A website that allows users to create fake tweets from public figures is behind false reports that U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee tweeted that President Trump is determined to start war with North Japan.
A fake tweet is behind false rumors that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee blames the Washington derailment on President Trump's hatred of African-Americans.
False claims that Nancy Pelosi is disgusted with President Trump for allowing people to keep more of the money that they earned under the GOP tax plan came from a website that generates fake tweets.
In January 2019, a tweet attributed to Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib began circulating in questionable screenshot-only form on Twitter and Facebook: Dated January 4, 2019, it read: Americans have spent decades raping and pillaging my people. What goes around comes around. #FridayFeeling The tweet was immediately suspicious, as Rep. Tlaib’s official Twitter account is verified — but […]
For the last several years, we have been hearing about foreign governments subverting United States elections using sophisticated teams that create fake stories and circulate them on social media. While foreign governments and large teams are most certainly a major source of disinformation, there are also tools available online that make it easy for anyone […]
False claims that Maxine Waters tweeted about gun control and armed security came from an imposter account.
On January 19 2019, Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann was named in a viral video after a clip of his interaction with Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the National Mall spread across social media. In the ensuing controversy, a tweet attributed to U.S. President Donald Trump spread in screenshots on social media: The purported tweet said: […]
Fake news can vary widely in quality and believably from source to source, but quite often identifying it is as easy as taking a moment to learn who is behind a that particular website or social media account. Frequently the creators of fake news put quantity ahead of quality, and they are counting on the […]
Unproven claims that a Planned Parenthood group said there needs to be a Disney princes who's had an abortion are based on a screengrab of a tweet.
This is an alleged Twitter tweet by Congressional Representative Michelle Bachman that said, "If English was good enough for Jesus to use to write the Bible, then it should be good enough for Coca-Cola". It was a comment on the 2014 Super Bowl ad by Coca Cola that had a multilingual rendition of "America the Beautiful."