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Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines
A viral video features a doctor making dubious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments at a forum hosted by Idaho's lieutenant governor. Dr. Ryan Cole claims mRNA vaccines cause cancer and autoimmune diseases, but the lead author of the paper o
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Democratic Spin on Bipartisan Support for American Jobs Plan
Several independent studies show strong bipartisan support for many of the main spending components of the $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan. Still, those polls show most Republicans oppose the overall plan, particularly its call for spending to be of
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Tucker Carlson Misleads on COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks
All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly casts doubt on the effectiveness of the vaccines, because federal officials urge fully vaccinated people to wear mask
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Underselling the Infrastructure in Infrastructure Plan
President Joe Biden has taken an arguably expansive view of infrastructure to justify some of the proposed spending in the $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan. But some Republicans have gone too far with claims about how little in the bill qualifies as
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Posts Falsely Identify Suspect in Fatal Shooting as George Floyd’s Brother
Viral Facebook posts falsely claim Dejywan Floyd -- a Black man arrested April 1 in the fatal shooting of a woman in North Carolina -- is George Floyd's brother. There is no evidence the suspect is the brother of George Floyd, a Black man whose death
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The Facts on the Recommended J&J Vaccine ‘Pause’
Nearly 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., including 7.2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The CDC and FDA recommended "a pause in the use" of the J&J vaccine "out of an abundance of cautio
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Video Doesn’t Show Buttigieg Staging Bike Ride
A video showing Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg departing the White House on a bike was misrepresented by conservative commentators online, with some claiming he "staged" the ride. There's no evidence for that claim, and the Department of Tra
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Biden’s Missteps on Gun Policies
In outlining steps his administration would take on gun regulations, President Joe Biden misstated the facts on three existing policies. The post Biden’s Missteps on Gun Policies appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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MLB All-Star Lineup: Colorado vs. Georgia
After pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia because of the state's new voting law, Major League Baseball picked Colorado for its summer classic -- setting off an error-filled debate over which state has more restrictive voting laws. The post MLB A
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FactChecking Claims About the Georgia Voting Law
A new voting law in Georgia has sparked a rebuke from Major League Baseball and political spin from both parties. We'll fact-check claims from President Joe Biden and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. The post FactChecking Claims About the Georgia Voting Law
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Biden, Buttigieg Exaggerate Projected Job Gains in Infrastructure Plan
President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal, called the American Jobs Plan, is projected to add 2.7 million jobs over 10 years, according to an analysis by Moody's Analytics. The post Biden, Buttigieg Exaggerate Projected Job Gains in Infrastructur
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TV Ad Distorts Facts on Federal Voting Rights Bill
A TV ad from a conservative group distorts the facts about the "For the People Act," a voting rights bill approved by the Democratic-controlled House and now in the Senate. The post TV Ad Distorts Facts on Federal Voting Rights Bill appeared first on
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Flawed Report Fuels Erroneous Claims About COVID-19 Death Toll
Viral social media posts cite a flawed paper in falsely claiming the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed death certificate procedures and violated federal law, resulting in wildly inflated COVID-19 deaths. The CDC hasn't altered how de
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FactChecking Claims About Asylum Grants and Immigration Court Attendance
While discussing ways to quickly determine if people who cross into the U.S. through Mexico are eligible for asylum, Sen. Rob Portman claimed that “only about half of them even show up for their court cases” and “only 15% of them qualify” for asylum.
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Unfounded Claims About Colorado Gunman
A social media post is spreading baseless claims that the shooter accused of killing 10 people in Boulder, Colorado, came to the U.S. "Illegally from [M]exico and purchased the firearm from a guy that sells stolen guns." Law enforcement officials say
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Viral Posts Misuse VAERS Data to Make False Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines
Social media posts repeatedly misuse unverified data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System to falsely claim that COVID-19 vaccines are dangerous, and even lethal. But the government database is not designed to determine if vaccines cause he
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Facts on the House Gun Bills
We explain what two House bills on firearm background checks would do, and some of the spin coming from both sides. The post Facts on the House Gun Bills appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Posts Distort CDC Study Supporting Mask Mandates to Reduce COVID-19
A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that state-issued mask mandates were associated with significant decreases in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates. Yet some conservative outlets and social media users falsely c
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Senator Johnson Distorts Report on Violence in Defense of His Remarks on BLM, Antifa
In response to critics who found his remarks about the Capitol riot to be racist, Sen. Ron Johnson wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that distorted a report’s findings on last year’s demonstrations against racial injustice. The post Senator J
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Instagram Post Misrepresents FDA Document About Monitoring Vaccine Safety
A Food and Drug Administration presentation on monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines listed possible adverse events the agency might track. But an Instagram post misrepresents the document, falsely claiming it shows the vaccines are known to cau
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Hagler’s Widow Refutes Rumors About How He Died
Hall of Fame boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler "died on March 13 of natural causes," according to a statement posted on his official website. In a Facebook post, his widow, Kay Hagler, wrote that his death was not the result of a COVID-19 vaccination. Th
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RFK Jr. Video Pushes Known Vaccine Misrepresentations
A video stoking fears of the COVID-19 vaccines in the Black community is being promoted online. But the film repeats misrepresentations about vaccines, generally, and exploits historical cases of unethical medical conduct to suggest without evidence
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FactChecking Biden’s Prime-Time Address
In his remarks to the nation after signing the latest COVID-19 relief legislation, President Joe Biden stretched the facts, particularly when boasting of the increase in vaccinations on his watch. The post FactChecking Biden’s Prime-Time Address appe
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Cheney’s Misleading Criticism of the COVID-19 Relief Package
After the Senate passed its version of the American Rescue Plan Act, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney claimed "the result of that package is going to be middle-class tax increases." The legislation cuts middle-income taxes. The post Cheney’s Misleading Cri
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FactChecking Barrasso’s Claims About Stimulus Check Recipients
Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming defended his vote against the American Rescue Plan Act, in part, by claiming that the legislation would provide $1,400 stimulus checks to prisoners and "illegal immigrants" who shouldn’t receive them. The post FactChecki
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Capitol Protesters Were Armed With Variety of Weapons
Conservative social media posts misleadingly claim the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not an "armed" insurrection, citing FBI testimony that no guns were seized from suspects that day. But 23 people have been charged with having deadly or d
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Mailbag: Minimum Wage Increase
A reader sent us comments on our article on President Joe Biden's statements about increasing the federal minimum wage.  The post Mailbag: Minimum Wage Increase appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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FactChecking Cruz’s Partisan Spin on COVID-19 Bill
Sen. Ted Cruz says 91% of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan "is a partisan wish list" for "Democratic special interests." But he ignores that Republicans offered an alternative $618 billion bill that included many of the same elements of the Dem
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Video Targets Gates With Old Clip, Misleading Edit
In a 2010 TED Talk focused on developing new technologies to drastically reduce carbon dioxide emissions, Bill Gates briefly mentioned reducing the rate of population growth. A conspiratorial video circulating on Facebook misleadingly edits Gates' ta
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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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