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  • Published 21 September 2019
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Legal Update: New Trial Date Scheduled

An update on the legal saga that has threatened Snopes for more than two years.

Snopes.com
Did Fake ‘Home Affairs’ Officials Commit a Census-Linked Robbery Scam?

Social media users in the U.S., U.K., and elsewhere shared a years-old scam with origins in a real criminal operation in South Africa.

Mostly False
Did UN Official Say Nations Would Vanish If Global Warming Not Reversed by 2000?

An Associated Press article from 1989 is popular among climate-change deniers.

Correct Attribution
Is This a Photo of 5 People Atop a Skyscraper Spire?

Regardless of the authenticity of this picture, we're not sure it lives up to being the "mother of all selfies."

True
Will Beto O’Rourke’s Security Detail Only Use NERF Guns From Now On?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Are Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw Getting Divorced?

"I think it's the belief that you can't live in Hollywood and be happily married, but you can," Robin McGraw declared.

False
Was Freddy Krueger from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ Based on a Real Serial Murderer?

The explanatory last line of a Halloween joke about a real-life Freddy Krueger was removed in subsequent shares.

False
Trump Says He Had ‘Perfectly Fine’ Call with Ukraine Leader

Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.

AP News
Former Charlie Rose Makeup Artist Sues, Alleging Harassment

The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose's interview show is suing him and saying the disgraced television journalist ran a "toxic work environment" for women.

AP News
Black Panther Caught Prowling French Rooftops

It wasn't clear where the panther came from or if it had escaped from a zoo.

AP News