Viewing Month: October 2020

Bogus Claims of Debate Moderator Bias

October 22, 2020 /

Quick Take A tabloid story alleging that Kristen Welker, moderator of the final presidential debate, is politically biased has spawned several falsehoods on social media.…

Posts Misquote Biden on Section 8 Housing

October 22, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that at his Oct. 15 town hall event, former Vice President Joe Biden said he grew up in Section…

Trump on the Stump

October 22, 2020 /

We reviewed all of President Donald Trump’s speeches at campaign rallies over five days, from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16. There were six speeches and…

Biden on the Stump

October 22, 2020 /

After months of doing mostly virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to in-person events with small, socially distanced…

Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

October 21, 2020 /

In a Florida speech about senior citizens, President Donald Trump made misleading comparisons of Medicare costs under his administration and his predecessor’s. Trump claimed “premiums…

Doctors in Video Falsely Equate COVID-19 With a ‘Normal Flu Virus’

October 21, 2020 /

Quick Take A video posted by a European-based group called World Doctors Alliance falsely claims the novel coronavirus is “a normal flu virus” and there…

Trump’s Long History With Conspiracy Theories

October 20, 2020 /

During a town hall event on Oct. 15, NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie pressed President Donald Trump on his sharing of a baseless conspiracy theory that accused…

Social Media Posts Dredge Up Baseless ‘Child Trafficking’ Conspiracy Theory

October 19, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts are once again making false and baseless claims about high-profile Democrats being involved in child trafficking and sex crimes. Full…

FactChecking Trump’s Immunity Claims

October 16, 2020 /

During a campaign rally, President Donald Trump said that once he came down with COVID-19, people for partisan reasons shifted from saying immunity was lifelong…

Trump’s False Claims About Biden Wealth, Recovery Wishes

October 16, 2020 /

At a rally in North Carolina, President Donald Trump claimed Joe Biden lives in “beautiful houses all over the place” and must be “corrupt” to afford such a…