Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

All statements involving Facebook posts

Pants on Fire!

An old claim, recycled

Mostly True

That's pretty close, but beware a rural bias in the stats

Half-True

Bold claim, weak data

False

Entirely mischaracterizes the trend

 Facebook posts
Facebook posts

"Gun homicide is down 49 percent in the past 12 years."

— PolitiFact National

Pants on Fire!

He was never president, she never said he was

False

It was true for a brief moment in mid-2012

Pants on Fire!

300,000 is the number of ALL suicides over nine years

 Facebook posts
Facebook posts

"Over 300K home owner suicides attributed to foreclosures."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly False

Bush did this too, by the way

False

Lots of interventions, few "invasions"

 Facebook posts
Facebook posts

"22 Countries Invaded by the U.S. in 20 Years."

— PolitiFact National