Meme Featuring DeSantis Presents Misleading Picture of COVID-19 and Vaccine Safety

May 5, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020. But a meme featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis minimizes the toll…

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…

Idaho Doctor Makes Baseless Claims About Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

April 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A viral video features a doctor making dubious claims about COVID-19 vaccines and treatments at a forum hosted by Idaho’s lieutenant governor. Dr.…

Unfounded Claims About Colorado Gunman

April 1, 2021 /

Quick Take A social media post is spreading baseless claims that the shooter accused of killing 10 people in Boulder, Colorado, came to the U.S.…

Pfizer CEO Got Vaccinated, Contrary to Claim in Video

March 26, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A video making the false claim that the Pfizer CEO “refuses” to get a COVID-19 vaccine has been circulating on Facebook. But the…

Three False Claims About the Federal Voting Rights Bill

March 24, 2021 /

Quick Take Claims mischaracterizing a federal voting rights bill have been circulating on social media. The proposed law would not “ban” state voter ID laws,…

RFK Jr. Video Pushes Known Vaccine Misrepresentations

March 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A video stoking fears of the COVID-19 vaccines in the Black community is being promoted online. But the film repeats misrepresentations about vaccines,…

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.…

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…

MyPillow CEO’s Video Rehashes Debunked Election Fraud Claims

February 6, 2021 /

Quick Take A two-hour video, claiming to prove that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, has been viewed tens of thousands of…