According to various posts that have appeared on Facebook newsfeeds in recent days, Krispy Kreme is giving EVERYONE a free box of twelve doughnuts (or donuts) as a means of celebrating the company's birthday. The post No, Krispy Kreme is NOT Giving Ev
According to a supposed warning message that is circulating rapidly on Facebook, you should not accept a friendship request from one "Jayden K. Smith". The post ‘Jayden K. Smith’ Hacker Warning is A Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Q: Is the Federal Reserve putting former President Barack Obama on the $1 bill? A: No. That claim comes from a recycled fake news story. FULL QUESTION Is the Federal Reserve really considering putting Obama on the $1 bill in 2017? I thought persons
In which we check into some "fun facts" about Social Security in a Facebook meme saying the government should stop "messing" with retirement benefits.
In late December, FactCheck.org agreed to help identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by Facebook users. We are one of several organizations that are part of Facebook’s initiative to combat the spread of viral deceptions. We are now inc
As part of our efforts to combat fake news, we’ve compiled a list of websites that we know have carried fake or satirical articles. We hope it will serve as a reference for readers who may come across unfamiliar websites. This is not an exhaustiv
Robert Richie, AKA Kid Rock, Dies in Meth Lab Explosion at 44-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Kid Rock was killed when a meth lab exploded in his home in July 2017. The Truth: A website that encourages users to create and share spoof articles to prank the
A Facebook "prank" claimed that musician Kid Rock had passed away in July 2017.
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say President Donald Trump has the “legal ability and right to cancel and disband” the Supreme Court? A: No. That’s a made-up quote from a satirical story. FULL ANSWER Facebook users
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can’t sue anyone if they feel they’ve been mistreated? A: No. That claim was made in a bogus story published on satirical and fake news websites. FULL ANSWER The
PolitiFact staffers discuss the truth behind the week in news. The show airs live at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday on Facebook. >>More
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
According to a warning message that is currently circulating via Facebook, you should not accept a contact request from a person called Anwar Jitou because he is a hacker. The post ‘Anwar Jitou’ Hacker Warning is a Hoax appeared first on
Q: Did President Donald Trump sign an executive order that prevents immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission from receiving welfare? A: No. Some bogus websites have twisted the facts about a draft executive order that Trump has not sign
A "prank" Facebook post fooled many into thinking the restaurant chain was closing down.
Accepting a Facebook friend request from a stranger will not provide hackers with access to your computer and online accounts.
The Police Department in Roswell, Georgia has published a recording of an IRS scam call on its Facebook Page. The post Listen to a Recording of an Actual IRS Scam Phone Call appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama blasts GOP Senate bill as tax cut for the rich at health care’s expense Former President Barack Obama has maintained a low profile since leaving the White House, but recently he took to Facebook to blas
A Facebook "prank" fooled many people into believing that a saltwater crocodile was captured in Connecticut.
Q: Is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, “costing taxpayers $10,000 per hour” for his services during the Russia investigation? A: No. That claim comes from a baseless story on an “entertainment” w
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
A man took to Facebook to warn others about a stranger who kept "staring" at his wife.
Q: Did Kellyanne Conway say liberal women hate her because of her “striking beauty and intellect”? A: There’s no evidence she did. That claim comes from a website that warns readers to rely on its information “at your own risk.”
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
A parent's Facebook post describes injuries allegedly sustained by her child while wearing a Puddle Jumper life jacket while swimming.
Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION Did President Trump send the Obamas a bill for their vacation trip, etc.? FULL ANSWER P
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
EXPLAINER A June 12th Winnipeg Free Press story titled “U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change” describes a climate study delayed by unusual sea ice conditions around Newfoundland that necessitated the reassignment of
This week on PolitiFact Live, editors Aaron Sharockman and Katie Sanders discuss President Donald Trump's overblown boast about his accomplishments compared to his predecessors and review the latest claim from Georgia's 6th Congressional Distri
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say that the president has the “legal right and power to decide how words in the English language are spelled”? A: No. That bogus quote comes from a “satirical” article about Presi
President Donald Trump and his top environmental official said the Paris Agreement would reduce the global average temperature by only 0.2 degrees Celsius. Former Vice President Al Gore said that’s “not true.” Who’s right? Trump and Scott P
Q: Was the Clinton Foundation ordered to cease operations and Chelsea Clinton charged with fraud? A: No. Those baseless claims were made up by a self-described “satirical” website. FULL QUESTION Has the Clinton Foundation been found to h
A viral Facebook photograph purportedly showed a major spelling error in a congratulatory letter to students.
Rumors holding that Jelly Sandals vended by Walmart contain unsafe levels of lead are based on unofficial Facebook posts.
Q: Has Sen. John McCain “renounced any affiliation with the Republican Party”? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news story published by a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION I just read John McCain left the Republican
Since May 2017, rumours about the death of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos have again been circulating via Facebook and Twitter. The post Imelda Marcos is NOT Dead But Death Rumours Continue Circulating appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
People Mark Anniversary of ‘Killdozer’ in Colorado-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media posts in June 2017 marked the anniversary of a man named Marvin Heemeyer going on a rampage in Granby, Colorado, with a homemade &
Q: Did President Barack Obama commission a life-size bronze statue of himself to leave in the White House? A: No. That fake news story was “intended for entertainment purposes only.” FULL QUESTION Did President Obama have a bronze statue
PolitiFact dputy editor Katie Sanders and Tampa Bay Times editor Neil Brown appear on PolitiFact Live! to discuss the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey and President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Pari
Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates were involved in those efforts. “Russian President V