Walmart Jelly Sandals, Jelly Shoes Contain Lead-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Warnings that Walmart jelly sandals and jelly shoes contain lead spread across social media in June 2017. The Truth: Despite widespread warnings that Walmart jelly shoes an
“The Congressional Budget Office’s math doesn’t add up. Faulty Numbers = Faulty Results.” — Tweet by the White House Twitter account, July 12, 2017 The venerable Congressional Budget Office is under attack. Established in 1975 by
President Donald Trump said that by allowing insurers to sell plans across state lines, “your premiums will be down 60 and 70 percent.” We couldn’t find any study supporting such a decrease, and experts we consulted disputed the idea
Scientists at Finnish universities are targeting a strand of viruses linked to Type 1 diabetes, and human trials for a vaccine will begin in 2018.
At an event to tout his "Made in America" agenda, President Donald Trump took a moment to applaud his administration’s success in stopping the long-term decline of the coal industry. "We picked up 45,000 mining jobs in a very short
Donald Trump took the White House six months ago after nearly 63 million voters embraced his promise to "Make America Great Again," an ethos that wove together strands of major campaign themes of law and order, economic growth and American na
A widely-shared article gets some crucial facts wrong about a September 2016 FDA ruling on the use of triclosan.
A blog fabricated a story about the tiny hamlet — after a series of threats and demonstrations targeted people living there.
Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUE
In his latest attack on the media, President Donald Trump gave a misleading account of news reports regarding a previously undisclosed second conversation that he had had with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit. The New York Times re
The same fake news report of an estranged husband who murdered his wife and three children has been spread via multiple domains to target varying locales throughout the U.S.
Clinton Pilot Dimitri Noonan Found Dead After Revealing Clinton/Lynch Meeting-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Pilot Dmitri Noonan,was found dead in July 2017 after he disclosed what Bill Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and House Speaker Pa
Q: Did Indiana legalize marijuana? A: No. That fake story comes from a website that invites visitors to “Create A Prank And Trick All Your Friends!” FULL ANSWER A story on Channel23news.com proclaims that “after 2 and 1/2 years of
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Trump claims he got rid of the Johnson Amendment. Is that true? Responding to compliments about his election victory and support from evangelical voters, President Donald Trump told Christian Broadcasting Netw
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Are a third of people with drug problems on Medicaid, as Elizabeth Warren said? In a video denouncing the Senate health care bill’s slashing of Medicaid funding, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., emphasized
Vice President Pence recently spoke at the National Governors Association meeting in Providence, R.I., and made several questionable claims about the Senate GOP health-care proposal, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA). When he gave
Doctors in the UK discovered 17 contact lenses mashed together in a woman's right eye.
Clinton Foundation Witness Klaus Eberwein Found Dead-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Former Haitian government official Klaus Eberwein was found dead just before he was scheduled to expose Clinton Foundation fraud before an anti-corruption
Walmart Coupon: 85% Off Any Purchase to Celebrate Shopping Week-Scam! Summary of eRumor: A Walmart coupon that’s good for 85% off any storewide purchase began circulating on Facebook in July 2017. The Truth: Unfortunately, about a free Walmart c
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
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
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughters Arrested for Selling Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughters, Julie and Nicole Pelosi, were arrested for trafficking cocaine and other drugs in July 2017. The Truth: A we
Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with a lawyer tied to the Russian government prompted a resolute response from Fox News host Sean Hannity: Democrats looked for dirt on the Republican nominee, too. And they were willing to turn to a foreign govern
MADRID — For four years in a row, fact-checkers from around the world have gathered together to discuss best practices and highest principles. We come together to confab, commiserate and encourage as we all go about our work of holding the powerf
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This Breitbart article by James Delingpole claims that the observed warming of Earth’s surface temperatures is largely a fabrication by scientists who have altered the measurements. The source for this claim is a
Safflower Oil Supplement Leads to Weight Loss, Less Belly Fat-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Claims that safflower oil and/or conjugated linoleic acids (CLAs) supplements can help you lose weight, particularly in the belly area, have been circulating
Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan say “22 million Americans choose to be poor, so it’s their own problem if they can’t afford to be healthy”? A: No. That fake quote comes from a satirical news story. FULL QUESTION Did Ryan reall
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did John Podesta deny CIA and FBI access to DNC server, as Donald Trump claims? In the midst of talks on the global economy, climate change and immigration at the Group of 20 summit in Germany, President Donald Trump
President Donald Trump made the unfounded accusation that former FBI Director James Comey illegally “leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media.” His claim appears to have been based on a news story that makes no such determination. The Hil
Delta Airlines Giving Away Free Tickets on Facebook-Scam! Summary of eRumor: Delta Airlines is giving away free tickets on Facebook to people who like and comment on a post, and take part in a brief survey. The Truth: False claims that Delta Airlines i
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has said “hundreds of thousands of people will die” if the Senate health care bill becomes law. But what does the research say about the impact of health insurance on mortality rates? There are several studies bac
Amid reports that he planned to leave Maine during a budget disagreement, Paul LePage has attacked local media as "vile" and "inaccurate."
AP FACT CHECK: Trump contends he gets no personal gain from stock market growth but everyone else does
On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump made some questionable claims about the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia hacked into U.S. political organizations to interfere in the 2
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
Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Albow on President Trump’s Sanity: Trump is Stone Cold Sane-Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: A letter by Dr. Keith Albow said President Trump is “stone cold sane” and that “there’s a genius i
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | CBO counted 7 million people who 'don't exist,' says White House legislative director The White House says the Congressional Budget Office shouldn’t be trusted to predict the impact of efforts to repeal and
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say President Donald Trump has the “legal ability and right to cancel and disband” the Supreme Court? A: No. That’s a made-up quote from a satirical story. FULL ANSWER Facebook users
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer tweeted that premiums would be 300 percent higher under the Senate Republican health care bill for a 64-year-old earning $56,800 in 2026, compared with current law. Republican Sen. John Barrasso said the bill “lowers
In this week’s video with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at how members of both parties are spinning the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of how many people will be insured under the Senate health care bill. The CBO projects that th