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Did AOC Tweet That Businesses Should Be Shut Down Until ...

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that businesses should be kept closed until after the 2020 presidential election. In June 2020, social media users began circulating an image of a tweet ...

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Did Tanya McDowell Get 5 Years for Sending Her Son to a ...

Did Tanya McDowell get five years in prison for sending her son to a better school, while actress Felicity Huffman got 14 days in prison for paying to have her daughter's SAT scores inflated in ...

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FALSE: Oxford University Chancellor's Letter to 'Scrotty ...

A letter about the Cecil Rhodes statue at Oxford University began to be widely circulated via social media and e-mail after it was originally published on the web site Breitbart in December 2015.

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Did NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Once Support the Sandinista ...

What's True. De Blasio was born "Warren Wilhelm" but legally changed his named to "Bill de Blasio" in 2001 for personal reasons having to do with his family relationships.

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Did Anthony Fauci Say People No Longer Need to Wear Masks?

The United States' top infectious diseases expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said people in the U.S. do not need to wear masks to protect against COVID-19.

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Did Baltimore Sun Publish 'The Black Dilemma'?

An editorial entitled "The Black Dilemma" was published in the Baltimore Sun newspaper. In June 2015, a controversial opinion piece entitled “The Black Dilemma” was circulated online along ...

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Did Kamala Harris Say ’After Trump's Gone, We'll Be Coming ...

On August 7, 2019, the bustatroll.org website published an article positing that Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris had proclaimed that after President Donald Trump is impeached ...

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Did Joe Biden Say He Didn't Want His Kids Growing Up in a ...

In the 1970s, then-Sen. Joe Biden was a vocal opponent of busing as a means for desegregating public schools. And that record haunts him in his bid to secure the 2020 Democratic presidential ...

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Did Only 1.4 Percent of White Americans Own Slaves in 1860?

The number 1.4% is likely derived by taking the number of “slaveholders” (393,975) as a fraction of the “total free population” (27,233,198), which yields 1.4%.

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The definitive Internet reference source for researching urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

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Did Judge Robert Meadows Pen an Essay Entitled 'Thank You ...

Florida Circuit Court Judge Robert Meadows penned an essay entitled "Thank You Canada," in which he urged readers to be more appreciative of our northern neighbors.

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The president's 2020 Independence Day address wasn't the smoothest of speeches, but neither was it as historically challenged as claimed by some critics. Facebook hasn't limited your feed to only ...

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Were Lawn Jockeys Used as Underground Railroad Symbols?

A viral Facebook post describes lawn jockeys as symbolic aids to escaping slaves on the Underground Railroad, but scant evidence supports that history.

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Does Al Sharpton Owe Millions in Back Taxes?

On 18 November 2014, the New York Times published an article titled “As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Taxes” asserting more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens had been ...

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Did Charles Krauthammer Write An Essay Called 'The Enemy ...

An opinion piece arguing that former President Barack Obama’s nonprofit Organizing for Action (OFA) is a “shadow government” organization aimed at tearing down the Constitution has been ...

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Did Clint Eastwood Say, 'I Love When People Call Trump ...

In December 2019, an opinion piece supposedly written by actor/director Clint Eastwood that began “I love it when people call Trump stupid” started going viral on social media:

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9 'Facts' About Slavery They Don't Want You to Know

9 ‘Facts’ About Slavery They Don’t Want You to Know A widely circulated list of historical "facts" about slavery dwells on the participation of non-whites as owners and traders of slaves in ...

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Did Christopher Columbus Seize, Sell, and Export Sex Slaves?

As time passes, a greater and greater number of people have been exposed to the often uncomfortable historical details of Christopher Columbus’s voyages to the Americas at the turn of the 15th ...

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How to Identify Chinese-Grown Garlic - Snopes.com

However, that image was a stock photograph of pesticide spraying “at the rice field in Dawu Village of Hechi City.”. Some American-grown garlic lacks root material for a number of reasons, and ...

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An Old Black Vet Speaks Out - Snopes.com

The author of the introduction above is unknown, as is the author of the original e-mail. However, on 27 August 2014, the e-mail was posted to the personal blog of a person who prefaced it thusly ...

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