Skepticism

Does an ‘Increase’ in Arctic and Greenland Ice Cast Doubt on the Reality of Global Warming?

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 11:38pm
Single data points presented without context do not interfere with the scientific consensus on climate change.
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Pizza Hut 58th Anniversary Freebie Scam

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 6:28pm
Pizza Hut is not giving three pizzas away to contest entrants in celebration of their 58th anniversary.
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Did ‘Melbourne Antifa’ Claim Responsibility for the Vegas Massacre?

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 3:36pm
A page falsely posing as part of the anti-fascist movement put up a post claiming that "comrades" were responsible for an October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Las Vegas Shooter Died in 2013?

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 3:22pm
A bizarre conspiracy theory holding that Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock died in 2013 was based on a different individual's obituary.
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Did Congressman Tim Murphy Urge His Mistress to Have an Abortion?

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 1:28pm
Text messages presented in a news article appear to suggest Murphy asked Shannon Edwards to have an abortion, but definitive proof is not available.
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Las Vegas Gunman’s Girlfriend Returns to United States for Questioning

Snopes - October 4, 2017 - 9:50am
Stephen Paddock's girlfriend Marilou Danley had been in the Philippines at the time of the shooting, but is now considered a "person of interest" in the investigation.
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Did a Second Gunman Shoot From the Fourth Floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 10:34pm
Conspiracy theorists spread false information that a second person targeted a country music concert crowd on the Las Vegas Strip during a deadly mass shooting that left scores dead.
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U.S. Votes Against United Nations Ban on Death Penalty for Same-Sex Relations

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 8:18pm
The United States joined 12 other countries, including Saudi Arabia and China, in voting against a United Nations resolution condemning the use of the death penalty to punish blasphemy, adultery, and same-sex relations.
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Did ‘Barack Obama’s Stylist’ Reveal He Is ‘a Gay’?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 6:36pm
A "satirical" web site published an especially crude story about the former president, which was quickly picked up by bottom-feeder aggregators.
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Sri Lankan Monk Among Seven Jailed for Attack on Rohingya

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 5:38pm
The suspects reportedly stormed a United Nations safe house to attack 31 Rohingya Muslims who had been sheltered there since April.
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Was Las Vegas Shooter Identified at an Anti-Trump Protest?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 5:29pm
Conspiracy theorists attempted to tie the alleged Las Vegas mass shooter to an anti-Trump protest but offered little evidence to back up the claim.
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Did All of the Patients in a Puerto Rican Intensive Care Unit Die?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 5:14pm
Official reports seem to corroborate an online allegation that Hurricane Maria's death toll has been heavily underreported.
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Flight Crew Takes a Knee, Leaving New Orleans Saints Stranded on Runway?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 1:24pm
There is no truth to a widely-shared claim that the flight crew of the New Orleans Saints' team airplane "took a knee" and refused to perform their duties.
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Gordon Ramsay Has Entire Staff Take a Knee, Refuse to Serve Miami Dolphins?

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 11:20am
A notorious fake news site spread a rumor that Ramsay rudely ejected Miami Dolphins from his restaurant for "taking a knee" during the national anthem.
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Post-Mortem: Vx Poison Killed Brother of North Korean Leader

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 8:14am
A Malaysian government pathologist testified that the banned VX nerve agent caused the death of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader.
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Loved Ones Mourn Victims of Las Vegas Shooting Attack

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 8:07am
At least 59 people never made it home after a gunman opened fire from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel onto a crowd at a country music festival.
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Attacks Stoke Debate Over Need For Domestic Terrorism Laws

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Attacks on protesters in Charlottesville and an Air Force recruiting station in Oklahoma had the hallmarks of terrorist attacks.
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Vegas Hospitals Overwhelmed as Dozens Slain, Scores Wounded

Snopes - October 3, 2017 - 7:54am
As Sunday night led to Monday morning, the attack became the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history with 59 killed and 527 wounded.
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Are 871 Convicted Felons Currently Playing for the NFL?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 11:07pm
A meme circulating in an effort to discredit professional athletes who are protesting racism contains false information.
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Is This Viral List of U.S. Government Emergency Aid Sent to Puerto Rico Accurate?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 7:54pm
Some social media posts defending the Trump administration's relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria strayed into fictional territory.
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