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Contrary to Viral Claim, Trump OK’d Aid for California Fires

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts claim that President Donald Trump has withheld aid from California to fight wildfires, while offering help to Russia. That’s a rehash…

Trump’s Nobel Nonsense

September 23, 2020 /

In recent rallies, President Donald Trump has repeatedly conflated winning a Nobel Peace Prize with being nominated for one, and has wrongly faulted the media…

False Attack on Ginsburg Is Reprised After Her Death

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take After Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, social media users reprised a false claim about the late Supreme Court justice — arguing she wanted to…

Trump Campaign Takes Biden’s ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ Remarks Out of Context

September 23, 2020 /

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign claims a video it posted on social media shows Joe Biden botching the Pledge of Allegiance. But Biden’s words were…

Ginsburg Was Confirmed Years Before the 1996 Election

September 23, 2020 /

Quick Take Facebook posts falsely claim that the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was “nominated and confirmed 43 days before an election.” She was…

Nearly 10,000 COVID-19 Victims Died at Home

September 22, 2020 /

Quick Take Viral social media posts falsely claim that no one has died at home from COVID-19, implying that poor medical care contributed to the…

Trump’s False Statement About Counting Ballots in Pennsylvania

September 22, 2020 /

At a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that a Pennsylvania court had permitted election officials “to take as long as…

Ginsburg Didn’t Tweet About Hillary Clinton

September 22, 2020 /

Quick Take An image of a bogus tweet supposedly from the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg about Hillary Clinton began circulating after Ginsburg’s death.…

Biden’s False and Exaggerated Supreme Court Claims

September 21, 2020 /

In remarks following the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made several false and exaggerated claims while arguing that…

Biden’s Early Statements About the Coronavirus

September 21, 2020 /

President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden have made competing claims about Biden’s early statements on the coronavirus. Following the disclosure of comments…