A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Hollywood Strike Hoax

Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns?

A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.”

Bogus Bald Eagle Executive Order

Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order making it legal to hunt bald eagles?
A: No. That bogus story was published by a fake news website.

Clinton Cargo Raid Didn’t Happen

Q: Were refugees, weapons and drugs found on a Clinton Foundation cargo ship?

A: No. That is yet another story from a prolific satirical website.

Trump Not Deporting Native Americans

Q: Did President Donald Trump tweet that he will deport American Indians to India?
A: No. This claim comes from a satirical website.

No ‘First Grandma’ Charges

Q: Was Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, charged with larceny and fraud?

A: No. That false claim piggybacks on a fake news story that we already wrote about.

Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia?

A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump.

SCOTUS Didn’t Ban Teaching About Islam

Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam?

A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites.

A Fake Tom Price Quote

Q: Did Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price say “it’s better for our budget if cancer patients die more quickly”?

A: No. That’s another made-up quote from a “news/satire” website.

No Stimulus Check

Q: Is President Trump giving $612 to all working Americans and their families?
A: No. That claim originated from a satirical website.

Bogus Visa Waiver Stories

Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countries to enter the U.S. without a visa?

A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites.