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MyPillow CEO’s Video Rehashes Debunked Election Fraud Claims

February 6, 2021 /

Quick Take A two-hour video, claiming to prove that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from former President Donald Trump, has been viewed tens of thousands of…

Both Sides Spin CBO Report in COVID-19 Relief Debate

February 5, 2021 /

In the debate over competing rescue plans, those in both political parties have miscited a recent report by the Congressional Budget Office to make their…

Headlines Distort the Facts on CDC Mask Order

February 5, 2021 /

Quick Take Headlines shared on social media distort the facts of a recent order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that mandates face…

Buffett Didn’t Donate to Biden or Cause Pipeline to be ‘Cancelled’

February 5, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media pages are spreading a false claim that President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline because of a…

Posts Falsely Tie Myanmar Election to Dominion Voting Systems

February 3, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media posts falsely claim that the November election in Myanmar was conducted using Dominion Voting Systems, the company that was the focus…

Video Wrong About Fauci, COVID-19

February 3, 2021 /

Quick Take A video from conservative commentator Liz Wheeler falsely claims the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, repeatedly “lied” to the American…

SciCheck Video: Don’t Confuse the Virus with the Disease

February 3, 2021 /

In this video, available in English and Spanish, we explain the distinction between virus and disease: The virus SARS-CoV-2 can lead to illness with the…

Video Uses Bogus Claims to Stoke Race-Based Fears of COVID-19 Vaccine

February 2, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral video clip makes bogus claims about COVID-19 vaccines and falsely accuses the government of “pure racism” for “push[ing] this heavily on…

Meme Misleads on Early Actions by Biden

February 2, 2021 /

Quick Take A meme purports to list actions taken by President Joe Biden in his “first 48 hours” in office — but most of the…

Viral Posts Distort WHO Guidance on COVID-19 Tests

January 29, 2021 /

Quick Take Dubious websites and viral posts falsely claim that the World Health Organization changed COVID-19 testing protocols for political reasons following Joe Biden’s inauguration…