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Americans for Prosperity
A network of conservative/libertarian groups heavily financed by Koch Industries. The post Americans for Prosperity appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Americas PAC
A conservative super PAC that attempts to convince minority voters to support Republican candidates. The post Americas PAC appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Pacronym
A liberal super PAC that seeks to defeat President Donald Trump. The post Pacronym appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Trump’s False Claim on Coronavirus Harm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that through May 30, 14% of confirmed coronavirus cases led to hospitalizations -- including 2% in intensive care units. But President Donald Trump falsely claimed "99%" of cases "are totally ha
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Trump’s Misguided Tweet Seeking Wallace Apology for Noose ‘Hoax’
President Donald Trump misdirected blame when he questioned why NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace had not "apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid ... only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX."
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Officials Didn’t Say Epstein Associate Has COVID-19
Social media posts falsely assert that Ghislaine Maxwell -- the recently arrested associate of Jeffrey Epstein -- has tested positive for COVID-19 in jail. The story is the product of a website that says its work is satire. The post Officials Didn’t
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Popular Facebook Post Was Not Written by Tennis Star
A viral Facebook post whose author expresses frustration with COVID-19, racial and political divisions, and other topics is falsely attributed to tennis star Serena Williams. It was actually written by another Facebook user with the same name. The po
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Trump’s Baseless Attacks on Times, Post Reporting on Russia Probe
President Donald Trump has attacked reporting on the Russia investigation by the New York Times and the Washington Post as “fake news," asserting -- along with his press secretary -- that the news organizations should return the Pulitzer Prizes they
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Trump’s False Military Equipment Claim
President Donald Trump has falsely claimed his administration invested "$2.5 trillion in all of the greatest equipment in the world" for the military. That's approximately the total for defense budgets from 2017 to 2020, but the cost of purchasing ne
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Video Presents Flawed Test on Masks, Oxygen Levels
A viral video questions the safety of face masks by using a gas detector to purportedly show that masks result in dangerous oxygen levels for the wearer. But experts -- and the company that makes the gas detector -- say the video's test is scientific
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Giuliani’s Misleading Attack On De Blasio And Crime
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani misleadingly contrasted his mayoral record on crime with a recent spike in murders under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, citing the uptick as evidence that Democratic mayors are "a danger to their people." Th
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Viral Post Falsely Attributes ‘Shadow Government’ Claim to Krauthammer
A Christian blogger writing for The Daily Jot accused former President Barack Obama in 2017 of running a "shadow government." The blog post has been recirculating lately on social media, but it is falsely attributed to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning
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Painting of Children in Masks Isn’t a 1994 Airport Mural
Viral posts wrongly claim that a painting depicting children in face masks was created as a mural for the Denver airport in 1994 -- and baselessly suggest the COVID-19 pandemic was planned. The painting is not at the airport, and is not from 1994. Th
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COVID-19 Cases and Deaths, By the Numbers
Noting that the United States accounts for about one-quarter of global COVID-19 cases and deaths, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the U.S. has "the worst record of any country in the world." While the U.S. has the most confirmed cases and deaths by a
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Meme Misrepresents Florida Surgeon General’s Position on Face Masks
Amid a surge in Florida's COVID-19 cases, a Facebook meme dated June 24 falsely claims the state's surgeon general recommended that people stop wearing face masks. The surgeon general actually issued an advisory two days earlier saying everyone in Fl
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Wearing Face Mask During Pandemic Doesn’t Affect Concealed Carry Permit
A meme making the bogus claim that wearing a face mask during the COVID-19 pandemic "REMOVES YOUR CONCEAL CARRY ability" is spreading widely online. Laws regulating concealed weapons vary by state, but sheriffs in many states have debunked the rumor.
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FactCheck.org Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award for Steel Story
FactCheck.org has won a 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award for fact-checking from the Society of Professional Journalists.  The post FactCheck.org Wins Sigma Delta Chi Award for Steel Story appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Trump Falsely Claims Obama ‘Destroyed’ Maine Lobster Industry
Then-President Barack Obama's 2016 designation of a marine monument off the New England coast grandfathered in lobster and crab harvesting for seven years -- so there has been absolutely no impact as of yet on the lobster industry. The post Trump Fal
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Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, claimed without evidence that President Donald Trump "wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots." The post Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy a
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Trump Falsely Says COVID-19 Surge ‘Only’ Due to Testing, Misleads on Deaths
With some states posting record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, President Donald Trump continues to downplay the concern, falsely asserting that cases are up “only because of our big number testing,” and pointing to the falling number of daily COVID-1
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Trump’s Shaky Warning About Counterfeit Mail-In Ballots
President Donald Trump has ramped up his rhetoric about voting fraud to include foreign interference -- specifically making the unfounded claim that "MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES," resulting in a "RIGGED" election.
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Trump’s Unsupported Claim About Opportunity Zone Investments
At his rally in Tulsa on June 20, President Donald Trump asserted without evidence that $100 billion had been invested in opportunity zones under a federal program that provides tax incentives to encourage development in low-income neighborhoods. The
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Fake AOC Tweet Politicizes COVID-19 Business Restrictions
A fabricated tweet attributed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advocates extending COVID-19 restrictions on businesses "until after the November Elections." There is no evidence Ocasio-Cortez sent the bogus tweet, which was shared -- and later delete
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Posts Falsely Claim Wallace Mistook ‘Automotive Belt for a Noose’
A Facebook post posing as a news story falsely claims that NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace had mistaken an automotive belt in his garage for a noose, citing a June 21 NASCAR statement as its source. In fact, the NASCAR statement issued that day said noth
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Viral Photo Misidentified as Trump Tulsa Crowd
Social media accounts supportive of President Donald Trump have been sharing a photo of a large outdoor crowd with the false claim that it shows the scene outside of Trump's Tulsa rally. It actually shows the Rolling Thunder event near Washington, D.
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Trump Inherited More Ventilators Than Have Been Distributed
Contrary to President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he inherited a Strategic National Stockpile with "empty" or "bare" cupboards, the federal government had more ventilators in stock than it ended up distributing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Fac
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Trump’s Absentee vs. Mail-In Ballot Spin
President Donald Trump continues to draw false distinctions between mail-in and absentee ballots, claiming the former are rife with voter fraud while the latter -- which he has used as president -- require a voter to go through "a very strict process
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Trump Campaign Didn’t Advertise for ‘MINORITY Actors’ in Tulsa
Posts on social media cite an anonymous Craigslist ad to support the false claim that President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is seeking "MINORITY Actors" to hold signs at his June 20 rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Trump campaign says it didn't p
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Azar, Trump Mislead on FDA’s Hydroxychloroquine Decision
At the White House, the Health and Human Services secretary left the misleading impression that the FDA's decision to revoke its emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 “removes a potential barrier” and makes it
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America First Policies/America First Action
A pro-President Trump nonprofit and super PAC. The post America First Policies/America First Action appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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