Election officials in a majority black Georgia county has voted to scrap a widely condemned proposal to eliminate most of their polling places.
Regular readers of this site are doubtlessly familiar with notorious fake news website YourNewsWire.com. Over the years we have debunked countless stories from it, and we are not the only fact checking website that regularily took aim at hoaxe
Many Elba fans have campaigned for the star of "The Wire" and "Luther" to be the first black Bond.
The black teen's slaying has never drawn much attention, even as federal and state authorities in the past 15 years have re-opened investigations of racially motivated killings from the civil rights era.
President Donald Trump's renewed criticism of NFL protests prompted the re-emergence on social media of a controversy regarding the 2014 police shooting of a black man in Ohio.
Will Whoopi Goldberg be the next to play the iconic Agent 007, aka James Bond? No, that's not true: the "news" was made up by a British satire website in response to renewed rumors that black actor Idris Elba was being considered for the role
Q: Did France pass “a law saying having sex with a child is okay”? A: No. The country already didn’t have a legal consent age. The new law makes it easier to file rape charges against adults who have sex with those 15 or younger.
Did Lwellan Dowd, head of the L.A. Education Department, make it mandatory to include "Effective Masturbation Techniques" into the Sex Education curriculum? Of course not, that's fake news. The origin of the rumor was a meme put out by a liber
On Sunday August 5, 2018 a fake news website using the URL yahoonews-us.com and a logo from Yahoo! News ran a death hoax about actor Michael J. Fox. Lead Stories was the first fact checking website to debunk the story: Fake News: Beloved Acto
Was a van full of illegals caught illegally casting ballots in the Ohio special election? No, that's not true: a story circulating online that made this claim was posted by a satirical website that tries to trick conservatives and Republicans
Summary President Donald Trump has embarked on a string of political rallies around the country to support Republican candidates and tout his accomplishments as president. These speeches are often sprinkled with a regular roster of false and misleading
Does 56-year-old George Hamilton from Gloucester in the U.K. suffer from a rare medical condition that causes him to defecate through his mouth? No, that's not true: the site that originally posted the story is full of sh*t, it is not true.
Did the last rhinoceros in the world just die and are they now officially extinct? No, despite the claims in a clickbait article, the last black rhino did not die after a transfer to a new reserve in Kenya. While it is true several black rhino
Did an illegal immigrant named Baracco Clintez destroy Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? No, that's not true: the perpetrator was made up by a satirical left-wing Facebook page and his description was designed to match every s
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.