Viewing Month: January 2021

Fake Letter Attributed to Pelosi Generates Anger Online

January 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A digitally manipulated, phony letter referring to a “Democratic Play book” and attributed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been circulating online, contributing…

False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

January 8, 2021 /

Quick Take Online posts falsely claim that there was fraud in the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, but the only evidence they offer are clips…

FactChecking the Electoral College Debate

January 8, 2021 /

The process of certifying Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, after being…

Bogus Antifa Claims Follow Capitol Riot

January 7, 2021 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as…

Trump’s Falsehood-Filled ‘Save America’ Rally

January 7, 2021 /

Prior to the violence that disrupted Congress’ counting of the electoral votes, President Donald Trump gave an indignant speech filled with falsehoods about the presidential…

FactChecking the Georgia Senate Runoffs

January 4, 2021 /

Two months after Election Day, control of the U.S. Senate in the 117th Congress comes down to two races in Georgia on Jan. 5. None…