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Pelosi Hasn’t Promised to Resign if Trump is Reelected

Pelosi Hasn’t Promised to Resign if Trump is Reelected

Numerous websites are spreading a false story claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “promises to resign” if President Donald Trump is reelected. The story originated on a website that calls its content satire, but has since been shared as if it were true.

Alex Trebek Did Not Die — or Leave Millions to Trump Campaign

Alex Trebek Did Not Die — or Leave Millions to Trump Campaign

A viral news article falsely reports that “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died on April 14, leaving his estate to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign. Trebek, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is alive — and there is no evidence he is “a fervent Trump supporter.”

Impeachment-Social Security Hoax Resurfaces in Video

Impeachment-Social Security Hoax Resurfaces in Video

A viral YouTube video rehashed, and added to, a debunked hoax about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi taking money from Social Security to pay for the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. The claim originated on a self-described satirical website. 

‘Satire’ Misinforms on Impeachment Witnesses

‘Satire’ Misinforms on Impeachment Witnesses

A bogus claim that Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House intelligence committee, paid impeachment witnesses “over $40 million” to testify is circulating online. That claim actually originated on a self-described satire website.

Concert Photo Used in Bogus Report of Trump Rally

Concert Photo Used in Bogus Report of Trump Rally

A viral story falsely claims that President Donald Trump held a rally with “massive crowds” in Chicago, proving “Dems are turning to Trump.” There was no such rally. The story, which deceptively features a photo from a London concert, originated on a website that calls its work satire.

False Story Furthers Claim About Dem Defectors

False Story Furthers Claim About Dem Defectors

A made-up story that claims four Democratic senators are switching their party affiliation because of the impeachment is circulating on Facebook. But the story originated on a site that describes its content as satire.

Revived Falsehood that Trump Fired ‘Muslim Judge’

Revived Falsehood that Trump Fired ‘Muslim Judge’

A viral story shared on Facebook falsely claims President Donald Trump has fired a “Muslim federal judge” over “Sharia Law.” The story was published two years ago by a website that calls its work satire, but it is being spread again by a Tumblr site.

Omar Didn’t Propose ‘Nationwide Ban’ on Bacon

Omar Didn’t Propose ‘Nationwide Ban’ on Bacon

Rep. Ilhan Omar is not proposing a nationwide ban on “unhealthy and immoral” bacon. A self-described “satire” website published that made-up story, and it has since been shared by other websites that did not label the claim “satire.”