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Two Views of American Families Plan

May 6, 2021 /

The White House and Republican National Committee are each touting different economic analyses that reach far different conclusions about the budget and economic impact of…

Viral Post Misleads on COVID-19 Death Reporting, Vaccine Monitoring

May 6, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A tweet that migrated across social media platforms falsely suggests that any deaths in the 20 days following positive COVID-19 tests are to…

Meme Featuring DeSantis Presents Misleading Picture of COVID-19 and Vaccine Safety

May 5, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2020. But a meme featuring Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis minimizes the toll…

FactChecking Biden’s Address to Congress

April 29, 2021 /

Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong and stretched others, mainly repeated claims we’ve…

Editing in Cruz Video Distorts Biden’s Position on Guns

April 28, 2021 /

President Joe Biden opposes the sale of assault weapons, and he supports a mandatory federal registry and a voluntary buyback program for all legally purchased…

Artificial Beef About Biden’s Climate Plan

April 27, 2021 /

When President Joe Biden announced plans to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by the end of the decade, he provided a few examples,…

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…

Vaccines Benefit Those Who Have Had COVID-19, Contrary to Viral Posts

April 23, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest There is no evidence that vaccines could cause harm to people who already have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or have become ill with…

Stories Falsely Cite ‘Stanford Study’ to Misinform on Face Masks

April 22, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Stanford Medicine says it “strongly supports the use of face masks to control the spread of COVID-19.” Yet viral stories falsely claim a…

Q&A on the Rare Clotting Events That Caused the J&J Pause

April 22, 2021 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices will meet April 23 to “provide further recommendations” on the use of the Johnson…