Unite the Right Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter, Occupy Wall Street-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Jason Kessler, a right-wing blogger and organizer of the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, was once a supp
President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that b
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
Professor Ray Schneider: List of 59 Trump Accomplishments-Investigation Pending! Summary of eRumor: A list of 59 accomplishments by President Trump in the first seven months of his presidency that has been attributed to Ray Schneider, an associate pr
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | No, the Obama administration didn't invent the term 'lone wolf' for terrorists Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is none too fond of the terrorism-fighting approach of former Pre
Getting to Know the Real John McCain by Burma Davis Posey-Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled, “Getting to Know the Real John McCain” by Burma Davis Posey began making the rounds in August 2017 after Senator McCain voted agai
AP FACT CHECK: Trump not up to speed on who's fighting whom in the Middle East
President Nixon Pardoned John McCain of War Crimes-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Senator John McCain confessed to being a war criminal and to committing treason during the Vietnam War, and President Nixon pardoned McCain, sparing him from death by firing
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
Israeli police say Palestinians opened fire at Israelis near an important Jerusalem holy site, wounding two seriously before being killed in a gunfight.
Mitch McConnell Had Polio, Government Healthcare Saved His Life-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Senator Mitch McConnell had polio as a child and free government healthcare saved his life began making the rounds as McConnell led Senate
Bernie Sanders Drives $170,000 Audi R8 Sport Car-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Photos show Bernie Sanders driving a $172,000 Audi R8 sport car that he purchased with donations to his 2016 presidential campaign. The Truth: An unidentified man with a pas
President Donald Trump and his top environmental official said the Paris Agreement would reduce the global average temperature by only 0.2 degrees Celsius. Former Vice President Al Gore said that’s “not true.” Who’s right? Trump and Scott P
Kids Are Catching Staph Infections from Bounce Houses-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: As in past summers, warnings that kids are catching staph infections from bounce houses at the beginning of the summer of 2017. The Truth: There have been a hand
People Mark Anniversary of ‘Killdozer’ in Colorado-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media posts in June 2017 marked the anniversary of a man named Marvin Heemeyer going on a rampage in Granby, Colorado, with a homemade &
U.S. Pays $1 Billion into Green Climate Fund, Top Polluters Pay Nothing-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: The United States has paid $1 billion into the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund while the world’s top polluters — Chin
Maxine Waters: Pray for Muslims Following London Attacks-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California called for prayers for the safety of Muslims in London following a terrorist attack there, saying that inaction on climate change
Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
Prayer Requests for Dakota Miller, Boy Who Accidentally Shot Himself-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests are circulating social media for a 13-year-old boy named Dakota Miller from Greenup, Kentucky, who accidentally shot himself. The Truth: Pray
On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201
Rumors that criminals are marking homes with colored stickers or other symbols in order to steal dogs for use in dogfighting events are unfounded.
Malia Obama Arrested with “Gang of Thugs” in Chicago –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Obama’s daughter, Malia Obama, was arrested with a “gang of thugs” in Chicago in May 2017. The Truth: A self-described fake
A fake news site photoshopped Malia Obama into an image from a 2013 news report about dogfighting to falsely claim she was arrested in Chicago.
Blue Whale Suicide Challenge Behind Rash of Teen Deaths-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: An app called “Blue Whale” subjects users to a suicide challenge that claimed the life of at least 130 teen suicides in Russia over a short period of time,
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 prayer request for the Darkhorse Marine battalion fighting in Afghanistan is several years old.
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
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
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
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
Republican state Rep. Robert Fisher was identified as the creator of a group fighting what it calls "feminist culture."
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did terrorism not exist before NATO was created, as Donald Trump said? President Donald Trump has needled NATO, the 68-year-old military alliance, as an anachronistic vestige of the Cold War with a low-energy
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Maxine Waters wrong to say she has 'not called for' Trump's impeachment More than perhaps any member of Congress, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., has discussed the possibility of impeaching President Donald Tr
Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claimed that voter turnout in 2016 was “the lowest … in 20 years.” In fact, turnout was higher than it was in 2012. The overall turnout was 60.2 percent in 2016, up from 58.6 percent four years earlier. In
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Donald Trump changes NATO position: 'It's not longer obsolete' President Donald Trump seems to have warmed up to NATO, declaring publicly that he no longer thinks the U.S.-European alliance is "obsolete.&qu