Facing the prospect of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack Democrats who he says are to blame. "I promise to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the governme
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
Donald Trump went into the White House with a mandate to break with tradition. In many ways, he’s embracing it. As he marks 100 days in office, Trump has adopted more establishment-friendly positions, as well as habits of his predecessor, than hi
An unflattering image purportedly showing President Donald Trump from sending a tweet from his Florida estate is a hoax.
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
If there’s one arena where President Donald Trump’s agenda has had a rough encounter with reality, it’s Capitol Hill. A couple of weeks before Election Day, Trump unveiled his Contract with the American Voter. In it, he listed 10 bill
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ivanka Trump wrongly says child care single largest U.S. household expense At a meeting in Berlin focused on empowering women entrepreneurs, first daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump said her father stood
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Is illegal immigration the lowest in 17 years, as Trump said? President Donald Trump hasn’t been decisive on whether he’d sign a spending bill that did not include funding for his promised border wall. But
Search Warrant Served at Obama Residence-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The FBI and NSA served a search warrant on the Washington, D.C., mansion where President Obama is spending his post-presidency. The Truth: An admitted fake news website is behind fa
“John Is My Heart” Essay Written By Frank Schaeffer for the Washington Post-Correct Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Author John Schaeffer penned an essay titled “John is My Heart” for the Washington Post that describes how h
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
It is not true that schools in the UK no longer teach about the Holocaust for fear of offending Muslim students.
Eddie Murphy Dies in Car Accident-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Reports have gone viral that actor and comedian Eddie Murphy has died in a car accident. The Truth: False reports of Eddie Murphy’s death spread across social media shortly after the c
Prayer Request for Greg Comer’s Battle Against Cancer-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: A prayer request has been issued from the son of Greg Comer, a 41-year-old New Jersey man who has been battling cancer for seven years, has gone viral on Facebook
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | How do Donald Trump's first 100 days rate historically? As he neared the end of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump touted his first three months as a rousing success. "No administration has acc
“There is a moment in the life of nearly every problem like this when there is an opportunity for it to be seen and clearly understood and still time to deal with it effectively. That moment happened back when Wendy Sherman was ne
New York Pizzeria Denies Service to Veteran John Welch, His Service Dog-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A servicemember named John Welch was denied service at Villagio’s Pizzeria in Massapequa Park, New York, because he was accompanied by his se
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Found Dead in London-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found dead in a London alley. The Truth: False reports that Julian Assange has been found dead in London started with a fake n
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam? A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Did the Supreme Court just shut down the teaching of Islam in our schools? Did J
Messages claim that Facebook is becoming overpopulated and that members who do not send the information to others within two weeks will have their accounts deleted. The post Facebook Deleting Inactive Users Hoax – ‘Facebook Overpopulated
There's no evidence Louise Rosealma was using a glass bottle she appeared to be holding as an incendiary device.
No candidate received 50 percent of the vote in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election on April 18, so the top two vote-getters now face off in a June 20 runoff. Nevertheless, both parties claimed a moral victory — spinning t
Oprah Winfrey Announces She’s Getting Married-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media is abuzz with rumors that Oprah Winfrey is finally getting married at 62. The Truth: A clickbait article making the rounds on Facebook is behind the latest fal
Louis Marinelli, leader of the Yes California ballot initiative announced his "personal struggle against the United States government has ended."
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
Maryland, Michigan and Arizona Allow Muslims Students to Pray in Schools-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Maryland, Michigan and Arizona allow Muslims students to pray during school — but not Christian students. The Truth: Muslim students
Green Moon Can Be Seen in April 2017-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Sky-gazers will be able to see a Green Moon in the night sky on April 20, 2017, an astronomical event that occurs once every 420 years. The Truth: An old (false) rumor about a rare opp
Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements? A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general bef
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has died in prison just days after being acquitted of double murder charges.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | How much do Donald Trump's trips to Mar-a-Lago cost? In his first 13 weeks as president, Donald Trump spent more than half of his weekends away from the White House. Trump’s frequent visits to his Palm Beac
On the morning of the special House election in Georgia, President Donald Trump fired off two tweets that were critical of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. Trump claimed Ossoff “will raise your taxes,” but we could find no evidence of Ossoff propos
President Trump Executive Order Bans Saturday Night Live-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump signed an executive order banning Saturday Night Live after the show repeatedly targeted him with satire and parody. The Truth: A fake news website i
“The share of publicly held debt we have now relative to GDP has only happened once before in U.S. history. What our debt levels are — we often talk about this number, $19 trillion of debt. That’s not the real number because all of yo
In 1998, Kodak Had 170,000 Employees, Sold 85% of Photo Paper –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A commentary on the power of innovation and digital disruption of long-standing markets tells the story of Kodak’s decline from having 170,000 employ
For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf," he twe
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said William Wilberforce, a late 18th century British politician, “pushed the sale of beer” to successfully combat “drunkenness related to gin” in England. But Wilberforce wasn’t even born un
A compendium of superstitions and lore associated with the holy day of Easter.