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Viral Posts, Pundits Distort Fauci Emails

June 4, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest Thousands of pages of redacted emails to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci are now publicly available, thanks to journalists’ Freedom of Information Act…

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Proposed Bill on Handling Fetal Remains

June 4, 2021 /

Q: Did Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to “fine” women who miscarry?  A: No. But a bill proposes to mandate that health care providers bury or cremate…

Biden Exaggerates Opposition Votes from Moderates

June 3, 2021 /

President Joe Biden went too far when he claimed he hasn’t gotten more done legislatively because Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin “vote more with…

Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Still Active

June 3, 2021 /

Quick Take Dominion Voting Systems has sued Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell for making false accusations of election fraud that defamed the company after the…

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…

COVID-19 Vaccine Data Was Peer-Reviewed, Contrary to Meme’s Claim

May 28, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines have been the subject of peer-reviewed studies that found they were effective and safe, but a meme has been circulating…

Caitlyn Jenner Overstates California’s Share of U.S. Homeless Population

May 28, 2021 /

As of January 2020, California had a little more than one-quarter of all the homeless people in the United States, according to the most recent…

Story Twists Facts on Diagnosing Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases

May 28, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A viral headline shared on social media falsely asserts that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed testing thresholds to “virtually eliminate”…

Viral Quote About Elections Misattributed to Trey Gowdy

May 27, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral Facebook post falsely attributes claims of widespread voter fraud and “treasonous acts” during the 2020 election to former Rep. Trey Gowdy.…

Vaccine Ingredient SM-102 Is Safe

May 26, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna uses an ingredient called SM-102 to deliver the mRNA that carries instructions for how to develop antibodies against…