FactCheck.org13 min. leídosAmerican Government
FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech
In his first public speech since leaving office, former President Donald Trump delighted his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with numerous false and misleading claims, many of them criticisms of his successor.  The post FactC
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A Guide to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine
The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Here, we give a rundown of basic facts about the vaccine and an overview of how it works. The post A Guide to Johnson & Johnson’
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No Evidence Vaccines Impact Fertility
Q: Do the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility? A: There’s no evidence that approved vaccines cause fertility loss. Although clinical trials did not study the issue, loss of fertility has not been reported among thousands of trial participants nor con
FactCheck.org2 min. leídosPopular Culture & Media Studies
Post Revives Fabricated Image of View from Mars
A computer-rendered image has been mischaracterized on social media posts as a photo taken from Mars, purportedly showing Earth, Venus and Jupiter in vertical alignment. Although the same image was previously debunked in 2012, the claim resurfaced af
FactCheck.org5 min. leídosAmerican Government
Biden Hasn’t Reduced COVID-19 Testing at the Border
The Biden administration has made no changes to COVID-19 testing policies for either U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol. But a claim circulating online falsely suggests that the administration has stopped testing de
FactCheck.org2 min. leídosPopular Culture & Media Studies
Posts Spread Fake Biden Tweet About Coca-Cola, Diversity Training
A popular image is made to appear as if President Joe Biden posted a racist tweet discussing Coca-Cola and "cultural reappropriation." There is no record of Biden ever posting that tweet. The post Posts Spread Fake Biden Tweet About Coca-Cola, Divers
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Biden’s Misleading Vaccine Boasts
In remarks at a Pfizer manufacturing site, President Joe Biden made misleading claims while boasting about his administration's progress in getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. The post Biden’s Misleading Vaccine Boasts appeared first on Fa
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Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim
The U.S. Department of Energy approved a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its energy crisis, in order to produce more power. Viral headlines falsely claim the department
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Wind Turbines Didn’t Cause Texas Energy Crisis
Several high-profile conservative figures -- including the Texas governor -- have wrongly placed the blame for power outages in Texas on wind turbines. The post Wind Turbines Didn’t Cause Texas Energy Crisis appeared first on FactCheck.org.
FactCheck.org6 min. leídosMedical
Instagram Post Makes Invalid Comparison Between COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines
A tweet shared on Instagram baselessly claims that a person is 300 to 900 times more likely to die “after getting the #Covid vaccine than the flu vaccine.”  But the comparison is faulty -- and there is no proof that people are dying from COVID-19 vac
FactCheck.org3 min. leídosPolitics
Posts Mislead on Biden’s Response to Texas Emergency
President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Texas after a winter storm began wreaking havoc, and held a call with its governor as the state experienced power outages. But Facebook posts misleadingly claim there has not been "one word" o
FactCheck.org2 min. leídosPopular Culture & Media Studies
Viral Posts Attribute Fake Tweet to Cruz
A screenshot purports to show a 2016 tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concerning climate change. Cruz's office said the tweet was fake, and there is no record of Cruz ever posting it. The phony screenshot went viral anyway. The post Viral Posts Attribu
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FactChecking Biden’s Vaccination Goal
President Biden this week boasted on Twitter about his promise to administer 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office, "With the progress we're making I believe we'll not only reach that, we'll break it." But as some critics have not
FactCheck.org12 min. leídosEmigration, Immigration, and Refugees
FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall
President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and spun others in a Feb. 16 town hall that aired on CNN. The post FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall appeared first on FactCheck.org.
FactCheck.org4 min. leídosCrime & Violence
Graham Twists Facts on Harris Support for Protesters
Sen. Lindsey Graham twisted the facts about then-Sen. Kamala Harris encouraging donations to pay bail for protesters to claim “she actually bailed out rioters," including one who "went back to the streets and broke somebody’s head open." The post Gra
FactCheck.org11 min. leídosMedical
Video Airs False, Misleading Claims About Face Masks
Evidence of the efficacy of face masks to help control the spread of the novel coronavirus has grown since the start of the pandemic. But a Facebook video uses false and misleading claims to tell viewers that masks are "unsafe" and "ineffective." The
FactCheck.org1 min. leídosMedical
SciCheck Video: The Facts About Fauci and Masks
In this video, we explain how accumulating scientific evidence ultimately led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to change its guidance on the wearing of face coverings to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The post SciCheck Video: The Facts
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Biden’s Underwhelming School Reopening Goal
Two studies show a school reopening goal detailed by the Biden administration for his first 100 days may have already been met before President Joe Biden took office. The post Biden’s Underwhelming School Reopening Goal appeared first on FactCheck.or
FactCheck.org12 min. leídosMedical
Video Makes Bogus Claims About ‘War Crimes’ and COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
A video falsely claims that people receiving authorized COVID-19 vaccines are taking part in a deadly clinical trial and that those administering the doses are war criminals under the Nuremberg Code. That’s bogus. People getting the vaccines, which h
FactCheck.org5 min. leídos
OAN Report Features Baseless Assertion of Election Fraud by Algorithm
One America News Network recently spotlighted one man's analysis that wrongly suggests precinct-level voting data in Georgia proved a computer algorithm was used to swing the election to President Joe Biden. A hand tally of paper ballots confirmed th
FactCheck.org4 min. leídosPolitics
Biden’s Minimum Wage Exaggeration
President Biden overstated the impact of raising the federal minimum wage to $15, claiming that "if you're making less than $15 an hour," and working 40 hours a week, "you’re living below the poverty wage." The post Biden’s Minimum Wage Exaggeration
FactCheck.org10 min. leídosAmerican Government
McCarthy Misleads on State and Local Revenue
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy misleadingly argues that federal aid to state and local governments is unnecessary because state and local tax receipts were "the highest... in American history" in the third quarter. The post McCarthy Misleads
FactCheck.org5 min. leídosAmerican Government
Schumer, Warren Misstate Student Loan Debt Disparity
In a press conference in which they called on President Biden to use his executive authority to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt for individuals, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren misstated a r
FactCheck.org3 min. leídosAmerican Government
Misleading DCCC Ads Link Republicans to QAnon
Democratic ads claim eight House Republicans “stood with Q, not you,” because they voted against Donald Trump's second impeachment. But they aren't known to be QAnon followers, and three of them supported censuring Trump as an alternative to impeachi
FactCheck.org5 min. leídosAmerican Government
MyPillow CEO’s Video Rehashes Debunked Election Fraud Claims
A two-hour video, claiming to prove that the 2020 presidential election was "stolen" from former President Donald Trump, has been viewed tens of thousands of times online and aired on the cable channel One America News Network. But the video rehashes
FactCheck.org5 min. leídosMedical
Headlines Distort the Facts on CDC Mask Order
Headlines shared on social media distort the facts of a recent order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that mandates face masks be worn on public transportation. The order doesn't require that individuals wear two masks. CDC guidance
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Both Sides Spin CBO Report in COVID-19 Relief Debate
In the debate over competing rescue plans, those in both political parties have miscited a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office to make their case. The post Both Sides Spin CBO Report in COVID-19 Relief Debate appeared first on FactCheck.
FactCheck.org7 min. leídosMedical
Viral Posts Distort WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Tests
Dubious websites and viral posts falsely claim that the World Health Organization changed COVID-19 testing protocols for political reasons following Joe Biden's inauguration and admitted that false-positive cases had been inflating the case count. Th
FactCheck.org5 min. leídosMedical
Hank Aaron’s Death Attributed to Natural Causes
Baseball legend Henry "Hank" Aaron died from natural causes, according to the medical examiner’s office in Fulton County, Georgia. There's no evidence that his death was a result of being vaccinated against COVID-19 in early January, as multiple post
FactCheck.org8 min. leídosPolitical Ideologies
Paul Cites Distortion to Argue ‘Two Sides’ in Election Fraud Debate
In calling for a “thorough investigation” into “election fraud,” Republican Sen. Rand Paul distorted the facts about a Wisconsin policy that was introduced by Republicans and put in place before the 2016 general election. The post Paul Cites Distorti
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