If you’ve seen a lot of posts claiming that the Democratic Party tried to sneak a Pledge of Allegiance ban into a financial aid package, you’re not alone.
A “satire site” racked up six-figure shares with an untrue claim about football player Tom Brady.
A fly-by-night “MAGA” site headline falsely claimed that the Supreme Court ruled that the President of the United States can “remove” the Minority Leader from the Senate.
A known purveyor of phony news articles put out a story about a purported impeachment clause that was shared thousands of times.
A bot-driven cut-and-pasted status update claims that Democrats used $40 million “trying to impeach” U.S. President Donald Trump.
A chronic “satirical” site used a photo of an actual Canadian political leader for one of their made-up stories.
If a social media post’s claim that the New York City coroner who attended the high-profile pedophile’s death sounds made up, that’s because it is.
A headline about former First Daughter Malia Obama (archived here) depositing a suspiciously large check got a lot of traction on social media in June 2019: However, this story is suspect for two reasons. First, it contains little beyond a provocative headline, a photograph, and a few lines of text: Malia Obama cashed a check for […]
On June 11 2019, a Facebook user shared the following text-based status update (archived here), claiming the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the use of the Qur’an for swearing oaths: Right off the bat, the format of the post was a scourge to fact-checking sites. Text against a colorful background, rarely if ever accompanied by […]
On January 30 2019, Facebook page “The Blacksphere” shared the following meme, purportedly depicting a Virginia principal named Mamasai Mamakusa: The meme was likely outrage-bait which implied that the nonexistent principal’s hijab constituted a form of religious expression, one she supposedly deemed acceptable for herself but not Christian students. Text added to what appeared to […]