A satirical article of 1995 recasts the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War to make a point about gun rights, stating that 72 People Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation by National Guard.
False reports from 2012 and 2013 that the military plans to confiscate guns from private citizens resurfaced after the February 2018 shooting in Parkland, Florida, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High.
A video called “Slaughterbots” about autonomous drone weaponry is real — it was intended to raise awareness about the potential of drone weaponry by a group that’s opposed to it.
Myeshia Johnson didn’t accuse U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson of using her husband’s death as a political platform in a Facebook post called “Setting the Record Straight.”
A commentary titled “Goodbye Janaye Ervin” lists the punishment the former Petty Officer 2nd Class suffered for refusing to salute the flag.
False claims that John McCain started the USS Forrestal fire that killed 134 sailers resurfaced on the tragedy’s 50th anniversary.
After President Trump announced a transgender military ban, comments that “nobody has a right to serve” were incorrectly attributed to Trey Gowdy.
False claims that President Nixon pardoned John McCain after he was convicted of treason are based on earlier, false rumors.
Frank Schaeffer’s 2002 essay “John is My Heart,” also known as “My Heart is on the Line,” has been widely circulated since it was first published by the Washington Post in 2002.
A photo showing an extra from the set of “Madam Secretary” was misidentified as a servicemember named John Welch who was denied service at a pizzeria.