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Stories Falsely Cite ‘Stanford Study’ to Misinform on Face Masks

April 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Stanford Medicine says it “strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.” Yet viral stories falsely claim a…

Q&A on the Rare Clotting Events That Caused the J&J Pause

April 22, 2021 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet April 23 to “provide further recommendations” on the use of the Johnson…

Irish Professor Makes Unfounded Claims About Long-Term Effects of mRNA Vaccines

April 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines authorized for use were found to be safe and effective in clinical trials and real-world conditions. A professor in…

FactCheck.org Back in Contention For the Webbys

April 21, 2021 /

FactCheck.org has again been nominated for Webby Awards in the category for Websites and Mobile Sites: News & Politics. As always, you can help us…

In Her Own Words: Maxine Waters

April 20, 2021 /

In the days after Rep. Maxine Waters told demonstrators in Minnesota that they should “get more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin was acquitted, Republicans have called…

Democratic Spin on Bipartisan Support for American Jobs Plan

April 19, 2021 /

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 also…

Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

April 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest 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.…

Tucker Carlson Misleads on COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks

April 17, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly casts doubt on the…

Underselling the Infrastructure in Infrastructure Plan

April 14, 2021 /

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.…

Posts Falsely Identify Suspect in Fatal Shooting as George Floyd’s Brother

April 14, 2021 /

Quick Take Viral Facebook posts falsely claim Dejywan Floyd — a Black man arrested April 1 in the fatal shooting of a woman in North…