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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,…

Cheney’s Misleading Criticism of the COVID-19 Relief Package

March 12, 2021 /

After the Senate passed its version of the American Rescue Plan Act, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney claimed “the result of that package is going to…

FactChecking Biden’s Prime-Time Address

March 12, 2021 /

In his remarks to the nation after signing the latest COVID-19 relief legislation, President Joe Biden stretched the facts, particularly when boasting of the increase…

RFK Jr. Video Pushes Known Vaccine Misrepresentations

March 12, 2021 /

Quick Take A video stoking fears of the COVID-19 vaccines in the Black community is being promoted online. But the film repeats misrepresentations about vaccines,…

SciCheck Video: How Viral Deceptions Spread

March 11, 2021 /

In this video, SciCheck reviews a case study of how misinformation spreads online. The video looks at how InfoWars, a conspiracy theory website, distorted the…