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FactChecking Biden’s CNN Town Hall

July 22, 2021 /

In a prime-time town hall aired on CNN, President Joe Biden overstated some facts and misled on others. The COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in…

Debunking Trump’s Latest Arizona Election Claims

July 20, 2021 /

After a contractor hired by state Senate Republicans to look into the results of the 2020 Arizona election provided an update on its findings at…

Second Ladies in Combat Zones

July 8, 2021 /

In several recent speeches to members of the military, President Joe Biden has sprinkled in a curious piece of trivia about his wife, Jill, saying…

House GOP’s Misplaced Blame for Rising Homicides

July 7, 2021 /

On Twitter, the House Republican Conference posted an image of rising homicide rates in seven cities with this bit of misleading commentary: “Welcome to President…

COVID-19 Vaccine-Generated Spike Protein is Safe, Contrary to Viral Claims

July 1, 2021 /

SciDigest Hundreds of millions of COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered safely in the United States in the last six months. There is no evidence…

The Facts – and Gaps – on the Origin of the Coronavirus

June 25, 2021 /

A year and a half into the COVID-19 pandemic — and with a death toll approaching 4 million lives — how the coronavirus came to…

Rudy Giuliani’s Bogus Election Fraud Claims

June 24, 2021 /

A New York court suspended former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s law license in that state for making “demonstrably false and misleading statements” about…

Video: Texas Doctor Spreads False Claims About Moderna, Pfizer Vaccines

June 23, 2021 /

In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias team up to debunk false claims made by a Texas doctor about the two mRNA vaccines authorized for…

Is Unemployment Bonus Keeping Workers on Sideline?

June 1, 2021 /

Despite a stubbornly high unemployment rate of 6.1% in April — representing 9.8 million people who say they are actively looking for work — many…

The Wuhan Lab and the Gain-of-Function Disagreement

May 21, 2021 /

A disagreement between Republican Sen. Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci has put $600,000 of U.S. grant money to the Wuhan Institute of Virology back…