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The promoter behind canceled boxing match between DMX and George Zimmerman
Was a Boxing Match Planned for DMX and George Zimmerman? The late rapper was quoted saying he would “beat” the man who shot and killed...
    Mostly True
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Did Same-Sex Kiss in Cadbury Ad Spark Angry Petition? An online petition claimed two men sharing a chocolate in a Cadbury advertisement was "selling...
    True
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Person, Human, Text
Is Girl Scout Troop 6000 Composed of Girls in the New York City Shelter System? When it comes to cookies, put your money where your mouth is.
    True
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Did Military Band Play ‘Hit the Road Jack’ Outside the White House? Many on social media cheered what appeared to be an epic troll of then-U.S. President...
    False
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Did Donald Trump Say ‘Police Officers and Firefighters Make Too Much Money’? A misleading headline suggested that the president used first responders' salaries to justify increasing their...
    False
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Is a Washington Youth Sports League Playing Soccer Without the Ball? A spoof CBC report on how competition impacts youth was mistaken by many viewers for...
    False
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MONTREAL, CANADA - MARCH 20, 2016 - Snapchat application on android cell smartphone. Snapchat is a mobile messaging application used to share photos, videos, text, and drawings.
Is Snapchat Shutting Down by the End of 2017? A rumor that the popular messaging site was about to be taken off line originated...
    False
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Niger on map
Was the ‘Black Soldier’ Killed in Niger a Deserter? A "satire" site posted a fake story appearing to report that Sgt. La David Johnson,...
    False
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Was Anibe Alexandra Odoma Kidnapped In Houston? Social media posts falsely stated that the 5-year-old Nigerian abduction victim -- who has since...
    False
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Did the FBI ‘Wipe’ the Phones of Las Vegas Massacre Eyewitnesses? A widespread story claiming the Federal Bureau of Investigation had erased Las Vegas witnesses' cell...
    Unproven
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Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
Is the Mandalay Bay Security Guard ‘Missing’? Police told us that despite widespread rumors and speculation, Jesus Campos is not missing.
    False
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Was the Security Guard at Mandalay Bay an ‘Accomplice’ to the Las Vegas Mass Shooter? Dubious and fake news web sites reported, without a shred of evidence, that the security...
    False
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