1950's TV Character “Trump” Tries to Scare Town into Building a Wall

An episode of the 1950s TV series 'Trackdown' featured a character named Walter Trump who claimed he would build a wall in order to protect a town from the end of the world. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 2 months ago

Did a 1912 Newspaper Article Predict Global Warming?

A newspaper clipping from 1912 that anticipates the global warming potential of burning coal is authentic and consistent with the history of climate science. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 3 months ago

FACT CHECK: Do 'Illegal' Refugees Receive $3,874 Per Month from the Government?

A viral Facebook post of an apparently authentic document showing refugee benefits grossly misrepresents the document's contents. | Continue reading

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Italian Economist Removed from Plane for Doing Math That Looked Like ‘Terrorism’

In 2016, economist Guido Menzio was escorted off a flight because the passenger next to him felt his differential equations looked suspicious. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 5 months ago

Killdozer Day: The Story of Marvin Heemeyer

A viral message touting the "heroic" acts of Marvin Heemeyer, a man who created a "killdozer" to exact revenge on a small Colorado town, omits several key details. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 7 months ago

No brown M&Ms

Van Halen's contract called for the removal of all brown M&Ms from bowls of candy placed backstage, but not for the commonly assumed reasons. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 7 months ago

FACT CHECK: Could Maxine Waters Subpoena Trump’s Bank Records If Democrats Take the House?

Maxine Waters is in line to become chair of the House Financial Services Committee if Democrats take that chamber — a position that comes with broad subpoena powers. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 8 months ago


Millions of anti-Semitic messages on Twitter have spread negative stereotypes and conspiracy theories about Jews across the social media platform, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 10 months ago

Cruise Control as Auto-Pilot (2000)

Did a driver set the cruise control on his vehicle then slip into the backseat for a nap? | Continue reading

@snopes.com | 10 months ago