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Bogus Claim Swirls Ahead of Biden Inauguration

January 16, 2021 /

Quick Take A bogus headline on social media claims that President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration has been cancelled and that major TV networks are set to…

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

January 16, 2021 /

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants? A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some…

False Claim of Trump Invoking Insurrection Act

January 14, 2021 /

Quick Take A falsehood on social media claims President Donald Trump has “invoked” the Insurrection Act, seized control of the country through the military and will…

Timeline of National Guard Deployment to Capitol

January 13, 2021 /

On the day of the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the first National Guard members arrived to assist at about 5:40 p.m. By then, most…

Road to a Second Impeachment

January 12, 2021 /

In the aftermath of the attack on the Capitol, the House Democrats on Jan. 11 introduced legislation to impeach President Donald Trump, charging him with “inciting violence…

Viral Tweet Distorts Facts on Consequences of Impeachment

January 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral tweet that migrated to Facebook distorts the facts on the consequences of a potential, second impeachment of President Donald Trump. Impeachment…

Fake Letter Attributed to Pelosi Generates Anger Online

January 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A digitally manipulated, phony letter referring to a “Democratic Play book” and attributed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been circulating online, contributing…

False Claims of Fraud in Georgia Runoffs

January 8, 2021 /

Quick Take Online posts falsely claim that there was fraud in the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, but the only evidence they offer are clips…

FactChecking the Electoral College Debate

January 8, 2021 /

The process of certifying Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 7, after being…

Bogus Antifa Claims Follow Capitol Riot

January 7, 2021 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as…