Viewing Month: January 2021

False Claim of ‘No Flag’ Above White House

January 20, 2021 /

Quick Take Before President Joe Biden’s inauguration, social media users shared a false claim that there was no flag flying over the White House —…

FactChecking Biden’s Inaugural Address

January 20, 2021 /

Returning to a time when inaugural addresses promised unity and hope, but few facts, the newly sworn-in President Joe Biden delivered a traditional speech at his inauguration that…

FactChecking Trump’s Farewell Remarks

January 20, 2021 /

In a video farewell address on Jan. 19 and in remarks at Joint Base Andrews before leaving for Florida on Jan. 20, outgoing President Donald…

What President Biden Inherits

January 20, 2021 /

Summary As President Joe Biden takes office, he inherits: The worst disease outbreak in over a century, which is spreading faster and killing more people…

Bogus Claim Swirls Ahead of Biden Inauguration

January 16, 2021 /

Quick Take A bogus headline on social media claims that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has been cancelled and that major TV networks are set to…

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

January 16, 2021 /

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants? A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some…

False Claim of Trump Invoking Insurrection Act

January 14, 2021 /

Quick Take A falsehood on social media claims President Donald Trump has “invoked” the Insurrection Act, seized control of the country through the military and will…

Timeline of National Guard Deployment to Capitol

January 13, 2021 /

On the day of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the first National Guard members arrived to assist at about 5:40 p.m. By then, most…

Road to a Second Impeachment

January 12, 2021 /

In the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, the House Democrats on Jan. 11 introduced legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, charging him with “inciting violence…

Viral Tweet Distorts Facts on Consequences of Impeachment

January 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral tweet that migrated to Facebook distorts the facts on the consequences of a potential, second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Impeachment…