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Viral Post Misrepresents Facts in Rittenhouse Trial

December 1, 2021 /

Quick Take Kyle Rittenhouse said that he went to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to defend a car dealership during protests against police brutality in August 2020. He…

Media Allowed to Attend Ghislaine Maxwell’s Trial, Contrary to Social Media Posts

November 30, 2021 /

Quick Take The federal trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with assisting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, opened on Nov. 29 with extensive media…

Benefits Outweigh Risks of Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine, Contrary to Posts Misusing VAERS Data

November 24, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System can detect possible safety issues in vaccines. Anyone can submit an unverified report, regardless of whether a…

Virginia Lt. Gov.-Elect Sears Distorts Facts on COVID-19 Vaccines

November 24, 2021 /

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Virginia Lt. Gov.-Elect Winsome Sears spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines that we have previously debunked. CNN…

Posts Misidentify Man Shown in Photo with Ghislaine Maxwell

November 24, 2021 /

Quick Take Ghislaine Maxwell, who is charged with assisting accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, is scheduled to go on trial on Nov. 29. Social media…

Facebook Post Spreads Bogus Claim About ‘Detox’ After Vaccination

November 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A vaccination can’t be reversed through any “detox” process, medical experts say. Yet, a social media post is spreading the false claim that…

Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 Vaccine Formulation Tweaked to Improve Stability

November 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest With the release of its pediatric COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer switched the buffer used in its formulation to increase the stability of the product,…

CBO: Build Back Better Not Quite ‘Fully Paid For’

November 19, 2021 /

For weeks, President Joe Biden has been saying the Build Back Better plan would be “fully paid for” and would not increase the deficit. But the…

Colorado Order Addresses Surge in Hospitalizations, Not Vaccination Status

November 18, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Responding to a surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Oct. 31 allowing hospitals that are at…

White House Uses ‘Job-Years,’ Not Jobs, to Tout Infrastructure Law

November 18, 2021 /

Both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris lauded the bipartisan infrastructure legislation for creating good-paying jobs for “millions” of Americans. But they meant…