SciCheck and Our Committment to Transparency

April 26, 2021 /

FactCheck.org launched a feature in 2015 called SciCheck to increase public knowledge and understanding of science and scientific research. Since then, we have posted more…

Tucker Carlson Misleads on COVID-19 Vaccines, Masks

April 17, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest All of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines are effective at preventing symptomatic disease. Yet Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly casts doubt on the…

The Facts on the Recommended J&J Vaccine ‘Pause’

April 13, 2021 /

So far, nearly 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the U.S., including 7.2 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.…

Biden’s Missteps on Gun Policies

April 8, 2021 /

In outlining steps his administration would take on gun regulations, President Joe Biden misstated the facts on three existing policies: Biden falsely said that “you…

MLB All-Star Lineup: Colorado vs. Georgia

April 7, 2021 /

After pulling its All-Star game out of Georgia because of the state’s new voting law, Major League Baseball picked Colorado for its summer classic —…

TV Ad Distorts Facts on Federal Voting Rights Bill

April 2, 2021 /

A TV ad from a conservative group distorts the facts about the “For the People Act,” a voting rights bill approved by the Democratic-controlled House…

Arizona Governor Cherry-Picks Illegal Immigration Data to Exaggerate Rise Under Biden

March 24, 2021 /

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey exaggerated the rise in people trying to cross the southern border illegally under President Joe Biden, when he said there has…

Senator Johnson Distorts Report on Violence in Defense of His Remarks on BLM, Antifa

March 17, 2021 /

Sen. Ron Johnson, as he predicted, got himself in trouble for saying he “never felt threatened” by those who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6,…

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

March 2, 2021 /

In his first public speech since leaving office, former President Donald Trump delighted his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference with numerous false and…

FactChecking Biden’s Town Hall

February 18, 2021 /

President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and spun others in a Feb. 16 town hall that aired on CNN. He said it was “not…