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Available in English
Created by Rich Buhler
Alexa rank Increase 38,590 (September 2016)[1]
Commercial No
Launched 1999 (also is a "mythbusting" website[2][3][4][5] about urban legends, Internet rumors, "erumors", e-mail forwards, and other questionable pictures or stories. was founded by Rich Buhler, a journalist, speaker, and author who was also known as the "Father of Modern Christian Talk Radio" at KBRT.[6]

The topics are researched by TruthOrFiction's staff, and rated "Truth" (if true), or "Fiction" (if untrue). When the accuracy is not known with certainty, the stories are rated "Unproven," "Disputed," "Reported to be Truth" or "Reported to be Fiction." Partially true stories are rated "Truth & Fiction," "Truth But Inaccurate Details," or similar.[7][8]

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TruthOrFiction has been referenced by news media and other online websites such as the Florida Times Union[9] which said that: was founded in 1999 by the late Rich Buhler... who researched and wrote about urban legends for more than 30 years, according to various media reports. Its staff researches the rumors; original sources are usually listed or linked, so it is a good site to corroborate facts.

Unlike other similar websites, does not primarily provide fact-checking about current events. Rather, it often addresses wild and amazing claims, pictures, or stories that resurface cyclically. Some stories resurface every year, or every election year, while some suddenly re-appear after years of dormancy.

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  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Mythbusting Resources & Links". American Chemistry Council. 2011. Archived from the original on 2013-03-25. 
  3. ^ Herb Weisbaum, ConsumerMan (2009-03-31). "The joke's on you: Beware of Internet hoaxes". Archived from the original on 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ Rusty Pipes (2002). "Would You Like A Little Hoodwink Insurance With Your Email Today?". Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  5. ^ Bill Sanders (2007). "Urban Legends". Orange Frog Productions. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  6. ^ "The 'Father of Modern Christian Talk Radio' is back!". ASSIST News Service (ANS). 2008-08-13. Retrieved 2013-03-25. 
  7. ^ Tyrel McMahan (2007-06-19). "SitesCollide #9: e-Rumors - Rich Buhler". (Podcast). Archived from the original on 2013-03-25. 
  8. ^ "About TruthOrFiction". Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Fact Check: So who's checking the fact-finders? We are". Retrieved 2016-12-14. 

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