Does the United States have the highest childhood poverty rate of any developed nation?
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
More fake news passed off as real.
There's a grain of truth, but no portion of the extensive media coverage of those strikes remotely indicated that the leaflets were dropped with the idea of aiding with ISIS in mind.
This is a story about how the language regarding the crime of sex trafficking has become so fuzzy that even the nation’s top law enforcement officer can speak before an international audience and utter wildly inflated statistics.
A photograph showing a protester holding a sign reading "Lincoln Was Racist" is fake.
In dueling TV ads, foes of the federal ethanol mandate claim that it "doubles greenhouse gas emissions," while the ethanol lobby says that "the oil industry is lying" and the mandate will lead to lower emissions.
Trump retweeted a bogus graphic purporting to show the percentage of whites killed by blacks and other homicide data delineated by race. Almost every figure in the graphic is wrong.
The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration's plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.
Ben Carson, author of book about the Constitution, incorrectly states that Thomas Jefferson crafted it
It’s not the first time Carson has abused Jefferson’s history.
Donald Trump insisted he witnessed television footage "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey "cheering" the 9/11 attacks, despite the fact that claim was long since debunked.
Claims that eight Syrians were "caught" at the U.S.-Mexico border are misleading.
Is men’s pay is going up more than twice as fast as women’s pay during the current period of economic expansion?
Sanders makes it sound as if he would tack on some additional provisions or coverage to ACA — when, in reality, his new single-payer health system would replace the ACA and all other existing federal coverage.
If truth is the first casualty of war, it can also take a beating in a time of terrorism. A week of raging debate over Syrian refugees and Islamic State violence has scattered misinformation everywhere.
When it comes to climate science, two of the three Democratic presidential candidates are A students, while most of the Republican contenders are flunking, according to a panel of scientists who reviewed candidates' comments.
A closer look at government employee numbers.
He cannot simply assert something so damning; he must provide some real evidence or else issue an apology.
No, President Obama didn't ban Christmas trees or the phrase "Merry Christmas" from VA facilities.
No, Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was not a "vetted refugee." He was an American citizen born in the United States.
As world leaders gathered in Antalya, Turkey, to discuss economic policies at the G-20 summit on Nov. 15 and 16, The Fact Checker and our counterparts around the world held our own global collaboration — the second G-20 Factcheckathon.