Friday, December 19th, 2014

All statements involving Facebook posts

Half-True

Percentage may have changed since data collected 18 years ago

 Facebook posts
Facebook posts

"44% of homeless people are employed."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

Per Congress’ number-crunchers

Mostly False

Mostly off-base

Pants on Fire!

Widely shared, but none of it makes much sense

True

One small meal for mankind

Half-True

Local gun culture might be one key

True

Correct, though handguns dwarf them all

Half-True

True for rich nations only

 Facebook posts
Facebook posts

"USA is #1 in gun violence."

— PolitiFact National

Mostly True

Depends on whether you count suicides

False

Vaguely worded claim cherry-picks the less-relevant of two measures

Mostly False

The corporate share has declined, but by much smaller amount

Pants on Fire!

A tiny fraction of that

Mostly False

Numbers are close but welfare claim is misleading