In September 2019 an image circulated on Twitter, purportedly depicting a box of Ivanka Trump footwear products — bearing a big red stamp reading “tarriff [sic] exempt”: plus, this hit the fan… pic.twitter.com/WjG38IZWjm —
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FactCheck.org→ Biden’s Record on Iraq War
Twice in the last five weeks, Joe Biden has claimed that despite voting to authorize military force against Iraq in 2002, he opposed the Iraq war from “the moment” it began. That’s not accurate, and Biden now says he misspoke. The pub
Truth or Fiction?→ Are Japanese Students Exempt from Taking Exams Until the Fourth Grade?
Some social media users and blogs looking to criticize the American educational system have seized on citing its Japanese counterpart as an aspirational example. But at least one widely-circulated example hinges on a lack of context. The claim has bee
PolitiFact→ John Delaney – Is Trump’s trade war to blame for the Amazon wildfires? That’s a reach
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Is Trump’s trade war to blame for the Amazon wildfires? That’s a reach At first glance, U.S.-Chinese trade tensions may seem unrelated to the surge of wildfires in the Amazon rainforest. But one Democratic presid
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s False ‘Facts’ on the Environment
Just as CNN was beginning its climate town hall event, President Donald Trump tweeted a list of “8 facts” boasting of the nation’s air quality and carbon emissions reductions. Several of his “facts,” however, are inaccurate or
Truth or Fiction?→ Tim Allen ‘Trump 2020 or America Is Dead’ Commentary
In late August and early September 2019, a number of Facebook users shared “pearls of wisdom” attributed to actor Tim Allen; topics discussed included United States President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, the death of Ame
Snopes→ Hong Kong Withdraws Extradition Bill that Sparked Protests
The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials.
Truth or Fiction?→ Has ICE Refused to Deport Undocumented White Immigrants?
While the majority of attention on deportations by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has centered around their actions against immigrants from Latin American countries, it is inaccurate to say that the agency does not
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Apple Cider Vinegar Does NOT Shrink Tumors And Destroy Cancer Cells
Can apple cider vinegar shrink your tumors and destroy your cancer cells? No, that's not true: It is a false health claim disputed by medical experts and unsupported by scientific research. While acidic acids are known to destroy cultured canc
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Steel Industry Claims
Summary To hear President Donald Trump tell the story of the U.S. steel industry, it went from “dead” or “going out of business” to “thriving” all because of the 25% tariffs on imported steel he instituted in March 2
New York Times→ Fact-Checking Trump’s G7 Remarks
The president made inaccurate claims about planes, trade, automobiles, China and Iran during events with world leaders on Monday.
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Nike Spokesman Colin Kaepernick Did NOT Call the United States the Worst Country in the World
Did Nike spokesman Colin Kaepernick call the United States the "Worst Country in the World"? No, that's not true: a headline making that claim only offers up one tweet from Kaepernick as evidence and that tweet doesn't even contain Kaepernick'
FactCheck.org→ U.S.-Japan Trade Deficit Not ‘Changing Rapidly’
In Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the trade deficit with Japan is “changing rapidly.” In fact, the U.S. deficit in goods and services with Japan is up slightly under Trump. The president made his remarks at a Shel
New York Times→ Fact-Checking Trump’s New Hampshire Rally
President Trump on Thursday repeated inaccurate claims about energy, China and his predecessor.
FactCheck.org→ The Epstein Connections Fueling Conspiracy Theories
Summary In the absence of information about how sex offender Jeffrey Epstein managed to die in prison by an apparent suicide on Aug. 10, outlandish conspiracy theories have cropped up across the political spectrum. Among the more prominent theories
Lead Stories→ Fake News: US Is NOT 3rd In Murders; Removing Chicago, Detroit, Washington, St Louis, New Orleans Would NOT Make It 189 out of 193
Does the United States rank third in murders throughout the world and would removing the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., St. Louis, and New Orleans from the total make the U.S. 189th out of 193 countries in the world in homicides?
Truth or Fiction?→ Did Lemons Evolve Naturally?
On July 29 2019, the Facebook page “Absurd Memes for a Better Tomorrow” shared a claim that lemons are not naturally occurring: Underneath a “what’s on your mind” tweet in a screenshot, another account responds with a
Truth or Fiction?→ Did U.S. President Donald Trump Say ‘What You’re Seeing’ Is ‘Not What’s Happening’?
In July 2019, the Facebook page “Bristol for Europe” shared side-by-side prints that contrasted a purported quote by United States President Donald Trump with one from English author George Orwell: On the left was a quote attributed t
Snopes→ Tensions Rise After Attack Targeting Hong Kong Protesters
China harshly criticized the weekend demonstration, saying "central authority cannot be challenged."
FactCheck.org→ Gillibrand Attacks Trump on Manufacturing Jobs
A TV ad from Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand accuses President Donald Trump of breaking his promise to protect and create manufacturing jobs. Despite some plant closures, there has been a net increase of nearly 500,000 manufacturin
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Numbers July 2019 Update
Summary Since President Donald Trump took office: The jobless rate fell further, to the lowest in nearly 50 years. The number of job openings grew to the highest in at least 18 years. Economic growth picked up, but remained far short of what Trump pro
FactCheck.org→ Biden’s Stretch on Intellectual Property Theft
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the Trump administration has not been fighting China on “stealing intellectual secrets,” claiming that instead it has been “fighting in trade.” But intellectual property issues ha
Snopes→ Bible Shortage? Publishers Say Tariffs Could Cause It
Millions of Bibles — some estimates put it at 150 million or more — are printed in China each year.
FactCheck.org→ Trump on ‘Unfair’ U.S.-Japan Security Treaty
President Donald Trump described a security treaty with Japan as an “unfair agreement” negotiated by “stupid” American officials in which “Japan doesn’t have to help us at all” if the U.S. is attacked. But that ignores
FactCheck.org→ No Evidence Kim Jong Un Rebuffed Obama’s ‘Begging’
Prior to his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea, President Donald Trump made the unfounded claim that Barack Obama tried many times to meet with Kim, but was rebuffed. Obama administration officials and experts on U.S.-North Korea relatio
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s New Twist on False Voter Fraud Claim
President Donald Trump falsely suggested that California admitted that “a million votes” were cast as part of “much illegal voting” in that state during the 2016 presidential election. The president made those remarks — an
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Claims
At a rally in Orlando on June 18, President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign. Trump boasted that under his leadership, the country is “thriving, prospering and booming,” and he asked voters for four more years to
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Police Investigating Death Of Former Senator Who Did NOT Believe She Was Closing In On Child Trafficking Ring
Are police investigating the death of a former Arkansas state senator who believed she was closing in on a child trafficking ring? No, that's not true: Linda Collins, who lost her state senate post to another Republican last year, was shot to
Truth or Fiction?→ Does an X-Ray Show Hundreds of Undigested Boba Pearls in a Young Chinese Patient?
In June 2019, a number of websites and news outlets reported that a young girl in China was treated for symptoms related to the discovery of “hundreds” of undigested boba pearls in her digestive tract via x-ray. Notably, headlines for the
Climate Feedback→ Claim that human civilization could end in 30 years is speculative, not supported with evidence
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at IFLScience describes a report produced by an Australian think tank. The report attempts to describe a possible worst case climate scenario in 2050. The report claims this scenario leads to a “
FactCheck.org→ Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK
During a trip to the United Kingdom, President Donald Trump once again expressed skepticism about climate change, making several false or misleading statements in a television interview on “Good Morning Britain” with host Piers Morgan. Trump said
FactCheck.org→ Photo Shoehorns Misinformation Into Tariff Debate
Quick Take A manipulated photo circulating online falsely claims to show boxes of shoes for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line getting a special exemption from tariffs. Full Story Ivanka Trump announced in late July 2018 that she would shut down her n
Lead Stories→ Fake News: 16 Easy Tests at Home Will NOT Tell You If Food Is Real or Fake
Can you do sixteen easy tests at home to check if your food is "real or fake"? No, that's not true: a viral video making that claim seems to be based mostly on examples from China or India and several of the "tests" are not adequately explaine
Lead Stories→ Fake News: Russian Navy Did NOT Find Extraterrestrial Spaceship Under Arctic Ice
Did the Russian Navy find an extraterrestrial spaceship under the Arctic Ice? No, that's not true: a story making that claim does not point to any verifiable sources and the photo used to illustrate it actually shows the wreckage of a U.S. Nav
FactCheck.org→ FactChecking Trump’s Fox News Interview
President Donald Trump, in a lengthy interview on Fox News, made several statements that were false, misleading or not supported by the evidence: Trump claimed Joe Biden, as vice president, pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who “was after h
FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Energy Errors
President Donald Trump clearly supports the oil and gas industry, but he made several false and misleading boasts about his impact on the energy sector. The president suggested that a change in federal policy was responsible for a newly operational na
FactCheck.org→ Economists: Tariffs Not Boosting GDP
Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have a small, negative impact on gross domestic product growth, according to economists, the Congressional Budget Office, the International Monetary Fund and the top White House economic adviser. That contra
PolitiFact→ Donald Trump – Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do As President Donald Trump has upped the ante in his tariff war with China, he’s consistently argued that consumers shouldn’t be worried. Trump has slapped
FactCheck.org→ Trump: 17 Repeats in 17 Hours
Over the course of 17 hours, President Donald Trump repeated 17 false and misleading claims that we have written about since he became president. Trump began with an evening rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, on May 8, that lasted more than an hour,
FactCheck.org→ Trump Exaggerates Tariff Revenue
On the eve of the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the U.S. collects “over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs.” The U.S. collected $41 billion in fiscal year 2018, and has collected $34.7 billi