President Trump retweeted, then quickly deleted, a cartoon of a train hitting a CNN reporter, leaving some to wonder if the posting was real.
President Obama Pushes Harvard to Reverse Malia Obama’s Suspension-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Obama urged Harvard to reverse its decision to suspend Malia Obama because of her recent “drug escapades.” The Truth: A satirical
“According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country.” — President Trump, address to Congress, Feb.
A post currently making its way around Facebook warns you not to accept a friendship request from a person named James Wood. The post ‘James Wood’ Hacker Warning is Yet Another Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Message claims heart doctors recommend that recipients learn 'Cough CPR', a procedure that involves vigorous coughing as a potential means of surviving a heart attack when alone. The post How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone Hoax appeared first on
CIA Director Mike Pompeo misrepresented the facts when he suggested the Trump administration was responsible for changing China’s policy on North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Pompeo said that “the Chinese now … believe the c
A post on neo-Nazi web site Daily Stormer suggested the site was seized by Anonymous, but it's more likely that they simply lost their web hosting.
Starbucks Muslim Workers Slip Feces into Coffee, Spread Tuberculosis-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: After committing to hiring Muslim refugees, Starbucks’ Muslim workers have been slipping feces into coffee and spreading tuberculosis. The Truth: A w
Glenn Kessler, who was The Washington Post’s diplomatic correspondent from 2002 to 2011, explains what happened to the 1994 agreement negotiated under President Bill Clinton to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The deal wa
Circulating message claims that HIV carriers in Thailand have deliberately contaminated canned fruit in a factory by dripping their blood into the food. The post Bogus Warning – Canned Fruit From Thailand Contaminated With HIV appeared first on H
Circulating story claims that a man has been found alive after being trapped underground in a Chinese mine for seventeen years. The post HOAX – ‘Chinese Miner Found Alive After 17 Years Underground’ appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
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Bill Clinton Gave North Korea Nuclear Reactors, $2 billion-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Bill Clinton essentially gave North Korea nukes in 1994 by giving them $2 billion and two nuclear reactors. The Truth: Bill Clinton reached an agree
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump’s tweet about the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons program. The president tweeted that his “first order a
When Congress left Washington for the April recess, we asked our readers to help us fact-check their local town halls. We were overwhelmed with submissions from coast to coast. We ended up fact-checking what members of Congress from seven s
Q: Did NASA confirm that there will be 15 days of darkness on Earth in November? A: No. Variations of that false claim have been circulating since at least 2015. FULL ANSWER On May 29, the website twofeed.org posted a story with the headline “
“Federal drug prosecutions have gone down in recent years. We’re going to be bringing them up and bringing them up rapidly. At the end of 2016, there were 23 percent fewer than in 2011. So they looked at this scourge and the
Message warns shoppers to always check their receipts before leaving the check-out because people are being caught out by a scam in which unscrupulous cashiers add unauthorized cash back requests to transactions. The post Check Your Receipts – C
The professor had a syllabus posted to his web site outlining a "stress reduction policy" — which appears to have been satire.
The claim comes from a 2013 blog post about preparing for the collapse of civilization, but it is just as wrong now as it was then.
On Thursday August 10, BBC Radio 4’s “Today” broadcasted an interview in which Nigel Lawson commented on Al Gore’s new film sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”—and on Gore’s own interview on “Today” about that film. We asked scientist
McDonalds’ McRib Sandwiches Made From Inverted Pork Rectums-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Persistent claims that McDonalds’ McRib sandwiches made from inverted pork rectums surfaced in December 2016 and again in August 2017. The Truth: Althou
Rep. Lamar Smith said climate change “alarmists” ignore the “positive impacts” of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as increased food production and quality. But the impact of increased CO2 levels on agricultur
Getting to Know the Real John McCain by Burma Davis Posey-Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled, “Getting to Know the Real John McCain” by Burma Davis Posey began making the rounds in August 2017 after Senator McCain voted agai
Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers. FULL QUESTION Was Malia Obama fired from a job (or internship
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
Message claims that staring at a BBQ fire while wearing contact lenses can cause the lenses to melt and lead to permanent blindness. The post Contact Lens BBQ Warning Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
“For decades, the United States was operated and has operated a very low-skill immigration system. … This policy has placed substantial pressure on American workers, taxpayers and community resources. Among those hit the hardest in rece
President Donald Trump misleadingly cited a 23 percent decline in federal drug prosecutions between 2011 and 2016 to claim that the Obama administration ignored the opioid crisis. “So they looked at this scourge and they let it go by, and we̵
“My first order as President was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. It is now far stronger and more powerful than ever before.” –President Trump, in a tweet, Aug. 9, 2017 As part of his saber-rattling with North Korea,
John McCain Accidentally Voted “No” on Obamacare Repeal-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Senator John McCain accidentally voted against a GOP Senate bill to repeal Obamacare in July 2017, dooming the bill to failure The Truth: A self-described s
Child Miners Exploited for Electric Car Batteries-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Reports that child miners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, some as young as four years old, are forced to mine cobalt needed to make electric car batteries have
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at Forbes describes a study on the possible influence of Arctic sea ice loss on recent changes to a key portion of ocean circulation in the Atlantic Ocean. This Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulat
In a segment that aired on several local NBC news stations, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claim that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.̶
The actor James Woods tweeted a clip of former president Bill Clinton announcing a deal with North Korea, suggesting the current standoff was the fault of the former president. If you never do another thing this week, just listen to this li
“The Democrat-linked firm Fusion GPS actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that’s been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news.” –White House press secretary Sar
Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes too far when she says U.S. steelworkers were “left behind” last year by Republican leaders who killed her “buy America” bill. Baldwin’s bill would have required U.S. steel to be used on projects funded by the Drink
Nancy Pelosi in Fatal Car Accident, Tests Positive for Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was in a car accident and later tested positive for cocaine. The Truth: A series of reports published by a self-described R
Justin Bieber: Pedophiles Control the Evil Music Industry-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Justin Bieber told a Bible study class that pedophiles control the “evil” music industry in August 2017. The Truth: A website known for publishing fabrica
Q: Did President Donald Trump collapse while giving a speech in New Jersey? A: No. That story was published by a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER A story first published July 30 on ourlandofthefree.com falsely claimed that President Don