Stand up for facts and support PolitiFact.
Now is your chance to go on the record as supporting trusted, factual information by joining PolitiFact’s Truth Squad. Contributions or gifts to PolitiFact, which is part of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Poynter Institute, are tax deductible.
I would like to contribute
On online hoax says Hillary Clinton was killed by several tons of steel in "a monster truck mishap."
The Daily World Update story is pure fiction. A day before this story appeared, the same website said that Clinton was killed attempting to do a stunt while filming a documentary in Missouri as well as in an FBI raid in New York.
The latest story said Clinton was sitting at the Chappaqua Motor Speedway in upstate New York (spoiler: it doesn’t exist) "when 11 tons of American steel and irony jumped the rails, injuring thirty-five people and killing Clinton."
Clinton’s Twitter feed shows what she has actually been up to, and it doesn’t involve monster truck rolls. On April 30, she said she was headed to an event in New York City for Onward Together, an organization she founded with former Gov. Howard Dean after the 2016 election to work on progressive causes.
Clinton is alive. This story rates Pants on Fire.
Daily World Update, "Hillary Clinton killed in monster truck mishap," May 1, 2018
Daily World Update, "Hillary Clinton Killed Filming A Documentary In Missouri," April 30, 2018
Daily World Update, "BREAKING: Hillary Clinton Killed During FBI Raid," April 30, 2018
Hillary Clinton, Twitter, Accessed May 2, 2018
Onward Together, Accessed May 3, 2018
Snopes, "Was Hillary Clinton Killed in a Monster Truck Mishap?" May 2, 2018
Read About Our Process
In a world of wild talk and fake news, help us stand up for the facts.