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Q&A on Coronavirus Vaccines

September 4, 2020 /

In the more than eight months since the novel coronavirus emerged and then spread around the world, scientists across the globe have made rapid progress…

Trump’s Bad Advice for Mail-In Voters

September 4, 2020 /

Elections officials and voting experts say President Donald Trump gave bad advice when he encouraged mail-in voters to show up at polling places on Election…

California Bill Doesn’t Make Pedophilia ‘Legal’

September 4, 2020 /

Quick Take Contrary to QAnon-fueled claims that a California bill would legalize pedophilia, the bill would actually standardize the rules about who is required to…

Jill Biden Didn’t Propose All Americans Be ‘Required to Learn Spanish’

September 3, 2020 /

Quick Take Jill Biden hasn’t said that all Americans will be “required” to learn Spanish if her husband wins the 2020 presidential election, contrary to…

Mail-in Voting Envelopes Don’t Reveal Party During General Election

September 3, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely suggest that envelopes used for mail-in ballots in general elections reveal party affiliation, saying postal workers may “toss” votes. Voting experts say…

FactChecking Trump’s Fox News Interview

September 3, 2020 /

In an interview with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham that aired over two days, President Donald Trump made several false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims: Trump falsely…

Video Manipulated to Show Biden Asleep

September 2, 2020 /

Q: Does a video shared on social media show Joe Biden sleeping during a live television interview? A: No. The video was manipulated to make…

Biden Misleads on Preexisting Conditions

September 1, 2020 /

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden claimed President Donald Trump’s effort in court to nullify the Affordable Care Act would “take 100 million people with preexisting…

CDC Did Not ‘Admit Only 6%’ of Recorded Deaths from COVID-19

September 1, 2020 /

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t drastically reduced the number of deaths attributable to COVID-19, but posts making that bogus claim have been…

Trump Retweets Dated, Racially Charged Post

August 31, 2020 /

President Donald Trump retweeted a video, which had been posted under the misleading heading “Black Lives Matter/Antifa,” of a Black man shoving a white woman…