Please watch the Fact Checker’s video explanation of how health-care premiums will increase over the next decade under either the Affordable Care Act or the House GOP replacement, the American Health Care Act. For more information, pl
Climate Feedback has received accreditation by the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) at The Poynter Institute. Climate Feedback is the first and only accredited organization pioneering a community approach to “fact-checking”: crowdsourcing
Trisodium Phosphate Lurks in Lucky Charms, General Mills Cereal-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Trisodium Phosphate, also known as TSP and paint thinner, can be found in Lucky Charms and other General Mills cereals, jeopardizing the heal
Disgraced Senator Chuck Schumer Announces Retirement- Fiction! Summary of eRumor: New York Senator Chuck Schumer resigned in disgrace after learning that the White House has enough dirt on Schumer to ruin his marriage and to send him to prison. The
Ariana Grande Said She Hates America, Disrespects Flag- Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande has said that she hates Americans and can be seen disrespecting the American flag in a picture. The Truth: Ariana Grande was caught
A Facebook post created using a "prank" web site fooled many into believing that internet star April the Giraffe's calf had died.
A Mexican news site posted a satirical story saying that the U.S. President had offered asylum to a Russian white supremacist living in Cancún.
How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will? With 3 percent economic growth, says Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. How does Trump pla
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
“As a mom, rising health care costs are a big concern. My family lost our insurance and doctor because of the Affordable Care Act. But now, we have hope.” — California resident Elizabeth Jacinto, in an ad sponsored by the American Act
On May 22, 2017, Fox News published an opinion piece by Senator Rand Paul arguing that the United States should withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Sen. Rand Paul’s opinion relies on the claim that the Paris Agreement would achieve little in the way o
Various messages circulating on Facebook advise users to never click on bit.ly links because they all point to viruses, rogue applications or malicious websites. The post Inaccurate Warnings Claim ALL ‘bit.ly’ Links Are Suspect and Should
A viral Facebook post with pictures stolen from various sources doesn't provide any specifics about a supposed new type of tick.
Dropping the Hammer on James Comey- Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled “Dropping the Hammer on Comey” has appeared in forwarded emails and on social media. The Truth: The widely circulated “Dropping the Hammer on Co
How to make sense of Michael Flynn's contradictions? He was one of the most distinguished military intelligence officers in a generation. Now he’s the shortest-lived national security adviser in American history after loose-lipped talk with t
The Fact Checker earlier produced a timeline on the firing of Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser. Now that story has merged with President Trump’s firing of FBI director James B. Comey. Below is a new timeline, incorp
Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no evidence for his claim.
The murdered DNC staffer's parents posted a video to the family's GoFundMe page a month ago thanking people who donated — not those who spread the baseless rumor.
An experienced attorney's blog post has caused widespread concern.
“I don’t know who the people are that would put us into a NAFTA, which was so one-sided. … Wilbur [Ross, the secretary of commerce] will tell you that, you know, like, at the court in Canada, we always lose. Well, the judges are three
Circulating message claims that, at around 40 years of age, eagles go through a painful 5-month process of rebirth in which they remove and regrow their beak, talons and feathers thereby allowing them to live another 30 years. The post Rebirth Of The E
Customers of UK bank Barclays should watch for a scam email that claims that they have new secure documents in their Cloud It. The post Barclays ‘New Secure Document’ Phishing Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Social media message claims that an attached photograph depicts the world's largest tortoise being transported along a roadway strapped to the bed of a large truck. The post Hoax – Picture of ‘World’s Largest Tortoise’ appeared
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A recent viral Facebook post isn't the first to cause concern about the product.
This much we know: President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey privately discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign during at least two White House meetings. But Trump’s version of what was said at those private meetings i
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
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order making it legal to hunt bald eagles? A: No. That bogus story was published by a fake news website. FULL QUESTION Did Trump OK hunting bald eagles? FULL ANSWER Don’t be fooled by the “AP”
Dog Owners Warned About Explosive Tennis Balls Laying on Grass-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Dog owners have been warned by police to watch out for exploding tennis balls found laying in grass that can severely injure or kill dogs. The Truth: Warnings abou
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
President Obama’s Burial Plot a Massive Waste of Taxpayer Money-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Barack Obama has submitted plans for an Obama family burial plot that would be located next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall an
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
During President Trump’s first 100 days, The Fact Checker started producing a list of every false or misleading statement that he made. When April 29 was history, it turned out that the president had made 492 remarks worthy
Circulating messages ask recipients to help find new homes for 52 thoroughbred horses that must be rehoused urgently due to the death of their owner. The post OUTDATED — Plea to Help Find Homes for 52 Thoroughbred Horses appeared first on Hoax-S
According to a post that is currently making its way around Facebook, you can click to get a 24 piece Sharpie marker set for free. The post Free Sharpie Marker Set Facebook Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Email, which claims to be from I.T. Support, urges recipients to click a link to upgrade to a new mail server. The post I.T. Support ‘Mail Server Upgrade’ Phishing Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Message advises recipients that "Imitinef Mercilet", a medicine that cures blood cancer, is available free of charge from the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai, India. The post Imitinef Mercilet — Misleading Free Blood Cancer Medicine Advice Mes
Bill Clinton Files for Divorce from Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton has filed for divorce from Hillary Clinton because he’s “appalled at the actions’ of his own wife. The Truth: Bill Clinton has no
Cosmic Rays from Mars can Damage Phones, Electronics-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singapore television warns readers to turn off their cell phones to avoid damage from cosmic rays from mars that could cause damage and personal harm. The Truth: Warni
Q: Were refugees, weapons and drugs found on a Clinton Foundation cargo ship? A: No. That is yet another story from a prolific satirical website. FULL QUESTION Did a Clinton Foundation cargo ship get caught smuggling people from Syria, drugs and il