Viewing Month: October 2020

In Pennsylvania Rallies, Trump Distorts Voting Issues

October 27, 2020 /

In the swing state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump repeatedly rattled off false and misleading claims about ballots and voting in arguing to his supporters…

Biden’s Dubious Plan to Pay for Free State College

October 27, 2020 /

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has twice botched a talking point on an already dubious claim that his proposal for a minimum corporate tax would…

Misleading Messages on Gasoline Prices

October 27, 2020 /

Quick Take Eric Trump misleadingly claimed on social media that gasoline was $5 per gallon “under O’Biden,” but “unbelievably good” during his father’s administration. The…

Biden Hasn’t Suspended In-Person Campaigning

October 26, 2020 /

Quick Take A false claim on social media suggests former Vice President Joe Biden has stopped all in-person campaigning until the election. He has plans…

Photo of Man in Halloween Costume Isn’t Mark Kelly

October 25, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts, including one retweeted by Donald Trump Jr., falsely claim that a yearbook photo shows Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly dressed…

Social Media Posts Misquote Trump on Immigrant Family Separations

October 23, 2020 /

Quick Take President Donald Trump didn’t say “‘GOOD’ about the kids being separated from the parents” at the southern border during the final presidential debate,…

Trump Misleads on Ballots Again

October 23, 2020 /

In early October, about 2,100 voters in Los Angeles County accidentally received mail-in ballots that were missing the presidential race entirely. The county sent corrected…

Video: FactChecking the Final Debate

October 23, 2020 /

In this video, we review several false and misleading claims that President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden made at the final presidential…

Posts Target Trump With False Claim on MAGA Hats

October 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts erroneously suggest that President Donald Trump’s campaign hats are made in China, while those for former Vice President Joe Biden’s…

FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

October 23, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate of the campaign. We found: Trump accused Biden…