Facebook's CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple U.S. and British newspapers, saying the social media platform doesn't deserve to hold personal information if it can't protect it.
In making his case for renegotiating NAFTA, President Donald Trump told GOP donors that the U.S. has a trade surplus with Canada — but only because the trade balance “doesn’t include energy and timber.” That’s false. Accor
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump botches Japanese bowling ball on the car hood test President Donald Trump often speaks of how other countries treat American products unfairly. At a private fundraising event in Missouri, Trump singled o
AP FACT CHECK: The Justice Department's watchdog office doesn't work the way Trump describes it
Embassy official says a restaurant named in a false story about human meat doesn't exist and cannibalism is not legal in Japan
Health officials in Los Angeles say a restaurant named in a false story about dog on the menu doesn't exist.
AP FACT CHECK: Climate science doesn't support EPA chief Scott Pruitt's view understating threat of climate change
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Donald Trump is partly correct in response to Jay-Z about black unemployment President Donald Trump didn’t wait long to respond to Jay-Z when the rapper and businessman appeared on the inaugural edition of
Some fake news is so fake that it doesn't even make coherent sense.
A Twitter account promising $5000 for retweets doesn't actually belong to the 20-year-old Mega Millions winner.
President Donald Trump often dismisses news stories or media outlets that he doesn’t like as “fake news.” How often? A database of his public remarks contains 320 references last year to “fake news.” Usually, it’s a
President Donald Trump says he is canceling an upcoming trip to London because he doesn't like the Obama administration's choice of a new embassy there.
The problem here is that our legal system doesn't really provide for the prosecution of fictional characters.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did Obama say he didn't have the right to issue DACA? President Donald Trump sat with congressional leaders for an open conversation about cutting a deal on the fate of about 700,000 undocumented young immigra
Although Robert Mueller is a Vietnam veteran, a viral photograph doesn't actually show the former FBI director during the war.
Sen. Bill Cassidy claims he has a way to prevent the Senate tax plan from raising health insurance premiums. He doesn’t. In an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, the Louisiana Republican acknowledged that some in his party — incl
Nonpartisan congressional analysts estimate that 13 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2025 if the health care law’s individual mandate is repealed. But that doesn’t mean that all 13 million would be kicked off their insuran
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, the Washington Post Roy Moore reporter doesn't have a history of 'faking' A website seeking to discredit sexual assault allegations against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is digging up the alleged
For less than 10 minutes, a search for his personal account showed that it "doesn't exist."
Asked if the Clinton-Kaine campaign will return contributions it received from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Tim Kaine repeatedly said the campaign is over. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean the campaign can’t refund donations. A
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized the newly released GOP tax reform plan. He said it doesn't embody what Republicans and the president have been saying to the public about tax relief for the middle class....This item belongs to: mo
NFL Rulebook Requires to Stand for National Anthem, Protesters Face Fines, Penalties-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The NFL rulebook requires players to be on the sidelines and stand for the National Anthem, according to a Facebook post calling on
An image of Donald Trump not placing his hand over his heart during the playing of the U.S. national anthem doesn't reflect reality.
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt criticized former President Barack Obama for leaving 40 percent of Americans with air quality that doesn’t meet EPA standards. By some measures, this is true. But a report Pruitt’s office cited
Attorneys for the cable news station said that Rod Wheeler's lawsuit doesn't show he was defamed, and that it should be handled in arbitration.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | GOP super PAC says Alabama's Roy Moore doesn't back Trump's border wall If top Republicans in Washington have their way, Alabama Republican Roy Moore won’t be the GOP Senate nominee. President Donald Tru
Sen. John McCain says the budget deal President Donald Trump reached with Democratic leaders “basically freezes last year’s funding in place, which is a cut of $52 billion” in defense spending. In fact, the deal doesn’t cut the defense
Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, claims to have “proof” of voter fraud in New Hampshire that’s widespread enough to have swung a U.S. Senate election in favor of the Democrats. He doesn&
“One year ago Arizona Republicans rejected chemtrail Kelli Ward. Remember why? Ward wasted your tax dollars for a town hall on chemtrail conspiracy theories and sponsoring chemtrail legislation. ‘I’m open. I introduce
A photograph of the president posing with a brunette woman doesn't depict Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.
President Donald Trump talked about his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Pat Robertson on The 700 Club. Trump said that the two nuclear superpowers need to
Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Divorcing-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Chip and Joanna Gaines are divorcing after the latest season of their reality show, “Fixer Upper,” concludes on the HGTV network. The Truth: A misleading
AP FACT CHECK: When a swoopy line on a Medicaid chart doesn't tell a straight story
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kellyanne Conway's Mostly False claim that GOP bill doesn't cut Medicaid Politics and math don’t always get along, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway raised a common complaint about how peop
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.
An image comparing Pope Francis's mood during President Obama and President Trump's visits doesn't tell the entire story.
A viral Facebook post with pictures stolen from various sources doesn't provide any specifics about a supposed new type of tick.
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
President Donald Trump marked the week leading up to his 100th day in office by signing an executive order to reconsider the protected status of millions of acres of land and ocean seabed. Trump’s April 26 order covered more than 20 large parcels
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Howard Dean's wrong tweet that the Constitution doesn't protect 'hate speech' The Constitution doesn’t protect "hate speech," said former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, chiming into the debate over conserv