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Biden Bungles Clemency, Race Statistics

October 7, 2020 /

During an NBC News town hall, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden botched statistics about clemencies during the Obama administration and the size of the Black…

Trump’s COVID-19 Misinformation Since Testing Positive

October 6, 2020 /

Even after contracting the coronavirus and being hospitalized, President Donald Trump has continued to downplay the risks of COVID-19 and exaggerate the progress the U.S.…

Viral Post Overstates Effect of Trump’s Order on Preexisting Conditions

October 6, 2020 /

Quick Take A popular Facebook post asks why an order by President Donald Trump “PROTECTING PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS got almost zero coverage,” and suggests it’s wrong…

Viral Article Distorts Military’s Role in Vaccine Distribution

October 5, 2020 /

Quick Take The U.S. military may assist in the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available, but it will not forcibly administer vaccines,…

Timeline of Contradictory Statements on Trump’s Health

October 5, 2020 /

Since President Donald Trump announced on Oct. 2 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, White House staff and the president’s physicians have provided confusing…

Viral Posts Don’t Give Full Picture of Mask Mandates in States

October 5, 2020 /

Quick Take Viral Facebook posts misleadingly claim that Florida, Georgia, Idaho, South Dakota and Tennessee have become “mask free.” None has a statewide mask mandate…

Chris Wallace Pictured With Clooney, Not Epstein

October 5, 2020 /

Quick Take A photo of Chris Wallace circulating on social media purports to show the Fox News anchor with Jeffrey Epstein. He was actually pictured…

Timeline of Trump’s COVID-19 Comments

October 3, 2020 /

President Donald Trump announced in the early hours of Oct. 2 that he and the first lady had tested positive for COVID-19. By late afternoon,…

Q&A on Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

On Oct. 2, President Donald Trump revealed that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19. Here we answer common questions about…

Misinformation, Speculation Follow Trump COVID-19 Diagnosis

October 2, 2020 /

The news that President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump contracted the novel coronavirus led to a wave of social media posts spreading misinformation…