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Did a Drag Queen in a ‘Demonic’ Outfit Read a Sexually Explicit Book to Children at a Public Library?
Right-wing web sites used alarmist language and false claims to describe a reading event at a California library.
A competitor one-ups a company proud of their new ultra-thin wire by drilling a hole through it.
A staged photograph actually shows a presidential lookalike.
Rep. Frederica Wilson said President Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a fallen soldier, that he "knew what he signed up for." Trump denies it.
A chemical compound found in the leaves of the bay laurel may affect mood, but the results are inconclusive and not necessarily relevant to bay leaf smoke.
Did a Football Fan Sit on an American Flag While Wearing a Shirt Reading ‘I Stand for the National Anthem’?
A sports news web site published the photograph, which was taken during a game between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots.
Disreputable web sites provide no evidence to support a half-baked theory about the cause of the October 2017 fires.
An Irish government official refutes U.S. President Donald Trump's claim, whose source is entirely unclear.
A meme claiming that President Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Harvey Weinstein, Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, and Bill Cosby uses doctored images.
A photograph showing a coyote in a bathtub was circulated with an inaccurate backstory in October 2017.
The explanatory last line of a Halloween joke about a real-life Freddy Krueger was removed in subsequent shares.
The Canadian actor, who played Mr. Lahey on the comedy series, died after a short illness.
Police told us that despite widespread rumors and speculation, Jesus Campos is not missing.
Despite preliminary indications that the Trump family's government-paid travel expenses are higher than the Obamas', Internet rumors exaggerate the disparity.
A disreputable web site published an illogical and inaccurate conspiracy theory about a valet worker who reportedly had a brush with the Las Vegas gunman.
Volunteer veterans, journalists, and others claim that FEMA is providing "meals" that are little more than unhealthy snacks to hurricane victims, but a FEMA spokesperson says images circulating online misrepresent what the agency is doing to help Puerto Ricans.
While a discovery from 2016 did reveal the presence of a small asteroid trapped in Earth’s orbit, this object cannot be classified as a moon.
A photograph showing a home with a green lawn surrounded by charred land is real, but the back story accompanying it is incomplete.
Divers did uncover the ruins of Thonis-Heracleion, but the discovery was not new in 2017 — contrary to the claims of clickbait articles.
An image purportedly showing a woman who was pierced by a urine icicle originated on a 1990s-era British television show.