On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump made some questionable claims about the U.S. intelligence community’s finding that Russia hacked into U.S. political organizations to interfere in the 2
ANTIFA Protesters Sabotage Emergency Services, Snip Fiber Optic Cables-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: ANTIFA protesters sabotaged emergency services in California and Arizona by snipping fiber optic cables used by emergency responders. The Truth: False r
Psychiatrist Dr. Keith Albow on President Trump’s Sanity: Trump is Stone Cold Sane-Authorship Confirmed! Summary of eRumor: A letter by Dr. Keith Albow said President Trump is “stone cold sane” and that “there’s a genius i
A controversial European Union court decision about vaccines raises two interesting scientific questions: How do scientists decide whether vaccines can cause conditions such as autism or multiple sclerosis? And how certain can they be when they make
Congressman Trey Gowdy Found Beaten, Placed in Medically-Induced Coma-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Congressman Trey Gowdy was found badly beaten and bloodied after being dragged from his congressional office in Washington, D.C., in June 2017 — and pol
Bernie Sanders Under FBI Investigation for Bank Fraud-Reported as Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, are under FBI investigation. It’s been reported that Jane falsified bank documents in a land acquisiti
Every now and then, we come across a claim that just doesn’t seem to go away — no matter how factually inaccurate or misleading. This iteration has to do with a pledge from then-candidate Barack Obama and nearly a decade’s worth of Republican att
Rebecca Burger died of a heart attack 18 June 2017 after part of a whipped cream canister struck her in the chest.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | White House tweet wrongly says Obamacare led to fewer insurance options In its drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the Trump administration turned to Twitter with
As Senate Republicans move closer to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have ramped up their attacks against the secrecy Republicans have used to write the bill -- and have particularly targeted the hypocrisy of Republican lawma
“Americans will lose their health coverage because of his proposal. And it is a job loser. Estimated to be 1.8 million jobs lost. Donald Trump is a job loser.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, remarks to reporters. June 9, 2017 R
Opponents of the Republican House health care bill are claiming its provisions on preexisting conditions reach further than they actually do. A TV ad from AARP says “insurers can charge thousands more” for preexisting conditions under the
Muslim Invasion: Email Claims UK Overrun by Muslim Minority-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email with the subject line, “How the British Have Passively Succumbed to the Muslim Invasion,” argues that the country’s numbe
“Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9
Q: Was the Clinton Foundation ordered to cease operations and Chelsea Clinton charged with fraud? A: No. Those baseless claims were made up by a self-described “satirical” website. FULL QUESTION Has the Clinton Foundation been found to h
The twin towers and another building at the World Trade Center were destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks due to fires started by the crashed jets, not controlled demolitions
Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay Arrested, Dies in Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay was arrested by the DEA over the weekend and was later killed while in protective custody. The Truth: A self-described fake news we
A misleading article twists standard practice for the Queen into an attack on Sadiq Khan and gets important details wrong.
After former FBI Director James Comey testified about his private conversations with President Donald Trump regarding the agency’s Russia investigation, the president’s lawyer gave a brief statement that contained inaccurate and disputed cl
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
Warning: ISIS Sending invites to WhatsApp Interschools Group-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: ISIS is using a WhatsApp group called “Interschools” as a recruitment tool; users are not able to exit the group once they join, and ISIS can use it
Rumors that Sadiq Khan defended the 11 September 2001 attackers were spread alongside an unrelated video following the 3 June 2017 attacks in London.
In the wake of another terrorist attack in Britain, President Donald Trump fired off several tweets about the need for his court-blocked travel ban, contradicting statements from members of his own administration and distorting the facts in the process
Rep. Clay Higgins' Facebook post in response to June 2017 terror attacks in London has received mixed responses.
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
Campaigns on GoFundMe and other crowdfunding sites have raised more than $1 million on behalf of victims of the attack and their families.
Hillary Clinton Met with Manchester Bomber’s Father-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo claims to show Hillary Clinton meeting with Ramadan Abedi, the father of a terrorist who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, in May
Ariana Grande Said “Islam is Love” at Clinton Campaign Rally-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande said “Islam is love” during a campaign rally for Hillary Clinton in 2016, a remark that resurfaced after ISIS claime
Ariana Grande Said She Hates America, Disrespects Flag- Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande has said that she hates Americans and can be seen disrespecting the American flag in a picture. The Truth: Ariana Grande was caught
Investigators are hunting for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers.
A popular internet meme holding that members of the Masai tribe donated cows to the United States after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks is accurate.
The United States' top intelligence official says the U.S. government has not yet verified that the Islamic State group is responsible for the Manchester attack.
An apparent suicide bomber attacked an Ariana Grande concert on 22 May 2017, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
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
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
An explosive Washington Post story published May 15, 2017, accused President Donald Trump of sharing "code-word" classified information with the Russian ambassador to the United States and its foreign minister during an Oval Office meeting. T
Pastor Eaten By Crocodile While Walking on Water Like Jesus-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Pastor Jonathan Mthethwa or Pastor Jeremiah Mahlangu (depending on the version) was eaten by crocodiles in South Africa while trying to demonstrate to congregan
Critics say the order threatens to lead to a "haphazard patchwork of fixes" regarding how to deter online attacks.
Bill Clinton’s Love Child, Danney Williams, Found Dead-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A man named Danney Williams who’s rumored to be Bill Clinton’s love child was found dead under suspicious circumstances. The Truth: A self-described f
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