Skepticism

Are There Posters Calling Trump a ‘Pendejo’ Across Puerto Rico?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 6:03pm
There is no proof that a viral image insulting the president has been posted "all over" the hurricane-damaged territory.
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Did Oakland Raiders Players Punish Derek Carr for Standing During the National Anthem?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 1:08pm
Two conservative radio hosts claimed without proof that an unnamed source revealed a retaliation planned by the Raiders' offensive line.
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Did an Anonymous 4chan User Predict the Las Vegas Shooting Three Weeks in Advance?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 12:45pm
There is no proof that a vague post the day before the anniversary of 9/11 "predicted" the mass shooting on 1 October 2017.
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Did Michele Bachmann Say Vegas Victims Would be Alive If They Observed the Sabbath?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 11:45am
A meme with a fabricated quote painted the U.S. Representative as having been shockingly insensitive to the Las Vegas shooting victims.
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Hollywood Executive Harvey Weinstein to Take Leave of Absence Amid Sexual Harassment Report

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 9:13am
The New York Times published a wide-ranging expose revealing decades of alleged sexual harassment against women by Weinstein
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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Anti-Nuclear Weapons Campaign Group

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 8:55am
The $1.1 million prize was given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Las Vegas Shooting Rumors, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 6:03pm
The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has led to a cacophony of rumors, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories.
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Equifax Awarded $7.2 Million IRS Contract Despite Security Breach

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 4:52pm
Internal Revenue Service officials said temporarily re-upping an existing identity verification contract with Equifax was a stopgap measure to prevent service interruptions.
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Did the CEO of Hardwick Clothes Cut Ties With the NFL Over ‘Unpatriotic’ Protests?

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 3:26pm
News reports accurately describe a decision made by Tennessee businessman Allan Jones.
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California Becomes ‘Sanctuary State’ as Governor Signs Bill

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 3:13pm
Law enforcement will be barred from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities.
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Did an Unidentified Woman Warn Las Vegas Concert-Goers They Were ‘All Going to Die’?

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
An apparent altercation between concert-goers was blown out of proportion, and the witness who reported the threats has changed her view on their significance.
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Did Trump Administration Refuse Puerto Rico’s Request to Allow Food Stamps to be Used for Hot Meals?

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 12:48pm
The Department of Agriculture agreed to waive the usual "hot food" ban for food stamps and denies rejecting an earlier waiver request.
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Australian Gun Stats

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 11:16am
Statistics do not demonstrate that crime rates in Australia have increased substantially since the government instituted a gun buy-back program in 1997.
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Netflix Increases Price for Most Popular U.S. Plan by 10 percent

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 11:13am
The company will now charge $11 per month, instead of $10, for the HD and multi-device plan.
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Three United States Army Special Commandos Killed in Niger

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 10:48am
Several Niger soldiers were also killed in a suspected Al-Qaida attack during a joint patrol near the Mali border.
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Vegas Shooter’s Gambling Draws New Attention to Video Poker

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 10:35am
Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock killed 58 Vegas concertgoers have one potential lead: his gambling habits.
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Clues Few and Elusive for Motive of Las Vegas Gunman

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 10:28am
Paddock led such a low-key, private life that no one seemed to know him well, and those who did had no sense he was capable of the Las Vegas massacre.
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What’s Happening: Gunman’s Secret Life Stymies Investigation

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 10:22am
Investigators have so far been stymied by the secret life Stephen Paddock appeared to lead before the attack on a concert on the Las Vegas Strip.
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Gun Ownership and Homicides in Honduras vs. Switzerland

Snopes - October 5, 2017 - 1:38am
A contrast of radically different gun laws and homicide rates in Honduras and Switzerland is based on flawed premises.
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Senate Intelligence Leaders Pressure Author of ‘Steele Dossier’ to Testify

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 11:53pm
Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner said during a press conference that Christopher Steele has not accepted offers to talk to the Intelligence Committee.
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