Trump misleadingly suggested Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein may be biased against him because Rosenstein “is from Baltimore” and “there are very few Republicans in Baltimore.” Rosenstein, who has testified that he is
President Donald Trump emphasized that an attorney who met with his eldest son during the 2016 presidential campaign was a “Russian lawyer” and “not a [Russian] government lawyer.” That may be true, but it doesn’t change t
Q: Were Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s daughters arrested for smuggling cocaine into the U.S.? A: No. That story and several spin-offs were intended as satire. FULL QUESTION Were Nancy Pelosi’s daughters really arrested for drug possession? FULL ANSWER
Nancy Pelosi’s Daughters Arrested for Selling Cocaine-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s daughters, Julie and Nicole Pelosi, were arrested for trafficking cocaine and other drugs in July 2017. The Truth: A we
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This story in The Atlantic by Robinson Meyer describes a new study on the distribution of economic impacts that result from continued climate change in the United States. The study finds that the impacts would not
Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say President Donald Trump has the “legal ability and right to cancel and disband” the Supreme Court? A: No. That’s a made-up quote from a satirical story. FULL ANSWER Facebook users
Scammers posing as court officials or police officers are calling people and claiming that they have missed a scheduled jury duty date and must pay an immediate fine or face serious legal consequences. The post Jury Duty Phone Scams appeared first on H
Republicans are spinning their health care bills’ impact on Medicaid: Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey made the questionable claim that under the Senate bill “no one loses coverage” gained under the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid
The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate health care bill would increase the number of uninsured Americans by 22 million in 2026 — a figure that both sides in the debate are distorting: Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claims the bil
Sen. Rand Paul, who opposes the Republican Senate health care bill, says subsidies “are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current Obamacare law.” But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the aver
Canada Legalizes Sex With Animals, Most Beastiality Legal-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: In a bizarre move, Canada has legalized most sexual acts with animals. The Truth: In 2016, the Supreme Court of Canada overturned British Columbia man’s
“Repeat sex offenders pose an especially grave risk to children. ‘When convicted sex offenders reenter society, they are much more likely than any other type of offender to be rearrested for a new rape or sexual assault.’” –Su
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he glossed over relevant facts in defense of his client: Sekulow repeatedly said Trump fired FBI Dir
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Did Saudis spend money on Trump hotels? Yes Attorney General Karl Racine of the District of Columbia said foreign governments are trying to curry favor with the president of the United States, and they’re
President Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm about the Russia investigation. He accused his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton of obstruction of justice (without any evidence) and blamed others for his firing of FBI Director James Comey (even though Trump
Q: Did Sen. Chuck Schumer resign? Was Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired? Are the Clintons divorcing? Is Monica Lewinsky dead? A: No. Each claim was made by the same website that writes “fiction as fact.” FULL ANSWER Sen. Chuck Schumer
Muslim Invasion: Email Claims UK Overrun by Muslim Minority-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A forwarded email with the subject line, “How the British Have Passively Succumbed to the Muslim Invasion,” argues that the country’s numbe
EXPLAINER A June 12th Winnipeg Free Press story titled “U of M climate change study postponed due to climate change” describes a climate study delayed by unusual sea ice conditions around Newfoundland that necessitated the reassignment of
A Florida bakery claims faulty cake pans created a dessert disaster and has taken the pan-maker to court.
ICE Raids Dozes of Convenience Stores in St. Louis-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Federal ICE agents raided dozens of convenience stores in the St. Louis area in May 2017, resulting in 35 indictments. The Truth: Federal ICE agents took part in a raid on
Big Tobacco Must Pay: Get $2,300 in Tax-Free Payments Per Month-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A rumor that big tobacco must pay $206 billion in a Master Settlement Agreement linked to a lawsuit from 1998 claims that individuals, even non-smokers, could b
Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay Arrested, Dies in Custody-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Democratic Senator Hal Lindsay was arrested by the DEA over the weekend and was later killed while in protective custody. The Truth: A self-described fake news we
Since July 2016, the FBI has been investigating the Russian government’s attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election, including whether President Donald Trump’s campaign associates were involved in those efforts. “Russian President V
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article at Breitbart argues that World Health Organization rankings of particulate matter air quality show that the United States is not one of the biggest polluters in the context of the Paris Agreement. Scie
In the wake of another terrorist attack in Britain, President Donald Trump fired off several tweets about the need for his court-blocked travel ban, contradicting statements from members of his own administration and distorting the facts in the process
Despite what his spokesman, administration officials, lawyers, courts and others call it, President Donald Trump has made it clear that his controversial immigration executive order is definitely a "TRAVEL BAN!" "People, the lawyer
According to a post that is being shared on Facebook, you can click to get two free tickets courtesy of Australian airline Jetstar. Supposedly, Jetstar is giving away the tickets as a means of celebrating its anniversary. The post ‘Get Two Free
“I don’t know who the people are that would put us into a NAFTA, which was so one-sided. … Wilbur [Ross, the secretary of commerce] will tell you that, you know, like, at the court in Canada, we always lose. Well, the judges are three
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
A widely criticized immigrant investor program is back in the spotlight after the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, courted investors for a family real estate project. Nicole Meyer, Kushner’s s
President Trump's executive order banning travelers from certain countries from entering the U.S. met with stiff questioning in federal court.
A federal judge in Alabama agreed to allow a predominantly white community to form their own school district if they can meet requirements aimed at desegregation, but the ruling is being challenged in court.
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
A series of fake news articles portrayed Trump defending Jehovah's Witnesses after a Russian court labeled the group extremist.
President Donald Trump marked the week leading up to his 100th day in office by signing an executive order to reconsider the protected status of millions of acres of land and ocean seabed. Trump’s April 26 order covered more than 20 large parcels
Summary President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake: Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the N
In a sign that it’s never too early to start planning for re-election, President Donald Trump’s campaign released an ad on May 1 -- approximately 1,360 days before the 2020 election -- to tout the accomplishments of his first 100 days
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som