Did CNN Use the Same Girl in Three Different Refugee Crisis Pictures?
  • 26 December 2016
A variation on the 'crisis actor' conspiracy theory holds that CNN used photographs of the...
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Does a ‘Muslim Migrant’ from Syria with Four Wives, 23 Children Receive $390,000 a Year in Benefits?
  • 9 May 2017
Reports that a Syrian refugee was receiving close to $400,000 annually were based on incomplete...
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Did a Dr. Seuss WWII Political Cartoon Criticize America’s Isolationism?
  • 23 November 2015
Theodor Seuss Geisel created a number of biting political cartoons during WWII, including one condemning American...
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Three Syrian Refugees Assault 5-Year-Old Girl at Knifepoint?
  • 20 June 2016
An event involving children that occurred in Twin Falls, Idaho, was widely reported in inaccurate...
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Did Sgt. Gregory Hayes Kill Two Syrian Refugees for Raping His Daughter?
  • 19 April 2016
A popular meme describes a purported act of vengeance for which we found no evidence...
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2015: A Year in Fear The topics buzzed about in the online rumor mill in 2015 included some major recurring...
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American Frag Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was born in Virginia, and was neither "vetted" nor ever...
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Jobs Market Steve Jobs' biological father was a Syrian-born man who once fled political unrest in his...
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Whom at the Inn A photograph supposedly documenting that asylum seekers stayed in hotels while American vets remained homeless...
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Hand Vestures A photograph of protesting "Muslim women" was taken in Tehran in 2013, not the United...
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1938 Harvard Crimson Poll on ‘Jewish Refugees’ Social media users shared a 1938 Harvard Crimson poll about Holocaust refugees, but the newfound...
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Did the Boston Marathon Bombers Enter the U.S. as Refugees?
  • 17 November 2015
The Boston Marathon bombing perpetrators were often described as refugees, but their family actually entered...
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