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Operating rooms test positive for mold at Seattle Children's Hospital  CNN

Several operating rooms have been shut down in a Washington children's hospital because of mold.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 07:41:00 GMT

Scientists Modify Viruses With CRISPR To Create New Weapon Against Superbugs  NPR

Alphonso Evans rolls his wheelchair into a weight machine in the gym at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. "I'm not so much worried about ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:01:00 GMT

Heart disease deaths in middle-aged women on the rise  NBC News

Heart disease death rates in middle-aged women are rising, according to a new report from the CDC.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 06:25:00 GMT

Facebook Groups Encouraging Parents To Treat Autism With Household Chemical  The Young Turks

Parents of kids with autism are actually using bleach to try and cure their children. Ana Kasparian and Brooke Thomas discuss on The Young Turks. MORE TYT: ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:30:00 GMT

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14  CNN

Suicide rates for young girls are rising at a pace faster than that of boys, changing the established patterns that boys are more likely to die by suicide and that ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:15:00 GMT

Seventh person confirmed to have measles in Puget Sound outbreak  Seattle Times

A woman in her 30s is the seventh recently confirmed measles case in King County and the fourth person here to contract the virus this month.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 23:39:00 GMT

Family claims Maryland university was too slow to report outbreak of virus that led to daughter's death  WMUR Manchester

The family of Olivia Shea Paregol is taking action against the University of Maryland, accusing the university of neglecting to quickly inform students of an ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 21:00:00 GMT

Health officials warn about blacklegged ticks and Lyme disease  WXMI FOX 17 West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — West Michigan health officials are urging people to protect themselves from a certain type of tick that can carry Lyme disease.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 21:40:00 GMT

Dog Person? It May Be in Your Genes  The New York Times

If you like dogs, it may be in your genes. Swedish researchers used a database of 35,035 identical and fraternal twins born between 1926 and 1996.

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:59:16 GMT

PTSD: Civilians Struggle To Find Effective Therapy : Shots - Health News  NPR

Outside of military contexts, many therapists aren't familiar with two key treatment options for trauma recommended by the American Psychiatric Association and ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 18:37:00 GMT

The Real Reason Processed Foods Make You Gain Weight

A new study found that even when presented with meals of equal nutrients, people were eating significantly more calories if their meals were ultra-processed.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:30:00 GMT

Civil War plant medicines blast drug-resistant bacteria in lab tests

During the height of the Civil War, the Confederate Surgeon General commissioned a guide to traditional plant remedies of the South, as battlefield physicians ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:03 GMT

Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say  Live 5 News WCSC

DHEC was notified on May 17, 2019, that an employee of the restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 19:59:00 GMT

Now there’s a nasal spray that rapidly crushes depression  BGR

Depression affects the lives of a great many people and, while there are plenty of options on the table as far as treatment, many are slow-acting and take days or ...

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Wed, 22 May 2019 01:03:00 GMT

Financial Advisors: Time to Declare War on Stress  Barron's

New research from Janus Henderson, the Financial Planning Association and Investopedia shows the stress epidemic is worsening.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:41:00 GMT

11 foods and drinks that give you vitamin B  Business Insider Australia

B vitamins play an important part in keeping your body healthy. Among other functions, these vitamins support your nervous system, skin, cell metabolism, and ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:51:12 GMT

Pennsylvania officials declare hepatitis A outbreak with reported cases in 36 counties  Fox News

The counties hardest hit by this outbreak are Philadelphia and Allegheny, but we have seen an increase of cases throughout much of the state,” said ...

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Tue, 21 May 2019 20:17:49 GMT

Future - The criminals who fool doctors  BBC News

Malingering” – faking a sickness for an ulterior motive – is surprisingly common. Here are some of the ways in which doctors tell real illnesses from false ones.

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:58:39 GMT

Maine CDC confirms case of measles in Somerset County WCSH-WLBZ

The last reported case of measles in Maine was in 2017 when an individual acquired the disease after traveling overseas.

Tue, 21 May 2019 21:52:00 GMT

Bothell, Issaquah students ordered home for possible measles exposure

20 students and 11 staff members at Issaquah High School have been ordered to stay home until May 31, after possibly being exposed to a staff member ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 22:48:59 GMT

Drinking Fruit Juices Can Shorten Your Life  Newsmax

Most folks know that sugary drinks aren't healthy, but a new study finds fruit juices are not much better. In fact, consuming them regularly may help shorten your ...

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Mon, 20 May 2019 15:07:00 GMT

Young children willing to punish misbehavior, even at personal cost, new research shows  Medical Xpress

Children as young as three years old are willing to punish others' bad behavior, even at personal cost, finds a new study by psychology researchers at New York ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:33:21 GMT

Oregon Considers Changing The Way Mentally Ill People Are Committed  OPB News

Last year, Don Baglien's 19-year-old son experienced a psychotic break. It was a Sunday afternoon. He picked up the family picnic and threw it over the fence.

Mon, 20 May 2019 16:30:47 GMT

Is vegan diet healthy for kids? Belgian doctors say no  CNN

Belgium's Royal Academy of Medicine recommends that parents do not impose a vegan diet on their children.

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Mon, 20 May 2019 17:01:00 GMT

Stop complaining about being 'too busy'—manage your stress today with these 5 tiny practices  CNBC

People who often complain about how stressful their lives are also happen to be the ones who don't prioritize stress management. “I'm too busy,” they'll say.

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:11:00 GMT

Scientist Says Just 30 Minutes Of Your Time Twice A Year Could Help Cure Alzheimer's  Forbes

Through a series of questionnaires and brains tests involving about 30 minutes of a participant's time twice a year, the BHR can observe and study brain health ...

Wed, 22 May 2019 00:49:04 GMT

Novel technique reduces obstruction risk in heart valve replacement  National Institutes of Health

Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel technique that prevents ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:30:32 GMT

If You Thought Muscle Burns Fat, Think Again — This Is Actually How Your Body Burns Fat  POPSUGAR

You've probably heard that muscle burns fat once or twice from your favorite fitness Instagrammers, a bodybuilder in the gym, or maybe even a random Reddit.

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Mon, 20 May 2019 21:30:00 GMT

SABER tech gives DNA and RNA visualization a boost

Researchers have been using "Fluorescence in situ hybridization" (FISH) analysis for decades to literally fish for specific DNA and RNA sequences in intact cells ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 15:54:48 GMT

A Blood Test Can Predict Dementia. Trouble Is, There's No Cure  Bloomberg

Nobel prizewinner Koichi Tanaka says the predictive blood test for Alzheimer's disease he and colleagues spent almost a decade developing is a double-edged ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 20:00:00 GMT

According to a Sleep Doctor, This Is How Many Hours You Need a Night to Lose Weight  POPSUGAR

There isn't one universal prescription for weight loss, but most experts recommend doing cardio and strength training; eating nutrient-dense foods like leafy.

Mon, 20 May 2019 19:58:07 GMT

Unverified Teddy Roosevelt 'Quotation' Lives On

Viral social media posts attribute a quotation about how “to anger” a conservative and a liberal to President Theodore Roosevelt. But there's no evidence he ever ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 11:10:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is overpromising on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is vowing to have 500 miles of border wall built by the 2020 election. There's reason to be strongly skeptical ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 01:21:20 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did President Trump 'Go Ballistic' on 'Fox and Friends'?

"The Trump quote going around today is a poorly done Photoshop."

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:17:11 GMT

Fact-Checking the President in Real Time  The Atlantic

It's February 2019, and I'm waiting to see whether a robot will call the president of the United States a liar. I have tuned in to the State of the Union address, ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 12:00:55 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cries 'treason' over campaign scrutiny  Fox Business

President Donald Trump is using "treason" rather lightly as he assails unidentified U.S. officials for investigating operatives of his campaign in 2016.

Mon, 20 May 2019 04:25:35 GMT

Fact Check: Looking At Claims NC Democrats Made Around Private School Voucher Program  WFAE

Republican lawmakers want to expand eligibility for North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Program. Under the voucher program, the state pays private.

Wed, 22 May 2019 04:05:06 GMT

Trump's Energy Errors

President Donald Trump clearly supports the oil and gas industry, but he made several false and misleading boasts about his impact on the energy sector.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:13:00 GMT

Fact-check: Have suicides in United States risen by 30% in past decade and a half?  Austin American-Statesman

During a Fox News town hall, Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar made a pitch for greater attention to mental health services.She cited the ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 15:35:48 GMT

Facebook’s fact-checking deal with the Daily Caller, explained

Facebook knows that the spread of fake news on the platform during the 2016 presidential campaign was almost its undoing, so it has chosen to partner with ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Pritzker’s latest tax claim falls flat  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the latest in a periodic feature intended to verify the truthfulness of statements made by Illinois public officials. These articles — reported and ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 04:01:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Statesville, NC, Try to Stop Camping World from Flying the US Flag?

The company's CEO Marcus Lemonis told, "We will not be taking the flag down under any circumstances ... Never going to happen."

Tue, 21 May 2019 23:15:15 GMT

FACT CHECK: Does the US Government Subsidize Viagra?

Attempts to make political points by bringing up DoD spending on erectile dysfunction drugs don't tell the whole story.

Tue, 21 May 2019 00:57:02 GMT

Denver mayor ad fact check: Challenger Giellis didn’t call immigrants “criminals”  The Denver Post

Mayor Michael Hancock's campaign trashed challenger Jamie Giellis in a new TV ad the weekend before Denver voters receive their ballots for the mayoral ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 20:33:00 GMT

Trump: 17 Repeats in 17 Hours

Over the course of 17 hours, President Donald Trump repeated 17 false and misleading claims that we have written about since he became president.

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Meme Distorts Gillibrand's Immigration Idea

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has not proposed giving Social Security benefits to “illegal aliens,” as a popular meme claims. She wants to overhaul the immigration ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:28:00 GMT

Fact-Checking Joe Biden on the Campaign Trail  The New York Times

Since announcing his candidacy, he has defended his decades-long record on criminal justice and climate change, rejected assertions he is a moderate and ...

Sat, 18 May 2019 09:01:57 GMT

The Trumps vs. de Blasio on NYC Crime

President Donald Trump and his son Eric both took shots this week at New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying crime has risen in the city under his leadership.

Fri, 17 May 2019 17:57:00 GMT

Fact-checking the Trump administration’s immigration fact sheet  The Washington Post

A new fact sheet on immigration from the Justice Department tells only half the story.

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Economists: Tariffs Not Boosting GDP

Tariffs imposed by the Trump administration have a small, negative impact on gross domestic product growth, according to economists, the Congressional ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 17:10:00 GMT

Men outnumber women in U.S. newsrooms. It's no different among fact-checkers.  Poynter

Independent fact-checkers are the first line of defense against misinformation. They debunk fake news stories, fact-check politicians' statements and partner with ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:40:59 GMT

Fact Checking Trump’s Inaccurate Tariff and Trade Claims in Florida Rally Speech  The New York Times

President Trump, at a rally on Wednesday night, wrongly described the revenue generated from tariffs on China and exaggerated the effect of a trade deal with ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Pritzker's latest sweeping tax claim falls flat  Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is mounting a full-court press to overhaul the state income tax, and critics are equally aggressive in trying to stop him. That's led to a lot ...

Sun, 19 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Did the ACA create preexisting condition protections for people in employer plans?  Herald-Mail Media

During a recent appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., answered questions from “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski about the latest lawsuit ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:58:00 GMT

Facebook is turning its fact-checking partners loose on Instagram  The Verge

Starting this week, Facebook is testing using its fact-checking partners to identify misinformation in Instagram posts. Potentially false Instagram posts will be sent ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Trump Distorts the Facts on Disaster Relief

In a May 8 rally in Florida, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Democrats “are trying to stop” disaster relief aid from going to several states. This is an ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP fact check: Trump’s fog of misinformation on trade  PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big ...

Sat, 11 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Is McCready Right In Saying Bishop Is A 'Career Politician?'  WFAE

In an interview on WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Democrat Dan McCready said his opponent in the 9th Congressional District, Republican Dan Bishop, is a.

Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The 'Raccoon' Rant Not Written by Steve Harvey

Q: Did the comedian Steve Harvey author a post in support of President Donald Trump circulating on social media? A: No. It was written by an anonymous, ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Is This Katie McCormick's Gravestone from the 1870s?

A young woman's death from a reported botched abortion in the late 1800s still resonates with many people today.

Tue, 21 May 2019 19:16:48 GMT

Biden's Campaign Kickoff Claims

Former Vice President Joe Biden kicked off his third campaign for president with a speech in Pittsburgh that contained a few false and misleading statements:.

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Was Bishop Right In Saying 'No Economic Effect' From HB2?  WFAE

In an interview with WFAE's Morning Edition last week, Mecklenburg State Sen. Dan Bishop was asked about an Associated Press analysis from 2017 that.

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:31:10 GMT

How often should Trump be fact-checked? Readers tell us  PolitiFact

We asked readers to share their thoughts on how often President Donald Trump should be fact-checked. They had strong opinions. In our most recent weekly ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Is the Alabama anti-abortion law likely to go into effect?  CNN

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed and on Wednesday Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the most restrictive abortion bill in the country -- a near-total ban on ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 06:02:00 GMT

Mailbag: US-China Trade Dispute

A reader sent us a comment regarding the escalating U.S.-China trade dispute. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the email we receive. Readers can ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 16:48:00 GMT

Ad hits Jim Hood over Hurricane Katrina insurance claims. Is it true?  Jackson Clarion Ledger

A new radio ad alleges Attorney General Jim Hood and a "gang of trial lawyers" have made life worse for Mississippi Gulf Coast homeowners by pursuing ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Trump on Tariff Revenue

On the eve of the latest round of U.S.-China trade talks, President Donald Trump said that the U.S. collects “over $100 Billion a year in Tariffs.” The U.S. collected ...

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact checking Trump's claim John Kerry is in violation of the Logan Act  CNN

President Donald Trump on Thursday accused former Secretary of State John Kerry of violating the Logan Act by taking part in negotiations with Iran's ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Instagram to demote posts based on fact-checking like Facebook  Mashable

Days after Facebook and Instagram banned a litany of prominent far-right voices, it looks like the latter of the two apps is stepping up its anti-fake news efforts.

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking (yet again) Donald Trump on China tariffs  CNN

Days ahead of what have been billed as the final round of China and US trade talks, President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he would be increasing tariffs ...

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Do the polls indicate a win for Le Pen's Rassemblement National?  EURACTIV

Marine Le Pen's Rassemblement National and Emmanuel Macron's La République En Marche appear to be neck and neck in the European election polls but ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:14:14 GMT

Fact check: Trump correct in touting historic job market performance  CNN

In a tweet Friday morning, President Donald Trump touted the new jobs report for April.

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump cites drug-price drop that isn't  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misstating the facts when it comes to prescription drug prices. Speaking Monday at a White House dinner, ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 18:46:41 GMT

News & Observer "fact check" on senator's school voucher claim tells only half the story  The Progressive Pulse

A recent News and Observer “fact check” weighed into the North Carolina Senate's debate over a bill that would expand eligibility for the state's Opportunity ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 14:18:47 GMT

Fact-Checking Trump’s Speech to the N.R.A.  The New York Times

Multiple analyses have shown that drug prices are still increasing, albeit at a slower pace than in previous years. An Associated Press analysis found that from ...

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: White House vs. the Mueller report, one week out  CNN

One week after the redacted Mueller report's release, here's a look at claims the administration has made over the report and how they measure up to what the ...

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Facts on Fuel Economy Standards

The Trump administration is in the process of rolling back Obama-era fuel economy standards, which were originally set to hit an average of 54.5 miles per ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Barr's Testimony, In Context

In testifying about the special counsel's report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, Attorney General William Barr ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Joe Biden Once Say That Roe v. Wade "Went Too Far"?

Joe Biden once said that Roe v. Wade — the U.S. Supreme Court case that protects a pregnant woman's freedom to choose whether to have an abortion — went ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 21:21:16 GMT

Fact check: Did William Barr lie to Congress?  CNN

In light of the March 27 letter that special counsel Robert Mueller sent to Attorney General William Barr, questions are swirling as to whether Barr misled ...

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Russian Interference Was More Than 'Facebook Ads' As Kushner Said  NPR

In a rare public appearance on Tuesday, Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and one of his closest advisers, said that the multiple investigations into ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Twisting Stephen Miller's Words

A meme posted on a popular progressive Facebook page leaves out several words and important context in a quote from White House adviser Stephen Miller.

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP fact check: Trump’s follies on immigration, health care  PBS NewsHour

President Donald Trump stretched the truth on various fronts at his Wisconsin rally and in weekend remarks, asserting that an immigration plan to send migrants ...

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings Puerto Rico fiction to Florida  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought his enduring fiction about hurricane aid for Puerto Rico to a rally crowd in Florida on Wednesday.

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Sign of the Times: Phony Photo Politicizes School

A doctored photo circulating on Facebook falsely claims that a California middle school congratulated President Donald Trump “on reaching his 10,000th lie.

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Despite viral social media claims, local Chinese restaurant not shut down due to live chickens in basement  Valley News Live

Facebook posts and tweets hit news feeds around the Valley over the weekend claiming King House Buffet in downtown Fargo was no longer open because live ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 23:10:23 GMT

Kamala Harris Spins Facts on Truancy Law

Sen. Kamala Harris acknowledges that a 2010 state truancy law she sponsored resulted in some parents being jailed. But she misleadingly claims that jailing ...

Tue, 14 May 2019 10:55:00 GMT

Letter: Time to fact-check the fact checkers  Chico Enterprise-Record

Unless Associated Press writers Calvin Woodward and Hope Yen have written or can produce writings of others fact checking statements of other presidents, ...

Thu, 16 May 2019 02:29:58 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's double-false claim about GDP  Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told Fox Business Network the country reached a rate of growth last quarter that hadn't been seen in 14 years.

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Do the vast majority of asylum-seekers have invalid claims?  Austin American-Statesman

During an appearance on” The View” in early May, U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw sparred with host Sunny Hostin as they discussed border security and immigration ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:54:37 GMT

Fact-checking CNN's back-to-back town halls  CNN

On Monday night, CNN hosted 5 back-to-back town halls with some of the top Democratic contenders for the 2020 primary.

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Joe Biden claims 1994 crime bill did not 'generate' mass incarceration  CNN

During a campaign event in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday, Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden was asked about the 1994 crime bill he ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:03:00 GMT

Fact check: Cassidy puffs up what stats say about teen marijuana use  The State Journal-Register

Editor's note: This is the latest in a periodic feature intended to verify the truthfulness of statements made by Illinois public officials. These articles — reported and ...

Mon, 13 May 2019 23:43:00 GMT

Trump fact check: Babies executed after failed abortions. He's oversimplifying, AP finds  USA TODAY

President Donald Trump has made comments about doctors executing babies born alive after failed abortion attempts. He's oversimplifying, AP finds.

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did US Presidential Candidate Joe Biden Say He Had 'No Empathy' for the Plight of Younger People?

In May 2019, Joe Biden, former U.S. vice president and 2020 presidential candidate, came under renewed scrutiny for purportedly saying he had “no empathy” ...

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims  The Washington Post

It took President Trump 601 days to top 5,000 false and misleading claims in The Fact Checker's database, an average of eight claims a day. But on April 26, just ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Joe Biden's claims on Trump's tax cuts  CNN

CNN's Jake Tapper, in partnership with, looks at Joe Biden's claim that "all of" Trump's tax cuts "went to folks at the top and corporations that paid ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Do Women Meet With Doctors to Determine Whether to 'Execute' Newborn Babies?

During a 27 April 2019 political rally in Wisconsin, U.S. President Donald Trump made a false and incendiary remark, claiming that doctors and pregnant women ...

Fri, 03 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

The Koch brothers are funding Facebook's newest fact-checking partner  Grist

Is Facebook trying to solve its fake news problem by partnering with … climate deniers? Last week, social media giant Facebook announced that it would be ...

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Ukraine  PolitiFact

Shady self-dealing in the Ukraine? It's not just the Republican side that does that, says a social media meme that makes the charge against Democrat Joe Biden.

Tue, 07 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: Was the recent border incident "a diversionary tactic for drug smugglers" as Trump suggested?  CNN

During a tweet spree Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump posted about a recent incident at the southern border between US army soldiers and ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Making Facebook more ephemeral could make it harder to fact-check false claims  Poynter

Factually is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter's International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute's ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Meme Gets an 'F' on College Claims

A popular Facebook post gives readers a false impression about the recent college admissions scandal and the cost of college for immigrants in the United ...

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Did NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Once Support the Nicaragua Sandinistas?

In May 2019, social media posts targeted the would-be 2020 Democratic presidential nominee for his past political positions, as well as his decision to change ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Trump's claims about violent crime  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump celebrated declining violent crime rates during a speech at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting on ...

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Trump's Deceptive Arms Trade Treaty Argument

In announcing that he will withdraw the United States from the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that under the ...

Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Are Taco Bell's Cinnamon Twists Made by Deep-Frying Rotini Pasta?

In May 2019, a video supposedly showing the making of cinnamon twists vended by the ubiquitous Taco Bell fast food chain went viral on Tik Tok (and ...

Mon, 20 May 2019 21:07:04 GMT

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misleading rhetoric on immigrants  Star Tribune

President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric about illegal immigration.

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Was Donald Trump's IQ Measured at 73?

Trump's IQ test results were supposedly discovered in a former New York Military Academy employee's closet.

Mon, 06 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Misinformation transcends platforms, languages and countries. How can fact-checkers stop it?  Poynter

Fact vs. Fake is a weekly column in which we compare the reach of fact checks vs. hoaxes on Facebook. Read all our analyses here. Since January, Poynter has ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 14:47:40 GMT

O'Rourke Wrong on Gun Control Stat

After the Colorado school shooting, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke advocated universal background checks for gun purchases, claiming that ...

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Joel Osteen Implement 'Prayer Request Accounts' for Parishioners?

Joel Osteen is a non-denominational Christian pastor and televangelist, whose Houston-based megachurch (Lakewood Church) hosts one of the largest ...

Wed, 15 May 2019 00:38:35 GMT

FACT CHECK: Were Democrats Absent from a US Senate Hearing on Border Security?

In mid-April 2019, an image showing several empty seats on a panel during a U.S. Senate committee hearing on border security started to circulate on social ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Did Georgia Pass a Law Imposing Severe Criminal Penalties for Abortions and Miscarriages?

House Bill 481, signed into law in May 2019, prompted a wave of assertions about its possible effects.

Fri, 17 May 2019 16:25:06 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did US Rep. Ilhan Omar Say 'If Israel Is So Innocent, Then Why Do They Insist on Being Jews?'

In early May 2019, social media users began sharing posts alleging that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), one of the two Muslim women currently serving in ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Israel Destroy the Palestine National Library, the Azhar Library, and the 'National Cultural Center'?

A cultural center was indeed destroyed in Gaza in August 2018, but a viral meme contains some inaccurate and misleading information about it.

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Measles Misinformation Gets an Immigration Twist

A Facebook meme incorrectly blames the measles outbreak in the U.S. on immigrants from South America. The virus, however, was eliminated there in 2016.

Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Do People Swallow Eight Spiders Per Year?

It's hard enough to avoid those horrible wriggly things while we're awake, and now we have to worry that they're crawling into our mouths while we sleep?

Wed, 01 May 2019 22:02:01 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did New Mexico Make Ramadan a State Holiday?

On 9 May 2019, the Farmington Tribune website posted an article reporting that New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham had released a post on her Facebook ...

Thu, 09 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Are Hazmat Suits Needed to Install 5G Cellphone Towers?

Blurry photographs of faraway objects rarely constitute credible evidence.

Thu, 16 May 2019 21:43:57 GMT

Trump Repeats a False Claim That Doctors ‘Execute’ Newborns  The New York Times

President Trump revived on Saturday night what is fast becoming a standard, and inaccurate, refrain about doctors “executing babies.” During a more than ...

Sun, 28 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact-checking Trump's claims Obama 'did nothing' to stop Russian election interference  CNN

As Washington was glued to Attorney General William Barr's public hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, President Donald Trump ...

Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Does a Photo Show Nigel Farage with National Front Leader Martin Webster in the '70s?

It's quite difficult to positively identify a person based on a single, decades-old photograph.

Thu, 16 May 2019 19:42:10 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did the FBI Discover a 'Homegrown Islamic Terror Compound' in Alabama?

Reports emerged in spring 2019 that linked a 2-acre plot of land near Tuskegee with a bizarre, sprawling terrorism and kidnapping investigation.

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Children at a Philadelphia Muslim School Sing a Song With Violent Lyrics?

Video footage shows children at a Muslim school in Philadlephia singing a song whose lyrics contained violent imagery.

Wed, 08 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: Did Delta Air Lines Encourage Employees to Buy Video Game Consoles Instead of Joining a Union?

A flier that encouraged Delta employees to buy a video game console rather than paying union dues was authentic and created by Delta Air Lines.

Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

FACT CHECK: FALSE! Rep. Rashida Tlaib Claims Palestinians Gave Jews 'Safe Haven' from Holocaust  CBN News

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) said she gets a "calming feeling" when she thinks about how her Palestinian ancestors gave up their land "to create a safe haven for ...

Mon, 13 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact check: A look at 5 popular but completely untrue stories from the past week  Lincoln Journal Star

From mandated vaccines to the death penalty for seeking an abortion, here's a roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of ...

Fri, 17 May 2019 19:15:00 GMT

Viral Claim Blurs Marijuana, Gun Policies

Social posts wrongly claim that states legalizing marijuana also have “legislated” that those who use the drug cannot have guns. Actually, a long-standing ...

Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT

Fact Check: Truth behind the viral video that claims conspiracy by BJP to change EVMs  India Today

A sensational video is going viral on social media with the claim that the BJP is conspiring to change the EVMs placed in strong rooms to win the elections by ...

Tue, 21 May 2019 09:00:00 GMT

Fact-check: Sanders set off a firestorm over prisoners voting, but his facts are straight

Bernie Sanders speaks to a crowd at a campaign rally in Concord, NH on March 10. Photo by Kit Norton/VTDigger. “In my own state of Vermont, from the very ...

Wed, 24 Apr 2019 21:52:41 GMT

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