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‘Female-Led’ Company Didn’t Build Collapsed Bridge

Q: Is the firm that built the pedestrian bridge that collapsed in Miami “a female-led construction company,” as claimed in some viral stories?

A: No. The company is run by six brothers, and 11 of its 92 management employees are females.

Oh, SNAP! Misleading Claims on Benefit Enrollment

Q: Did “two million people leave the food stamp rolls in Trump’s first year”?

A: No. That’s the decline in average monthly enrollment in fiscal year 2017, including almost four months when Trump wasn’t president.

U.S. Schools Already Teach Arabic Numerals

Q: Has California’s governor ordered public schools to use “ARABIC” numerals?

A: No. That claim originated on a website that describes itself as satirical.

No Russian Arrest Warrant for George Soros

Q: Has Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a warrant for the arrest of George Soros?

A: No. That rumor has been circulating online for years in various forms.

Keanu Reeves Didn’t Praise Trump

Q: Did Keanu Reeves say that President Donald Trump is a role model?

A: No. That’s a made-up quote that has been attributed to at least two other actors.