A Facebook group that posts fabricated reports is behind false reports that Obamacare Article 54 takes effect on May 1, 2018, diverting 30 percent of Social Security benefits to “the undocumented.”
Health / Medical
Warnings about bottled water injected with poison that circulated on social media in March 2018 weren’t based on credible reports.
Outdated reports about an Easter egg recall from 2017 resurfaced in 2018 as an outdated warning about Target issuing a massive Easter egg recall.
False rumors that Cadbury products are infected with HIV are the latest in a long list of false claims about various foods and drinks being contaminated.
New drug-resistant, hypervirulent strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae are real and very dangerous — but those threats have been taken out of context by scammers trying to sell cures that don’t appear to exist.
A man given 18 months to live said that he used cannabis oil to treat cancer, but he died of cancer a year later and there’s no proof that cannabis can treat cancer.
Claims that John McCain votes to end cancer treatments for Medicare beneficiaries aren’t true — but McCain did vote for a GOP tax reform bill that could lead to deep mandatory Medicare cuts.
False claims that Canada euthanasia law allows parents to kill children went viral in November 2017.
The EPA reversed an Obama-era decision to ban all tolerances of the chemical chlorpyrifos — but there’s no indication Trump was paid to so.
Some vendors of eclipse glasses made false claims about the safety benefits of their products in the lead up to the total solar eclipse in August 2017.