Tag: false

Trump’s False Black Home Ownership Claim

President Donald Trump made the false claim that “black home ownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.” That’s not remotely accurate. The National Association of Realtors referred us to the Census Bureau,…

False Caption on Dead Elephant Photo

Q: Was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke photographed with a dead elephant? A: No. He was falsely identified in a photo that was widely shared on Facebook. FULL QUESTION Is the photo from Facebook a legitimate photo of cabinet member Zinke,…

Trump Spreads False Anti-Muslim Tweet

President Donald Trump retweeted a video that purported to show a “Muslim migrant” beating up “a Dutch boy on crutches.” But, according to the Netherlands Embassy in the United States, the attacker wasn’t an immigrant. He was born and raised…

Debunking False Vaccine Claim

Q: Has the Food and Drug Administration announced that vaccines cause autism? A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no evidence that vaccination is linked to autism. FULL QUESTION FDA ANNOUNCED THAT VACCINES ARE CAUSING AUTISM! Is…

Cotton’s False Insurance Assurance

Nonpartisan congressional analysts say eliminating the penalty for not buying health insurance would increase average premiums on the individual market by 10 percent. That, in turn, would result in some people deciding not to buy health coverage for financial reasons.…

False Statements on Russia

George Papadopoulos, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents. He admits he lied about repeated contacts during the campaign with people he believed had ties to…

NRA Exec’s False Gun Claim

The head of the National Rifle Association’s political and lobbying arm incorrectly described a repealed Social Security Administration reporting requirement for gun background checks as targeting senior citizens “who asked for help handling their finances.” The rule, which had been…

False Headline on HIV Blood Donation

Q: Will California allow HIV-positive people to donate blood? A: No. The Legislature has passed a bill that would reduce the penalties for those, including blood donors, who knowingly expose others to the HIV virus. FULL QUESTION “CA Governor to…

A False Headline About Free Tuition

Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery? A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black students. FULL…

Video: Trump’s False Donations Claim

President Donald Trump got it wrong. Hillary Clinton did not donate $ 700,000 to the campaign of the acting FBI director’s wife, as CNN’s Jake Tapper explains in this week’s video collaboration with FactCheck.org. In a series of tweets on…