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…

Insurance Companies Provide Coverage After COVID-19 Vaccination

May 25, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Insurance companies do not deny claims when someone dies after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the American Council of Life Insurers. But…

Post Misleads on Japan’s Policy for Donating Blood After COVID-19 Vaccination

May 12, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Japan only recently adopted guidelines for accepting blood donations from those who have received COVID-19 vaccines. The guidelines are intended to give donors…

Capitol Protesters Were Armed With Variety of Weapons

March 10, 2021 /

Quick Take Conservative social media posts misleadingly claim the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was not an “armed” insurrection, citing FBI testimony…

Bogus Report Claims Philly Mob Boss Stuffed Ballot Boxes

November 20, 2020 /

Quick Take A dubious website claims without evidence that Philadelphia mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino stuffed ballot boxes for Joe Biden and the Democrats…

Posts Misinterpret Video of North Carolina Voter Rally

November 3, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts falsely claim that a video shows get-out-the-vote marchers in North Carolina were pepper-sprayed by police because they were “blocking polls…

Doctors in Video Falsely Equate COVID-19 With a ‘Normal Flu Virus’

October 21, 2020 /

Quick Take A video posted by a European-based group called World Doctors Alliance falsely claims the novel coronavirus is “a normal flu virus” and there…

Viral Article Distorts Military’s Role in Vaccine Distribution

October 5, 2020 /

Quick Take The U.S. military may assist in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, but it will not forcibly administer vaccines,…