Fact Checking

Fact-check: Did top Democrats vote for a border wall in 2006

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said he doesn’t understand Democratic opposition to funding the border wall because top Democrats voted for …

Government

FACT CHECK: Is This a Real 'Sea Roach'?

CLAIM<p>A video shows a real sea roach.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>A video of a strange, large insect-like creature occasionally appears on the Internet, along …

Marvel Promotes Captain America ‘Event’ With Shirts Promoting Nazi-Linked Group

Critics said the company's attempt to recast 'Hydra' was 'sensationalistic garbage.'

Marvel Universe

FACT CHECK: Did It Rain Black Stones on Turkey?

CLAIM<p>A video shows black stones raining from the sky in Sinop, Turkey.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>A video purportedly showing black stones raining from the sky …

Fact check: Trump's beef with Canadian dairy, lumber and energy - Article

U.S. President Donald Trump is cheesed about Canada’s dairy industry, blasting it along with the energy and timber sectors as being unfair to …

Canada

Paris Terror: AP Humiliated AGAIN With Trump 'Fact Check' (Bonus: NBC News Appearance!)

Just a few days after the left-wing Associated Press thought it was a good idea to lie about what an American terror suspect shouted while committing …

Terrorism

Fake story makes up Fox News host's take on United passenger

An Internet post that said Fox News host Sandra Smith accused a man kicked off a United Airlines flight of not being a "genuine American" is a fake …

Journalism

Wawa Welcome America: The largest free concert in the USA? Really?

On April 13, Wawa, Inc. and Welcome America, Inc., a nonprofit in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, sent out a press release to announce …

Festivals

President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked

In a series of tweets, the South African presidency presented progress under President Jacob Zuma’s leadership in the past financial year. Our …

South Africa

A new record: Major publisher retracting more than 100 studies from cancer journal over fake peer reviews

Springer is retracting 107 papers from one journal after discovering they had been accepted with fake peer reviews. Yes, 107.<p>To submit a fake review, …

Research

Donald Trump's False claim on use of US steel on pipelines

Visiting the Badger State for the first time as president, Donald Trump made a claim about steel and the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that is …

Keystone XL

FACT CHECK: Did a Teen Boy Die After Pleasuring Himself 46 Times?

CLAIM<p>A teen boy died of "orgasmic shock" after masturbating 46 times in a row.<p>RATING<p>false<p>ORIGIN<p>In April 2017, <i>Now44News</i> reworked a years-old legend …

Crime

Trump on Toyota's Investment

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper explains why President Donald Trump was wrong to take credit for Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest …

Skepticism

AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't cast the deciding vote in a case on Islam in public schools, despite the claims of several widely shared stories. The high court has issued no such opinion in the days since Gorsuch has joined its bench.<p>The stories shared by …

Islamophobia

FACT CHECK: Was Paul Walker's Ghost Spotted on a 'Fast and Furious' Movie Set?

CLAIM<p>An image shows the ghost of Paul Walker on the set of the eighth movie in "The Fast and the Furious" franchise.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>In April 2017, …

Movies

PolitiFact's guide to fake news websites

At first look, BostonTribune.com certainly seems a trustworthy source. So does KMT11.com. And ABCNews.com.co. Even 24wpn.com has an official ring to …

Journalism

What is Operation Gotham Shield?

"Operation Gotham Shield" led to a predictable uptick in false flag and nuclear apocalypse rumors, but the long-planned preparedness training was …

Conspiracies

Updated - Trump-O-Meter: Open up libel laws

Donald Trump threw a lot of punches at the press during his presidential campaign, calling journalists "dishonest" and accusing the media of …

Civil Rights

Russian Journalist and Putin Critic Dies After Suffering 'Major Blunt Trauma'

A 73-year-old Russian journalist who has openly criticized President Vladimir Putin’s administration died on 19 April 2017, just over a month after …

Russia

FACT CHECK: Did Jeff Sessions Say He's Amazed a Judge 'On an Island in the Pacific' Can Block Executive Orders?

CLAIM<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he's amazed a Hawaiian judge "sitting on an island in the Pacific' can block executive …

Jeff Sessions

FACT CHECK: Will Aaron Hernandez's Family Receive $15 Million from the NFL?

CLAIM<p>Due to an obscure Massachusetts legal doctrine, Aaron Hernandez's death vacates his conviction and entitles his family to $15 million under the …

Law

FACT CHECK: Was a Protester Throwing Explosives Into a Berkeley Crowd Before She Was Punched?

CLAIM<p>Louise Rosealma was photographed holding an explosive device made from a glass bottle before she was punched by Nathan Damigo.<p>RATING<p>MOSTLY …

Does Trump want more offshore drilling as senator says?

On the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., attacked President Donald Trump for his stance on drilling and …

Corporate Sustainability

Fact check: Trump ignores 100-day high achievers

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s claim Tuesday that he’s accomplished more than anyone at this point of a presidency flies in the face of …

China

Updated - Trump-O-Meter: Reverse Barack Obama's 2016 gun executive order

One of the first regulations President Donald Trump vowed to slash was President Barack Obama's executive order on gun control that was implementedin …

Barack Obama

Donald Trump ties China to 70,000 U.S. factory shutdowns

On his first visit to Wisconsin since taking office, President Donald Trump came to Kenosha, a city once synonymous with manufacturing, to sign an …

Donald Trump

Maxine Waters - Maxine Waters wrong to say she has 'not called for' Trump's impeachment

The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Maxine Waters wrong to say she has 'not called for' Trump's impeachment<br>More than perhaps any member of …

Maxine Waters

Carson Didn't Find HUD Errors

<b>Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements?</b><p><b>A:</b> …

Mortgages

Trump makes false claim about Obama, MS-13 gang

President Donald Trump blamed former President Barack Obama on Twitter for the formation of one of the most notorious gangs.<p>"The weak illegal …

Latin America

Trump Distorts Ossoff's Record

On the morning of the special House election in Georgia, President Donald Trump fired off two tweets that were critical of Democratic candidate Jon …

Jon Ossoff