Viewing Month: February 2021

Posts Spread Fake Biden Tweet About Coca-Cola, Diversity Training

February 25, 2021 /

Quick Take A popular image is made to appear as if President Joe Biden posted a racist tweet discussing Coca-Cola and “cultural reappropriation.” There is…

Biden Hasn’t Reduced COVID-19 Testing at the Border

February 25, 2021 /

Quick Take The Biden administration has made no changes to COVID-19 testing policies for either U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or Customs and Border Patrol.…

Biden’s Misleading Vaccine Boasts

February 23, 2021 /

In remarks at a Pfizer manufacturing site, President Joe Biden made misleading claims while boasting about his administration’s progress in getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19.…

Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

February 23, 2021 /

Quick Take The U.S. Department of Energy approved a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its…

Wind Turbines Didn’t Cause Texas Energy Crisis

February 20, 2021 /

A steep decline in energy generated by fossil fuels and nuclear power plants was largely responsible for the power outages in Texas during the deep freeze that…

Viral Posts Attribute Fake Tweet to Cruz

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A screenshot purports to show a 2016 tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concerning climate change. Cruz’s office said the tweet was fake,…

FactChecking Biden’s Vaccination Goal

February 19, 2021 /

President Joe Biden this week boasted on Twitter about his promise to administer 100 million vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office, “With…

Posts Mislead on Biden’s Response to Texas Emergency

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Texas after a winter storm began wreaking havoc, and held a call with its governor…

Instagram Post Makes Invalid Comparison Between COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A tweet shared on Instagram baselessly claims that a person is 300 to 900 times more likely to die “after getting the #Covid…

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

February 18, 2021 /

President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and spun others in a Feb. 16 town hall that aired on CNN. He said it was “not…