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FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

March 2, 2021 /

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…

A Guide to Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 Vaccine

February 28, 2021 /

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is the third COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Here, we give a rundown of…

Post Revives Fabricated Image of View from Mars

February 26, 2021 /

Quick Take A computer-rendered image has been mischaracterized on social media posts as a photo taken from Mars, purportedly showing Earth, Venus and Jupiter in…

No Evidence Vaccines Impact Fertility

February 26, 2021 /

Q: Do the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility? A: There’s no evidence that approved vaccines cause fertility loss. Although clinical trials did not study the issue,…

Posts Spread Fake Biden Tweet About Coca-Cola, Diversity Training

February 25, 2021 /

Quick Take A popular image is made to appear as if President Joe Biden posted a racist tweet discussing Coca-Cola and “cultural reappropriation.” There is…

Biden Hasn’t Reduced COVID-19 Testing at the Border

February 25, 2021 /

Quick Take The Biden administration has made no changes to COVID-19 testing policies for either U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol.…

Biden’s Misleading Vaccine Boasts

February 23, 2021 /

In remarks at a Pfizer manufacturing site, President Joe Biden made misleading claims while boasting about his administration’s progress in getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.…

Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

February 23, 2021 /

Quick Take The U.S. Department of Energy approved a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its…

Wind Turbines Didn’t Cause Texas Energy Crisis

February 20, 2021 /

A steep decline in energy generated by fossil fuels and nuclear power plants was largely responsible for the power outages in Texas during the deep freeze that…

Viral Posts Attribute Fake Tweet to Cruz

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A screenshot purports to show a 2016 tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concerning climate change. Cruz’s office said the tweet was fake,…