SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY In an article for Breitbart, author James Delingpole claims to provide 58 scientific papers published in 2017 that show global warming to be “a myth”. This claim is sourced entirely from a list on a blog called
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
Fired FBI Director James Comey corroborated several anonymous accounts published in media reports, as well as a claim by President Donald Trump, in congressional testimony he is expected to deliver at a June 8 hearing before the Senate Intelligence Com
The Environmental Protection Agency head said that the “coal sector” added 7,000 jobs in May and “almost 50,000 jobs” since the fourth quarter of last year. But the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an increase of just 400 coa
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Are coal mining jobs up by 50,000 since last year? Not exactly Just days after President Donald Trump announced that he would be pulling the United States out of the Paris international climate agreement, his
A video shows a small group of far-right activists chanting the U.S. President's name, but it was filmed months before a June 2017 attack.
Maxine Waters: Pictures of Tide Prove Climate Change-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, a Democrat from California, tweeted side-by-side pictures of Venice Beach at high and low tide as proof that climate change is real and is impa
In announcing that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, President Donald Trump made more than a few false and misleading claims: Trump said the U.S. would be exposed to “massive legal
On June 1, US President Donald Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. In his remarks, he misrepresented the agreement itself as well as the economic and climatic effects of the greenhouse gas emissions reduct
SCIENTISTS’ FEEDBACK SUMMARY In an op-ed published by CNN, US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) argues for a US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, an international agreement with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming. S
Tens of thousands of science teachers in the US have recently received an unsolicited booklet titled “Why Scientists Disagree about Global Warming”, which looks like a scientific report. It was published by the Heartland Institute (self-described a
A viral video that some claim shows the U.S. president making an obscene gesture at Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni is open to interpretation.
A video posted to Facebook likely shows a pantry moth infestation.
Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under Obamacare.” The report, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses only on
Disgraced Senator Chuck Schumer Announces Retirement- Fiction! Summary of eRumor: New York Senator Chuck Schumer resigned in disgrace after learning that the White House has enough dirt on Schumer to ruin his marriage and to send him to prison. The
On May 22, 2017, Fox News published an opinion piece by Senator Rand Paul arguing that the United States should withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Sen. Rand Paul’s opinion relies on the claim that the Paris Agreement would achieve little in the way o
A viral video from 2015 shows soldiers turning away as a protester steps on an American flag.
President Obama’s Burial Plot a Massive Waste of Taxpayer Money-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Barack Obama has submitted plans for an Obama family burial plot that would be located next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall an
An autopsy carried out after the 26 April 2017 death of South Carolina teen Davis Cripe shows that he died of a heart problem related to caffeine consumption.
Muslim Refugee Rapes Michigan Woman for Hours-Fiction! Summary or eRumor: A Syrian refugee was arrested for raping and beating a pregnant woman in Hamtramck, Michigan, in May 2017. The Truth: A photo of South American woman who was the victim of dom
A photograph purportedly showing the famously reclusive author wearing nothing but a pair of sandals actually shows a different writer, Jayson Loam.
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
ABC Cancels “Last Man Standing” Because of Tim Allen’s Conservative Views-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: ABC has canceled Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” because of the show’s conservative leanings and Allen̵
Clinton Foundation Cargo Ship Raided, Contraband Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A Clinton Foundation cargo ship named “The Chelsea” was raided and contraband including refugees, illegal produce, weapons and drugs were found. The Truth
Trump Supporters Beat Muslim Man for Raping 13-Year-Old Girl-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump supporters in Ohio beat a Muslim man who raped a 13-year-old girl, and a photo of the man’s injuries went viral in May 2017. The Trut
Members of Congress Refuse to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: An image shows Democratic members of Congress refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The Truth: This image shows Democrats in the New York State Senate w
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund
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
A TV ad from the Donald J. Trump for President campaign committee praises Trump’s first 100 days, but it stretches the facts on some of his accomplishments. The ad exaggerates the president’s record on job growth, giving Trump credit for jo
After Hit-and-Run, Sarah Palin Emerges from Coma, Identifies Attackers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was in a coma after a hit-and-run, and she later emerged from the coma to identify her attackers. The Truth: False repor
President Donald Trump has said that what Canada has “done to our dairy farm workers is a disgrace” and that “dairy farmers in Wisconsin and upstate New York … are getting killed by NAFTA.” But that trade agreement isnR
White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006. Mulv
A video purportedly showing a sea roach actually shows an animatronic sea mite from the movie "Pacific Rim."
New York Pizzeria Denies Service to Veteran John Welch, His Service Dog-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A servicemember named John Welch was denied service at Villagio’s Pizzeria in Massapequa Park, New York, because he was accompanied by his se
WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Found Dead in London-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been found dead in a London alley. The Truth: False reports that Julian Assange has been found dead in London started with a fake n
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
A second video from a different angle shows that the president tossed the hat back to the boy.
President Trump Executive Order Bans Saturday Night Live-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump signed an executive order banning Saturday Night Live after the show repeatedly targeted him with satire and parody. The Truth: A fake news website i
In 1998, Kodak Had 170,000 Employees, Sold 85% of Photo Paper –Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A commentary on the power of innovation and digital disruption of long-standing markets tells the story of Kodak’s decline from having 170,000 employ
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized profusely for his much-criticized comparison of Syria’s Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler, but his clarification that he meant Hitler did not drop chemical bombs from airplanes requires some histo