Maxine Waters: Pray for Muslims Following London Attacks-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters of California called for prayers for the safety of Muslims in London following a terrorist attack there, saying that inaction on climate change
An account parodying the Congresswoman sent the tweet in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Are Nicaragua and Syria the only countries not to sign Paris Agreement? Just a few hours before President Donald Trump was set to announce whether he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate
A hoax article appeared to report that a man from Katy, Texas hired a prostitute and was subsequently shocked to learn the woman was his wife.
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
Dropping the Hammer on James Comey- Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled “Dropping the Hammer on Comey” has appeared in forwarded emails and on social media. The Truth: The widely circulated “Dropping the Hammer on Co
A disturbing video purportedly showing two men lynching a black woman is not related to the death of Kendra Shanice Reid.
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
Why did President Donald Trump fire FBI Director James Comey? The president and top administration officials have offered contradictory accounts in recent days: The official White House statement on May 9 said Trump “acted based on the clear rec
Democrats have stressed that the GOP’s American Health Care Act would increase health insurance premiums, while Republicans have said it would lower them, both citing the Congressional Budget Office. Which is it? A little of both. Rep. Steny Hoye
The fitness guru has sued the National Enquirer, its online outlet, and its parent company over stories that claimed he is living as a transgender woman.
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,
Saudi Arabia Censor Angela Merkel’s Hair on Television-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A state television station in Saudi Arabia censored the uncovered hair of Angela Merkel during a report about the German chancellor’s visit to the country. T
Message that circulates via email and social media claims that a woman died after catching Leptospirosis from dried rat urine on the lid of a soda can. The post Leptospirosis Death Warning Hoax – Rat Urine on Soda Can Top appeared first on Hoax-S
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Ivanka Trump, in new book, says women are primary earners in 40% of households Despite the large number of women in the American workforce, society still treats them as an "anomaly," first daughter Iv
Prayer Requests for Dakota, Boy Airlifted with Repeated Seizures –Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests for a boy named Dakota who was suffering from continuous seizures and was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas made the rounds on soci
After Hit-and-Run, Sarah Palin Emerges from Coma, Identifies Attackers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in a coma after a hit-and-run, and she later emerged from the coma to identify her attackers. The Truth: False repor
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
A fake news item about a woman's death while taking an "alligator selfie" was mistaken for legitimate reporting.
Social media rumors hold that Saudi woman Dina Ali Lasloom was intercepted in an attempt to seek asylum in Australia and faces dangerous repercussions.
Elizabeth Warren Pays Female Staffers Less than Men-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren pays female staffers less than male staffers despite her strong support for equal pay. The Truth: Claims that Elizabeth Warren pays fem
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump flubs how unemployment is calculated At a town hall with CEOs, President Donald Trump revived some of his longstanding concerns about how the nation’s unemployment statistics are calculated. Appear
Body of Missing White House Intern Margaret Sanguay Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The body of missing Margaret Sanguay, a White House intern who has been missing since 1994, was found hidden in the same burial plot as former White House counsel V
International media is reporting that the maid's employer was arrested for filming the woman fall instead of helping her.
A woman traveling from Colorado says two girls were barred from flying until they changed their clothes.
The father of a Florida woman said her homeowner's association ordered the removal of her Blue Lives Matter flag due to a complaint it was "racist."
“Congresswoman McSally is encouraged that the American Health Care Act includes provisions she fought for: It keeps in place coverage of pre-existing conditions, allows young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until ag
Fake Xanax Pill Kills Nine in Florida; 50 Times Stronger than Heroin-Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Authorities have warned that fake Xanax pills have killed nine people in Florida and contain Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger
President Donald Trump says his agenda is all about “jobs, jobs, jobs.” But at a rally in Nashville, and a speech earlier the same day in Detroit, Trump made several misleading claims about jobs, and the effect he has had on them since taki
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price claimed that under the GOP health care plan, “I firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially.” But there are plenty of reasons to doubt that. Price made the claim on NBC’s
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency told CNBC that he “would not agree” that “human activity,” or carbon dioxide emissions, is the “primary contributor” to global warming. But climate scientists say it
Heads Up: Bills Introduced While Americans Were Distracted by ‘Russian Spy Drama’-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A message circulating across social media, discussion forums and forwarded emails warns that while Americans were
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Why the White House defense of Trump wiretap accusation is misleading President Donald Trump’s White House offered dubious explanations on the Sunday shows to defend Trump’s Twitter accusation that f
Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his Senate confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. As a point of contrast, McCaskill said, she had
Q: Is President Trump giving $612 to all working Americans and their families? A: No. That claim originated from a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Is it true that Trump is giving every man, woman and child that is working $612.00? FULL ANSWER The Wh
7-year-old Girl Gets Breast Implants-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A report of a 7-year-old girl who got breast implants has stirred controversy. The Truth: False reports of a 7-year0ld girl who got breast implants can be traced back to a well-known fa
The anti-tax Club for Growth claims in a TV ad that a key Republican tax proposal “will” cost “middle-class families” $1,700 in higher prices. That’s baloney. Economists generally believe the proposal wouldn’t affe
Predators Using Shirts on Windshields as Bait-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A widely shared Facebook post warns that carjackers or sexual predators could throw a shirt on the windshields of their victims’ cars as bait. The Truth: Like previous war
Swedish authorities and criminologists say President Donald Trump is exaggerating crime in Sweden as a result of its liberal policy of accepting refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern countries. Statistics show there has been an uptick in some
Russian pranksters claimed they pulled phone pranks on Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Maxine Waters by impersonating the Ukrainian prime minister.