After being widely rebuked for his response to the deadly clashes in Charlottesville, Va., President Donald Trump fired back at one of his loudest critics, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said th
A California scientist told us that Breitbart's story on his team's 2013 study was "not an accurate use" of the information.
This year, SciCheck writer Vanessa Schipani has appeared on NBC10 in Philadelphia several times to discuss some of her stories. Tilapia On Aug. 13, Schipani discussed deceptive articles that claim bacon is healthier than tilapia. Many of these article
Muslims Demand Removal of “The Perfect Man” Billboard-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Muslim groups demanded that a “Perfect Man” billboard that’s critical of the Prophet Mohammad be taken down. The Truth: A
Unite the Right Organizer Jason Kessler Was Obama Supporter, Occupy Wall Street-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Jason Kessler, a right-wing blogger and organizer of the “Unite the Right” event in Charlottesville, was once a supp
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump said wages 'haven’t gone up for a long time,' but that's wrong It was hardly the most widely noticed remark in his Trump Tower lobby question-and-answer session on Aug. 15 -- that would be his comments
The incident took place in the city's historic Las Ramblas district.
The President also attacked Republican Senators who had been critical of his comments about white supremacists and neo-Nazis.
An authentic quote from Lincoln has attracted renewed attention, along with some commentary that oversimplifies his views on race.
President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is “spending a lot of money on the inner cities.” But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that b
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Alabama's Roy Moore says whole communities in Midwest are under Sharia law On the eve of his first-place finish in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama, Roy Moore -- a former Alabama judg
Sign at Swiss Hotel: Jewish Guests Must Shower Before Using Swimming Pool-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A sign posted at a hotel in Switzerland in August 2017 advised Jewish guests to shower before using the swimming pool, sparking accusations of anti-semi
The President appeared to cancel out his earlier unequivocal condemnation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, provoking widespread criticism.
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
A report by CBS News highlights a nearly 100 percent termination rate in the pregnancies of Icelandic women whose fetuses test positive for Down syndrome in genetic screenings, but some have mischaracterized this report.
President Donald Trump is defending his response to Saturday's racially-charged protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, but his combative exchange with reporters Tuesday at times mischaracterized the message and purpose of event
Q: Did President Trump cancel funding to build Barack Obama’s presidential library? A: No. That story originated on a satirical news site. All presidential libraries have been constructed using private or non-federal funds. FULL ANSWER On Aug.
The "Unite the Right" march in Charlottesville has brought the issue of white nationalism to the top of the nation’s agenda -- specifically, whether white nationalists are part of the White House staff. Remarks by liberal commentator Jo
Professor Ray Schneider: List of 59 Trump Accomplishments-Investigation Pending! Summary of eRumor: A list of 59 accomplishments by President Trump in the first seven months of his presidency that has been attributed to Ray Schneider, an associate pr
Do Not Accept Friend Request From James Woods on Facebook-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Social media users have been warned not to accept a friend request from James Woods on Facebook because he’s a hacker who can gain access to all of their contac
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
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
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
President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, about violent protests between white nationalists and those opposing them in Charlottesville, Va. Subsequently, Trump was criticized for not speaking more forcefully against the white nationalist
A photograph showing a KKK member being treated by an all-black emergency room staff was part of an advertising series, not a genuine historical image.
We found no evidence that the Russian president made this comment.
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
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
The professor had a syllabus posted to his web site outlining a "stress reduction policy" — which appears to have been satire.
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
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | No, the Obama administration didn't invent the term 'lone wolf' for terrorists Sebastian Gorka, a deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, is none too fond of the terrorism-fighting approach of former Pre
Police and prosecutors have offered no evidence that the fatal shooting of a Republican activist outside Philadelphia was politically motivated despite online stories that strongly suggest his assailant was inspired by hatred of President Donald Trump
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
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has opened a grand jury in Washington, D.C., for his investigation into Russian election meddling and possible coordination by Trump campaign associates, according to multiple news reports. We decided to review the signif
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
“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