NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
December 8, 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: What's This? Congress Has Paid Out $15 Million from 'Sexual Harassment Slush Fund' to 'Quiet' Victims!
THE FACTS: A Congress-administered fund does exist to settle harassment and other disputes with lawmakers, but all of its actions are public. Multiple sites posted stories after several politicians were publicly accused of sexual misconduct identif...