In this week’s video with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at how members of both parties are spinning the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate of how many people will be insured under the Senate health care bill. The CBO projects that th
Warning: New SnapChat Feature Shares Your Child’s Location-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Parents have been warned that a new SnapChat feature shares your child’s location with other users by displaying it on a map. The Truth: A new SnapChat feat
“Democrats purposely misstated Medicaid under new Senate bill — actually goes up.” — President Trump, in a tweet, June 28, 2017 The White House is defending changes to Medicaid financing in the Senate health-care overhaul bill by
Photo of KFC in Dearborn Proves Sharia Law Has Come to America-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A picture supposedly showing a KFC in Dearborn, Michigan, with different lines for men and women proves that Sharia Law has come to America. The Truth: The photo
President Donald Trump is once again grossly exaggerating the success of his efforts to deport members of the MS-13, a gang founded by El Salvadoran immigrants. This time he claims that his administration has removed “pretty much” half of the gang
Warning: Do Not Accept Friend Request from Anwar Jitou, He’s a Hacker-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Posts circulating on Facebook warn users not to accept friend requests from Anwar Jitou because he’s a hacker. The Truth: Warnings not to acc
Dan Gasby says Pepsi has ignored requests to discuss replacing the character with B. Smith's image.
Q: Did President Donald Trump sign an executive order that prevents immigrants living in the U.S. without legal permission from receiving welfare? A: No. Some bogus websites have twisted the facts about a draft executive order that Trump has not sign
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Sean Spicer tweets misleading Obamacare statistic After the delay of a vote on the Senate’s controversial health bill, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took to Twitter to assuage concerns regarding t
Republicans are spinning their health care bills’ impact on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the questionable claim that under the Senate bill “no one loses coverage” gained under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid
The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million in 2026 — a figure that both sides in the debate are distorting: Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claims the bil
Sen. Rand Paul, who opposes the Republican Senate health care bill, says subsidies “are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current Obamacare law.” But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the aver
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | White House tweets misleading criticism of CBO analysis Seeking to bat down the news in a Congressional Budget Office report about the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act, President Donald Trump’s
An image purporting to be a photograph of a seal embracing a whale is actually a piece of digital art.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy Says ‘We Don’t Like Blacks Either’-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy came out against gay marriage, rumors spread that Dan Cathy said “We don’t like blacks either”
The claim about the Massachusetts Democrat originated with a fake news web site and an unrelated image.
Q: Is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, “costing taxpayers $10,000 per hour” for his services during the Russia investigation? A: No. That claim comes from a baseless story on an “entertainment” w
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses President Donald Trump’s remarks at his June 21 Iowa rally about coal mining jobs. As we wrote in our story, “FactChecking Trump’s Iowa Rally,” the pre
Clinton Estate a Crime Scene, Steel Barrel Graves Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dead bodies have been found in “steel barrel graves” at the Clinton estate, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are under criminal investigation. The Truth: A webs
Cannibal Babysitter on Meth Eats Toddler-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A babysitter in Missouri ate a 3-month-old toddler after smoking crystal methamphetamine. The Truth: A notorious fake news website is behind false reports that a babysitter ate a to
“In Alaska, they’ve gone up 207 percent on Obamacare. You know, I used to mention only Arizona because they were up 116 percent in Arizona. Now Arizona is like good by comparison to some of the numbers. But they’re way up in A
The 2020 presidential campaign is more than 1,200 days away, but President Donald Trump held yet another Make America Great Again rally — this time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And, as he did in past campaign speeches, Trump spoke for a long time and r
An image purportedly showing an sign in the London Underground asking people to wear deodorant because the tube smelled like an old ham was just a joke.
Alex Jones Appointed White House Press Secretary-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: InfoWars host and noted conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been named the White House press secretary. The Truth: A website that specializes in “Christian news satire
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites research from two partisan groups to claim that the Republican health care bill would result in the loss of 1.8 million jobs by 2022. But a recent independent study put the expected job loss at 413,000 by that y
Bill Clinton Has Aids, Transmitted AIDS to Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A former D.C. call girl has come forward with accusations that President Bill Clinton has AIDS, and that Hillary Clinton is HIV positive. The Truth: An unsubstanti
In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not “the primary control knob” for the Earth’s temperature and climate. But scientists say it’s “extremely likely” that human activity &
Q: Did Kellyanne Conway say liberal women hate her because of her “striking beauty and intellect”? A: There’s no evidence she did. That claim comes from a website that warns readers to rely on its information “at your own risk.”
Clint Eastwood Dies of Heart Attack at Age 87-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Actor Clint Eastwood has died of a heart attack at the age of 87. The Truth: A fake news website mocked-up to look like CNN is behind Clint Eastwood death hoaxes that went vira
An image that appears to show group of children giving a meerkat a bath is a composite of at least two different photographs.
“Repeat sex offenders pose an especially grave risk to children. ‘When convicted sex offenders reenter society, they are much more likely than any other type of offender to be rearrested for a new rape or sexual assault.’” –Su
Q: Has Rep. Maxine Waters attended only “10 percent of congressional meetings for 35 years”? A: No. That claim was made in a blog post that cited an inaccurate comment on Reddit. FULL QUESTION Has Maxine Waters really missed 90% of he
Robert Mueller Called for One World Government, Religion-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Robert Mueller advocated for a one-world government, one-world religion under a one-world leader “as quickly as possible” before he was appointed specia
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he glossed over relevant facts in defense of his client: Sekulow repeatedly said Trump fired FBI Dir
Barron Trump Wins National Academic Science Award-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump’s son, Barron Trump, won a national academic science award for a project that focus on the regulation of thermodynamics in shale rock. The Truth:
“Americans will lose their health coverage because of his proposal. And it is a job loser. Estimated to be 1.8 million jobs lost. Donald Trump is a job loser.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, remarks to reporters. June 9, 2017 R
Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION Did President Trump send the Obamas a bill for their vacation trip, etc.? FULL ANSWER P
On NBC10 in Philadelphia’s “@ Issue” program on June 18, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump pointing to the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administrati
Wrestler “Big Show” Paul Randall Wight Jr. Shot and Killed in Ring-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WWE wrestler “Big Show” Paul Randal Wight Jr. was shot and killed during in a steel change match in June 2017. The Truth: A well-know
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