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Police: Political Activists Didn’t Cause Oregon’s Wildfires

September 11, 2020 /

Quick Take Rumors have spread across social media, claiming that the wildfires in Oregon were set by political activists. Law enforcement agencies have refuted those…

Biden’s False Attacks on Trump’s Social Security ‘Plan’

September 11, 2020 /

A Biden campaign TV ad falsely claims that a government analysis of President Donald Trump’s “planned cuts to Social Security” shows that “if Trump gets…

Trump Exaggerates Progress, Credit on Future COVID-19 Vaccine

September 11, 2020 /

In a Labor Day press conference and at a rally in North Carolina the following day, President Donald Trump made several unsupported or inaccurate statements…

Biden’s False Statement About the Trade Deficit

September 10, 2020 /

In a campaign speech in Warren, Michigan, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden falsely claimed that the United States’ trade deficit had “hit an all-time high”…

Trump’s Latest Bogus Talking Point on Voter Fraud

September 10, 2020 /

Nine states and the District of Columbia will mail ballots to about 44 million registered voters for the November election. Several of them have done…

Mnuchin Spins Pre-COVID Path to Debt Reduction

September 10, 2020 /

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in January forecast rising debt for the rest of President Donald Trump’s presidency and beyond. Yet, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin…

D.C. Mayor Did Not Propose Removal of Federal Monuments

September 10, 2020 /

Quick Take A Facebook post falsely claims that Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser “proposed using her power to remove” the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial…

Trump’s Deceptive Comparison of the Coronavirus to the Flu

September 9, 2020 /

A new book by journalist Bob Woodward shows that President Donald Trump sought to downplay the seriousness of the novel coronavirus despite the fact that…

Inaccurate Story About Trump Supporter Spreads Again

September 9, 2020 /

Quick Take A viral meme falsely claims to show President Donald Trump touching the face of a “veteran wounded so badly that he had no…

Politicians Have Died of COVID-19

September 9, 2020 /

Quick Take A meme circulating on Facebook falsely claims, “Not one politician has died from the virus.” Actually, at least five current or former politicians…