Are Carjackers Using Discarded Shirts as Bait to Lure Victims?
  • 22 February 2017
News reports conflated a genuine incident of human trafficking with a completely unrelated claim that...
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Hurricane Matthew Reaches Category 4 Status, Barreling Toward Florida
  • 6 October 2016
Florida's governor is urging citizens to heed evacuation orders.
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Chemotherapy Doesn’t Work, Doctor Blows the Whistle
  • 28 June 2016
A compendium of misrepresentations led to a Facebook rumor claiming a long-dead doctor had recently...
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Catching Sexually Transmitted Diseases While Tanning
  • 18 July 2016
Despite a proliferation of scary articles, the likelihood of getting herpes from a tanning bed...
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Temptations Cat Treats Facebook Warning
  • 2 March 2016
A widely-circulated post claimed several cats were sickened by Temptations brand cat treats, but the...
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FALSE: Pediatricians’ Association Admits HPV Vaccine-Cancer Link
  • 29 January 2016
A misleading article claimed that an association of pediatricians had "admitted" a link between the...
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Knock and Slash Car Warning
  • 25 January 2016
Car thieves seeking directions from unsuspecting motorists have not effected a rash of face-slashings using...
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Black Hole Lung The Sun newspaper reports that a man "burned a hole" in his lung by vaping,...
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Spin-Fluenza No, the CDC did not issue a warning advising folks to avoid this year's flu...
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Downy Unstopables Warmer Warning
  • 27 August 2015
Procter and Gamble doesn't recommend using Downy Unstopables in a wax warmer, but the practice...
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Connor Reid Eckhardt
  • 20 August 2015
Was a California teen named Connor Reid Eckhardt determined to have died after smoking a...
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