Chain emails circulate on the Internet, usually anonymously, making a variety of political claims.
Recent statements involving Chain email
"More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before."
This is the first time since World War II that five nuclear-powered aircraft carriers were docked together.
Recent stories featuring Chain email
Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.
Quietly, negotiators from 12 nations, including the United States, have been hammering out a major trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We looked at what it would take to get an agreement through Congress.
A realistic-looking United Nations document says the confiscation of civilian firearms is on its way. But we checked with the U.N. and discovered that the document is just a clever fake.
Chain emails about the health care law are zooming to an inbox near you. Are they accurate? Not so much.
The Truth-O-Meter has a sense of humor (we swear) so we occasionally do light-hearted or downright odd fact-checks. Here are some of the more unusual fact-checks we did in 2012.
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