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
Floyd Mayweather Donates Millions to Houston Flooding Relief-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Floyd Mayweather donated a $200 million to Houston flooding relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey struck in August 2017. The Truth: False rumors that Floyd Mayweat
President Donald Trump says that his proposed wall along the Mexico border “will stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country.” We cannot predict the future, but the fact is that most illicit drugs pass undetected through legal por
Q: Does a video corroborate a belief by Charlottesville police officers that the driver in the fatal car attack at a white nationalist rally “was not acting maliciously”? A: No. Police have charged James Alex Fields Jr. with multiple offenses, inc
When Congress left Washington for the April recess, we asked our readers to help us fact-check their local town halls. We were overwhelmed with submissions from coast to coast. We ended up fact-checking what members of Congress from seven s
Q: Did President Donald Trump collapse while giving a speech in New Jersey? A: No. That story was published by a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER A story first published July 30 on ourlandofthefree.com falsely claimed that President Don
President Donald Trump traveled to West Virginia on Aug. 3 to hold a campaign-style rally. Having promised "big news" earlier in the day, Trump invited West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to the lectern, where Justice announced that he was changin
President Donald Trump is wrong on two fronts when he claims that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” “They’re not going to come in and just immediately go and collect welfare. That doesn’t
President Donald Trump emphasized that an attorney who met with his eldest son during the 2016 presidential campaign was a “Russian lawyer” and “not a [Russian] government lawyer.” That may be true, but it doesn’t change t
A series of silly hacker hoaxes have been rocketing around the Interwebs in recent weeks, duping many users as they travel. The post Lizzie Borden ‘You Will get Hacked’ Joke Causing Confusion appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
The team had traveled hundreds of miles to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, only to have visa applications rejected twice.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is Donald Trump right that gas prices are now lowest in over 10 years? All presidents like to tout their policy accomplishments, and Donald Trump is no exception. On July 4 -- one of the major travel weekends
A new poll about summer travel finds that the top thing Americans want to do on vacation is ... nothing.
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
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
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
The objections centered around a pipeline that would travel beneath the Baltic Sea to import natural gas from Russia to Germany.
President Trump Ends President Obama’s Vacation Scam, Sends Bill-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump has ended President’s Obama’s “vacation scam,” in which the former president planned to bill taxpayers for bil
In the wake of another terrorist attack in Britain, President Donald Trump fired off several tweets about the need for his court-blocked travel ban, contradicting statements from members of his own administration and distorting the facts in the process
AP FACT CHECK: Trump contradicts his homeland security secretary by referring to travel restrictions plan as a "travel ban"
This factoid has been repeated so often it might as well be true, but "research" on which it is based is a press release for a travel agency with remarkably comprehensive health insurance coverage.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did Donald Trump's trip create or save 'millions' of jobs? In a tweet from his first foreign trip as president, President Donald Trump touted his accomplishments on one of the cornerstones of his presidential campaig
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
“Just arrived in Italy for the G7. Trip has been very successful. We made and saved the USA many billions of dollars and millions of jobs.” — President Trump, in a tweet, May 26 All presidents like to claim their foreign trave
At a hearing intended to be about Russian interference in the election, U.S. senators instead focused much of their attention on decisions Sally Yates made during her short tenure as acting attorney general. Soon after President Donald Trump’s in
Saudi Arabia Censor Angela Merkel’s Hair on Television-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A state television station in Saudi Arabia censored the uncovered hair of Angela Merkel during a report about the German chancellor’s visit to the country. T
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
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
Tornado Carries Mobile Home 130 Miles with Family Inside-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: An F4 tornado that swept through Tulsa, Oklahoma, carried a mobile home 130 miles, and five family members inside were remarkably unharmed. The Truth: A well-known f
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
Missing Trey Gowdy Investigators Found Dead, Gowdy in Protective Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Investigators working for U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on a criminal investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton went missing and were
Following a high-profile boarding controversy involving United Airlines, social media posts outlined air travelers' rights.
Larry Klayman Releases Proof of FBI Director Jim Comey Massive Cover Up-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Conservative attorney Larry Klayman has released 600 million pages of information from a whistleblower about NSA wiretapping that proves FBI Director J
A woman traveling from Colorado says two girls were barred from flying until they changed their clothes.
Independent Journal Review suspended three staff members, including chief content officer Benny Johnson, for suggesting that Obama may have interfered in a Hawaii judge's ruling on the Trump travel ban.
Reports that billionaire business magnate George Soros was killed while traveling to Hungary in March 2017 are fake news.
President Donald Trump says his agenda is all about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” But at a rally in Nashville, and a speech earlier the same day in Detroit, Trump made several misleading claims about jobs, and the effect he has had on them since taki
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on foreign nationals entering the U.S. says “more than 300″ refugees in the United States “are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Megyn Kelly Fired by NBC News After Losing Conservative Following-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Megyn Kelly was fired by NBC News before her show began because she was upset with plans for her to portray a “white Oprah Winfrey.” The Truth: