Viewing Month: June 2021

Social Media Post Spreads Bogus Claims About Denzel Washington’s Political Leanings

June 28, 2021 /

Quick Take A post circulating on social media falsely claims actor Denzel Washington said he’s “had it” with the Democratic Party’s “lies” and now supports…

Social Media Posts Mislead on Harris Border Trip

June 25, 2021 /

Quick Take Some popular online posts suggest that Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip to El Paso is “over 1000 miles away” from the “border crisis.”…

Misinformation About WHO’s COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Children

June 25, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,”…

The Facts – and Gaps – on the Origin of the Coronavirus

June 25, 2021 /

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic — and with a death toll approaching 4 million lives — how the coronavirus came to…

Rudy Giuliani’s Bogus Election Fraud Claims

June 24, 2021 /

A New York court suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s law license in that state for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about…

Republican Spin on Democrats’ Voting Bill

June 23, 2021 /

In the days leading up to the Senate vote on the House-passed elections bill, Republicans offered several misleading talking points about the Democratic bill, and…

Video: Texas Doctor Spreads False Claims About Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines

June 23, 2021 /

In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias team up to debunk false claims made by a Texas doctor about the two mRNA vaccines authorized for…

Airlines Are Encouraging, Not Banning, Vaccinated Passengers

June 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Airlines are encouraging people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine to fly once again. Yet social media posts falsely claim that airline executives…

Post Misrepresents Details of Postmortem Study of Vaccinated Patient

June 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A controversial radio show host and blogger misrepresented findings of a published case report to conclude that an 86-year-old man died as a…

Soccer Star’s Collapse Was Unrelated to COVID-19 Vaccine

June 21, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Danish soccer star Christian Eriksen is recovering well after he suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed during a match on June 12. But after…