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McDonald’s and the American Flag

September 24, 2020 /

Quick Take Social media posts — without evidence — have accused McDonald’s of taking down American flags in support of Black Lives Matter and antifa.…

Trump’s False Auto Industry Claims

September 24, 2020 /

Continuing a yearslong trend, President Donald Trump made false and misleading comments about new auto plants in Michigan, and the industry at large — boasting in…

Trump’s False Claim About Mail Ballot Signatures in Nevada

September 24, 2020 /

At a rally in Vandalia, Ohio, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that Nevada voters are not required to sign their mail ballots and, if they…

Contrary to Viral Claim, Trump OK’d Aid for California Fires

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts claim that President Donald Trump has withheld aid from California to fight wildfires, while offering help to Russia. That’s a rehash…

Trump’s Nobel Nonsense

September 23, 2020 /

In recent rallies, President Donald Trump has repeatedly conflated winning a Nobel Peace Prize with being nominated for one, and has wrongly faulted the media…

False Attack on Ginsburg Is Reprised After Her Death

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, social media users reprised a false claim about the late Supreme Court justice — arguing she wanted to…

Trump Campaign Takes Biden’s ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ Remarks Out of Context

September 23, 2020 /

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign claims a video it posted on social media shows Joe Biden botching the Pledge of Allegiance. But Biden’s words were…

Ginsburg Was Confirmed Years Before the 1996 Election

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “nominated and confirmed 43 days before an election.” She was…

Nearly 10,000 COVID-19 Victims Died at Home

September 22, 2020 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts falsely claim that no one has died at home from COVID-19, implying that poor medical care contributed to the…

Trump’s False Statement About Counting Ballots in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2020 /

At a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that a Pennsylvania court had permitted election officials “to take as long as…