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Claim linking Joe Biden to Social Security taxes is misleading

Posts widely shared on social media suggest that Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security in 1983. Those posts mislead on the details.
18-Sep-2020 4:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Claims circulating on social media stating that the common cold or flu can be mistaken for COVID-19 are misleading

The claims rely on the faulty assumption that there is no method to distinguish COVID-19 from the common cold and the flu.
18-Sep-2020 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does a New Study Give Evidence that the Coronavirus Was Made In a Lab?

Scientists in a new paper make strong claims regarding evidence that the COVID-19 virus did not originate in nature—the prevailing theory—but instead was made in a lab. According to six leading experts in evolutionary biology and infectious...
17-Sep-2020 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

President Trump Tweets Doctored Video of Opponent, Edited to Replace Audio to Make it Appear that Vice President Biden Plays Controversial Song "F*** the Police" by 90s Rap Group NWA at Campaign Event

Biden actually played the 2019 hit "Despacito"
17-Sep-2020 2:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and deaths.
17-Sep-2020 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Fact-checking William Barr: Is your vote no longer secret with mail-in ballots?

Attorney General William Barr has become one of the staunchest supporters of the President's campaign against mail-in voting. Speaking in Phoenix on Thursday, Barr continued to push false and negative narratives about mail-in voting.
17-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

A Biden campaign TV ad falsely claims that a government analysis of President Donald Trump’s “planned cuts to Social Security” shows that “if Trump gets his way, Social Security benefits will run out in just three years from now.”
16-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker

A viral Facebook post wrongly suggests that if Joe Biden were to become president and later step down, Nancy Pelosi would become vice president. The Constitution says the vice president would become president and nominate a replacement; Congress...
15-Sep-2020 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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