Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Albow on President Trump’s Sanity: Trump is Stone Cold Sane-Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: A letter by Dr. Keith Albow said President Trump is “stone cold sane” and that “there’s a genius i
Feces Found in Starbucks Iced Coffee Drinks-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: A BBC watchdog investigation found fecal bacteria, or feces, in iced coffee drinks from Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Caffe Nero. The Truth: Rumors about an investi
A controversial European Union court decision about vaccines raises two interesting scientific questions: How do scientists decide whether vaccines can cause conditions such as autism or multiple sclerosis? And how certain can they be when they make
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This story in The Atlantic by Robinson Meyer describes a new study on the distribution of economic impacts that result from continued climate change in the United States. The study finds that the impacts would not
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump falsely claims his administration has deported half of MS-13 gang members President Donald Trump recently claimed that in the five months he’s been in office, his administration has deported about half of
Congressman Trey Gowdy Found Beaten, Placed in Medically-Induced Coma-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Congressman Trey Gowdy was found badly beaten and bloodied after being dragged from his congressional office in Washington, D.C., in June 2017 — and pol
President Donald Trump is once again grossly exaggerating the success of his efforts to deport members of the MS-13, a gang founded by El Salvadoran immigrants. This time he claims that his administration has removed “pretty much” half of the gang
President Donald Trump and his administration enflamed a tense relationship with CNN this week, as deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders touted a video aimed against the network even though she said she didn’t know if it was accurate. It
Warning: Do Not Accept Friend Request from Anwar Jitou, He’s a Hacker-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Posts circulating on Facebook warn users not to accept friend requests from Anwar Jitou because he’s a hacker. The Truth: Warnings not to acc
Bernie Sanders Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud-Reported as Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, are under FBI investigation. It’s been reported that Jane falsified bank documents in a land acquisiti
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Paul Ryan wrong that most of the 22 million uninsured would be uninsured by choice One of the strongest complaints about the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, is it requires everyone to have i
“The people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters. Some of them worked for Hillary Clinton. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous, if you want to know the truth, from that standpoint.” — President Trum
The claim that Japan has announced plans to dump 920,000 tons of nuclear waste into the Pacific strays from the known facts.
A web site known for bizarre, fake stories has published yet another hoax, this time with a side of racial animus.
Mitch McConnell Had Polio, Government Healthcare Saved His Life-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Senator Mitch McConnell had polio as a child and free government healthcare saved his life began making the rounds as McConnell led Senate
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article in the New York Times is organized around maps of projected increases in extremely hot weather because of human-caused climate change. Scientists who reviewed the article indicate that climate model pr
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Says ‘We Don’t Like Blacks Either’-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage, rumors spread that Dan Cathy said “We don’t like blacks either”
Shortly before Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we asked several health policy analysts for the aspects of the bill that they would be paying close attention to. They came up with five key issues to
Clinton Estate a Crime Scene, Steel Barrel Graves Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dead bodies have been found in “steel barrel graves” at the Clinton estate, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are under criminal investigation. The Truth: A webs
Cannibal Babysitter on Meth Eats Toddler-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A babysitter in Missouri ate a 3-month-old toddler after smoking crystal methamphetamine. The Truth: A notorious fake news website is behind false reports that a babysitter ate a to
“In Alaska, they’ve gone up 207 percent on Obamacare. You know, I used to mention only Arizona because they were up 116 percent in Arizona. Now Arizona is like good by comparison to some of the numbers. But they’re way up in A
The 2020 presidential campaign is more than 1,200 days away, but President Donald Trump held yet another Make America Great Again rally — this time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And, as he did in past campaign speeches, Trump spoke for a long time and r
More commonly known as the lone star tick, this unnerving arachnid can transmit an illness with symptoms similar to Lyme disease, as well as a substance that can cause an allergy to red meat.
Alex Jones Appointed White House Press Secretary-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: InfoWars host and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been named the White House press secretary. The Truth: A website that specializes in “Christian news satire
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites research from two partisan groups to claim that the Republican health care bill would result in the loss of 1.8 million jobs by 2022. But a recent independent study put the expected job loss at 413,000 by that y
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | White House tweet wrongly says Obamacare led to fewer insurance options In its drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the Trump administration turned to Twitter with
Q: Has Rep. Maxine Waters attended only “10 percent of congressional meetings for 35 years”? A: No. That claim was made in a blog post that cited an inaccurate comment on Reddit. FULL QUESTION Has Maxine Waters really missed 90% of he
Robert Mueller Called for One World Government, Religion-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Robert Mueller advocated for a one-world government, one-world religion under a one-world leader “as quickly as possible” before he was appointed specia
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he glossed over relevant facts in defense of his client: Sekulow repeatedly said Trump fired FBI Dir
Barron Trump Wins National Academic Science Award-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump’s son, Barron Trump, won a national academic science award for a project that focus on the regulation of thermodynamics in shale rock. The Truth:
Wrestler “Big Show” Paul Randall Wight Jr. Shot and Killed in Ring-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WWE wrestler “Big Show” Paul Randal Wight Jr. was shot and killed during in a steel change match in June 2017. The Truth: A well-know
As with so many aspects of Islam, some non-Muslims criticize "Sharia law" without really knowing the first thing about it.
Bernie Sanders Drives $170,000 Audi R8 Sport Car-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Photos show Bernie Sanders driving a $172,000 Audi R8 sport car that he purchased with donations to his 2016 presidential campaign. The Truth: An unidentified man with a pas
Reports of the shooting death of WWE champion Big Show originated with a well-known satirical humor site.
Comey's attorney said that the two men know each other from working together but are hardly "best friends", and experts told us the relationship doesn't meet conflict of interest legal criteria.
President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about the Russia investigation. He accused his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton of obstruction of justice (without any evidence) and blamed others for his firing of FBI Director James Comey (even though Trump
Did you miss ousted FBI Director James Comey’s big hearing? A graphic circulating on right-wing websites and social media titled the "Top 10 things we learned today" claims to tell you everything you need to know about Comey’s Jun
Q: Can President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller? A: Not directly. Only the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller can fire him and only for cause. But Trump could fire the DAG, or order the special-counsel regulations repealed
Opponents of the Republican House health care bill are claiming its provisions on preexisting conditions reach further than they actually do. A TV ad from AARP says “insurers can charge thousands more” for preexisting conditions under the
Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer resign? Was Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired? Are the Clintons divorcing? Is Monica Lewinsky dead? A: No. Each claim was made by the same website that writes “fiction as fact.” FULL ANSWER Sen. Chuck Schumer