Tag: Fake

Fake Letterman Story on Vegas Shooting

Q: Did comedian David Letterman respond to the mass shooting in Las Vegas by tweeting, “End white privilege today”? A: No. A website that claims to be a safe haven from “fake news” posted that bogus information based on a…

Tackling Fake Football Stories

Q: Did the NFL fine players who protested during the national anthem? Was a player fired for it? Are some players asking the league to host a month of anti-police activism? Will Fox Sports stop airing NFL games? A: No.…

Fake Mike Pence Abortion Quote

Q: Did Vice President Mike Pence say, “Allowing rape victims to have abortions will lead to women trying to get raped”? A: No. That fabricated quote comes from a made-up story published by a “hybrid news/satire” website. FULL ANSWER Vice…

Fake Confederate Flag Story

Q: Did President Donald Trump defend a Confederate flag he hung in the White House? A: No. That was written by a website that “provides a satirical view of current events.” FULL ANSWER A story published by the American Tribune…

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…