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18 fact-checks of things that were wrong on the Internet

From wild claims about the Obamas to Fox News to Ferguson, we found lots to fact-check from the Internet in 2014. Here are 18 doozies.

Fact-checking claims about race and Ferguson

The grand jury's decision not to seek charges against officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown set off a new wave of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., as well as more punditry. Here's our roundup of fact-checks, old and new. 

PunditFact's top fact-checks about Ferguson

Well before Monday's grand jury decision, TV pundits made inaccurate or misleading claims about race after the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson. 

Fact-checking pundits on climate change

Climate change is in the news with President Barack Obama's Tuesday address at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. 

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Claims about McDonald's hit the Truth-O-Meter

Internet claims about the Golden Arches soared around social media ahead of a planned Sept. 4 strike by fast food workers in support of a $15 hourly wage and union rights. Is it really more profitable to work at a McDonald's in Copenhagen over Cleveland?

Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheadings of two American journalists.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.