Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Did Dwight Eisenhower Reject the Idea of 'Soviet-Style' Military Parades?

A meme intended to undermine Trump's request for a military rally wrongly attributes a quote to Eisenhower.

In His Own Words: Trump on Russian Meddling

Trump made his revisionist remarks about his past comments on Russia in one of a series of tweets over two days, beginning on the evening of Feb. 17. That was the day after the special counsel’s office issued an indictment charging 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations with illegally interfering in the 2016 presidential election.

Feds say Trump tweet misstates how FBI works

Federal law enforcement officials say Trump’s posting misstates how the FBI actually works.

No, Israel Does Not Have An Armed Citizenry

A visitor to Israel may be overwhelmed by the abundance of guns in the streets. Firearms seem to be everywhere: The soldier sitting next to you on the bus has one, as does the security guard at the entrance to the shopping mall, and the neighbor’s daughter coming home from her army base for the weekend. This may lead to the misperception that Israel’s gun laws are in some way lax. And it is a misperception.

Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.

Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

President Trump falsely claimed in an early Sunday morning Twitter post that he had never rejected the notion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.

Trump roars on Twitter about Russia probe

President Donald Trump's Twitter cannon roared over the weekend as the latest turn in the Russia investigation seemingly placed him on the defensive. He denied he had ever absolved Russia of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, despite his plentiful record of voicing doubts on that question.

Fact checking Trump’s error-filled tweet storm about the Russia investigation

Here’s a quick guide to his many misstatements and misleading claims in this Twitter barrage.

The White House's extremely dishonest statement on the Russia indictments

Even by the standards of a White House whose chief executive has made more than 2,000 false claims, this new statement is a whopper.

Trump on collapse of immigration effort

President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago.

Did President Trump Revoke Gun Background Checks for Mentally Ill People?

In February 2017, President Trump repealed an Obama-era regulation that would have made it easier to block the sale of firearms to people with certain mental illnesses.

Fact-Checking Claims About Gun Violence and Mental Illness

A look at some facts and falsehoods uttered by Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin; Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont; and others in the wake of the Florida high school shooting.

Horner Hoax Remix

Q: Was a teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a refugee who raped his sister? A: No. That is a made-up headline on an old internet hoax story.

Trump: ‘No collusion!’

A tweet from President Trump claims the indictment handed down against Russian nationals and organizations indicates there was "no collusion" between Russians and the Trump campaign, and that "the results of the election were not impacted." But the indictment did not go that far on either count.

The White House’s spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion

We originally intended to ignore the budget, which was largely made irrelevant by the congressional budget deal reached a week earlier. But this kind of spin simply cannot be ignored — and if we were confused, we imagine our readers were confused as well.

Is This the Florida Shooter in an Antifa Shirt?

In the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead in Florida, trolls attempted to stir up division by falsely claiming that the shooter had been photographed wearing a pro-Communist t-shirt.

Philip Morris Not Selling Marijuana Cigarettes

Q: Are Philip Morris “Marlboro M” brand marijuana cigarettes now for sale in four U.S. states. A: No. That claim comes from a 2014 satirical story. It has recently resurfaced without the satire label.

The Florida School Shooting Forgeries

This is what literal "fake" news looks like.

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018

It is a horrifying statistic. And it is wrong.

Vice President Pence’s claim that U.S. spy agencies found no impact from Russian meddling

We rarely have such strong evidence that a politician’s claim is false.