Q: Was Sen. Kamala Harris “lying” when she tweeted about integration in the Berkeley public schools? A: No. The school district fully integrated in 1968, and Harris began attending school in 1969. FULL ANSWER Politicians on the left ha
Seven critically endangered black rhinos are dead following an attempt to move them from the capital to a national park hundreds of kilometers away.
Rep. Ateesha Nubbins Introduces Bill Banning Voters Over 60-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Ateesha Nubbins, a Democrat from Delaware, introduced legislation that would place an upper age limit on voting rights, banning voters older than 60. The
The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago
Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims, Democrats are not advocating open borders, not even the ones who are calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The small minority of Democrats in Congress calling for the end of ICE
Swift, who has been in bands such as The Shins, The Arcs and The Black Keys, has died at the age of 41.
A division of the American Library Association has voted to remove Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's book award over concerns with how the early-to-mid 20th century author portrayed blacks and Native Americans.
It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.
A fake news sites capitalized on controversy involving the comedian, claiming she adopted a black child from Africa to prove she wasn't racist.
Political leanings: Republican/Conservative Spending target: Undisclosed Americas PAC has traditionally specialized in making independent expenditures attempting to convince black and Hispanic voters to support Republican candidates, but the PAC says i
Video posted on Twitter showed the first lady, who wore a black sleeveless dress, strolling into the East Room accompanied by President Donald Trump.
At a campaign rally in Nashville, President Donald Trump repeated a bushelful of false and misleading claims, and added a few new ones: Trump said the individual mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act was “so unconstitutional.” The
President Trump hosted a campaign rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium in Tennessee's state capital in support of the U.S. Senate campaign of Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). Sponsor: White House Travel | Domestic Trip.This item belongs t
Tim Tebow Kneeled During the National Anthem to Protest Abortion-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Former NFL quarter back Tim Tebow kneeled during the national anthem to protest abortion and didn’t draw the same criticism as former quarterback Colin K
Q: Did the school shooter in Santa Fe, Texas wear an Antifa insignia? A: No. There is no evidence that he was a member of that loose organization of activists. FULL ANSWER Officials are still investigating the shooting that left 10 dead and 13 wou
Q: Did the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School confess “love for Obama”? A: No. That story was first published on a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER The alleged 17-year-old gunman who authorities say co
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This commentary published by The Wall Street Journal, written by Fred Singer, claims that warming (and therefore greenhouse gas emissions) has no effect on global sea level rise. Although Singer concedes the physic
Yale University police officers who responded to a call about a black graduate student who had fallen asleep in the common area of a campus residence admonished the white student who reported it.
Q: Did the two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks “settle for $2 million” from the city? A: No. The city agreed to pay the men $1 each and establish a $200,000 grant program for young entrepreneurs. The men also received an undisclose
Photo Shows What Tick Eggs Look Like-Reported as Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A photo making the rounds on social media shows a tick eggs and warns viewers to burn it if they see it. The Truth: This photo has been circulating since at least 2015, a
President Donald Trump claimed a memo that former FBI Director James Comey gave to a friend “in order to get a special counsel against me” was “all classified … totally classified.” That’s wrong. It was unclassified
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Fact-checking the Donald Trump, Kanye bromance President Donald Trump took to the airwaves to tout his budding bromance with rapper Kanye West. The hosts of Fox & Friends asked Trump during an April
Several dubious web sites complained about a "media blackout" surrounding Jason Fitzsimons' death after he criticized a Parkland shooting survivor.
Political leanings: Republican/Pro-President Trump Spending target: Unknown Great America PAC was formed in February 2016 to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. As a so-called “Carey committee” — a traditional poli
Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns, but the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says she's "constantly concerned" about her children's safety.
Starbucks, moving swiftly to confront a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours to conduct racial-bias training.
Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours to conduct racial-bias training.
Starbucks wants to add training for store managers on "unconscious bias" as activists held more protests at a Philadelphia store where two black men were arrested after employees said they were trespassing.
The CEO of Starbucks arrived in Philadelphia hoping to meet with two black men who were arrested when the coffee chain's employees called 911 and said they were trespassing.
Q: Was the first family attacked by a terrorist during the Easter holiday weekend? A: No. That’s a misrepresentation of an act of vandalism at Trump International Golf Club. FULL ANSWER Several of Donald Trump’s properties have been deface
The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time, and black holes that his book "A Brief History of Time" became an international bestseller.
In a campaign speech supporting the Republican candidate in a special House election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, President Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements on a range of topics, from drug smuggling to the stock marke
In the wake of the Florida school shooting, politicians have raised concern over the influence of violent video games and films on young people, with the president claiming they’re “shaping young people’s thoughts.” Scientists s
President Donald Trump and some members of Congress met Feb. 28 at the White House for a freewheeling discussion on how to reduce gun violence at schools. The meeting came two weeks after the mass shooting in Florida in which 17 people were killed, in
Q: Was Malia Obama arrested for attacking an elderly white woman? Did the arresting police officer mysteriously die? A: No. Those false stories originated on websites that claim to publish satire. FULL ANSWER Former first daughter Malia Obama was not
A law barring the open carry of loaded firearms was passed in 1967 with the support of the National Rifle Association, after armed Black Panthers "invaded" the California state capitol earlier that year.
Burt Minor, a candidate for the Illinois state legislature, reportedly asked a black GOP candidate for attorney general if she was a "lesbo" or offended by the n-word.
Contrary to spin from White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, the indictments handed down last week against 13 Russians for meddling in U.S. elections show they clearly supported one candidate over another in the 2016 presidential genera
Q: Are Philip Morris “Marlboro M” brand marijuana cigarettes now for sale in four U.S. states? A: No. That claim comes from a 2014 satirical story. It has recently resurfaced without the satire label. FULL ANSWER Philip Morris does not s
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at CNN reports on a new study that calculates the acceleration of sea level rise that has become apparent in the record of satellite measurements, which began in 1993. Because the satellite record is s