Q: Did President Donald Trump repeal a rule that aims to block some people with mental disorders from buying guns? A: Yes. The Social Security Administration is no longer required to submit the names of certain mentally disabled beneficiaries to a fed
“Why I left California” Commentary About “The Progressive Destruction of California” –Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A commentary headlined “Why I Left California” about the progressive destruction
At her weekly news-briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Republicans to bring bills addressing gun violence and the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) up for a vote. She also discussed federal response to Hurricane Maria
Sen. Chris Murphy urged politicians to stand up to the National Rifle Association because while “[t]he gun lobby is certainly politically powerful … it loses as many races as it wins.” But the NRA has won the vast majority of recent c
In 2009, we wrote an Ask FactCheck item for readers who wanted to know, “Did gun control in Australia lead to more murders there last year?” The answer at the time was “no,” and that’s still the case. In fact, the most rec
Budweiser Pulls Out of NFL Over National Anthem Protests-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Budweiser has pulled its ads and withdrawn its support for the NFL over the league’s handling of players protesting inequality by kneeling during the National An
Ashley Judd Wants to Move to Middle East for More Women’s Rights-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Actress Ashley Judd wants to move to the Middle East and said the U.S. ranks behind countries like Burundi, Serbia and Iraq when it comes to womenR
President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and called Iran a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos," during an address to the United Nations General Assembly. Trump denounced Nort
No violence erupted at San Diego's landmark park honoring the city's Latino heritage, although police told far-right activists to leave the premises after tensions with a rival group escalated.
California's capital city has contracted with a nonprofit organization for a pilot program aimed at ending gun violence.
In rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ selective use of facts leaves a misleading impression of the program: Sessions described DACA recipients as “800,000 mostly-adult illeg
Sacramento City Council Votes to Pay Gang Members $1.5 million Not to Kill People-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved implementing a program that will pay gang members $1.5 million not to shoot people. The
In lifting the Obama-era restrictions on police acquisition of surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions misleadingly cited studies to claim that President Obama “went too far” and undermined public safety. Sessions said the studie
Delaware, Ohio, Cemetery Exhumes Bodies of Confederate Soldiers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Delaware City Council approved exhuming and relocating the bodies of Confederate soldiers from Oak Grove Cemetery in response to violent protests in Charlot
NFL Player Isaiah Crowell Posted Image of Police Officer Execution-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted an image of a police officer being executed on social media. The Truth: Isaiah Crowell posted a picture o
In this fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org examine the comments that President Donald Trump made to supporters in Arizona about the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. At an event in Phoenix on Aug. 22, Trump blamed
Q: Did President Donald Trump defend a Confederate flag he hung in the White House? A: No. That was written by a website that “provides a satirical view of current events.” FULL ANSWER A story published by the American Tribune website on Aug. 18
Q: Is a Craigslist ad proof that counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally were “paid to make chaos”? A: No. The ad called for “actors and photographers” in Charlotte, North Carolina, not Charlottesville, Virginia, where
Summary President Donald Trump delivered a raucous, error-filled speech in Arizona on Aug. 22, just days after he was uniformly criticized for blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Vir
Camping World CEO Doesn’t Want Business from Trump Supporters-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said that he doesn’t want business from Trump supporters and that they should shop somewhere else. The T
Q: Were the police in Charlottesville, Virginia, told to “stand down” to allow the violent clashes that occurred on Aug. 12? A: The police chief, mayor and city spokeswoman say there is no truth to that claim. Others have criticized what they desc
President Trump blamed the media for widespread condemnation of his response to violence at a Charlottesville protest organized by white supremacists.
President Donald Trump defended his response to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., during a campaign rally in Phoenix, on Aug. 22, blaming the media for distorting or omitting his full comments. "The media can attack me, but where I draw the li
Charlottesville Police Were Told to Stand Down During Protests-Reported as Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Charlottesville Police were told to stand down during demonstrations there in August 2017 that brought violent clashes between white nationalist prot
Early reports characterized a statement regarding white supremacist violence put out by three California chapters of the ACLU as divergent in philosophy from the National chapter, highlighting a complicated relationship between free speech and hate.
Q: Did the man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, meet with former President Obama in the White House? A: No. A satirical website confuses the driver with the organizer of the rally, who is rumored to hav
In response to violence in Charlottesville, Va., Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised law enforcement’s work, but also said that some demonstrators were better equipped than the State Police. White nationalists and militia members, as well as people who
After being widely rebuked for his response to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump fired back at one of his loudest critics, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said th
Violence has been ratcheting up on all sides during white supremacist rallies in recent months — but "antifa" is not planning the rallies, and statistically poses a lesser danger.
In the aftermath of the violence-plagued Charlottesville rally, former white nationalist allies peddled a conspiracy theory suggesting Kessler is a left-wing provocateur.
Unite the Right Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter, Occupy Wall Street-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Jason Kessler, a right-wing blogger and organizer of the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, was once a supp
President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that b
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
Officer Conrad Lariviere wrote in response to the violence: 'Hahahaha love this, maybe people shouldn't block road ways.'
339 People Severely Wounded, 66 Killed: Trump Just Addressed the Nation-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Stories with the headline, “339 People Severely Wounded 66 Killed – Trump Just Addressed The Nation,” that began circul
President Donald Trump spoke before an audience of law enforcement officials on Long Island, N.Y., about measures his administration is taking to crack down on illegal immigrant gang violence. The central theme of his July 28 speech was his goal of res
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
Somali Muslims Take Over Small Tennessee Town, Terrify Christians-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Somali Muslims have taken over a small Tennessee town, forcing absolute hell and terrifying Christians. The Truth: Earlier accounts of Somali Muslims R
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Recycled parody: CNN's Zakaria calls for jihadi rape of white women CNN’s Fareed Zakaria presents himself as an urbane observer of the global scene and not the sort of person to call for violence again
A horrifying tale of racially-motivated violence came from a web site that does not appear to publish any factual stories.