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FactChecking Biden’s First Press Conference

March 25, 2021 /

In his first press conference since being inaugurated 64 days ago, President Joe Biden got some facts wrong: Biden claimed that former President Donald Trump…

Arizona Governor Cherry-Picks Illegal Immigration Data to Exaggerate Rise Under Biden

March 24, 2021 /

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey exaggerated the rise in people trying to cross the southern border illegally under President Joe Biden, when he said there has…

Three False Claims About the Federal Voting Rights Bill

March 24, 2021 /

Quick Take Claims mischaracterizing a federal voting rights bill have been circulating on social media. The proposed law would not “ban” state voter ID laws,…

The Facts on the Increase in Illegal Immigration

March 23, 2021 /

Democrats and Republicans are pointing fingers over an increase in illegal immigration at the southern border, and notably an increase in children traveling alone. While…

Posts Misrepresent Columbia’s Multicultural Graduation Ceremonies

March 22, 2021 /

Quick Take Columbia University will supplement its regular 2021 graduation ceremony with multicultural ceremonies for members of the Latinx, Asian, Black and other student communities…

Posts Distort CDC Study Supporting Mask Mandates to Reduce COVID-19

March 19, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that state-issued mask mandates were associated with significant decreases in daily COVID-19…

Facts on the House Gun Bills

March 19, 2021 /

After the 2018 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, the House passed two gun control measures: one extending background checks to private…

Instagram Post Misrepresents FDA Document About Monitoring Vaccine Safety

March 17, 2021 /

Quick Take A Food and Drug Administration presentation on monitoring the safety of COVID-19 vaccines listed possible adverse events the agency might track. But an…

Hagler’s Widow Refutes Rumors About How He Died

March 17, 2021 /

Quick Take Hall of Fame boxer Marvelous Marvin Hagler “died on March 13 of natural causes,” according to a statement posted on his official website.…

Senator Johnson Distorts Report on Violence in Defense of His Remarks on BLM, Antifa

March 17, 2021 /

Sen. Ron Johnson, as he predicted, got himself in trouble for saying he “never felt threatened” by those who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6,…