Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’

October 13, 2021 /

Quick Take A Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund…

Exposing the Holes in a California Recall Election Conspiracy Theory

August 26, 2021 /

Quick Take Videos on social media suggest that holes in the return envelopes being used for mail-in ballots in California were designed to allow election…

Post Offers Misleading Advice on Mandatory Vaccines and Unemployment Benefits

August 12, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest As some companies mandate COVID-19 vaccines for employees, a social media post misleadingly tells workers who don’t want the vaccine that they can…

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…