False rumors that Congress is getting a $20,000 raise in 2018 while seniors see Social Security benefits go up $2 per month circulated in December 2017.
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Claims that Dr. Dean Lorich, who exposed Clinton Foundation corruption, was found dead in December 2017 twist factual events into a a baseless conspiracy theory that’s not supported by facts.
A House bill to charge veterans for GI Bill benefits was considered in April — but that proposal has been abandoned. And the proposal was not included in legislation that has since been enacted.
False reports that Chuck Schumer had an affair with a high school cheerleader came from a website that identifies its content as “fiction” or “satire.”
When it comes to claims that GOP tax reforms cut Medicare, Medicare and Social Security, and add $2.4 trillion to the federal deficit, it depends who you ask.
False rumors that Queen Elizabeth removed the Obamas from the Royal Wedding guest list came from websites that fabricate news stories.
False claims that the world’s first human meat restaurant opens in Tokyo resurfaced in November 2017 — but, like earlier versions, there’s no truth to them.
False claims about hate crimes being dropped against Black Lives Matter kidnappers accused of assaulting a white man with developmental disabilities surfaced in November 2017.
Joe Biden didn’t say that the hero who stopped the Sutherland Springs church shooter shouldn’t have been allowed to own a gun.
A self-described satirical website is behind false reports that “New Jersey’s first Muslim mayor” vowed to glorify Allah in all his decisions.