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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Claim that Trump welcomes Jamaica as a U.S. territory is fake news An undated post on CNewsGo.com claimed that President Donald Trump had finally confirmed the rumor of Jamaica becoming a U.S. territory, but
On NBC10 in Philadelphia’s “@ Issue” program on June 18, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump pointing to the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administrati
Bernie Sanders Drives $170,000 Audi R8 Sport Car-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Photos show Bernie Sanders driving a $172,000 Audi R8 sport car that he purchased with donations to his 2016 presidential campaign. The Truth: An unidentified man with a pas
“Unfortunately, it will have to be a Republicans-only exercise. But we’re working hard to get there.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in remarks to reporters June 13 It has become a regular feature of
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.
Muslim Man Refuses Seat Beside Woman Reading Bible-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: The legend of a Muslim man who refused a seat next to a woman reading a Bible on a flight, only to have the flight attendant move the woman to first class so she wouldn&
President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about the Russia investigation. He accused his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton of obstruction of justice (without any evidence) and blamed others for his firing of FBI Director James Comey (even though Trump
Claims about "breatharians" resurfaced in June 2017, but once again people purportedly living on light alone did not offer proof that they survive this way.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Ivanka Trump right about role of 'skills gap' in unfilled jobs During an interview with Fox & Friends, Ivanka Trump discussed one of the challenges of the current economy -- that job vacancies exist, but many peop
A post lauding an officer for her role in saving Rep. Steve Scalise correctly described her sexuality, but left out important context.
Michigan Gov. Candidate Abdul El-Sayed’s Ties to George Soros-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Candidate for Michigan governor Abdul El-Sayed has been groomed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros to become the next Barack Obama. The Tru
Q: Can President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller? A: Not directly. Only the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller can fire him and only for cause. But Trump could fire the DAG, or order the special-counsel regulations repealed
Opponents of the Republican House health care bill are claiming its provisions on preexisting conditions reach further than they actually do. A TV ad from AARP says “insurers can charge thousands more” for preexisting conditions under the
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
Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House, Snub President Trump-Undetermined! Summary of eRumor: The Golden State Warriors voted not to visit the White House, snubbing President Trump, after winning the 2017 NBA championship. The Truth: The
Muslim Invasion: Email Claims UK Overrun by Muslim Minority-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email with the subject line, “How the British Have Passively Succumbed to the Muslim Invasion,” argues that the country’s numbe
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
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
San Francisco police confirmed a shooting at a UPS facility in the Potrero Hill neighborhood but didn’t release information on injuries or the shooter.
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
AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames ethics office for slowing down his nominees but there's no foot-dragging
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
ICE Raids Dozes of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Federal ICE agents raided dozens of convenience stores in the St. Louis area in May 2017, resulting in 35 indictments. The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on
Here's a quick test: Think about how Donald Trump announced he was running for president. Now, do the same for Hillary Clinton. I think most of you probably got one but not the other. We remember Trump and his wife Melania gliding down the Tr
Charles Manson Granted Parole, Will Be Released from Prison-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Charles Manson has been granted parole and will be released from prison. The Truth: An old hoax about Charles Manson being paroled that was started by a known fa
This week, readers sent us comments about former FBI Director James Comey, who testified before the Senate intelligence committee about private conversations he had with President Donald Trump regarding the agency’s Russia investigation. In the
A malicious email that claims to be a renewal notification from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) is currently being distributed. The post ASIC ‘Renewal Letter’ Malware Email appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
President Donald Trump touted the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is “putting the miners back to work.” But construction of the mine in question began before the 2016 election. And experts say
A report uses somewhat alarmist language, but accurately recounts a real recall of two potato chip products.
Big Tobacco Must Pay: Get $2,300 in Tax-Free Payments Per Month-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A rumor that big tobacco must pay $206 billion in a Master Settlement Agreement linked to a lawsuit from 1998 claims that individuals, even non-smokers, could b
Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay Arrested, Dies in Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay was arrested by the DEA over the weekend and was later killed while in protective custody. The Truth: A self-described fake news we
Message claims that the "Dueling Banjos" scene from the movie "Deliverance" was not part of the original script but showed a real incident caught on film when guitar player Ronnie Cox and a local intellectually disabled boy engaged in a spontaneous mus
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
President Donald Trump is moving aggressively to defend himself in the aftermath of James Comey's testimony to the Senate, But AP Fact Checks are finding that some of the president's claims rest on shaky ground.
The organization insists it is not anti-Muslim, but has been labelled an "extremist group."
Kids Are Catching Staph Infections from Bounce Houses-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: As in past summers, warnings that kids are catching staph infections from bounce houses at the beginning of the summer of 2017. The Truth: There have been a hand
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 &
President Donald Trump says that fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on June 8 absolved him and exposed Comey as "a leaker." "Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a le
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