Critics have pointed to the National Football League's seemingly contradictory stances on patriotic displays and national anthem protests.
NFL Rulebook Requires to Stand for National Anthem, Protesters Face Fines, Penalties-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The NFL rulebook requires players to be on the sidelines and stand for the National Anthem, according to a Facebook post calling on
Renewed interest in protests during the national anthem led to inaccurate and outdated stories about Janaye Ervin's departure from the military.
NFL Fines Pittsburgh Steers $1 Million Each for Mission National Anthem-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell fined the entire Pittsburgh Steelers team $1 million each for refusing to take the field for the National Anthem before t
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Are long gas lines forming in North Korea, as Donald Trump says? As North Korea continues to try the West’s patience with a series of nuclear and missile tests, President Donald Trump is touting the success
“Goodbye Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin” After National Anthem Protest-Reported as Truth! Summary of eRumor: A column titled “Goodbye Petty Officer 2nd Class Janaye Ervin” claims that Ervin was stripped of her security
Q: Did Black Lives Matter protesters block emergency crews from reaching Hurricane Harvey victims? A: No. That false claim was made in a satirical story featuring a 2016 photo of a protest in Atlanta, Georgia. FULL QUESTION Is this true? Black Lives M
“Gone With the Wind” Removed from Theatre, Deemed Offensive-Truth! Summary of eRumor: “Gone With the Wind” was removed from the a Summer Screening Series of the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis in August 2017 because some people fou
Delaware, Ohio, Cemetery Exhumes Bodies of Confederate Soldiers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Delaware City Council approved exhuming and relocating the bodies of Confederate soldiers from Oak Grove Cemetery in response to violent protests in Charlot
The conviction of Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan sparked violent protests by his followers in the town of Rohtak, leaving 38 people dead.
Q: Did President Donald Trump defend a Confederate flag he hung in the White House? A: No. That was written by a website that “provides a satirical view of current events.” FULL ANSWER A story published by the American Tribune website on Aug. 18
Edward C. Smith: In Defense of Robert E. Lee Commentary-Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: A commentary by a black man named Edward C. Smith was published under the headline, “In Defense of Robert E. Lee,” in the Washington Post on Au
Q: Is a Craigslist ad proof that counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally were “paid to make chaos”? A: No. The ad called for “actors and photographers” in Charlotte, North Carolina, not Charlottesville, Virginia, where
Camping World CEO Doesn’t Want Business from Trump Supporters-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said that he doesn’t want business from Trump supporters and that they should shop somewhere else. The T
ESPN did not 'fire' sportscaster Robert Lee because his name offends liberals, but they did opt to reassign him from calling a U Va. game after three deaths occurred during protests in Charlottesville.
Q: Were the police in Charlottesville, Virginia, told to “stand down” to allow the violent clashes that occurred on Aug. 12? A: The police chief, mayor and city spokeswoman say there is no truth to that claim. Others have criticized what they desc
Q: Is the man who drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, a Hillary Clinton supporter, and funded by George Soros? A: There is no evidence to support either claim. In fact, the driver is a registered Republican, and his former teacher
Q: Does a video corroborate a belief by Charlottesville police officers that the driver in the fatal car attack at a white nationalist rally “was not acting maliciously”? A: No. Police have charged James Alex Fields Jr. with multiple offenses, inc
After being widely rebuked for his response to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump fired back at one of his loudest critics, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said th
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump wrong that Charlottesville counter-protesters didn't have a permit During the contentious Trump Tower question-and-answer session about protests in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump s
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
“I’ll tell you, we’re spending a lot of money on the inner cities. We’re fixing the inner cities. We’re doing far more than anybody’s done with respect to the inner cities. It’s a priority for me. And i
A deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va., during a white nationalist rally and counterprotests brought attention to far-right terrorism and how it compares with radical Islamic terrorism. President Donald Trump, always quick to denounce radical Islamic
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
President Donald Trump is defending his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, but his combative exchange with reporters Tuesday at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event
A web hosting company says they are being compelled to turn over all information about an anti-Trump site that helped organize Inauguration Day protests.
President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, about violent protests between white nationalists and those opposing them in Charlottesville, Va. Subsequently, Trump was criticized for not speaking more forcefully against the white nationalist
A day after he threatened North Korea with “fire and fury,” President Donald Trump distorted the facts when he boasted that his “first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal” and “it is now fa
Lab tests have identified the deceased man, who went missing on 11 August 1987.
Q: Did former President Barack Obama follow President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany? A: No. That claim was made on websites that don’t “make any warranties” about the reliability of their information. FULL QUE
Clinton Foundation Witness Klaus Eberwein Found Dead-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Former Haitian government official Klaus Eberwein was found dead just before he was scheduled to expose Clinton Foundation fraud before an anti-corruption
ANTIFA Protesters Sabotage Emergency Services, Snip Fiber Optic Cables-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: ANTIFA protesters sabotaged emergency services in California and Arizona by snipping fiber optic cables used by emergency responders. The Truth: False r
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
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
Judge Orders Vince Foster Exhumed in Clinton Murder Investigation-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A federal judge has approved GOP Congressman Trey Gowdy’s request to exhume the body of Vince Foster to determine if Bill and Hillary Clinton were invol
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No evidence that protesters are paid to disrupt Republican town hall meetings Several Republican lawmakers have accused protesters at recent town hall-style meetings of being the tools of deep-pocketed benefactors pu
President Donald Trump offered his spin on the first weeks of his administration, and made some familiar false claims, during his Feb. 16 press conference: The president praised his administration’s implementation of his anti-terrorism executive
How Obama is Scheming to Sabotage Trump’s Presidency-Commentary! Summary of eRumor: President Obama has been scheming to sabotage President Trump’s time in office through a network of nonprofits led by Organize for Action. The Truth: Con
Call it the election that never was. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas debated the future of the Affordable Care Act during a 90-minute primetime debate on CNN Tuesday. President Donald Trump has promised to repeal and replace the heal
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Fact-checking Kellyanne Conway on the 'Bowling Green massacre' When White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared at a town hall event with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, she mentioned "the Bowling Green massac