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Obama administration implemented several police and prison reforms despite what popular Facebook claim says

A Pew Research Center analysis found that Obama granted clemency to more people convicted of federal crimes than any president in 64 years.
23-Sep-2020 1:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Did Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Say Her ‘Most Fervent Wish’ Was Not To Be Replaced until a New President is installed?

The quote reads: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new President is installed.” Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in the days before her death.
22-Sep-2020 4:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pres. Trump's Claim that Japanese Automaker Assembly Plants Have Been Announced or Built in Michigan is False

At a rally in North Carolina on September 19, 2020, Pres. Trump said that he persuaded former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to get car companies to bring manufacturing to Michigan. This claim is false. No Japanese auto-assembly plants have...
22-Sep-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Claims that "Antifa" or far-left activists have been arrested for setting fires in Oregon, a state hit by devastating wildfires, are false

Widely shared posts on social media claim members of Antifa, the unstructured far-left movement, have been arrested for setting wildfires in Oregon. This misinformation was even spread by the popular Spotify podcaster Joe Rogan (who has since...
21-Sep-2020 12:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Media Post comparing Tuberculosis with COVID-19 is misleading

Although the numbers stated by the viral post are accurate (as confirmed by the World Health Organization), the context of the message is misleading, since it attempts to downplay the need for coronavirus safety precautions like mask wearing....
21-Sep-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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