Q: Did Roy Moore accusers “Mary Lynne Davies” and “Harley Hannah” lie? Did Beverly Young Nelson admit she “forged” a yearbook message from Moore? A: No. The first two names are not among Moore’s accusers. And Nelson said she added a dat
The move comes after two federal courts have ruled against President Trump's proposal to ban transgender troops.
President Donald Trump offered a raucous retelling of his first year’s accomplishments at a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla., making sure to tell voters who crossed the state line from Alabama that they should vote for Republican Roy Moore
Q: Is Sharia law now in effect in Utah and other U.S. states? A: No. Two stories circulating online falsely claim that various American courts have instituted Sharia. FULL ANSWER Two bogus stories being shared on Facebook claim that Sharia has been
The Supreme Court is taking up the highly anticipated case of the Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
President Donald Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton “lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her.” In fact, the FBI director told Congress that there was “no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI.” Trump also left th
Summary In touting Republican tax bills, President Donald Trump made several claims that don’t add up. The nation’s real gross domestic product grew 4.6 percent and 5.2 percent in the third and fourth quarters of 2014, respectively. But T
Q: Has Canada passed a law that would allow parents to euthanize disabled children? A: No. Canada’s physician-assisted death law applies only to adults if they are mentally capable of making such a decision. FULL ANSWER Physician-assisted deat
Intel Officer: Obama Could Be First President With Felony Indictment-Reported as Fiction! Summary of eRumor: An intel officer said President Obama could be the first president in history with a felony indictment. The Truth: Retired Lt. Col. Anthony Sh
President Trump’s Chemical Chlorpyrifos Action Motivated by $1 M Payment From Dow Jones-Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump allowed the use of chlorpyrifos in chemical pesticides because Dow Chemical paid him $1 mil
California Lawmakers Exempt Themselves from Gun Laws-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Claims that California lawmakers exempt themselves from gun laws resurfaced in 2017. The Truth: The California state Senate considered a gun bill that would have given la
Q: Has the U.S. Supreme Court issued a warrant for the arrest of one of Barack Obama’s treasury secretaries? A: No. The person named in a fictional story doesn’t even exist. FULL ANSWER The U.S. Supreme Court currently has 50 cases on th
President Donald Trump has once again misused the example of Chicago to make a case against gun regulations. Despite what the president claims, Chicago does not have “the strongest gun laws in our nation.” It once did, but the laws that gave it tha
Q: Was the man who killed more than two dozen people in a rural Texas church trying to start a civil war as a member of antifa? A: No. Law enforcement officials believe the mass shooting was motivated by a family dispute, and they are not investigatin
Q: Did a judge in Montana rule that a “Muslim man can marry 9-year-old girl”? A: No. The couple in the “wedding” photo are actually actors who were part of an advocacy group’s campaign to fight child marriage in Lebanon. FULL A
“We also have to come up with punishment that’s far quicker and far greater than the punishment these animals are getting right now. They’ll go through court for years. And, at the end, they’ll be — who knows what
During two hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tangled with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) concerning his knowledge of possible communications between Trump campaign officials and Russian of
A day after the FBI announced that George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign, had pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the president tweeted: “Few people knew the young, low level volunteer n
How important was George Papadopoulos in the foreign policy team of then-candidate Donald Trump? It depends on whom you ask. On Oct. 30, court papers revealed that Papadopoulos had pled guilty to lying to the FBI earlier that month. The case involved e
Q: Has Robert Mueller resigned as the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election? A: No. He is still in charge of that investigation and has no plans to leave. FULL ANSWER Robert S. Mueller III has not resigned a
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Is it ‘against the law’ for NFL players to kneel for the national anthem, as Roy Moore said? No Roy Moore, Alabama's Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, introduced a new dimension to the debate over NFL p
Woman Finds Severed Human Finger Found in Bowl of Wendy’s Chili-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Rumors that a California woman found a severed finger in a bowl of Wendy’s chili have been circulating for years. The Truth: A California woman fals
“The Enemy Among Us” Commentary By Charles Krauthammer- Incorrect Attribution! Summary of eRumor: Charles Krauthammer has penned a column under the headline, “The Enemy Among Us,” about President Obama’s use of a group cal
The head of the National Rifle Association’s political and lobbying arm incorrectly described a repealed Social Security Administration reporting requirement for gun background checks as targeting senior citizens “who asked for help handlin
Antifa Plans Declares Nationwide Civil War on November 4-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Antifa plans will wage civil war on November 4, 2017, and won’t stop until President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are removed from office. The Trut
Q: Did President Donald Trump repeal a rule that aims to block some people with mental disorders from buying guns? A: Yes. The Social Security Administration is no longer required to submit the names of certain mentally disabled beneficiaries to a fed
The newspaper's managing editor chided stars who he said were courting "unpopularity" by speaking out against Hitler's regime.
Q: Has a judge banned Sharia law across the United States? A: No. The judge pictured with a bogus headline proclaiming a nationwide ban was the host of a daytime court TV show. FULL ANSWER A headline proclaiming that a judge has banned Sharia law in
CNN’s report that federal investigators “wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort” has prompted some readers to ask why we don’t “correct” our March 6 article “Examining Trump’s Wiretap Claim.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In debate, Roy Moore claims DACA was a 'mere memo,' violated laws During a debate for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat, former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore blasted a controversial immigration policy
EVENT Tuesday, October 17, 9 a.m. -5 p.m The National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Poynter Institute will host a free one-day workshop to discuss the key challenges of reporting the facts about science at the National Press Club in Wash
The two groups have taken separate court cases in the state, but there has been no collaboration whatsoever between them.
Q: Did Vice President Mike Pence say, “Allowing rape victims to have abortions will lead to women trying to get raped”? A: No. That fabricated quote comes from a made-up story published by a “hybrid news/satire” website. FULL ANSWER Vice Pr
Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, claims to have “proof” of voter fraud in New Hampshire that’s widespread enough to have swung a U.S. Senate election in favor of the Democrats. He doesn&
Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release? A: No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for
Q: Did President Donald Trump fire 14 Muslim federal judges? A: No. The satirical website that originally published the story describes itself as “your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.” FULL ANSWER Presi
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Arpaio falsely ties conviction to Obama administration President Donald Trump’s pardon of convicted former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio drew an immediate tweet of gratitude from the man he spared from a six-month
Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Bill Into Law-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law in August 2017 that allows authorities to confiscate guns from certain individuals without prior notice o
President Donald Trump has said he’s considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz. Arpaio, a controversial figure for his tough stance against immigration, was convicted on July 31 for criminal contempt when he
Post being shared on Facebook claims that everyone can click to get free flight tickets courtesy of UK airline easyJet. The post “2 Free EasyJet Tickets” Facebook Survey Scam appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.