Q: Did Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg say she would “resign” if Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court?
A: No. There is no evidence to support that claim made in a viral meme.
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Q: Was the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade made because Jane Roe said she was raped?
A: No. “Jane Roe” falsely claimed she was gang raped, but that accusation was not a factor in the court ruling.
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The ongoing scandals over data privacy, in which social media giants were found to be (among other things) flooding selected readers with hypertargeted and corrosive political advertising, is still unfolding — and it will continue to evolve for some time as new pieces of evidence and data are unearthed and put together to get a […]
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Q: Is it true that “pro-choice activist” Elena Travis has received a “world record” number of abortions?
A: No. This story was made up by a satirical website.
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The United States’ 2018 midterm elections approached with far more fanfare than is normal for what is usually a relatively sleepy electoral affair, including an unusual focus on voter disenfranchisement. Stories of people discovering that they were suddenly not eligible to vote and and other voter suppression tactics appeared over and over again: In Georgia, a coalition of […]
The United States’ 2018 midterm elections approached with far more fanfare than is normal for what is usually a relatively sleepy electoral affair, including an unusual focus on voter disenfranchisement.
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Q: Did Nancy Pelosi describe how the Democrats use a tactic called the “wrap-up smear” to attack political opponents?
A: No. Pelosi was describing a tactic that she anticipated Republicans would use against her in 2018. Her remarks were Go to site post…»
Q: Did Sen. Cory Booker say he’s “sick and tired of the Constitution … manipulating everything we do”?
A: No. That viral quote was lifted from a satirical story.
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Q: Is the Muslim Brotherhood “backing” Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams?
A: No. There is no evidence to support that claim, posted in a viral, manipulated image.
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Imagine, if you will: A presidential election in which even the most basic facts are riddled with confusing disinformation, a far-right candidate appealing to authoritarians and repulsing many women with misogynistic comments, and connections to political aspirants such as Marine Le Pen and Steve Bannon. This is Brazil in 2018, and the person who was […]
Q: Is there a photo circulating online of Christine Blasey Ford with Bill Clinton?
A: No. The person posing in that picture is Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
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Q: Has $17 million in taxpayer money been spent on sexual harassment settlements for members of Congress?
A: No. That figure also includes payments for other types of settlements, as well as payments on behalf of employees other than members of Congre Go to site post…»
Q: Is actor Matt Damon “moving his family to Australia because of Trump”?
A: No. Damon’s publicist denied that rumor months ago.
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Q: Did Nancy Pelosi say, “I am disgusted with ‘President’ Trump allowing people to keep more of the money they earn”?
A: No. That was a made-up tweet that has been circulating since December 2017.
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Q: Was Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s home vandalized by “over 200 protesters”?
A: No. The vandalized home in the photo is actually a house in Ontario, Canada.
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Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer say “it’s racist to only allow citizens to vote”?
A: No. A Facebook meme and viral stories continue to incorrectly quote the Senate Democratic leader.
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Q: Is there a photo circulating online that shows Christine Blasey Ford with George Soros?
A: No. The woman featured in the viral photo with Soros isn’t Ford.
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Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer have an affair with a 16-year-old girl?
A: No. That claim was originally made up by a self-described satirical website, but has been circulating on right-wing social media accounts as though it happened.
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Q: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say “we’ll never have to worry about China attacking us” because of the country’s time difference?
A: No. There is no evidence she made the statement used in a viral meme.
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Q: Is there a photo of former Vice President Joe Biden groping a woman’s chest?
A: No. A Christmas party photo from 2013 has been altered to appear that he did.
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Q: Did Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, make similar allegations against Supreme Court Justice Gorsuch?
A: No. There’s no evidence for that rumor, which has been spread on conservative websites.
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Q: Is the woman shown in a viral meme holding a “not my president” sign Christine Blasey Ford?
A: No. The photo being circulated is available for purchase on stock image websites. There is no evidence it is Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser. Go to site post…»
Q: Is Christine Blasey Ford accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as retribution for her parents’ foreclosure case in the 1990s?
A: There is no evidence to support that claim, and her parents still live in that house.
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Q: Did Jennifer Lawrence link 9/11 with the election of President Trump?
A: No. There is no record of the actress ever saying the quote attributed to her.
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Q: Did Shaquille O’Neal say Donald Trump is the “best president … of all times ever” and “should be given the Medal of Freedom”?
A: No. There is no record of the former basketball superstar making those comments.
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Q: Did WikiLeaks release an email showing that Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign bribed prominent Republicans to oppose Donald Trump during the 2016 election?
A: No. That email was fabricated by a self-described satirical website. It was Go to site post…»
Q: Did President Trump find a “Muslim spy” in the White House?
A: No. That falsehood about a career State Department employee has circulated since 2017.
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Q: Is California registering noncitizens to vote?
A: No. A state motor-voter program and a San Francisco school board measure have fueled that false claim.
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Q: Was Colin Kaepernick arrested during an NFL game on Sept. 9?
A: No. That story was originally published on a self-described satirical website.
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In an Aug. 30 rally in Evansville, Indiana, President Donald Trump made three unsubstantiated claims about wind turbines, which he calls “windmills”:
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COLORADO SPRINGS/BRUSSELS/LONDON -- Fact checking website Lead Stories (leadstories.com) and artificial intelligence startup Factmata (factmata.com) are happy to announce they will be collaborating in the fight against fake news by exchanging Go to site post…»
Was Colin Kaepernick arrested in San Farncisco after crashing the field this sunday during the national anthem and taking a knee? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a liberal satire website that makes up stories that conservatives Go to site post…»
COLORADO SPRINGS/BRUSSELS/HOUSTON -- Fact checking website Lead Stories (leadstories.com) and the fakery education and debunking Facebook page Unfakery (Facebook.com/Unfakery) are happy to announce they will be collaborating in the fight again Go to site post…»
Q: Were “412 Michigan Muslims arrested in fed’s ‘largest bust in U.S. history'”?
A: No. Only about 30 of those arrests were made in Michigan, and there is no evidence all of the individuals arrested were Muslim.
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Q: Did Reddit postings show the shooter in Jacksonville, Florida, was part of the “anti-Trump resistance”?
A: No. The Reddit account in question did not belong to the shooter, David Katz, despite what viral stories said.
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Q: Did police officers “take a knee” and then “walk out on” the Washington Redskins?
A: No. That made-up story was first posted by a self-described satirical website last year.
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Q: Were there “major signs of voter fraud” in Ohio’s congressional special election?
A: No. The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says there have been no reports of voter fraud.
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