The story is another fake scoop from the always-unreliable World News Daily Report.
An image purporting to be a screenshot of a news story showing Germany's leader with pixelated hair is a hoax.
Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. President Donald Trump has said, “Preexisting conditions are in t
A newborn was photographed holding his mother's failed birth control device, but he was not born clutching it in his hand.
Jimmy Kimmel’s intensely personal tale of his newborn son’s emergency -- and successful -- heart surgery came with a potent policy message. After thanking the people who pulled his son back from the brink, he defended the Affordable Care Ac
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
Prayer Requests for Dakota, Boy Airlifted with Repeated Seizures –Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests for a boy named Dakota who was suffering from continuous seizures and was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas made the rounds on soci
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”?
A well-known fake news web site peddled the story, along with several mislabeled photographs.
A New York Times story about a historically inaccurate plaque on a Trump golf course has drawn new attention after the president's controversial comments on the Civil War.
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
Yoest claimed there was sufficient research to back up the claim in a 2012 interview with the New York Times.
A series of fake news articles portrayed Trump defending Jehovah's Witnesses after a Russian court labeled the group extremist.
The "frork," a fork made of french fries, is a gimmick to promote a new line of burgers and sandwiches.
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 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
Multiple regional fake news sites falsely claimed a woman in that area forced her cheating husband to eat his own genitals.
Reports that a tornado carried a mobile home for 130 miles and left the residents inside unharmed are fake news.
Reports that the former Alaska governor was critically injured in an automobile accident are fake news.
Reports that the Academy Award-winning actor was killed in a drive-by shooting in New York are fake news.
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Donald Trump says he's the only modern president to fill SCOTUS seat in 100 days President Donald Trump told National Rifle Association members that 100 days in, he’s already fulfilled a major promise he
Wild Boars Kill Three ISIS Terrorists in Iraq-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Wild boars killed three ISIS terrorists who were hiding in heavy vegetation before a planned ambush outside the city of Kirkuk, Iraq. The Truth: Three ISIS fighte
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
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 unreliable web site's claim ignores the fact that Clinton is New York, making numerous public appearances.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Trump has signed more bills in 100 days than any president since Truman, Spicer says Counting the number of laws he’s signed, President Donald Trump has been more productive in his first 100 days than any
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
Bill Clinton Suffers Health Crisis, Family Rushes to Arkansas-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton has suffered a health crisis that could claim his life, and Clinton family members have rushed to the former president’s side in Arka
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Has Donald Trump overseen a gain of 500,000 jobs so far? On April 25, the White House launched a web page to promote President Donald Trump’s achievements in his first 100 days. Featured prominently near th
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
Reports that a man was assaulted by a 400-pound primate originated on a hoax news web site.
President Donald Trump points to declines in illegal immigration, a new Supreme Court justice on the bench and rollbacks of policies set by his predecessor as examples of success within 100 days of his administration. But he takes issue with the lack o
President Donald Trump both played down and played up the importance of his 100th day in office, dismissing it as an arbitrary media creation while also taking a victory lap for what he described as his accomplishments. PolitiFact is dedicating 100 non