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Is Chick-fil-A Offering Free Food for Mother’s Day?

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CLAIM Chick-fil-A is offering free Mother’s Day lunches on 14 May 2017. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In May 2016, an image posted online promoted the false claim that the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain would be offering a “free Mother’s Day lunch” that month. Although the picture displays an array of items from the Chick-fil-A menu, it […]




Was Winston-Salem Student Kendra Shanice Reid Murdered on Video?

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CLAIM A video shows two men lynching Kendra Shanice Reid. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN A disturbing video purportedly showing two white men lynching a young black woman in a room decorated with the confederate flag went viral shortly after news broke that Winston-Salem State University student Kendra Shanice Reid had died from asphyxiation by hanging in April 2017. […]




Did a Muslim Man Rape a 13-Year-Old Girl and Get Beaten by Trump Supporters?

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CLAIM An American Muslim man raped a 13-year-old girl in Ohio, and then was beaten by Trump supporters. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 26 April 2017, RedInfo.us posted a grisly picture of a badly battered man in a hospital bed with the inflammatory headline, “BREAKING: This is American Muslim who rape 13 years old girl […]




Did a Muslim Man Rape a 13-Year-Old Girl and Get Beaten by Trump Supporters?

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CLAIM An American Muslim man raped a 13-year-old girl in Ohio, and then was beaten by Trump supporters. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 26 April 2017, RedInfo.us posted a grisly picture of a badly battered man in a hospital bed with the inflammatory headline, “BREAKING: This is American Muslim who rape 13 years old girl […]




Did a Muslim Man Rape a 13-Year-Old Girl and Get Beaten by Trump Supporters?

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CLAIM An American Muslim man raped a 13-year-old girl in Ohio, and then was beaten by Trump supporters. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 26 April 2017, RedInfo.us posted a grisly picture of a badly battered man in a hospital bed with the inflammatory headline, “BREAKING: This is American Muslim who rape 13 years old girl […]




Was the French Election Hacked by Russia?

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On 9 May 2017, Admiral Michael Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command commander and director of the National Security Agency, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. intelligence watched Russian hackers attack French computer systems as the French presidential election approached. Rogers said that the NSA warned their peers in France before the stolen information became public: We […]




Qantas Boss Gets Pie in Face from Gay Marriage Opponent

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia said Wednesday he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce, a gay, Irish-born 50-year-old, was giving a speech to 500 people in a Perth hotel on Tuesday when […]




Judges Question Religious ‘Neutrality’ of Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

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On 8 May 2017, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia heard arguments in a case brought against U.S. President Donald Trump for his revised executive order banning travel to the United States from six Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. The court has been tasked with deciding whether to uphold a […]




Billionaire Uses His Car as Collateral to Get Cheap Parking from a Bank?

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CLAIM Billionaire Vijay Mallya found cheap parking in New York by using his expensive car as collateral for a loan. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 28 February 2016, a video claiming that Indian billionaire Vijay Mallya was able to get cheap parking in New York City by using his expensive car as collateral for a […]




Is ‘TV Frog’ a Legitimate Alternative to Cable?

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CLAIM A product called ‘TV Frog’ can replace your cable service. See Example(s) EXAMPLES I have cancelled my cable, and kept WiFi, because I can no longer afford their prices. The cable companies are raping the public with their expensive charges for (300/packaged) channels that you never watch. Please check out this company, and see if […]




FDA Denies Ordering Employees to Switch Television Monitors to Fox News Channel

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On 3 May 2017, an internal e-mail apparently sent to employees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at its White Oak facility in Maryland was made public through social media. The memo said that all television monitors at the facility were set to exclusively display the Fox News channel at the request of unnamed “administration administrative officials”: .@CharlesPPierce, Here’s a […]




Did Alabama ‘Just Bring Back’ School Segregation?

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CLAIM Alabama just brought back racial segregation in schools. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE A judge ruled that a mostly white Alabama city could secede from a more racially diverse school district if they met certain conditions. WHAT’S FALSE The judge ordered the district to submit a desegregation plan and appoint at least one African-American […]




Baby Born Holding an IUD?

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CLAIM Photograph shows a newborn baby clutching an IUD in his hand. MISCAPTIONED RATING MISCAPTIONED ORIGIN On 28 April 2017, a mother proudly (and jokingly) displayed a photograph on her Facebook page showing her newborn baby clutching a Mirena brand intrauterine birth control device (IUD) in his tiny hand, along with a caption that read, […]




Six Flags Roller Coaster Flooding

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CLAIM A photograph depicts a Six Flags roller coaster under floodwaters in St. Louis in May 2017. MISCAPTIONED RATING MISCAPTIONED ORIGIN In January 2016, social media users began sharing a photograph alongside claims that it depicted recent flooding at Six Flags Over Georgia, or, alternately, Six Flags Over St. Louis: The photograph was real, but […]




Did the Trump Administration ‘Veto’ Argentina’s Decision to Honor Jimmy Carter?

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CLAIM President Trump “vetoed” Argentina’s decision to honor Jimmy Carter in April 2017. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN In late April 2017, rumors appeared that President Donald Trump had pressured the Argentinian government to “rescind” an award they planned to bestow upon former U.S. president Jimmy Carter. For example, the The Intellectualist reported: The Trump administration pressured […]