Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
An article reporting that inmate Jeremy Morris decided to have a Bible as his last meal was a hoax.
Wild Boars Kill Three ISIS Terrorists in Iraq-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Wild boars killed three ISIS terrorists who were hiding in heavy vegetation before a planned ambush outside the city of Kirkuk, Iraq. The Truth: Three ISIS fighte
Amid reports of stranded attendees and no refunds, some are hinting that the entire festival was a scam.
President Donald Trump has said that what Canada has “done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace” and that “dairy farmers in Wisconsin and upstate New York … are getting killed by NAFTA.” But that trade agreement isnR
Rep. Maxine Waters Paid Her Daughter $750,000 to Send Campaign Mailers-Mostly Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, about $750,000 to send campaign mailers on behalf of the Cit
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Has Trump ‘given more financial disclosure than anybody else?' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, arguing that Amer
Summary When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to not ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in agriculture, both the EPA and its critics claimed “sound” or “solid” science supported their positions. Research does suggest chlorp
Jimmy Johns Owner Jimmy John Liautaud Hunts African Wildlife on Safari-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Photos that appear to show Jimmy John Liautuad, owner of Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, posing with two African elephants and a delta leopard that he
Disreputable web sites are falsely reporting that a 2015 video of a nighttime tsunami alert in Chile was a mass evacuation in North Korea.
Missing Trey Gowdy Investigators Found Dead, Gowdy in Protective Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Investigators working for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on a criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went missing and were
Bill Clinton Suffers Health Crisis, Family Rushes to Arkansas-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton has suffered a health crisis that could claim his life, and Clinton family members have rushed to the former president’s side in Arka
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Has Donald Trump overseen a gain of 500,000 jobs so far? On April 25, the White House launched a web page to promote President Donald Trump’s achievements in his first 100 days. Featured prominently near th
Reports that a man was assaulted by a 400-pound primate originated on a hoax news web site.
The committee is investigating whether the former National Security Advisor reported money he received from foreign powers in accordance with the law.
Search Warrant Served at Obama Residence-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The FBI and NSA served a search warrant on the Washington, D.C., mansion where President Obama is spending his post-presidency. The Truth: An admitted fake news website is behind fa
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
Eddie Murphy Dies in Car Accident-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have gone viral that actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has died in a car accident. The Truth: False reports of Eddie Murphy’s death spread across social media shortly after the c
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Found Dead in London-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found dead in a London alley. The Truth: False reports that Julian Assange has been found dead in London started with a fake n
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam? A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Did the Supreme Court just shut down the teaching of Islam in our schools? Did J
A fake news item appeared to report that Wikileaks' founder was kidnapped from the Ecuadorean embassy in London and his body was dumped in an alley.
Circulating report claims that 16 members of a Japanese whaling crew have been killed and eaten by a school of killer whales. The post FAKE-NEWS: ‘Japanese Whaling Crew Eaten Alive By Killer Whales’ appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
No candidate received 50 percent of the vote in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election on April 18, so the top two vote-getters now face off in a June 20 runoff. Nevertheless, both parties claimed a moral victory — spinning t
Fake news sources reported that a man from Nassau County was found writhing in pain after amputating his own genitals.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz Won’t Seek Reelection over Russian Blackmail Threat-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A surprise announcement from U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah that he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2018 sparked rumors that Russians have bl
Nikolai Andrushchenko's newspaper linked his death to his reporting on government corruption.
Oprah Winfrey Announces She’s Getting Married-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media is abuzz with rumors that Oprah Winfrey is finally getting married at 62. The Truth: A clickbait article making the rounds on Facebook is behind the latest fal
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
Reports that women can go topless without fear of legal reprisal were not accurate.
Maryland, Michigan and Arizona Allow Muslims Students to Pray in Schools-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Maryland, Michigan and Arizona allow Muslims students to pray during school — but not Christian students. The Truth: Muslim students
Green Moon Can Be Seen in April 2017-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Sky-gazers will be able to see a Green Moon in the night sky on April 20, 2017, an astronomical event that occurs once every 420 years. The Truth: An old (false) rumor about a rare opp
Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements? A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general bef
While there are a great many giveaway scams on Facebook, there are also plenty of legitimate competitions. How can you tell the difference? In this report, I discuss some ways that can help you ascertain if a giveaway is a scam. The post How to Recog
Fake news web sites reported that a woman in South Africa gave birth to a litter of puppies after having a tryst with the family dog.
On the morning of the special House election in Georgia, President Donald Trump fired off two tweets that were critical of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. Trump claimed Ossoff “will raise your taxes,” but we could find no evidence of Ossoff propos
Reports that President Trump's ex-wife Marla Maples died in an airline accident are fake news that reused 1997 images of a downed cargo jet.
A viral, phony Dunkin' Donuts coupon circulating on Facebook is reportedly triggering malware protection alerts.
President Trump Executive Order Bans Saturday Night Live-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump signed an executive order banning Saturday Night Live after the show repeatedly targeted him with satire and parody. The Truth: A fake news website i
First Full Supreme Court Ruling Has Obama Furious-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The first full U.S. Supreme Court ruling with newly confirmed Justice Neal Gorsuch has President Obama furious that the only Islam that will be taught in public schools is th
Reports that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about the teaching of Islam in public schools are fake news.