Viewing Month: July 2021

Democrat Makes Misleading ‘Defund the Police’ Claim

July 6, 2021 /

A senior aide to President Joe Biden misleadingly claimed that congressional Republicans “defunded the police” when they voted against the American Rescue Plan Act. House…

Spoof Video Furthers Microchip Conspiracy Theory

July 2, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A list of the ingredients used in COVID-19 vaccines is publicly available, and the ingredients don’t include microchips. Yet claims advancing conspiracy theories…

Flawed Paper on COVID-19 Vaccines, Deaths Spreads Widely Before Retraction

July 2, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines have been shown in trials and real-world application to be safe and effective. But a paper shared widely online claimed…

No New Revelation on Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19

July 2, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Randomized controlled trials — the highest standard of evidence — have found that hydroxychloroquine isn’t beneficial in treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Yet social…

Facebook Post Misleads on H.R. 1’s Proposal on Voter Rolls

July 2, 2021 /

Quick Take Democrats say their bill, H.R. 1, the For the People Act, would expand voter access in federal elections. But a Facebook post falsely…

COVID-19 Vaccine-Generated Spike Protein is Safe, Contrary to Viral Claims

July 1, 2021 /

SciDigest Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered safely in the United States in the last six months. There is no evidence…

Unsubstantiated Claims Follow Deaths of British and Indian Airline Pilots

July 1, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Following the deaths of four British Airways pilots and five Air India pilots, social media posts claimed without proof that the pilots died…