Trump Ads Claiming Biden Wants to "Defund the Police" Are Misleading

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1-Sep-2020 4:20 PM EDT, by Newswise

Fact Check By: Reuters, Newswise

Truthfulness: False

Claim:

Biden supports "defund the police"

Claim Publisher and Date: A video advertisement on Facebook from the America First Action SuperPAC on 2020-07-24

A video advertisement on Facebook from the America First Action SuperPAC misrepresents Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s platform for criminal justice reform, claiming that he wants to defund the police. Biden has in fact resisted demands from liberal activists to defund police departments, instead proposing a $300-million investment in policing, contingent on officers mirroring the diversity of their communities.

 

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