NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
December 1, 2017
A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: President Trump Just Saved Christmas For 13 Million Retirees
THE FACTS: The nation's seniors won't be getting a letter from the Internal Revenue Service granting them a "Christmas stimulus," despite claims of a viral story circulated by hoax site Reagan Was Right. The story, citing an official from the White House director of information and propaga...