Viral social media posts promising a specific form of help during emergencies can, if inaccurate, pose a greater risk to 999 (or 911) callers.
Testing for a new cellular phone alert system (the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, also known as IPAWS) began on October 3rd, 2018, with a tone and a message sent across mobile networks. The grumbling began almost immediately, as startled or irritated Americans reacted to the unsolicited (but anticipated) test, but the griping turned …
An employee of a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in California muted the National Anthem on the anniversary of 9/11 — but that’s not a company policy.
Rumors that the Seattle Seahawks sat during the playing of the national anthem for their week one game went viral.
President Obama has asked Americans not to hold tributes for victims of 9/11 to avoid offending Muslim protestors.
Huma Abedin Worked at Radical Muslim Journal-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide Huma Abedin previously worked at a radical Muslim journal. The Truth: Reports that Huma Abedin spent more than a decade as the editor of a Muslim journal that can be described as radical are true. Abedin worked as editor of the …
A forwarded email with photos of a 100 foot structure and says that it is a gift to the US from the people of Russia. The email says that this is called “The Teardrop” and serves as a memorial to the lives lost in the World Trade Center attack of September 11th. The email goes on to ask why there was no press coverage.