Tag: Stories

Sham Sharia Stories

Q: Is Sharia law now in effect in Utah and other U.S. states? A: No. Two stories circulating online falsely claim that various American courts have instituted Sharia. FULL ANSWER Two bogus stories being shared on Facebook claim that Sharia…

Puerto Rican Teamsters Stories are Bogus

Q: Did a Teamsters strike hinder aid efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? A: No. Stories claiming so misrepresented an actual quote from an Air Force colonel. FULL QUESTION Did the Teamsters strike in Puerto Rico hinder the supplies…

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.…

Invented Malia Obama Stories

Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers. FULL QUESTION Was Malia Obama fired from a job…

Bogus Visa Waiver Stories

Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countries to enter the U.S. without a visa? A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites.   FULL QUESTION…