Was Steve Jobs the Son of a Syrian Refugee?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 53,000 likes and 46,000 shares.  This meme claims that Steve Jobs was the son of a Syrian refugee.  It links to this USA Today article in the comments, even…


Does Japan Forbid Islam?

Courtesy of Steve Reichert, with over 1,700 likes and 1,700 shares.  This meme about Japan restricting Islam is false on almost every claim it makes, and some are real whoppers. It’s true that there aren’t a great…


Is Somalia Libertarian?

Courtesy of Real Truth Now.  This meme has taken countless forms in social media, including this viral video.  The “if you’re a libertarian why don’t you move to Somalia!” argument is used to show how…


Was Gas Cheaper Under Obama or Bush?

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, with over 60,000 likes and 48,000 shares.  Whatever one thinks of these two presidents (the MP dislikes both), this is pure propaganda.  It takes a snapshot of gas at an inexpensive…



Is Bacon as Harmful as Cigarettes?

Courtesy of Vegan Street, where it has over 750 likes and 630 shares.  This comes from a study, which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently cited to label processed meats like bacon and sausage as…


Corporate Subsidies and Fuzzy Math

Courtesy of Goldman Sachs are Financial Terrorists, with over 23,000 likes and 192,000 shares.  It’s also been recently shared by more well known, and slightly more “respected” outlets like The Other 98%, with over 1…


Fallacy of the Walmart Food Stamp Subsidy Argument

Courtesy of Jobs With Justice, although countless others outlets have repeated this same argument.  This data comes from a study by one of the most respected and disciplined group of academics in the nation, the…



Going Postal With This Meme

Courtesy of Occupy Democrats, where it currently has over 23,000 likes and 28,000 shares.  This meme has a spattering of half-truths, but is mostly false or misleading.  We’ll take each point separately to pick it…