St. Mary's County Sheriff spokeswoman Cpl. Julie Yingling says there have been injuries, but she didn't know how many or the severity. She said she had "no information" about potential fatalities.
Q: Are Coca-Cola and Nestlé preparing to privatize a major South American water source? A: No. The vast Guarani Aquifer is managed by the four countries that sit on top of it. FULL ANSWER One of the world’s largest underground water reserves is
Q: Did a U.S. judge invalidate the results of Pennsylvania’s special election due to “wide-scale voter fraud”? A: No. That’s a fictitious story first posted on a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER Many political observer
The Congresswoman was 88 when she passed away, days after falling in her residence.
Funeral Home Employee Accidentally Cremated While Taking a Nap-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A funeral home employee was accidentally cremated while taking a nap on a stretcher after working a 16-hour shift. The Truth: A website that describes is content
In observing that “every type of energy has consequences,” Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claimed the “carbon footprint on wind [energy] is significant.” In fact, wind power’s carbon footprint is among the smallest of any energy
No, a tornado did not carry an Oklahoma mobile home and a woman named Dorothy nearly 130 miles to Kansas
Maria Bartiromo: “The president actually has a lot of women in his administration.” Lara Trump: “Yes, the most of any president I believe, and, one of the, I think the first, to have a woman in charge of the campaign, so there
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
Q: Is California planning to “automatically register illegal immigrants to vote”? A: No. The headline making that claim is false and misrepresents the law in California. FULL ANSWER It’s true that California has taken considerable steps to prote
A meme featuring a quote from the former Minnesota congresswoman is a hoax.
Summary In a preview of this fall’s midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans are airing TV ads in Pennsylvania’s special House election and in swing congressional districts across the country that stretch the facts about the impact of
President Donald Trump often likes to boast about his ability to negotiate better deals for the government. This week, the boast was the cost of a new embassy in Jerusalem, and it was a doozy. “Two hundred and fifty thousand dollars versus a billion
In the March 13 special House election in Pennsylvania, a pair of Republican Party TV ads attack Democratic candidate Conor Lamb as a weak prosecutor who can’t be trusted. But the GOP’s evidence is flimsy and misleading. Both ads fault Lamb
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | NRA's Loesch cherry-picks terrorism deaths in France to argue against assault weapon ban With even some Republicans talking about an assault rifle ban, the National Rifle Association has been quick to reject t
A tweet posted in 2010 by NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch about a fired CNN reporter was criticized several years later as anti-Semitic.
Circulating social media message claims a little girl went missing in an ASDA store but was later found in the store's toilets where a "foreign man and woman" were changing her clothes and cutting her hair. The post ASDA Attempted Kidnapping Hoax appea
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
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt suggests that global warming isn’t necessarily “a bad thing” because “humans have most flourished during times of … warming.” But recent years have been the warmest
An Ohio woman has been reunited with her wedding dress 32 years after a dry cleaner mix-up.
Q: Was a Black Lives Matter activist sued after stealing millions of dollars in donations? A: No. That scandal was made up by a website that calls itself satirical. FULL ANSWER Black Lives Matter, a movement against systemic racism, began in 2013 aft
Q: Is Rep. Adam Schiff’s sister married to the son of George Soros? A: No. The congressman doesn’t even have a sister. FULL QUESTION Was Adam Schiff’s sister Melissa married to George Soros’ son Robert? FULL ANSWER Democratic R
Rep. Adam Schiff’s Sister Married George Soros’ Son-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff’s sister is married to George Soros’ son, explaining the California Democrat’s vocal opposition to President Trump. The
“It would ban abortion after 20 weeks, with no exception to protect a woman’s health and no exceptions for survivors of rape and incest.” — Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.), in Twitter and Facebook posts about a bill banning ab
A woman who was forced to marry her rapist when she was 11 helped inspire the Florida Senate to unanimously pass a bill that would end child marriage in the state.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence ridiculed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for likening $1,000 bonuses paid to some employees as a result of the GOP tax cuts to “crumbs.” Pelosi says the “crumbs” comment was com
Nancy Pelosi Scolds Lawmaker for Standing for Trump at State of the Union-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi can bee seen scolding a fellow member of Congress for standing for President Donald Trump during his State of the Union address
Facebook Users Warn About Tamiflu Side Effects in Children, Including Homicidal Tendencies-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Facebook user Heather Hanford described her son, Isaac’s, reaction to Tamiflu. Also, Facebook user Melissa Rodriguez said her
Q: Did Dolly Parton say, “Trump in one year is already better than 16 years of Bush, Obama put together?” A: No. A public relations consultant said that on a Breitbart radio show. FULL ANSWER Brett Decker, a consultant at a Washington D.C. p
“Hi, I Am Donna Hylton,” by Women’s March Speaker Who Murdered 60-year-old Man-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: A meme titled “Hi, I Am Donna Hylton” recounts the past of a Women’s March speaker who allegedly tortur
A jealous ex-boyfriend killed four people at a car wash in Pennsylvania, while a woman hiding in the back of a truck suffered minor injuries.
In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews a White House talking point about the increase in the number of women employees on the president’s watch. During a women’s event at the White House earlier this month, Pres
President Donald Trump and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway have been boasting lately about the increase in the number of women employees on the president’s watch as a sign of economic progress. But this is a misleading talking point. It
The body of an apparently wealthy woman was found decades ago during renovations on the Barfuesser Church in Basel. Her identity was a mystery.
The woman had supposedly disappeared after being abruptly dismissed in 1985 and was reportedly pregnant at the time of her death.
Congress is trying to agree on a bipartisan plan on what to do about DACA, after the Trump administration announced a “wind-down” of the program on Sept. 5, 2017. Lawmakers face a March 5 deadline set by the president to come up with a legi
A woman who worked for Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her, an allegation the actor has vigorously denied.
Q: Were three Democratic state senators arrested in New Jersey for running a prostitution ring? A: No. The senators named in the story don’t even exist. FULL ANSWER Sixty-three cases of sex trafficking were reported in the state of New Jersey in
What exactly did President Donald Trump say at a Jan. 11 White House meeting on immigration? At the meeting, Lindsey Graham, a Republican, presented a bipartisan plan to remove the threat of deportation for the 689,800 people who were illegally brough
President Donald Trump often dismisses news stories or media outlets that he doesn’t like as “fake news.” How often? A database of his public remarks contains 320 references last year to “fake news.” Usually, it’s a