Viewing Month: September 2020

No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

September 30, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts baselessly accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of wearing a wire during the first presidential debate. The low-quality videos and photos…

Video: The First Debate

September 30, 2020 /

In this video, we review six claims we fact-checked in the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee…

FactChecking the First Trump-Biden Debate

September 30, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on the debate stage for the first time and stretched or mangled facts on…

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

September 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Unsubstantiated posts spreading on Facebook and Twitter claim former Vice President Joe Biden “got tonight’s debate questions in advance” and that he will…

Reviewing the Facts in Anti-Harris Ad on Accused Child Rapist

September 29, 2020 /

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, urged her Twitter followers “to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” That…

Preserve America PAC

September 29, 2020 /

Political leanings: Conservative 2018 total spending: N/A Preserve America PAC is a new super PAC using ads about law and order to support President Donald…

Brad Parscale’s Suicide Threat Sparks Conspiracy Claims

September 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media accounts that boost conspiracy theories make a baseless claim that the Clintons were involved in a recent incident at the home…

Photos of Recycled Election Materials in California Prompt False Claim

September 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Officials in Sonoma County, California, said photos circulating on social media show “old empty envelopes from the November 2018 election” being recycled —…

FactChecking Trump’s Weekend Claims

September 28, 2020 /

On Sept. 26 and 27, President Donald Trump spoke for about two hours and 15 minutes in five appearances — including one campaign rally in…

FactChecking Biden’s SCOTUS Speech and Repeats

September 28, 2020 /

In remarks about President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made some questionable statements: Biden claimed that a Supreme…