Viewing Month: April 2021

Bogus Claims Follow Donation of Kamala Harris’ Children’s Book

April 30, 2021 /

Quick Take A single copy of Vice President Kamala Harris’ children’s book was one of many titles donated to a shelter for immigrant children in…

Video From Biden’s Address to Congress Misleadingly Edited

April 30, 2021 /

Quick Take In his April 28 address to Congress, President Joe Biden said, “No one should have to choose between a job and a paycheck…

FactChecking Biden’s Address to Congress

April 29, 2021 /

Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and stretched others, mainly repeated claims we’ve…

Editing in Cruz Video Distorts Biden’s Position on Guns

April 28, 2021 /

President Joe Biden opposes the sale of assault weapons, and he supports a mandatory federal registry and a voluntary buyback program for all legally purchased…

Artificial Beef About Biden’s Climate Plan

April 27, 2021 /

When President Joe Biden announced plans to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the end of the decade, he provided a few examples,…

SciCheck and Our Committment to Transparency

April 26, 2021 /

FactCheck.org launched a feature in 2015 called SciCheck to increase public knowledge and understanding of science and scientific research. Since then, we have posted more…

Posts Mislead on Words of Alternate Juror in Chauvin Trial

April 23, 2021 /

Quick Take An alternate juror in the trial of Derek Chauvin said she initially had “mixed feelings” about jury duty, because of concerns about “disappointing”…

Vaccines Benefit Those Who Have Had COVID-19, Contrary to Viral Posts

April 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest There is no evidence that vaccines could cause harm to people who already have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or have become ill with…

Stories Falsely Cite ‘Stanford Study’ to Misinform on Face Masks

April 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Stanford Medicine says it “strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.” Yet viral stories falsely claim a…

Q&A on the Rare Clotting Events That Caused the J&J Pause

April 22, 2021 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet April 23 to “provide further recommendations” on the use of the Johnson…