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Biden Administration Approved Texas Power Request, Contrary to False Claim

February 23, 2021 /

Quick Take The U.S. Department of Energy approved a request to allow power plants in snowstorm-battered Texas to temporarily bypass some environmental limits during its…

Viral Posts Attribute Fake Tweet to Cruz

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take A screenshot purports to show a 2016 tweet from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz concerning climate change. Cruz’s office said the tweet was fake,…

Posts Mislead on Biden’s Response to Texas Emergency

February 19, 2021 /

Quick Take President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Texas after a winter storm began wreaking havoc, and held a call with its governor…

OAN Report Features Baseless Assertion of Election Fraud by Algorithm

February 11, 2021 /

Quick Take One America News Network recently spotlighted one man’s analysis that wrongly suggests precinct-level voting data in Georgia proved a computer algorithm was used…

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…

Buffett Didn’t Donate to Biden or Cause Pipeline to be ‘Cancelled’

February 5, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media pages are spreading a false claim that President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline because of a…

Posts Falsely Tie Myanmar Election to Dominion Voting Systems

February 3, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media posts falsely claim that the November election in Myanmar was conducted using Dominion Voting Systems, the company that was the focus…

Meme Misleads on Early Actions by Biden

February 2, 2021 /

Quick Take A meme purports to list actions taken by President Joe Biden in his “first 48 hours” in office — but most of the…

Missing Context on Claim About ‘Antifa.com’

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media posts point out that the web address antifa.com now redirects to the White House website. That’s true, but in need of…

Phony Trump Letter to Biden Circulating Online

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take A fake letter purported to be the one left by former President Donald Trump for President Joe Biden has been circulating online. The…