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Plane Lands Safely After Losing a Wing?

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CLAIM Video clip shows an airplane making a safe landing after losing a wing. false RATING false ORIGIN A dramatic video clip of an air race pilot’s making a safe landing after his plane lost a wing during aerobatic maneuvers hit the Internet in October 2008: The pilot of the plane shown in the clip […]




Is President Donald Trump Considering Resignation?

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CLAIM Donald Trump is considering resignation an “option.” unproven RATING unproven ORIGIN On 31 March 2017, a number of web sites (including Opposing Views and Proud Liberal) posted articles reporting that United States President Donald Trump was considering resigning. The web sites all cited a tweet posted by Claude Taylor, a travel photographer who says he […]




Activists Threaten to Spill Congress’ Browsing Histories After Privacy Rollback Vote

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On 28 March 2017, the House of Representatives took another step toward ending regulations set by outgoing President Barack Obama in late 2016 that prevented Internet service providers like Verizon and Comcast from collecting and selling browsing histories of customers without their consent. The resolution (the summary of which can be read here), which was approved by Republicans […]




The Roots of United States Immigration Policy

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Travel bans, deportations, and midnight raids are often in the headlines in 2017, but they are in fact nothing new in the United States, which has a long history of immigration quotas and restrictions. Immigration regulations have fluctuated over the years, with the history of U.S. immigration loosely following the country’s political moods: By the early 1900s, the nation’s predominant immigration […]




Did the IRS ‘Fast Track’ Tax-Exempt Status for ‘After School Satan’ Clubs?

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CLAIM The IRS gave preferential “fast tracking” for tax exempt status to After School Satan clubs run by the Satanic Temple. false RATING false ORIGIN On 16 March 2017, conservative legal activism group Judicial Watch published a blog post in which they claimed the Internal Revenue Service had favored “After School Satan” secularist clubs by […]




Did the IRS ‘Fast Track’ Tax-Exempt Status for ‘After School Satan’ Clubs?

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CLAIM The IRS gave preferential “fast tracking” for tax exempt status to After School Satan clubs run by the Satanic Temple. false RATING false ORIGIN On 16 March 2017, conservative legal activism group Judicial Watch published a blog post in which they claimed the Internal Revenue Service had favored “After School Satan” secularist clubs by […]




Did Democrats Tweet an Altered Version of a Socialist Party Poster?

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CLAIM A Democratic National Committee tweet included an altered version of a Socialist party’s poster TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN On 24 March 2017, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) released a tweet celebrating a Republican setback, but were called out for using — and editing — another political party’s material. The tweet, which contained a picture […]




School Orders a Boy to Undress Next to a Girl?

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On 22 March 2017, Fox News opinion columnist Todd Starnes reported that the Boyertown Area School District (BASD) in southeastern Pennsylvania had ordered a “boy to ‘tolerate’ undressing with girl and make the act seem ‘natural’”: A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female […]




Was a Murdered Russian Ex-Politician to Testify Against Paul Manafort in Treason Trial?

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Sources: Collinson, Stephen.   “FBI: Trump Campaign, Russia Ties Investigated, No Wiretap Evidence Found.”    CNN.   21 March 2017. Hanna, Jason and Butenko, Victoria.   “Ukraine’s Leader Calls Killing of Putin Critic a Russian Terror Act.”    CNN.   24 March 2017. Kramer, Andrew E., McIntire, Mike and Meier, Barry.   “Secret Ledger in […]




Did 14 Washington, D.C., Girls Go Missing Within a 24-Hour Period?

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CLAIM Fourteen teenaged girls went missing in Washington, D.C., within 24 hours. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE There were still 22 open cases involving missing teenagers in Washington, D.C., as of 22 March 2017. WHAT’S FALSE Local police said there was no record of 14 teenagers in the city having disappeared within one 24-hour period. […]




Timberland CEO: ‘I’d Rather Not See Blacks in My Boots’?

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CLAIM Timberland’s CEO said he doesn’t want black people to wear Timberland boots. false RATING false ORIGIN On 3 December 2014, the now-defunct web site Naha Daily published an article that quoted Timberland’s (unnamed) CEO as saying he didn’t want to see “Blacks and Latinos” buying and wearing the company’s boots: Timberland new appointed Ceo […]




Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Allegedly Worked To ‘Benefit the Putin Government’

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Paul Manafort, who managed President Donald Trump’s victorious 2016 campaign, promised a Russian billionaire that he could “greatly benefit” that country’s president’s profile in the U.S. and other countries. On 22 March 2017, the Associated Press reported that Manafort had signed a contract to work for Oleg Deripaska in 2006 for $10 million a year. […]




Did Mike Huckabee’s Son Kill a Dog?

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A years-old bit of political gossip was brought back into the limelight in January 2015 when former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, in an interview promoting his new book, publicly criticized the parenting skills of the First Couple, Barack and Michelle Obama. Many pundits were quick to point out an incident that was much discussed during […]




Does the “Slime” Craze Bring Serious Health Risks?

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CLAIM “Slime,” a do-it-yourself gooey craft project containing borax, white glue, and shaving cream, comes with serious health risks. Mostly False RATING Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE Respiratory, skin, or eye irritation from borax is possible, as is skin irritation from components of shaving cream. WHAT’S FALSE Fear-mongering claims about carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and neurotoxic harm […]




Sophia Stewart Matrix Lawsuit

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Monday, October 4th 2004 ended a six-year dispute involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow residing.Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, […]