Monica Lewinksy Found Dead, Murdered in Attempted Burglary-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Monica Lewinsky has been found dead in what appears to be an attempted burglary, which suspiciously happened after she ended an affair with President Bill Clinton.
Popular social media item wrongly claims that consumers are not obligated to pay back debt that creditors have written off and sold.
A fake sign announcing 'The Cheesecake Factory Fall 2017' and another one saying 'Dave and Busters Coming Soon' generated excitement on social media in Las Cruces.
A viral message on social media contains accurate information about how to access food for kids this summer.
Report circulating via social media claims that NASA has confirmed that the Earth will experience 15 days of darkness in November 2017. Another version claims that the supposed event will occur in June 2017. The post “NASA 15 Days of DarknessR
In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Donald Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims: Trump said the U.S. would be exposed to “massive legal
Q: Did President Trump reinstate National Peace Officers Memorial Day? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news story that also falsely said the annual memorial for fallen officers was canceled by former President Obama. FULL QUESTION Did Trump rei
Warnings About Tick-Transmitted Powassan Virus-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Warnings about Powassan Virus, a virus transmitted by ticks that can be deadly or cause permanent neurological symptoms, circulated as summer of 2017 began. The Truth: Powassa
Man Catches 13 Pound Bullfrog in Texas-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A man caught a 13 pound bullfrog in a fishing hole while hunting on a ranch in Batesville, Texas. The Truth: A Texas state game official confirmed that photos purportedly showing a
Tens of thousands of science teachers in the US have recently received an unsolicited booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming”, which looks like a scientific report. It was published by the Heartland Institute (self-described a
Secret Service Investigating Kathy Griffin for Trump Beheading Photoshoot –Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Secret Service is investigating comedian Kathy Griffin for performing a mock beheading of President Trump and posing with a replica of Trum
President Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Impeachment –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump is considering an executive order that would ban the impeachment of presidents going forward. The Truth: False reports that President
Claims about an 11-year-old girl forced to marry a man who raped her appear to be true, but were presented in a misleading fashion on social media.
Hillary Clinton Met with Manchester Bomber’s Father-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo claims to show Hillary Clinton meeting with Ramadan Abedi, the father of a terrorist who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, in May
Charlie Daniels Writes Open Letter to Senator Chuck Schumer –Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: Country and bluegrass legend Charlie Daniels wrote an open letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about Schumer’s resistance to
Nancy Pelosi’s Son Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s son was arrested for 2nd degree murder stemming from an altercation with an umpire at a youth baseball game. The Truth: A sel
A real picture with a false caption is being used to spread misinformation about the former Secretary of State on social media.
Social media rumors claim the same girl, a "crisis actor," was seen crying at tragedies in Boston, Aurora, Oregon, Sandy Hook, and Manchester.
President Trump is Showing Signs of Dementia –Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Claims that President Trump is exhibiting signs of dementia in his speech and actions began circulating on social media in May 2017. The Truth: There’s no hard evi
Q: Does NASA pay $18,000 for people to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days? A: No. NASA conducts bed-rest studies, but it does not allow participants to smoke marijuana or even drink alcohol. FULL ANSWER Facebook users flagged a story wit
A satirical letter shared on the cartoonist's Facebook page was widely believed to be legitimate on social media.
Ariana Grande Said “Islam is Love” at Clinton Campaign Rally-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande said “Islam is love” during a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016, a remark that resurfaced after ISIS claime
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
Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in
Dropping the Hammer on James Comey- Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled “Dropping the Hammer on Comey” has appeared in forwarded emails and on social media. The Truth: The widely circulated “Dropping the Hammer on Co
Social media message claims that an attached photograph depicts the world's largest tortoise being transported along a roadway strapped to the bed of a large truck. The post Hoax – Picture of ‘World’s Largest Tortoise’ appeared
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”
Prayer Requests for Dakota Miller, Boy Who Accidentally Shot Himself-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests are circulating social media for a 13-year-old boy named Dakota Miller from Greenup, Kentucky, who accidentally shot himself. The Truth: Pray
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
Q: Were refugees, weapons and drugs found on a Clinton Foundation cargo ship? A: No. That is yet another story from a prolific satirical website. FULL QUESTION Did a Clinton Foundation cargo ship get caught smuggling people from Syria, drugs and il
Circulating social media message advises that the best way to remove a tick is to cover it with liquid soap and wait for it to detach itself. The post Tick Removal Advice — Liquid Soap Technique appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
AG Jeff Sessions Holds Stock in Private Prison System-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Attorney General Jeff Sessions holds stock in the private prison industry and stands to benefit financially from decisions to restore federal use of private prisons a
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Dies in Suspicious Accident-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Fox News host Tucker Carlson was severely injured and later died in a head-on-collision with a car that had a reinforced bumper and added safety features that made th
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
A prank news article generator tricked many social media users into believing the Taco Bell chain was closing their doors forever.
Bill Clinton’s Love Child, Danney Williams, Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A man named Danney Williams who’s rumored to be Bill Clinton’s love child was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The Truth: A self-described f
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