A post currently circulating on Facebook promises users the chance to win a BMW just for liking, sharing, and commenting. The post BMW Giveaway Like-Farming Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
“Trump Made Puerto Rico’s Debt Worse After His Golf Course Filed For Bankruptcy — REPORT” — Headline on Bustle.com, Sept. 27, 2017 “One of Trump’s S—-y Golf Courses Cost Puerto Rican Taxpayers Millions of
CEO Allan Jones Pulls Ads, NFL Loses First Sponsor-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Allan Jones, the CEO of Check into Cash and Hardwick Clothes, announced that he would pull ads from NFL broadcasts and that on-air talent wouldn’t wear
“Take A Knee” by Ted Nugent About NFL Protests-Incorrect Attribution! Summary of eRumor: The commentary “Take a Knee” by Ted Nugent reacts to NFL players protesting racial inequality by taking a knee during the National Anthem.
Q: Did the NFL fine players who protested during the national anthem? Was a player fired for it? Are some players asking the league to host a month of anti-police activism? Will Fox Sports stop airing NFL games? A: No. Three of those stories were made
A viral Facebook post shows an authentic credit card receipt for a Cheesecake Factory order with misleading and exaggerated tip suggestions, but the discrepancy was caused by an error.
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
A Facebook post gets some facts right about a popular tradition by the University of Iowa's football team.
Q: Has a judge banned Sharia law across the United States? A: No. The judge pictured with a bogus headline proclaiming a nationwide ban was the host of a daytime court TV show. FULL ANSWER A headline proclaiming that a judge has banned Sharia law in
Prayer Request for 30 Navy Seals Shot Down in Helicopter-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests for 30 Navy Seals, including members of SEAL Team 6, circulated on Facebook in September 2017. The Truth: Thirty Americans, including 15 members of th
Facebook took action against "thousands of fake accounts" and partnered with German authorities in the days leading up to its 2017 federal election.
Q: Have Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Keith Olbermann introduced a bill that would do away with the requirement that the U.S. president be a natural born citizen? A: No. Pelosi’s office confirmed that she has not, and Olbermann is not even a member of C
According to a message that is spreading rapidly via Facebook, child support in the United States will end at the beginning of 2018. The post No, Child Support is NOT Set to End in 2018 — HOAX appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
A viral Facebook video contains false and unproven claims about the humanitarian organization's actions in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
PolitiFact editors explain President Donald Trump's misleading tweet about gas lines forming in North Korea as well as the exaggerations in Jimmy Kimmel's monologue about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill. Tune in live Thursdays on Facebook a
A Facebook prank site published a hoax report that soda and candy would no longer be eligible for electronic benefits transfer purchases.
Q: Will California allow HIV-positive people to donate blood? A: No. The Legislature has passed a bill that would reduce the penalties for those, including blood donors, who knowingly expose others to the HIV virus. FULL QUESTION “CA Governor
Blogs claimed "liberals" were offended over Hobby Lobby cotton decor products because a single Facebook user commented on the craft store's Facebook wall.
Dollar Tree Closing All Stores in October 2017, Sold Items too Cheap to Profit-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dollar Tree will close all its stores on October 1, 2017, after announcing on Facebook that it sold items too cheap to turn a profit. The Truth:
Buffalo Wild Wings Mutes National Anthem on 9/11, Says It’s too Controversial-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: The manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Riverside County, California, muted the National Anthem before a Monday Night Football game on t
Disney is not giving away free theme park tickets to those who like and share posts on Facebook; such offers are a form of sweepstakes scam.
A viral Facebook post misquotes the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate.
A series of Facebook rumors about food stamp benefits for post-Irma Florida residents have a grain of truth to them but elide important facts.
Study claims to demonstrate humans have little to do with global warming Recently, a number of websites wrote about a paper published in the journal GeoResJ—a quarterly journal that will be discontinued after its January 2018 issue—that was written
There is no evidence to support a viral Facebook warning about certain cities, but the public should be very cautious about contact with floodwaters.
Antifa Member Stabs Man for Having Neo-Nazi Haircut-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A member of the Anti-Fascist group “Antifa” stabbed a Denver man for having a haircut that resembled the look of prominent neo-Nazis. The Truth: A Denver man re
Red Cross Stealing Donations from Doorsteps of Churches-Fiction! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Protected by Obama-era Executive Order 13603, the American Red Cross stole donations from the doorsteps of churches and resold them for a profit in th
Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery? A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black stu
Q: Did Vice President Mike Pence say, “Allowing rape victims to have abortions will lead to women trying to get raped”? A: No. That fabricated quote comes from a made-up story published by a “hybrid news/satire” website. FULL ANSWER Vice Pr
12 White Female Bodies in Garage Freezer Tagged “Black Lives Matter”-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Los Angeles Police found 12 white female bodies in a garage freezer with “Black Lives Matter” written on them. The Truth: False rum
Hotels Required to Accept Evacuees With Pets During Natural Disasters-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Under the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards (PETS) Act of 2006, hotels are required to accept evacuees with pets during natural disasters and o
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Fake news: A Georgia mosque did NOT divert Harvey donations to Syrian refugees Pure fabrication lies behind a story flagged by Facebook users about a Georgia mosque sending Hurricane Harvey donations to Syri
Sargento Cheese Recalls 7 Types of Cheese in August or September 2017-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Sargento Cheese recalled seven types of cheese in August or September 2017 for listeria contamination; consumers have been warned that eating recalled Sar
A Florida man says that his Facebook event inviting people to shoot at Hurricane Irma was a joke that got out of hand and that he never expected anyone to take his suggestion seriously.
A wildly popular Facebook video purportedly showing Hurricane Irma actually shows a 2016 tornado in Uruguay.
Q: Is the Clinton Foundation charging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey? A: No. That claim originated on a satirical news site. The Clinton Foundation has not charged FEMA for bottled water or o
Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release? A: No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for
Popular Facebook posts falsely assert that FEMA or the 2006 PETS law require hotels and motels to accommodate pets during an emergency.
Facebook warnings accurately describe a 90 percent budget cut for publicizing the shortened 2018 enrollment period for Obamacare.
A sketchy Facebook page claimed a photograph depicted "crying doctor" mourning for a patient who died in childbirth after struggling with fertility.