Q: Did players for the Seattle Seahawks burn the American flag?
A: No. A widely circulated picture was altered to make it look that way.
Q: Did comedian David Letterman respond to the mass shooting in Las Vegas by tweeting, “End white privilege today”?
A: No. A website that claims to be a safe haven from “fake news” posted that bogus information based on a tweet from a parody Twitter account.
Q: Did Katie Couric cancel an interview with Hillary Clinton because Clinton called former President Barack Obama a racial slur?
A: Clinton did no such thing. Those claims were made-up by a satirical website.
Q: Did Black Lives Matter protesters block emergency crews from reaching Hurricane Harvey victims?
A: No. That false claim was made in a satirical story featuring a 2016 photo of a protest in Atlanta, Georgia.
Q: Did President Donald Trump fire 14 Muslim federal judges?
A: No. The satirical website that originally published the story describes itself as “your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.”
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that President Donald Trump can build a border wall without the approval of Congress?
A: No. That story comes from a website that “makes no guarantee that anything you find here will be based at all in reality.”
Q: Did the man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, meet with former President Obama in the White House?
A: No. A satirical website confuses the driver with the organizer of the rally, who is rumored to have been a past Obama supporter.
Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago?
A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers.