Trump Said ‘I Like Taking The Guns Early,’ Not Harris

September 21, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts claim that Sen. Kamala Harris said, “I like taking the guns early.” She didn’t say that, but President Donald Trump did.…

Posts Mislead on Biden’s Role in Social Security Taxes

September 18, 2020 /

Quick Take Posts on Facebook and Twitter suggest that former Vice President Joe Biden is responsible for taxes on Social Security, but those posts ignore…

Police: Political Activists Didn’t Cause Oregon’s Wildfires

September 11, 2020 /

Quick Take Rumors have spread across social media, claiming that the wildfires in Oregon were set by political activists. Law enforcement agencies have refuted those…

Politicians Have Died of COVID-19

September 9, 2020 /

Quick Take A meme circulating on Facebook falsely claims, “Not one politician has died from the virus.” Actually, at least five current or former politicians…

California Bill Doesn’t Make Pedophilia ‘Legal’

September 4, 2020 /

Quick Take Contrary to QAnon-fueled claims that a California bill would legalize pedophilia, the bill would actually standardize the rules about who is required to…

CDC Did Not ‘Admit Only 6%’ of Recorded Deaths from COVID-19

September 1, 2020 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t drastically reduced the number of deaths attributable to COVID-19, but posts making that bogus claim have been…

Social Media Posts Use Graphic, Unrelated Photos to Smear BLM Protesters

August 28, 2020 /

Quick Take Posts circulating on social media this summer falsely claimed that Black Lives Matter activists were responsible for the beating of five elderly white…

False Claims on Corporate Donations to Black Lives Matter

August 25, 2020 /

Quick Take Posts on social media repeat an error reported by Lou Dobbs on Fox Business in July, claiming that major corporations were donating large…

New ‘Plandemic’ Video Peddles Misinformation, Conspiracies

August 21, 2020 /

The second part of “Plandemic” — a documentary-style video that presents a sweeping conspiracy theory about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, patents and vaccines…