Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Sanders Uses Stale Gun Sales Stat

Results of a national survey published in 2017 show that 13 percent of U.S. gun owners who purchased a firearm in the past two years did so without a background check. Sen. Bernie Sanders was wrong when he said recently that the figure was three times as high.

Florida Shooter Not Registered Dem

Q: Is the Florida school shooter a registered Democrat? A: No.

Did Chick-fil-A's CEO Make a Disparaging Racist Statement?

Internet hoaxes, like bad stand-up comedy or chain restaurant themes, often struggle with originality. That’s why you’ll see old stories re-emerge year after year.

Presidential Responses to School Shootings?

A set of images showing President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump in the aftermath of different school shootings are real, but they do not necessarily tell the entire story.

Bernie Sanders resurrects a ‘zombie’ claim on gun sales without background checks

It’s bad enough that politicians four years ago were using stale data and mischaracterizing it. But now that the research has been updated, Sanders has even less excuse for relying on two-decade-old figures.

Spinning the Russian Indictment

Contrary to spin from White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, the indictments handed down last week against 13 Russians for meddling in U.S. elections show they clearly supported one candidate over another in the 2016 presidential general election. And that candidate was Donald Trump.

In His Own Words: Trump on Russian Meddling

In a tweet about Russia’s interference in the 2016 president campaign, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election.”

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.