testing that they were fraternal twins are fake news.
A news outlet reported that the United States may strike North Korea to head off another missile test.
President Donald Trump wrongly boasted that Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky would “not have been made if we didn’t win the election.” A Toyota spokesman told us the car comp
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
Trump Organization Wins Contract to Rebuild Syrian Airport Destroyed by U.S.-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Trump Organization will cash in on President Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airport because the Syrian government has awarded the Trump Orga