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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…

Hank Aaron’s Death Attributed to Natural Causes

January 28, 2021 /

Quick Take Baseball legend and civil rights activist Henry “Hank” Aaron died from natural causes, according to the medical examiner’s office in Fulton County, Georgia.…

Paul Cites Distortion to Argue ‘Two Sides’ in Election Fraud Debate

January 27, 2021 /

In calling for a “thorough investigation” into “election fraud,” Republican Sen. Rand Paul distorted the facts about a Wisconsin policy that was introduced by Republicans…

Video Misinterprets Fauci’s Comments on COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021 /

Quick Take A highly viewed Facebook video distorts a CNN interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci to falsely suggest that a COVID-19 vaccine authorized in the…

Paul Distorts CBO’s Estimate on Impact of $15 Minimum Wage

January 22, 2021 /

Raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would cause 1.3 million workers to become jobless in an average week in 2025, according to…

Missing Context on Claim About ‘Antifa.com’

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take Social media posts point out that the web address antifa.com now redirects to the White House website. That’s true, but in need of…

Viral Video Makes False and Unsupported Claims About Vaccines

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take A viral video makes a series of inaccurate and unfounded arguments for why people should not receive any vaccines, including those for COVID-19.…

Phony Trump Letter to Biden Circulating Online

January 22, 2021 /

Quick Take A fake letter purported to be the one left by former President Donald Trump for President Joe Biden has been circulating online. The…