In an interview with The Sun in England, President Donald Trump claimed “the GDP since I’ve taken over has doubled and tripled.” It hasn’t. Not even close. Trump’s false claim was made to support his argument that the U.S. sho
Q: Were the victims of a New Jersey home explosion tied to an investigation into the Clinton Foundation? A: No. A viral conspiracy theory is spreading that claim without any evidence. Investigators told us they “found no evidence of foul play&
At the NATO summit in Brussels, President Donald Trump made several false statements about the defense spending of the member countries. The president falsely said “prior to last year” the amount other NATO countries spent on defense ̶
Stores Recall Frozen Vegetables After Listeria Outbreak Kills Nine-Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Social media posts warn that grocery stores have recalled frozen vegetables after a listeria outbreak killed nine. The Truth: Supermarkets in Austria, Den
Q: Did The New York Times say in 1984 that Donald Trump would be “our best president”? A: No. That year The New York Times published a magazine story featuring Trump’s early success as a businessman, not his political potential.
North Korea said that high-level talks with a U.S. delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were "regrettable" and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This article in the Daily Mail describes recent record warmth occurring in a number of different places. But while the article is correct to note that climate change results in more frequent and stronger heatwaves,
According to this email, which purports to be from the UK's HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), you only have 48 hours to click a link and claim an outstanding tax refund. The post HMRC ‘Reimbursements are Available’ Tax Refund Phishing Scam ap
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
This email, which purports to be from the UK's HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ), claims that your submission was received but failed data checks and could not be accepted. The post Bogus HMRC ‘Unsuccessful Submission’ Emails Point to Ma
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY This opinion published by the Financial Post, written by economist Ross McKitrick, claims that Earth’s climate is much less sensitive to additions of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide than climate scientists t
Q: Has Stormy Daniels announced she’s running for president? A: No. That false headline is based on a question she asked in jest. FULL ANSWER Adult film star Stormy Daniels continues to challenge President Donald Trump in public and in court o
Robert De Niro Was Part of an International Child Prostitution Ring-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Robert De Niro was connected to an international prostitution ring that used children. The Truth: Authorities investigating a French “call-girl
According to a post that is currently circulating rapidly on Facebook, you can click to get 5 free tickets for the popular UK theme park Alton Towers. Supposedly, the tickets are being given away as a means of celebrating the theme park's 39th annivers
FBI’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Prevent Russian Malware-Truth! Summary of eRumor: After taking control of a domain used in a massive Russian cyberattack, the FBI urged internet users to reboot their routers. The Truth: The U.S. Depart
During a recent hearing on the role of innovation in addressing climate change, several Republicans made faulty claims about the climate, past and present: Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks falsely claimed river sediment deposits and rocks falling from cliffs ca
In a morning tweetstorm on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump misquoted James Clapper. Trump claimed the former intelligence director said, “Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING on his campaign,” when, in fact, Clappe
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
Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan break campaign finance laws in a meeting with donor Sheldon Adelson? A: No. He met with Adelson (which is legal), but there’s no evidence he solicited a $30 million donation for a Republican super PAC (which would
Maxine Waters Says First Move As President Would Be to Impeach Trump-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters said her first move as president would be to impeach President Trump during an interview with Anderson Cooper. The Truth: Maxine Wa
4Syrian Man With 4 Wives, 23 Kids Gets $360,000 Per Year in Welfare-Truth! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A Syrian man with 4 wives and 22 kids receives $360,000 per year in welfare from the German government. The Truth: Reports about a Syria
The rhetoric has been heated on both sides of the aisle as House Republicans pursue a bill that would expand the work requirements necessary to be eligible for food assistance. As a result of the GOP-proposed work requirements, 1.2 million fewer people
The Indiana Republican Senate primaries taking place on May 8 will determine who takes on Sen. Joe Donnelly, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, in November. The candidates are U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita, and former state r
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Indiana's Mike Braun overplays opponents' records on Obama trade deals Lifelong political rivals Todd Rokita and Luke Messer have been locked in a bitter personal feud to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate for
Q: Did actress Allison Mack confess to selling children to the Clintons and Rothschilds? A: No. Mack has pleaded not guilty to sex trafficking charges. She has not “confessed” to selling children to anyone. FULL ANSWER The recent news ab
President Donald Trump distorted the facts about the construction of a new embassy in London, wrongly implying it ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The new embassy, at a cost of $1 billion, was entirely paid for by the sale of
In talking about the importance of the 2018 midterm congressional elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi misrepresented government data to claim that “1 in 5 children in America goes to sleep hungry at night.” There is no precise mea
Fake news sites claimed an air strike on a base in Syria involved a "tactical nuke." It did not.
Theresa May Reminds U.K. Citizens That State Owns Their Children-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: British Prime Minister Theresa May reminds U.K. citizens that the “all-powerful state” actually owns their children. The Truth: A website that publ
Political leanings: Republican/Pro-President Trump Spending target: Unknown America First Policies is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit devoted to promoting the agenda of President Donald Trump. According to its website, the group’s main goals are repealing and
Q: Are Muslim nurses excused from washing their hands before medical procedures in Britain? A: No. That is an old misrepresentation that has been circulating online since 2010. FULL ANSWER A false story that started in Britain eight years ago has i
In Republican primaries where loyalty to President Donald Trump’s agenda is a litmus test for many voters, the approval of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill has become a political weapon — no matter how lawmakers voted. Indiana Republic
Q: Did a federal judge rule that evidence collected from Michael Cohen’s office is inadmissible? A: No. That claim was invented by a website that labels its content as satire. FULL ANSWER The FBI seized records from Michael Cohen, one of Preside
Principal Muhammad al-Salad Forced Halal Menu on West Virginia Elementary Students-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Muhammad al-Salad, the principal of Pratchett-Kline Elementary School in Bluefield, West Virginia, forced a halal menu on students as “
Q: Does searching an obituary website prove that there were no shooting deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14? A: No. A website falsely suggests that there were no deaths because the victims’ obituaries couldn’t be found on one
Facebook Users Entitled to $17,500 for Facebook Data Leak-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: As fallout mounted from revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained unauthorized access to 87 million Facebook users’ persona
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Q: Did British agents seize $400 million from the Clinton Foundation? A: No. That claim was made up by a satirical website. FULL ANSWER The Clinton Foundation is a frequent target for conspiracy theories and conspiracy-theory spoofs. A recent example
Q: Is the White House enraged because Barack Obama, and not President Trump, was invited to the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? A: The guest list has not been made public, and there’s no evidence that Obama was invited and Tr
Authorities in the UK say that anonymous mailings of fliers advocating violence against Muslims on 3 April 2018 have triggered a counter-terrorism investigation.