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Did Members of Congress Provide ‘Reconnaissance Tours’ Before Capitol Riots? New Jersey Representative Mikie Sherrill made the assertion on a Facebook Live broadcast and has...
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Did Man at Capitol Riot Die After Accidentally Tasing Himself? Five persons died in conjunction with the Capitol riot, but some reports surrounding their deaths...
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Did a ‘Convicted Terrorist’ Sit on the Board of a BLM Funding Body? The past crimes of Susan Rosenberg reemerged in the summer of 2020, amid a new...
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Did Pelosi ‘Remove’ Gender-Specific Words from Use in the House of Representatives? Right-leaning observers and commentators reacted angrily to proposals made by the Democratic House Speaker in...
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Were Panic Buttons Removed From Democratic Lawmaker’s Office Prior to Insurrection? The circumstances under which the buttons were allegedly "torn out" of U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley's...
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Was ‘I Am Legend’ Set in 2021? And was the "zombie outbreak" caused by a vaccine?
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Did Clarence Thomas’ Wife Ginni Sponsor 80 Buses to Capitol Riots? The wife of the Supreme Court justice has been a vocal activist for fringe right-wing...
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Did Rep. Boebert Tweet About Speaker Pelosi’s Location During Capitol Riot? As rioters broke into the U.S. Capitol. Boebert tweeted: "The Speaker has been removed from...
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Is Martial Law ‘Imminent’ Before Biden’s Inauguration? Seems odd that a pastor in rural Texas would be the first to get the...
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Does a Photo Show Rep. Boebert With Insurrectionists on US Capitol Steps? This is not the first controversy to surround U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert since the U.S....
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Is “Baron Trump’s Marvelous Underground Journey” a Real Book from the 1890s? Two books from the 1890s contain seemingly eerie connections to modern-day politics.
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Are These Screenshots About Armie Hammer’s ‘Cannibal’ Lifestyle Real? The actor’s purported sexual kinks set the internet aflame.
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Did the FBI Warn of Armed Protests at ‘All 50 State Capitols’? Congress has been briefed on a number of potential threats of violence planned for the...
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Was ‘TRUMP’ Carved into a Florida Manatee’s Back? Harassing a manatee comes with a price tag of up to $100,000 if convicted.
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Are the Trumps Looting the White House? A photograph of someone carrying a bust of Abraham Lincoln out of the White House...
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Did Marine Corps Tell Pelosi, ‘We Don’t Work For You’? Security arrangements for U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration were under scrutiny following the violent Capitol...
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Was an ‘Anti-Antifa’ Shirt Worn at US Capitol Riot? To be clear, the word antifa is short for anti-fascist.
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Was Trump at Cheyenne Mountain Military Base Looking at ‘Evidence’ From Pelosi’s Stolen Laptop? Claims that Trump viewed "evidence" on the laptop quickly went viral.
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No, AOC Didn’t Tweet About ‘The Purge’ U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the frequent target of internet rumors and disinformation.
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Does an Impeached US President Lose Benefits? Being removed from office is not the only potential consequence of impeachment.
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Did Donald Trump Jr. Tweet That Being Impeached Was ‘Deplorable’? Shifting political tides often make previous public statements seem embarrassing in retrospect.
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Were Capitol Riot Attendees Added to FBI’s No-Fly List? While videos show people who were removed from flights for being unruly or refusing to...
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Was Pope Francis Arrested on Charges of Child Trafficking? "Pope Francis is currently being held in an unknown prison," reported the Conservative Beaver, hours...
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Did Lindsey Graham Meet a Proud Boys Organizer Before Capitol Attack? After the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, social media users highlighted a photograph of...
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Viral Post ‘How To Fight Covid at Home’ Provides Problematic Advice Though not all of the post's assertions lack a theoretical basis, their applicability to COVID-19...
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Did Woman Who Died at Capitol Riot Carry a ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Flag? Macabre online speculation surrounded the death of Georgia resident Rosanne Boyland during the Jan. 6,...
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Did Trump Tell Supporters to Storm US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021? Here's what the president said hours before right-wing extremists breached the Capitol.
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Was ‘America’s Frontline Doctor’ Simone Gold at US Capitol Attack? Readers may remember Gold from the notorious "White Coat Summit" of 2020.
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Did The Weeknd Get Plastic Surgery? The artist's "Save Your Tears" music video got people asking questions.
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Was a ‘Biden Election Official’ Arrested for Election Fraud in Texas? An arrest for election-related offenses in Texas in January 2021 had no connection to the...
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Did Trump Watch Capitol Riots From a Private Party Nearby? Donald Trump Jr. posted a video of the Trump team smiling and dancing with music...
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Does Jade Sacker Work for CNN? Another round of misinformation attempted to shift blame for the Capitol riot.
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Did ‘Antifa’ Jake Angeli Collude With Nancy Pelosi’s Son-in-Law? Jake Angeli, who dressed in horns and furs during the U.S. Capitol riot, was the...
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Did OnlyFans Delete Trump’s Account After Capitol Attack? The subscription-based, video-sharing service is best known as a platform for sex workers and pornography.
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Did Consumers Sue Over Alleged Hair Loss Ingredient in TRESemmé Shampoo? A viral Facebook post, and online articles, reported a potentially significant class action lawsuit against...
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Did Texas Pastor Say Keep Weapons ‘Loaded’ Before Inauguration? The pastor has cited a handful of conspiracy theories that Snopes has previously debunked.
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Was Giuliani Photographed with Capitol Rioter Jake Angeli? The man photographed wearing horns at the siege on the U.S. Capitol is apparently not...
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Did Bill Gates Brief the CIA in 2005 About a Mind-Altering Vaccine? A years-old hoax recirculated in 2020 — this time with Gates' name attached to it.
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Has Rudy Giuliani Been Disbarred? As public anger grew over the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters,...
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RapeX, the South African Anti-Rape Condom A prototype anti-rape device was fashioned as a female condom with teeth lining the inside.
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Is a Testicular Blow Exponentially More Painful Than Childbirth? There are no real winners in this contest.
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Dennis Guthrie’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi An op-ed piece about health insurance reform legislation prompted a Charlotte lawyer to send a...
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Did a Conservative News Site Admit Its Voter-Fraud Claims Were False? American Thinker joined the likes of Newsmax in issuing a correction to various claims it...
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No, the NAACP Didn’t Warn About Violent White Supremacist Initiations ‘This Weekend’ A "copypasta" hoax circulating in early July 2020 caused anxiety.
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Did ‘Elizabeth From Knoxville’ Use an ‘Onion Towel’ To Make Herself Cry? A video of a woman who participated in rioting at the U.S. Capitol went viral...
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Did Ben Shapiro Say ‘Every Regular Human’ Owns Zip Ties After US Capitol Riot? Some members of the mob that attacked the Capitol were spotted wielding plastic zip cuffs.
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Did Walmart Employees Hide a PS5 Stash for Themselves? Videos posted to TikTok purportedly showed a "stash" of PlayStation 5 video game consoles hidden...
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Did US Capitol Police Officer Take a Selfie With Rioter? A known white nationalist recorded the clip that went viral amid the chaos of the...
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Is the Donald J. Trump State Park in New York Real? Somewhere in upstate New York, gigantic signs advertise this park.
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Does Website for Wisconsin Republicans Say ‘Prepare for War’? The St. Croix County Republican Party supposedly kept the phrase on its website, despite requests...
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