Tag: Fake

25 Million Clinton Votes Weren’t Fake

Q: Did NPR report that a study found “over 25 million Hillary Clinton votes were completely fraudulent,” and that she “actually lost the popular vote”? A: No. That claim was made in a story that conflates a 2012 article about…

A Fake Paul Ryan Quote

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan say “22 million Americans choose to be poor, so it’s their own problem if they can’t afford to be healthy”? A: No. That fake quote comes from a satirical news story. FULL QUESTION Did…

How to Flag Fake News on Facebook

As we announced late last year, FactCheck.org is partnering with Facebook on an initiative that allows the social network’s users to report news that they suspect is fake. The announcement came after concerns about the proliferation of fake stories, especially…

Debunking Fake News

In late December, FactCheck.org agreed to help identify and label viral fake news stories flagged by Facebook users. We are one of several organizations that are part of Facebook’s initiative to combat the spread of viral deceptions. We are now increasing our…

A Fake Sean Spicer Quote

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 flagged a story…

A Fake Supreme Court Ruling

Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that immigrants living in the U.S. illegally can’t sue anyone if they feel they’ve been mistreated? A: No. That claim was made in a bogus story published on satirical and fake news websites. FULL…

Fake Spicer Quote About ‘Covfefe’

Q: Did White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer say that the president has the “legal right and power to decide how words in the English language are spelled”? A: No. That bogus quote comes from a “satirical” article about President…

Fake Dig at ‘Dumb’ Scientists

Q: Did a potential nominee for “chief scientist” at the U.S. Department of Agriculture call scientists “dumb, regular people” who “think dinosaurs actually existed and the Earth is somehow getting warmer”? A: No. That’s a bogus quote in a fake story…