Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under Obamacare.” The report, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses only on
Climate Feedback has received accreditation by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at The Poynter Institute. Climate Feedback is the first and only accredited organization pioneering a community approach to “fact-checking”: crowdsourcing
Trisodium Phosphate Lurks in Lucky Charms, General Mills Cereal-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Trisodium Phosphate, also known as TSP and paint thinner, can be found in Lucky Charms and other General Mills cereals, jeopardizing the heal
President Trump was the first sitting president to visit the Jewish holy site, but other presidents visited before or after they were in office.
Disgraced Senator Chuck Schumer Announces Retirement- Fiction! Summary of eRumor: New York Senator Chuck Schumer resigned in disgrace after learning that the White House has enough dirt on Schumer to ruin his marriage and to send him to prison. The
How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will? With 3 percent economic growth, says Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. How does Trump pla
Whatever your view of the health care debate, the news out of Iowa isn’t good. In April, two large insurers, Wellmark and Aetna, said they would not offer health insurance policies on Iowa’s federal health insurance marketplace in 2018. Med
On May 22, 2017, Fox News published an opinion piece by Senator Rand Paul arguing that the United States should withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Sen. Rand Paul’s opinion relies on the claim that the Paris Agreement would achieve little in the way o
Various messages circulating on Facebook advise users to never click on bit.ly links because they all point to viruses, rogue applications or malicious websites. The post Inaccurate Warnings Claim ALL ‘bit.ly’ Links Are Suspect and Should
A man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers that he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.
The far-right, conspiracy-based web site said they would apply for permanent credentials in 'about three months.'
Students at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City discovered the quote when they got the books.
Circulating message claims that, at around 40 years of age, eagles go through a painful 5-month process of rebirth in which they remove and regrow their beak, talons and feathers thereby allowing them to live another 30 years. The post Rebirth Of The E
Customers of UK bank Barclays should watch for a scam email that claims that they have new secure documents in their Cloud It. The post Barclays ‘New Secure Document’ Phishing Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Legends describe some hilarious mishaps about a band who supposedly couldn't remember what they were supposed to be doing.
This much we know: President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey privately discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign during at least two White House meetings. But Trump’s version of what was said at those private meetings i
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order making it legal to hunt bald eagles? A: No. That bogus story was published by a fake news website. FULL QUESTION Did Trump OK hunting bald eagles? FULL ANSWER Don’t be fooled by the “AP”
Dog Owners Warned About Explosive Tennis Balls Laying on Grass-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Dog owners have been warned by police to watch out for exploding tennis balls found laying in grass that can severely injure or kill dogs. The Truth: Warnings abou
On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201
Bill Clinton Files for Divorce from Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton has filed for divorce from Hillary Clinton because he’s “appalled at the actions’ of his own wife. The Truth: Bill Clinton has no
Cosmic Rays from Mars can Damage Phones, Electronics-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singapore television warns readers to turn off their cell phones to avoid damage from cosmic rays from mars that could cause damage and personal harm. The Truth: Warni
Acting on a tip, police in Pennsylvania say they found small children left alone in a North Manheim Township, Pennsylvania home.
Summary In the weeks leading up to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Comey on at least two occasions and discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign. But Trump’s version of what was said at t
A Georgia funeral home said that was true, but that they were following the deceased's wishes and had nothing to do with money, as family members contend.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Donald Trump mentions tax deductions 'for birds flying across America,' and he should know There were a number of head-scratching exchanges in President Donald Trump’s interview with The Economist posted on May
“If we do nothing, premiums will go far, far, far higher than they would otherwise go up. . . . I think they’ll go down once this system comes into place.” — House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), interview on CBS’s “Face the Nati
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
Q: Are sexual assault and rape preexisting conditions under the GOP health bill? A: No. The bill doesn’t identify any preexisting conditions, and it says insurers can’t deny coverage to individuals who have them. But insurers could charge mor
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim Russia story 'made-up' by Democrats In his interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, President Donald Trump dismissed the very idea that there was any tie between his pre
Florida football coach Jim McElwain and sandwich chain founder Jimmy John Liautaud have both denied they are the person depicted in the viral photograph.
Clinton Foundation Cargo Ship Raided, Contraband Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A Clinton Foundation cargo ship named “The Chelsea” was raided and contraband including refugees, illegal produce, weapons and drugs were found. The Truth
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
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
Q: Did President Donald Trump tweet that he will deport American Indians to India? A: No. This claim comes from a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Is it true that Trump tweeted that he will deport Native Indians back to India? FULL ANSWER President
Fox News erroneously reported that the former FBI director had resigned, but corrected the record when they received accurate information.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-check: AG Jeff Sessions claims district attorneys charge immigrants for lesser crimes Attorney General Jeff Sessions raised concerns to New York law enforcement officers over practices of some district atto
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
“The abuses were widespread. The abuses were all over. As just one example, people were forbidden from giving or receiving religious items at a military hospital where our brave service members were being treated, and when they wa