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Trump Didn’t Fire Muslim Judge

Trump Didn’t Fire Muslim Judge

Q: Did President Trump fire Judge Salam al Alsawatha Malallahafa?

A: No. The claim originated on a satire website.

Partisan Website Recycles Old Charges

Partisan Website Recycles Old Charges

Q: Has the “head” of the Democratic Party been “hauled out in handcuffs”?

A: No. A partisan website has used decade-old charges against an Alabama Democrat as clickbait.

Bogus Claim About Made-up Muslim Waitress

Bogus Claim About Made-up Muslim Waitress

Q: Did a Muslim waitress refuse to seat 27 Christians?

A: No. That claim is completely made up. The restaurant where it supposedly happened doesn’t even exist.

Claim That Sessions Resigned Is Baloney

Claim That Sessions Resigned Is Baloney

Q: Has Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigned?

A: No. That claim came from a made-up story originally posted on a self-described satirical site.

Weak Link in NFL Protest Story

Weak Link in NFL Protest Story

Q: Has George Soros been paying NFL players to protest?

A: No. A story making that claim offers no evidence to support it.

Fox News’ Shepard Smith Hasn’t Been Fired

Fox News’ Shepard Smith Hasn’t Been Fired

Q: Is Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith being fired because of “his hate” for President Trump?

A: No. That debunked claim has been circulating online since last year.

No Evidence of Tucson ‘Child Sex Camp’

No Evidence of Tucson ‘Child Sex Camp’

Q: Was a recently discovered encampment in Arizona used as a “child rape camp”?

A: There is no evidence to support that claim. Authorities say their investigation revealed no such criminal activity.

No ‘Treason’ or ‘Bust’ for Obama

No ‘Treason’ or ‘Bust’ for Obama

Q: Have the “feds bust[ed] Barack Obama” on felony charges?

A: No. That claim is based on the false assertion that the former president committed treason in his last few months in office.

Pedophile Advocate, But Not GOP Candidate

Pedophile Advocate, But Not GOP Candidate

Q: Is Nathan Larson — who has expressed support for pedophilia, rape and incest — a Republican candidate for Congress?

A: No. Larson is running for a Virginia congressional seat as an independent.