A clip from a comedy show was shared as if it depicted a genuine incident between President Trump and a little girl.
Blue Whale Suicide Challenge Behind Rash of Teen Deaths-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: An app called “Blue Whale” subjects users to a suicide challenge that claimed the life of at least 130 teen suicides in Russia over a short period of time,
A photograph appearing to show the civil rights leader eloquently gesturing at a camera is a hoax.
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A photograph showing astronauts without their helmets is real, but it was taken during a training exercise.
Pastor Joel Osteen Dives from State to Stop Partitioner from Opening Bible-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After stating that power to speak prosperity into existence is inside everyone, Pastor Joel Osteen dove from a stage to prevent a partitioner who w
A photograph showing an airplane pierced with dozens of wooden arrows is frequently circulated with fabricated backstories.
An image purporting to be a screenshot of a news story showing Germany's leader with pixelated hair is a hoax.
The authors of the study, which claimed to show that plastic microbeads used in some cosmetics could cause behavioral harm to developing fish, were found “guilty of scientific misconduct” by an independent review board.
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
Photographs taken from a yacht show the formation of a small island via a volcanic eruption at sea.
A photograph showing a person duct-taped to an electrical box is real, but the context with which it is offered is misleading.
A video showing a car driving through a demonstration is real, but it took place in Brazil and has nothing to do with the Trump administration.
A TV ad from the Donald J. Trump for President campaign committee praises Trump’s first 100 days, but it stretches the facts on some of his accomplishments. The ad exaggerates the president’s record on job growth, giving Trump credit for jo
Argentine President Cancels Humanitarian Award to Jimmy Carter at Trump’s Request-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Argentine President Mauricio Macri canceled a planned presentation of the Order of the Liberator General San Martín humanitarian awa
Summary President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake: Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the N
After Hit-and-Run, Sarah Palin Emerges from Coma, Identifies Attackers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in a coma after a hit-and-run, and she later emerged from the coma to identify her attackers. The Truth: False repor
A spectacular video purportedly showing clouds rolling over Japan's Mount Fuji was digitally created from a still photograph.
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
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 April 2017 Heineken advertisement showed people with opposing political viewpoints forming genuine connections.
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
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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
An image purportedly showing a still from an old episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" bears a completely invented caption.
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
An image purportedly showing a squirrel appearing to magically avoid a stream of water is a composite of at least two different images.
An unflattering image purportedly showing President Donald Trump from sending a tweet from his Florida estate is a hoax.
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006. Mulv
“John Is My Heart” Essay Written By Frank Schaeffer for the Washington Post-Correct Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Author John Schaeffer penned an essay titled “John is My Heart” for the Washington Post that describes how h
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
An image purportedly showing marijuana plants growing in potholes is fake.
A video purportedly showing a sea roach actually shows an animatronic sea mite from the movie "Pacific Rim."
A video purportedly showing black stones raining from the sky in Turkey actually depicts an ordinary hailstorm.
An image purportedly showing a real "hammerhead salamander" is actually a model of an extinct diplocaulus.
New York Pizzeria Denies Service to Veteran John Welch, His Service Dog-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A servicemember named John Welch was denied service at Villagio’s Pizzeria in Massapequa Park, New York, because he was accompanied by his se
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
An image purportedly showing the ghost of Paul Walker is actually an altered photograph of the actor's brother.