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A Misleading Dark Money Attack on Ossoff

December 1, 2020 /

A Republican TV ad falsely suggests that “liberal megadonors” are spending $1 billion in “dark money” to help Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s Senate runoff…

Trump Repeats Baseless, False Claims About the Election

November 30, 2020 /

In his first interview since Election Day, President Donald Trump recapped baseless, false and misleading claims he has made before of a “rigged” election. Trump…

Baseless Conspiracy Theory Targets Another Election Technology Company

November 25, 2020 /

Quick Take An unfounded conspiracy theory of widespread election fraud claims that an election technology company called Smartmatic switched votes in the 2020 election. But…

Danish Study Doesn’t Prove Masks Don’t Work Against the Coronavirus

November 25, 2020 /

Q: Did a recent study in Denmark show that face masks are useless for COVID-19? A: No. The study found that face masks did not…

Ad Links Warnock to ‘Defunding the Police’

November 25, 2020 /

A conservative group’s deceptive TV ad suggests that Democrat Raphael Warnock supports defunding the police. He has said multiple times that he doesn’t. The ad,…

Checking the Facts in the World of Trump

November 25, 2020 /

I guess I picked the right year to take up fact-checking. I had been in journalism for a very long time. I had run a…

Meme Misrepresents Old Inauguration Photo

November 24, 2020 /

Quick Take A popular meme on Facebook falsely purports to show a photo of Joe “Biden’s Inaugural stage” being built outside the White House. The…

No ‘Landslide’ for Biden, Either

November 24, 2020 /

Provided President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College margin of victory holds — and we have seen no reason so far to believe it will not —…

Website Concocts False Story of Soros Arrest

November 23, 2020 /

Quick Take A bogus social media story uses a doctored image of an indictment to falsely claim George Soros has been arrested in the U.S.…

The Facts on Trump’s Post-Election Legal Challenges

November 20, 2020 /

On Nov. 19, President Donald Trump’s legal team spouted a gusher of false and unfounded allegations of voter fraud at a 90-minute press conference. We…