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False Headline on HIV Blood Donation

False Headline on HIV Blood Donation

Q: Will California allow HIV-positive people to donate blood?

A: No. The Legislature has passed a bill that would reduce the penalties for those, including blood donors, who knowingly expose others to the HIV virus.

A False Headline About Free Tuition

A False Headline About Free Tuition

Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery?

A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black students.

Fake Mike Pence Abortion Quote

Fake Mike Pence Abortion Quote

Q: Did Vice President Mike Pence say, “Allowing rape victims to have abortions will lead to women trying to get raped”?

A: No. That fabricated quote comes from a made-up story published by a “hybrid news/satire” website.

Clinton Foundation Isn’t Charging FEMA

Clinton Foundation Isn’t Charging FEMA

Q: Is the Clinton Foundation charging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to send supplies to victims of Hurricane Harvey?

A:  No. That claim originated on a satirical news site. The Clinton Foundation has not charged FEMA for bottled water or other relief items.

Obama Didn’t Pardon Wendell Callahan

Obama Didn’t Pardon Wendell Callahan

Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release?

A:  No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for early release under the new law and it was approved by a federal judge.  

Katie Couric Didn’t Cancel Clinton Interview

Katie Couric Didn’t Cancel Clinton Interview

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. 

Black Lives Matter Blocked Hurricane Relief?

Black Lives Matter Blocked Hurricane Relief?

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.

Trump Didn’t Fire 14 Muslim Judges

Trump Didn’t Fire 14 Muslim Judges

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.”

No Supreme Court Border Wall Ruling

No Supreme Court Border Wall Ruling

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.”

Fake Confederate Flag Story

Fake Confederate Flag Story

Q: Did President Donald Trump defend a Confederate flag he hung in the White House?

A: No. That was written by a website that “provides a satirical view of current events.”