Q: Did President Barack Obama commission a life-size bronze statue of himself to leave in the White House? A: No. That fake news story was “intended for entertainment purposes only.” FULL QUESTION Did President Obama have a bronze statue
Message warns recipients not to accept a friend request from Christopher Davies or Jessica Davies because they are hackers who can gain access to your computer and the computers of your friends as well. The post Christopher or Jessica Davies Hacker Hoa
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY In an article for Breitbart, author James Delingpole claims to provide 58 scientific papers published in 2017 that show global warming to be “a myth”. This claim is sourced entirely from a list on a blog called
Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates were involved in those efforts. “Russian President V
Q: Did a potential nominee for “chief scientist” at the U.S. Department of Agriculture call scientists “dumb, regular people” who “think dinosaurs actually existed and the Earth is somehow getting warmer”? A: No. Th
The lawsuit, filed by Democracy Partners, accuses Project Veritas of fraudulently gaining access to their property and illegally recording conversations.
A viral message on social media contains accurate information about how to access food for kids this summer.
Q: Did President Trump reinstate National Peace Officers Memorial Day? A: No. That claim was made in a fake news story that also falsely said the annual memorial for fallen officers was canceled by former President Obama. FULL QUESTION Did Trump rei
Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”? A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence
President Trump is Showing Signs of Dementia –Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Claims that President Trump is exhibiting signs of dementia in his speech and actions began circulating on social media in May 2017. The Truth: There’s no hard evi
Q: Does NASA pay $18,000 for people to stay in bed and smoke weed for 70 straight days? A: No. NASA conducts bed-rest studies, but it does not allow participants to smoke marijuana or even drink alcohol. FULL ANSWER Facebook users flagged a story wit
An order from the Saudi king allows women access to more services, barring a previous 'regulatory obligation' that requires them to have male guardianship.
A Florida student faces a felony count of accessing a computer without authorization after allegedly changing his grade in a university's computer system.
Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in
Although melting permafrost did cause flooding in the access tunnel to the vault, the vault itself was not breached and the seeds were not threatened or harmed.
Newt Gingrich claimed that a Democratic National Committee staffer “apparently was assassinated” after “having given WikiLeaks something like … 53,000 [DNC] emails and 17,000 attachments.” But there’s no evidence for his claim.
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order making it legal to hunt bald eagles? A: No. That bogus story was published by a fake news website. FULL QUESTION Did Trump OK hunting bald eagles? FULL ANSWER Don’t be fooled by the “AP”
On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201
Q: Were refugees, weapons and drugs found on a Clinton Foundation cargo ship? A: No. That is yet another story from a prolific satirical website. FULL QUESTION Did a Clinton Foundation cargo ship get caught smuggling people from Syria, drugs and il
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Summary In the weeks leading up to his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, President Donald Trump met with Comey on at least two occasions and discussed the FBI investigation of the Trump campaign. But Trump’s version of what was said at t
Message purporting to be from Australian internet service provider Bigpond claims that you must upgrade your account before you lose "all history access". The post Phishing Scam — ‘Upgrade Your Bigpond Account’ appeared first on Hoax
A malicious email, which has the subject "INVOICE Website customer", claims that you can click a link to access the invoice in Microsoft Word (doc) format. The post ‘Website Customer Invoice’ Malware Email appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
Q: Are sexual assault and rape preexisting conditions under the GOP health bill? A: No. The bill doesn’t identify any preexisting conditions, and it says insurers can’t deny coverage to individuals who have them. But insurers could charge mor
Q: Did President Donald Trump tweet that he will deport American Indians to India? A: No. This claim comes from a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Is it true that Trump tweeted that he will deport Native Indians back to India? FULL ANSWER President
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund
Blue Whale Suicide Challenge Behind Rash of Teen Deaths-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: An app called “Blue Whale” subjects users to a suicide challenge that claimed the life of at least 130 teen suicides in Russia over a short period of time,
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O
Circulating reports claim that cows have been fitted with 'windows' that allow researchers direct access to the rumens of the animals to monitor how food is processed. The post TRUE – ‘Researchers Monitoring Cow Digestion Through Windows in
Summary President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake: Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the N
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
Rep. Maxine Waters Paid Her Daughter $750,000 to Send Campaign Mailers-Mostly Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters has paid her daughter, Karen Waters, about $750,000 to send campaign mailers on behalf of the Cit
Summary When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to not ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in agriculture, both the EPA and its critics claimed “sound” or “solid” science supported their positions. Research does suggest chlorp
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam? A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites. FULL QUESTION Did the Supreme Court just shut down the teaching of Islam in our schools? Did J
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
On the morning of the special House election in Georgia, President Donald Trump fired off two tweets that were critical of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. Trump claimed Ossoff “will raise your taxes,” but we could find no evidence of Ossoff propos