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:
College student evades cop-impersonating rapist by dialing #77 or 112 on her cell phone. True story? Good advice? Or is it neither?
A billboard displaying hate speech is nowhere near accurate.
A parent's Facebook post describes injuries allegedly sustained by her child while wearing a Puddle Jumper life jacket while swimming.
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Claim that Trump welcomes Jamaica as a U.S. territory is fake news An undated post on CNewsGo.com claimed that President Donald Trump had finally confirmed the rumor of Jamaica becoming a U.S. territory, but
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
A "leaked" video depicts a prank, not a human sacrifice conducted by researchers at CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider.
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
Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light" on newsmakers.
“Unfortunately, it will have to be a Republicans-only exercise. But we’re working hard to get there.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in remarks to reporters June 13 It has become a regular feature of
Purported pictures of actress Betty White in her 20s actually show an unrelated 1950's pin-up model.
Castile's mother said after the verdict: "My son loved this city, and the city killed my son."
Comey's attorney said that the two men know each other from working together but are hardly "best friends", and experts told us the relationship doesn't meet conflict of interest legal criteria.
Muslim Man Refuses Seat Beside Woman Reading Bible-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: The legend of a Muslim man who refused a seat next to a woman reading a Bible on a flight, only to have the flight attendant move the woman to first class so she wouldn&
President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about the Russia investigation. He accused his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton of obstruction of justice (without any evidence) and blamed others for his firing of FBI Director James Comey (even though Trump
AP FACT CHECK: There's less to Trump's new Cuba policy than he claims
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Ivanka Trump right about role of 'skills gap' in unfilled jobs During an interview with Fox & Friends, Ivanka Trump discussed one of the challenges of the current economy -- that job vacancies exist, but many peop
In between tweets about typical presidential fare — jobs, the Army, the state of Wisconsin — President Donald Trump has been ranting in 140-character spurts about the Russia investigation and his former opponent Hillary Clinton. "You a
A post lauding an officer for her role in saving Rep. Steve Scalise correctly described her sexuality, but left out important context.
Michigan Gov. Candidate Abdul El-Sayed’s Ties to George Soros-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Candidate for Michigan governor Abdul El-Sayed has been groomed by billionaire philanthropist George Soros to become the next Barack Obama. The Tru
Circulating message warns that violent gang members are using children who pretend to be lost as a means of tricking women into going to gang houses where they will be raped. The post Hoax Warning: Lost Child Lure — ‘New Way for Gang Member
Two years ago, Donald Trump rode down the escalator at the Trump Tower and launched a presidential campaign that changed history. (Here’s our fact check of his announcement speech, in which we described Trump as “a fact
Partisan web sites have attempted to link Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson to the civil rights watchdog group Southern Poverty Law Center.
Q: Can President Donald Trump fire special counsel Robert Mueller? A: Not directly. Only the deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller can fire him and only for cause. But Trump could fire the DAG, or order the special-counsel regulations repealed
Opponents of the Republican House health care bill are claiming its provisions on preexisting conditions reach further than they actually do. A TV ad from AARP says “insurers can charge thousands more” for preexisting conditions under the
Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer resign? Was Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired? Are the Clintons divorcing? Is Monica Lewinsky dead? A: No. Each claim was made by the same website that writes “fiction as fact.” FULL ANSWER Sen. Chuck Schumer
The judge also ordered 24-year-old Austin Jones to stay off the internet and to remain in his mother's suburban Chicago home.
Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House, Snub President Trump-Undetermined! Summary of eRumor: The Golden State Warriors voted not to visit the White House, snubbing President Trump, after winning the 2017 NBA championship. The Truth: The
Muslim Invasion: Email Claims UK Overrun by Muslim Minority-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email with the subject line, “How the British Have Passively Succumbed to the Muslim Invasion,” argues that the country’s numbe
EXPLAINER A June 12th Winnipeg Free Press story titled “U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change” describes a climate study delayed by unusual sea ice conditions around Newfoundland that necessitated the reassignment of
“Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9
Teens (and others) can text 741741 from anywhere to talk with a crisis counselor.
Base officials initially believed there was an active shooter situation.
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say that the president has the “legal right and power to decide how words in the English language are spelled”? A: No. That bogus quote comes from a “satirical” article about Presi
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump's Mostly False tweet about Obamacare dropouts President Donald Trump often says that the health insurance exchanges for buying individual coverage are collapsing under their own weight. Recent rep
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
Desperately trying to avoid the flames, residents threw one baby and other small children from high windows to people down on the sidewalk, witnesses said.