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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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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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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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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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Did Trump Administration Refuse Puerto Rico’s Request to Allow Food Stamps to be Used for Hot Meals? The Department of Agriculture agreed to waive the usual "hot food" ban for food stamps...
    Mixture
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Did ‘Melbourne Antifa’ Claim Responsibility for the Vegas Massacre? A page falsely posing as part of the anti-fascist movement put up a post claiming...
    False
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Did a Second Gunman Shoot From the Fourth Floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel? Conspiracy theorists spread false information that a second person targeted a country music concert crowd...
    False
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Did a U.S. Veteran Influence Kaepernick’s ‘Take a Knee’ Protest of Police Brutality? Green Beret and NFL player Nate Boyer confirmed he convinced the quarterback to "take a...
    True
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