CBS News Didn’t Misrepresent Trump Gathering as a Biden Event

September 17, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts are using an image of a CBS News report to accuse the network of misrepresenting a campaign event for President…

Report Resurrects Baseless Claim that Coronavirus Was Bioengineered

September 17, 2020 /

Quick Take A paper that has not been peer-reviewed reaches faulty conclusions to advance the unsubstantiated claim that the novel coronavirus was bioengineered in a…

Vice Presidential Vacancy Isn’t Automatically Filled by House Speaker

September 14, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral Facebook post wrongly suggests that if Joe Biden were to become president and later step down, Nancy Pelosi would become vice…

Baseless Claim Turns Fake IDs Story into Voter Fraud Tale

September 11, 2020 /

Quick Take A claim being shared on Facebook distorts the facts about fake IDs seized in a Chicago airport this year, baselessly claiming the phony…

Inaccurate Story About Trump Supporter Spreads Again

September 9, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral meme falsely claims to show President Donald Trump touching the face of a “veteran wounded so badly that he had no…

Jill Biden Didn’t Propose All Americans Be ‘Required to Learn Spanish’

September 3, 2020 /

Quick Take Jill Biden hasn’t said that all Americans will be “required” to learn Spanish if her husband wins the 2020 presidential election, contrary to…

Posts Distort Facts on Jacob Blake Charges

August 28, 2020 /

Quick Take Posts on social media falsely claim that the man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, “wouldn’t have been shot if he was still…

Meme Recycles Conspiracy Theory on California Wildfires

August 26, 2020 /

Quick Take A baseless conspiracy theory on Facebook suggests that the California wildfires were started by a “powerful laser.” The meme spreading the theory uses…

Misleading Claim Swirls Over Pledge of Allegiance at DNC

August 26, 2020 /

Quick Take The prime-time programming for the Democratic National Convention every night on TV included a recital of the Pledge of Allegiance, including the phrase…

Posts Distort Impact of Biden’s Tax Plan on Middle-Income Earners

August 25, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that under Joe Biden, the “tax rate on a family making 75000 dollars would go from 12% to 25%.”…