Kim LaCapria,

Kim LaCapria

Babylon, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kim:

Kraft Cheese Won't Melt?

Rumor: Kraft cheese won't ever melt, even at high temperatures. → Read More

Did a 600 Pound Woman Give Birth to a 40 Pound Baby?

A 600-lb. Australian woman did not give birth to a 40-lb. baby. → Read More

Did Facebook Ban All Christian-Themed Content?

A fake news site reported that Facebook was banning the posting of Christian-themed content while allowing all other religions free rein on the social network. → Read More

Uniformed Veteran Kicked Out of Child's School

A misleading social media page claimed a uniformed veteran was kicked out of his daughter's school because his attire was offensive. → Read More

Did Germany Distribute Leaflets Discouraging Rape After Cologne Incident?

Germany didn't create cartoon leaflets explaining sexual assault following a controversy in Cologne on New Year's Eve. → Read More

Was President Eisenhower the First Black President?

President Dwight D. Eisenhower's racial background has sparked a number of long-circulating rumors, but there's no compelling evidence behind such claims. → Read More

Has Newport Introduced Marijuana Cigarettes on Sale Worldwide?

Rumor holds that Newport will soon be selling mass-produced joints under the brand name "Newport Nirvana." → Read More

FACT CHECK: Did the U.S. Government Purposely Poison 10,000 Americans During Prohibition?

An Internet meme asserts that government agencies tried to curb consumption of illegal liquor by adding poison. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Has NASA Called the Image of the Virgin of Guadalupe 'Living'?

Scientists from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have not announced that "Our Lady of Guadalupe", a religious artifact, is alive. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Did Congress Designate Confederate Soldiers as United States Veterans?

Debates over monuments led to a rumor that Confederate soldiers are legally considered veterans of the United States military. → Read More

Are Chick-fil-A Restaurants Opening on Sundays?

Chick-fil-A restaurants have not announced they will be reversing their longstanding policy and start opening on Sundays. → Read More

Tiny House Giveaway Scam

Multiple like-farming Facebook pages have lured users with the false promise of a tiny house giveaway. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Road Runner Tunnel Crash

A viral story about a car crashing into a Road Runner cartoon-style painted tunnel seemed too humorous to prompt any fact-checking. → Read More

Is This a 1992 Clinton-Gore Confederate Flag Campaign Button?

Campaign buttons for the 1992 Clinton-Gore national ticket bearing a Confederate flag background are of uncertain provenance. → Read More

Did Chick-fil-A Just 'Drop a Bomb' on Black Lives Matter?

Chick-fil-A didn't release "Back the Blue" shirts in response to protests against police violence. The shirts were created in support of a high school football team. → Read More

FACT CHECK: Did Police Find 19 Female Bodies in Freezers with 'Black Lives Matter' Carved into Their Skin?with 'Black Lives Matter' Carved into Skin?

Fake news reports a Chicago man named Rasheed Thompson was arrested in connection with dead bodies found in his basement freezer. → Read More

Did a Retired MI5 Agent Confess to Killing Princess Diana?

No credible outlet reported that a retired MI5 agent confessed to assassinating Princess Diana in 1997. → Read More

Vietnam Memorial Vandalized with Graffiti

A replica Vietnam Wall in Los Angeles was defaced by vandals, but the larger monument in Washington, D.C., was not. → Read More

Is Marlboro Giving Away Cartons of Cigarettes on Facebook?

Marlboro isn't giving away cartons of cigarettes on Facebook, it's a survey scam. → Read More

Can Police Legally Rape Women in 35 States?

A pair of articles about the legality of rape in police custody confused social media readers. → Read More