On October 31 2019, a Facebook page shared a text-based status update asserting that gender reveals had caused more deaths than antifascist protesters, popularly referred to as “antifa”: That status update appeared to reference a gender
Rumors of a “false flag” terror attack in Seattle on November 3 2019 spiked in popularity in specific shadowy corners of social media in late October 2019, although by that point, the highly specious claims were several weeks old. A Septem
Were 7,200 jobs cut at CNN, Huffington Post and BuzzFeed in 2019? Or maybe if you include Vice? No, that's not true: a viral video claiming that specifc number of jobs were lost at CNN, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Vice and "other ultra left win
Q: Did President Donald Trump donate $1 million to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas? A: Despite social media claims to the contrary, there is no evidence of such a donation. He did, however, donate to relief efforts in 2017 after Hurricane Harv
On August 7 2019, musician Tommy Lee shared a screenshot of a longer post to Twitter, commentary in which he purportedly began “You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again”: pic.twitter.com/XLT4DQJo5b &mda
Was American tourist Andrew Stevens harpooned to death by fishermen in the Philippines while wearing a mermaid costume? No, that's not true: the story was made up by a Canadian entertainment website that makes a living by publishing fictional
In her campaign speeches, Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I’ve got a plan for that.” She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” an annual wealth
On June 23 2019, the Facebook page “Just Disney” shared a meme which claimed that the late Don Rickles’ Mr. Potato Head character appeared in the feature film Toy Story 4 — despite his death in April 2017: Beneath a sti
Did actor Kevin Chamberlin pass away following a cardiac arrest? No, that's not true: rumors of his death are circulating on social media but he took to twitter himself to reassure everyone he did not die. A post has been circulating in the fo
This concept art could earn "Lilo and Stitch" a not-so-Disney G-rating.
Over a quarter of a million Facebook users have shared a purported giveaway shared by the page “Santorini Holidays” (archived here) in April 2019. A featured album of (admittedly beautiful) pictures is captioned as follows: We’re goi
Last year, the Trump administration announced a “zero tolerance” border policy that resulted in children being separated from their parents who were detained for entering the U.S. illegally. Yet President Donald Trump recently claimed that “P
If you are a fan of pranks and jokes today is undoubtedly the day you have been waiting for. Here is a roundup of some of the funniest or weirdest April Fools jokes we have spotted today, in no particular order. Note: we are not fact checking
In 2015, the following content (archived here), an apparent Tumblr screenshot describing the purported backstory for the preschool book series and television show Max & Ruby, started to circulate on social media: Underneath a still from Max &am
Naughty images don't appear in Disney movies as often as some people seem to think.
In December 2018, claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had once deemed the holiday classic film It’s a Wonderful Life to be “communist propaganda” circulated on various social media sites: Fun Fact: Months after It’
Sounds like the updated version of the Disney classic will need to be a catered affair.
Will the character Simba in the remake of The Lion King scheduled for 2019 be vegan? No, that's not true: a fauxtire site copied it from a satire site and the joke went massively viral but that doesn't make it real. The story went viral becau
The “Star Wars” franchise was not immune from the sort of controversy that has seeped into every tiny nook and cranny of the American public discourse, thanks to the ubiquity of social media and those who wish to exploit conflicts in order to create chaos. In that vein, the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi was […]
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The Disney-Pixar animated sequel has prompted safety concerns among some viewers.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump shirt on Whoopi Goldberg is doctored A viral image on Facebook purported to show Whoopi Goldberg wearing a shirt with a cartoon of President Donald Trump firing a gun at himself, but the image w
Q: Did singer Miley Cyrus accuse President Trump’s fans of “destroying” her career? A: No. There is no record of the singer making such claims. FULL ANSWER In Miley Cyrus’ hit 2013 song “Wrecking Ball,” the pop singer excla
Q: Has the International Astronomical Union reclassified Pluto as a “major planet”? A: No. That claim was originally published years ago as an April Fool’s joke. FULL ANSWER In 2006, the International Astronomical Union amended th
Ivanka Trump’s new book for working women with families intertwines a few lessons from the first daughter’s real estate career with a heap of borrowed advice. Far from President Donald Trump’s off-the-cuff style, Women Who Work
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ivanka Trump's new book includes quote falsely (and frequently) attributed to John Quincy Adams Ivanka Trump’s new book Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success leans on a litany of inspirational quotes
An April Fool's Day joke led to controversy about Simba's sexual identity in a new version of Disney's 'The Lion King.'
‘My Friend Cayla’ Doll Being Hacked, Used for Espionage-Truth! & Disputed! Summary of eRumor: A doll called “My Friend Cayla” contains a connected bluetooth listening device that is being used to spy on children and record
Rosemary Labonte Letter to the Editor: New Immigrants vs Old Immigrants-Opinion! Summary of eRumor: David Labonte has forwarded a letter to the editor written by his wife, Rosemary Labonte, about “new immigrants.” The Truth: Rosemary Labont