Does Chicago have city ID cards which allow illegal immigrants to vote in local, state and federal elections? No, Chicago's CityKey ID program does not give non-citizens a way to illegally cast ballots when they otherwise would not be able to
In January 2019, New Jersey politician Joseph Rudy Rullo shared the following meme (archived here), purportedly quoting then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama on immigration: It featured a photograph of Obama on the right, and on the left it read: “W
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Comparing Manafort's sentence to life sentence for man who sold pot As far back as 2010, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was hiding a lot of money from the IRS. Prosecutors
Quick Take Viral social media posts have revived a false claim regarding a Chicago ID card program. The CityKey cards do not allow noncitizens to vote; that is still illegal. Full Story Before Chicago rolled out a new municipal ID program last spring
On January 19 2019, a Facebook user shared a text-based status update (archived here), claiming that Chicago’s “City ID Cards” enables undocumented immigrants to legally vote in state and federal elections: Chicago now has City ID Ca
Little Caesars Pizza issued a social media statement warning customers of a fraudulent coupon that may download a virus onto their devices.
The "Fraud Doc Ring" was operated by a syndicate based in Oaxaca, Mexico out of a forged-document factory in Woodburn, Oregon.
Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and Merl Code, a former Adidas consultant, were convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for funneling illegal payments to families of recruits.
Is pizza chain Little Caesars giving away free pizza to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the chain? No, that's not true: a scam website is luring visitors by promising free pizza in exchange for completing surveys but the whole thing is a sca
In declaring a national emergency at the southern border, President Donald Trump spoke of an “invasion” by “all types of criminals and gangs.” He suggested that the media “take a look at our federal prison population” and “see
Will pressing the "cancel" button two times before inserting your credit or debit card at an ATM prevent the theft of your PIN code? No, it is a myth that has spread through posts on Facebook since November 2018. It is typically titled "Messag
In declaring a national emergency at the Southwest border, President Donald Trump strung together a long list of false, misleading and unsupported claims on illegal immigration, drug smuggling, human trafficking, trade deficits and other issues. We br
Did a senator from Maine named Stuart Boll switch his affiliation from Democrat to Republican and did he pledge to vote with President Trump from now on? No, that's not true, the senator does not even exist. The story was published by a libera
In an interview with Robert Mangino of KDKA in Pittsburgh, FactCheck.org Director Eugene Kiely discusses our recent stories on Sen. Kamala Harris, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and President Donald Trump. KDKA, a CBS radio affiliate, features FactC
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump tweets that 58,000 noncitizens voted in Texas. That hasn't been proven When Texas election officials announced their plan to vet the legal status of 95,000 voters, President Donald Trump took notice. But in a t
A Macedonian military man appears to be one of the driving forces behind a network of fake news websites that reached millions of people with articles often inciting hatred against muslims and migrants. Together with friends and family he has
Although Macedonian fake news merchants still generate thousands of Facebook likes and shares, the platform's recent measures against bad actors have drastically reduced their reach. The next step in the arms race takes the battle to Twitter.
Was Hillary Clinton arrested in a fentanyl raid at a D.C. airport? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters and Republicans about the need to actually click and re
Quick Take A false narrative spread on Facebook claims Rep. Rashida Tlaib was “caught on film trying to attack someone.” The photo in question is actually from a 2016 Trump campaign event she protested. Full Story Democratic Rep. Rashida T
In a national address, President Donald Trump called on Congress to provide $5.7 billion for a border wall to address what he called a “crisis” on the border. The president made some false and misleading claims, and provided some facts with
This week, readers sent us comments about our story on the whoppers of 2018, and on vaccine safety and additives. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters may be edite
Every day, a new fake story emerges with the power to affect policy or further corrode relationships, from interpersonal to international. This is corrosive disinformation, as different from garden-variety scams and hoaxes as a molehill is from a mount
On December 14, 2018, documents released by the Department of Justice clocked the cost of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election at over $25 million: The Justice Department’
Did president Donald Trump step in via an executive order to restore Christmas in Dearborn, Michigan after it had been allegedly abolished by muslims? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educa
Is the police in Dearborn, Michigan now arresting Christian carol singers after a "muslamic fallah" called 911 on them? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters a
Was the McManuth-Price family from Dearborn, Michigan evicted and fined $100,000 for having Christmas lights by islamic neighbours and local authorities? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to ed
On December 12, 2018, the Federalist Papers Project — a known purveyor of corrosive disinformation — published “Migrants DEMAND $50,000 Each to go Home, Or Else …” (filed under “opinion”), an article littered
Keep an eye out for fraudulent Christmas themed Facebook Pages promising valuable prizes in exchange for liking, sharing, and commenting. The post Fake Christmas Giveaway Pages Flooding Facebook appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Were 13 ISIS members arrested after the 'migrant caravan' arrived in Santa Recto? No, that's not true. The story was published by a liberal satire website that tries to educate gullible Trump supporters and Republicans about the need to actual
A highly publicized caravan of people traveling from Central America in order to turn themselves in at the United States border to request asylum — one of many groups who have done so over the years — has been dogged from start to finish by false
Was Colin Kaepernick arrested on a domestic violence charge? No, that's not true: the story was put out by a liberal satire website that uses fake stories to teach gullible Trump supporters and conservatives not to blindly share and like stori
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t. The misguided tweet is based on a tally by university researchers who found $2
Quick Take A popular website that spreads misinformation and conspiracy theories has twisted old news about a hate crimes hotline to create a bogus, anti-Muslim headline. Full Story In June 2017, Minneapolis opened a new hotline for reporting hate cri
President Donald Trump went on the attack against Michael Cohen, saying his former personal attorney is a “weak person” trying to avoid jail time by “lying” about negotiations with Russian officials about a possible Trump Tower
Australian residents have been receiving fraudulent text messages claiming that they are owed a Medicare rebate. The text messages are phishing scams. The post Beware of Scam ‘Medicare Rebate’ Text Messages appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Tara, Jesica, Ana, Lora: since a few weeks dozens of trolls on Twitter are dangling bait in front of American Trump supporters. Their goal: bring in as many clicks as possible for two commercial, (potentially Serbian) anti-islam websites. And
Australia Post is warning consumers about fraudulent text messages that claim that they have won a prize. The post Australia Post Issues Warning About SMS Prize Scams appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
President Donald Trump in recent days has engaged in some post-election spin: Trump said with his help Gov. Rick Scott won the Senate race in Florida “by a lot.” That’s a relative phrase, but Scott’s victory over incumbent Sen.
Yesterday Eli Saslow at the Washington Post wrote a fantastic article about Christopher Blair, a man from Maine who has been trolling conservatives and Trump supporters online for years and occasionally even made a living out of it. Blair's ma
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at several dubious claims about voter fraud in Florida. Tapper begins with a claim President Donald Trump made in an interview with the Daily Caller on Nov. 14, in which he accused Democra