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Timeline of Trump’s COVID-19 Comments

October 3, 2020 /

President Donald Trump announced in the early hours of Oct. 2 that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. By late afternoon,…

Q&A on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Here we answer common questions about…

Misinformation, Speculation Follow Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump contracted the novel coronavirus led to a wave of social media posts spreading misinformation…

Trump Campaign Didn’t Send Email Fundraising Off COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

Quick Take An image spreading on social media purports to show a Trump campaign email asking supporters to “please DONATE to help him recover from”…

No Evidence Biden Was ‘Wearing a Wire’ in Debate

September 30, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts baselessly accuse former Vice President Joe Biden of wearing a wire during the first presidential debate. The low-quality videos and photos…

Video: The First Debate

September 30, 2020 /

In this video, we review six claims we fact-checked in the first presidential debate on Sept. 29 between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee…

FactChecking the First Trump-Biden Debate

September 30, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on the debate stage for the first time and stretched or mangled facts on…

Baseless Online Claims Target Biden Ahead of First Debate

September 29, 2020 /

Quick Take Unsubstantiated posts spreading on Facebook and Twitter claim former Vice President Joe Biden “got tonight’s debate questions in advance” and that he will…

Reviewing the Facts in Anti-Harris Ad on Accused Child Rapist

September 29, 2020 /

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, urged her Twitter followers “to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” That…

Preserve America PAC

September 29, 2020 /

Political leanings: Conservative 2018 total spending: N/A Preserve America PAC is a new super PAC using ads about law and order to support President Donald…