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GotNews and Other Disreputable Sites Sued for Naming Innocent Teen as the Charlottesville Killer
  • 18 February 2018
The sites are accused of defamation.
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Sutherland Springs Shooting Rumors, Hoaxes, and Conspiracy Theories
  • 6 November 2017
A mass shooting at a Texas church on 5 November 2017 led to an avalanche...
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Did Black NFL Players ‘Demand’ that the NFL Force ‘White Fans’ Into Community Activism?
  • 24 October 2017
A disreputable web site grossly misrepresented a memo reportedly sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell...
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Did ‘Mexican Drug Cartels’ Start the California Wildfires?
  • 17 October 2017
Disreputable web sites provide no evidence to support a half-baked theory about the cause of...
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Ashley Judd
Did Ashley Judd Say She Wanted to Live in the Middle East ‘Where Women Have More Rights’?
  • 21 September 2017
Rumors that the actress had announced that she wanted to move were based on the...
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Florida Sheriff’s Office Will Not Escort Miami Dolphins Until They Stand For National Anthem?
  • 6 September 2017
An old rumor that a police department said that it would not protect NFL players...
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Did the Green Bay Packers Coach Just ‘Piss Off’ His ‘Racist’ Players With What He Put on the Field?
  • 23 August 2017
Despite a misleading clickbait headline, Green Bay Packer coach Mike McCarthy didn't put anything in...
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Did Somali Muslims Take Over a Small Tennessee Town?
  • 31 July 2017
A hyperpartisan web site offered up a patchwork of half-truths and hyperbole to sow fear...
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Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
Did The Federal Bureau of Investigation Seize Smashed Hard Drives From Rep. Wasserman-Schultz’s Home?
  • 17 August 2017
A dubious web site contradicted its own source on an alleged seizure concerning the lawmaker's...
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Donald Trump
Did President Trump Send Feds to Raid Islamberg, New York?
  • 19 July 2017
A blog fabricated a story about the tiny hamlet — after a series of threats...
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Did Police Make Disturbing Find of ‘Obama’s Muslim Refugees’ in a Minnesota Olive Garden? A blog with a misleading headline falsely reported that Rochester, Minnesota police found Muslim refugees...
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Clinton Portrait Hung with Christmas Decorations at White House
  • 7 December 2016
While Hillary Clinton's portrait was surrounded by Christmas decorations in 2016, this painting has been...
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