Viewing Category: All Articles

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

September 18, 2020 /

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden answered questions from the public in a CNN town hall, but he got some facts wrong and misled on others:…

Trump Again Overstates Speed of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

September 18, 2020 /

Contradicting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director and other government officials, President Donald Trump incorrectly said in a press briefing that a coronavirus…

Trump Again Overstates Speed of COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

September 18, 2020 /

Contradicting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director and other government officials, President Donald Trump incorrectly said in a press briefing that a coronavirus…

Posts Mislead on Biden’s Role in Social Security Taxes

September 18, 2020 /

Quick Take Posts on Facebook and Twitter suggest that former Vice President Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security, but those posts ignore…

CBS News Didn’t Misrepresent Trump Gathering as a Biden Event

September 17, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts are using an image of a CBS News report to accuse the network of misrepresenting a campaign event for President…

Report Resurrects Baseless Claim that Coronavirus Was Bioengineered

September 17, 2020 /

Quick Take A paper that has not been peer-reviewed reaches faulty conclusions to advance the unsubstantiated claim that the novel coronavirus was bioengineered in a…

Trump Reprises Inaccurate COVID-19 Comparisons with Europe

September 16, 2020 /

In a series of recent appearances, President Donald Trump continued to wrongly insist that the U.S. compares favorably with Europe on both coronavirus cases and…

DSCC Falsely Attacks Daines on Social Security

September 16, 2020 /

In a TV ad, a Democratic committee falsely claims Sen. Steve Daines of Montana is “pushing a plan” that could “end Social Security benefits by…

Viral Post Falsely Attributed to Golfer Bubba Watson

September 16, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral post falsely attributed to PGA star Bubba Watson criticizes the Black Lives Matter movement and measures taken to mitigate the spread…

Trump’s Baseless Claim of Russian Support for Biden

September 15, 2020 /

In recent weeks, Trump administration officials have described attempts by Russia to undermine Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. Yet, contrary to official statements and actions by…