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New ‘Plandemic’ Video Peddles Misinformation, Conspiracies

August 21, 2020 /

The second part of “Plandemic” — a documentary-style video that presents a sweeping conspiracy theory about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, patents and vaccines…

Posts Take Old Photos of Biden, Harris Out of Context

August 21, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts are using out-of-context photos to suggest Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, are not abiding…

Video: FactChecking the Democratic National Convention

August 21, 2020 /

This video reviews some of the statements that we fact-checked during the Democratic National Convention, which ended Aug. 20 with former Vice President Joe Biden…

Final Night of the Democratic Convention

August 21, 2020 /

Summary As the socially distanced convention came to a close, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination with a speech that was largely accurate,…

Democratic Convention Night 3

August 20, 2020 /

Summary It was another quiet night on the fact-checking front at the Democratic National Convention. We found former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton cited a dubious…

Democratic Convention Night 2

August 19, 2020 /

Summary It was another unconventional night for fact-checkers at the truncated Democratic National Convention that has been forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus…

Tweet, Shared by Trump, Misrepresents Photo as ‘Mail-in Voting’ Protest

August 18, 2020 /

Quick Take A photo taken at a Black Lives Matter protest in June is now being shared on social media, including by President Donald Trump,…

Democratic Convention Opening Night

August 18, 2020 /

Summary Our major finding from the first night of the four-day 2020 Democratic National Convention is that it wasn’t accurate to call it a “convention”…

Mailbag: Our Headline on U.S. Postal Service Story

August 17, 2020 /

Numerous readers in recent days sent us emails questioning why we have not changed the headline on our June story [“Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy,”…

Biden’s Greatest Hits

August 17, 2020 /

As the Democratic National Convention kicks off today, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some of the claims we have fact-checked from presumptive…