Messages purporting to be from Facebook claim that users have won a large sum of money in a supposed Facebook related promotion, lottery or award.
Facebook Page claims that users can get a chance to win a new Nokia 3310 just by liking the Page, sharing the post, and adding a comment specifying what colour phone they would like.
Unreliable sources claimed that Denis Voronenkov, a Vladimir Putin critic who was shot dead in Ukraine in March 2017, was slated to testify against Trump's former campaign manager.
The demise of the American Health Care Act closes a chapter in the Republicans’ seven-year quest to topple the Affordable Care Act. It would be hard to name a battle that has generated more checkable claims -- PolitiFact has checked more than 1,4
Although there are still a number of missing teenagers in the D.C. area, local police refuted claims of a mass disappearance of girls there.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Trump: Since China joined WTO, U.S. has lost 60,000 factories Speaking at a March 20 rally in Louisville, Ky., President Donald Trump said he wants to be like Henry Clay, a 19th century Kentucky politician who
Q: Did Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price say “it’s better for our budget if cancer patients die more quickly”? A: No. That’s another made-up quote from a “news/satire” website. FULL QUESTION Did Tom Pr
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama: No premium hike for 'vast majority' covered on government exchanges On the day House Republicans had scheduled a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, the man whose name became synonymous with the sweepi
Republicans repeatedly claim that Obamacare is in a “death spiral,” collapsing of its own weight. This is wishful thinking on their part, with little evidence to support it. Examples of the GOP line: “[T]he law is collapsing,”
History of the Car Radio-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A “History of the care Radio” commentary states that two young men named William Lear and Elmer Wavering developed the first car radio after one of their girlfriends suggest
There is still no evidence to support President Donald Trump’s tweets accusing President Barack Obama of illegally “tapping my phones in October” during the “very sacred election process.” In a March 22 interview with Time
Some details of a viral claim that President Trump took legal action against a teen's TrumpScratch.com web site might not check out.
Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he makes so many unsubstantiated claims. "What have I said that is wrong?" Trump asked. Trump said his instinct is usually right, and he usua
President Donald Trump said that “many of our best and brightest are leaving the medical profession entirely because of Obamacare.” But the number of physicians has increased since 2010, when the Affordable Care Act became law. “We ha
President Donald Trump boasted that TransCanada Corp. “dropped” a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit against the U.S. after he threatened to “terminate” the company’s Keystone XL pipeline. That’s false. TransCanada merely
Anthony Weiner Placed in Protective Custody; Has Evidence on Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Anthony Weiner has been placed in protective custody because he has evidence to use against Hillary Clinton and has agreed to turn state’s ev
Fake Xanax Pill Kills Nine in Florida; 50 Times Stronger than Heroin-Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Authorities have warned that fake Xanax pills have killed nine people in Florida and contain Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger
President Trump is like a broken record of Pinocchios, incessantly repeating false and misleading claims that have been debunked. As Congress debates the Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act, Trump has been on a g
Summary The White House made a series of misleading statements in an effort to put its best spin on a House intelligence committee hearing into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign: During the hearing, the official White
President Donald Trump has stuck to a false claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him. Here’s a timeline of Trump’s statement, the White House’s evolving responses and the evidence against it. March 4, 2017 In the early
Claims regarding the presence of formaldehyde in “Naked” products rely on the assumption that chemicals modified through reactions with other chemicals are still, somehow, the same chemical.
Science does not support the wild claims of potential health problems caused by this sticky DIY craze.
The Rothschild family is rich, but claims that they have a net worth of $500 trillion and own 80% of the world's wealth are grossly exaggerated.
PBS Salaries Draw Ire Amid Talks of Budget Cuts-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Claims about PBS salaries and NPR salaries began circulating blog sites and social media in the days after President Trump’s budget blueprint proposed cutting federal
Media Ignores 1500 Pedophiles Arrested in 2017 Under President Trump-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: The main stream media has ignored that 1,500 pedophiles were arrested in the first few months of 2017 under President Trump, compared to just a few h
In January 2015, we launched SciCheck — a feature devoted to fact-checking false and misleading scientific claims made by major U.S. political figures. Today, we introduce Ask SciCheck, which will provide answers to your questions about science a
Message claims that attached photographs depict a gas filled crater that has been burning continually for more than 35 years.
Circulating message claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is "sharing his fortune" with those who forward the message to others.
Email purporting to be from UK tax agency HMRC claims that the agency has recalculated your last fiscal activity and determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.
This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper covers some of the reasons to doubt Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price’s claim that “nobody will be worse off financially” under the GOP health care plan. The nonpartisan Congressional Bu
In making his case to replace the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that in Tennessee “half of the state has no insurance company” on the ACA marketplace. In fact, all eight of the state’s rating areas have a
Democratic lawmakers have made a number of misleading claims about the House Republican replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act and findings in the Congressional Budget Office report. We compiled a roundup of their talking points, as
Email purporting to be from Australian Internet Service provider BigPond claims that due to an "Internal Authentication Error" your account will be deleted and closed within 10 hours.
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
New HPV Virus Spread by Kissing, Kills Faster than AIDS-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have emerged claiming that a new form of HPV that spread by kissing, and it kills faster than AIDS. The Truth: There’s no medical or scientific proof to
A video showing an injured monkey was shared along with the false claim that the animal was injured at a cosmetic testing facility.
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump says he learned Obama tapped his phones from the New York Times When President Donald Trump tweeted on March 4 that former President Barack Obama ordered a wiretap on his phones during the election, he d
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Gutierrez says 'hundreds of Republican amendments' were a part of Obamacare Republicans continue to sell their health care plan in an effort to deliver on a party-wide campaign promise to repeal and replace Obama
Circulating message purporting to be from Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is set to launch a 'no swearing campain' and that people subsequently caught using profanity on the network will have their accounts locked pending further investigations.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price claimed that under the GOP health care plan, “I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially.” But there are plenty of reasons to doubt that. Price made the claim on NBC’s