The staff at the progressive Texas Observer magazine has raised more than $219,000 in an effort to stay open, less than a week after its managing board unilaterally voted to shut the publication down. The online fundraising effort, created on March 27
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The Dispatch→ Fact Check: Did Silicon Valley Bank Donate More Than $73 Million to Black Lives Matter?
A Silicon Valley Bank logo in Tempe, Arizona, on March 14, 2023. (Photo by Rebecca Noble/AFP/Getty Images) Claims are circulating online that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) donated more than $73 million to the Black Lives Matter nonprofit organization befo
PolitiFact→ Fact-checking Trump’s false and misleading claims in Waco, Texas, rally
In a rally in Waco, Texas, Donald Trump repeated false and misleading statements about his presidential record, the 2020 election and the Green New Deal.
The Dispatch→ A Man for All Treasons
Release the socks.Continue reading A Man for All Treasons »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Trump Did NOT Receive A Full-Grade Military And Constitutionally Regulated Inauguration Ceremony On January 20, 2021
Did the military sendoff for Donald Trump on January 20, 2021, and Air Force One's departure at nearly noon that day mean that Trump actually was inaugurated for a second term as president of the United States? No, that's not true: The of
Truth or Fiction?→ Donald Trump Holds Rally in Waco, 30 Years After Waco Siege
On March 24 2023, an Imgur account shared a tweet about former United States President Donald Trump staging a rally in Waco, Texas, from his niece Mary Trump: Donald has a rally in Waco this Saturday [March 25 2023]. It’s a ploy to remind his cu
Logically→ A video shows an airplane accidentally releasing ‘chemtrails’ while stationary at an airport.
Poynter→ Claims that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter are unsupported
Newsmax, Tucker Carlson and Jesse Watters suggested without evidence that 'woke' investments contributed to the bank's collapse.
Full Fact→ The Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru all pledge to immediately restore the overseas aid target
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey claimed his is “the only party” calling for spending on foreign aid to be restored to 0.7% of Gross National Income.
The Dispatch→ Hallucinators and Grifters
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on March 4, 2023, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)Donald Trump is not the cure for what ails us. Continue reading Hallucinators and Grifters »
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Claim that Silicon Valley Bank donated $73 million to Black Lives Matter is unsupported
Silicon Valley Bank “donated $73M to 'BLM Movement'”
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Sorry, there’s no allowance card; that Dr. Phil ad is bogus
TV host “Dr. Phil” endorsed a “2023 seniors benefits program.”
The Dispatch→ Did ‘The Simpsons’ Predict The Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank?
A digitally altered clip circulating online claims to show a scene from an old episode of The Simpsons featuring a run on Silicon Valley Bank. Silicon Valley Bank collapsed earlier this month and social media users are pointing to the clip as evidence
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Video Does NOT Show Genetically Modified Mosquito With Number Stamped On It
Does a video on social media show a genetically modified (GM) mosquito with a number stamped on it? No, that's not true: An insect expert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said the bug shown in the video "does not appear to be a mosq
Poynter→ Whoopi Goldberg said the First Amendment ‘doesn’t allow you to willingly lie.’ That’s mostly false.
In most cases, the First Amendment considers lies to be protected speech. There are exceptions to this general rule, but they are limited.
The Dispatch→ Housekeeping and the Apocalypse (w/ Niall Ferguson & Martin Gurri)
What could go wrong?Continue reading Housekeeping and the Apocalypse (w/ Niall Ferguson & Martin Gurri) »
The Dispatch→ Why You Should Visit Iraq (Really)
A U.S. soldier mans a frontline position near Karbala, Iraq, in March 2003. (Photo by Scott Nelson/Getty Images)Twenty years after the U.S.-led invasion, Americans still know far too little about this complicated country.Continue reading Why You Shoul
Truth or Fiction?→ Bannon Ally Charged with Fraud Also Helped Him Spread Disinformation
The 54-year-old billionaire popularly known as “Guo Wengui” not only used other names — he was also involved in several efforts alongside former White House advisor Steve Bannon. Federal prosecutors’ announcement on March 15 202
Full Fact→ People crossing the UK border illegally do not automatically get jobs and benefits
A Facebook post makes several claims about the benefits of arriving in the UK illegally compared to other countries. Many of the claims are false or misleading.
AllSides→ Sorting fact from fiction in Silicon Valley Bank blame game
AllSides→ President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
AllSides→ ‘The Simpsons’ did not predict collapse of Silicon Valley Bank
AllSides→ Did Hallie Biden Delete Tweets Saying Trump Won 2020 Election?
https://www.newsweek.com/hallie-biden-trump-tweets-twitter-election-1788526 The false claim that Donal
Logically→ There were already ’15-minute cities’ in Poland during the Nazi occupation; they were called ‘ghettos.’
Logically→ Former U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss called India ‘a nation that naively follows illiterate leaders and spiritual gurus.’
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – Meme uses faulty math to claim that it takes 300 gallons of jet fuel to de-ice wind turbines
"We’re just burning 300 gallons of jet fuel to de-ice this clean energy wind turbine … that needs 80 gallons of synthetic oil to operate."
Health Feedback→ No evidence supports the use of medicinal plants mullein and marshmallow to cure or mitigate COVID-19
REVIEW Many claims of alternative or natural remedies against COVID-19 circulated on the internet during the pandemic. However, such claims are typically unsupported by clinical evidence, as Health Feedback’s previous reviews show. Similarly, a vi
Health Feedback→ Alleged Morgellons test with cranberry juice doesn’t show nanoparticles, but precipitates from tannin-protein interactions
REVIEW A Facebook reel originating from TikTok, claiming that swishing cranberry juice in your mouth removes “all these nanoparticles from the chemtrails and from the pollution in the air”, went viral in March 2023, accruing more than 14,000 lik
Poynter→ President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
As he campaigned for president in 2020, Joe Biden responded to a New Hampshire town hall question unequivocally, adding repetition for emphasis. “No more drilling on federal lands,” he said Feb. 9, […] The post President Joe Biden f
Health Feedback→ Methodologically flawed cholesterol study from 2016 used to support false claims that high cholesterol increases longevity
REVIEW On 11 March 2013, a Facebook post claimed, “A new study found that 92 percent of people with a high cholesterol level lived longer”. The post linked to an article with that exact title published on Livingtraditionally.com in 2020, which i
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – President Joe Biden flip-flopped on allowing new oil and gas drilling on federal lands
On drilling on federal lands.
PolitiFact→ Joe Biden – Joe Biden says domestic violence calls prompt most police deaths; data lists likelier causes
“More cops are killed responding to domestic violence calls than anything else.”
Logically→ President Vladimir Putin has ordered the destruction of all COVID-19 vaccines in Russia.
The Dispatch→ Better Call Paul
Paul Bloom—Jonah’s favorite psychologist and author of the new book Psych: The Story of the ...Continue reading Better Call Paul »
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Silicon Valley Bank Failure NOT ‘First Massive Bank Collapse This Century’
Was the $209 billion Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failure in March 2023 the "first massive bank collapse this century"? No, that's not true: "Washington Mutual is still larger, but SVB was the largest since the Great Recession," Julianne Bre
PolitiFact→ Joan Ballweg – Has Wisconsin really seen $63 billion in COVID relief funding?
"Wisconsin has seen over 63 billion dollars of federal pandemic-related funding funnel into our state over (Gov. Tony Evers') tenure."
Poynter→ The Unite the Right rally was real, not a staged ‘intel op’ as Dilbert creator Scott Adams claims
On Aug. 11, 2017, hundreds of alt-right and neo-Nazi supporters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the city’s decision to remove Confederate monuments. Armed with weapons and lit tiki torches […] The post The Unite the Right rall
PolitiFact→ Was Silicon Valley Bank demise caused by Trump easing regulation, 'woke' efforts, or something else?
Democrats blamed the demise of Silicon Valley Bank on banking regulation changes signed by former President Donald Trump. Republicans blamed the bank’s focus on "woke" investments. Here's what experts in finance and banking had to say about those exp
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Elon Musk Did NOT Endorse A Remedy Called Shilajit — Video Altered With Cloned Voice
Did Elon Musk endorse a remedy called shilajit? No, that's not true: This video clip of Musk speaking at the Ted2022 Conference has been dubbed with a sound-alike clone copy of Musk's voice to make it appear he was touting shilajit, when
The Dispatch→ Manfredball and the MLB’s Crisis of Confidence
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Oakland Athletics on October 5, 2022, in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)This season’s rule changes merely deflect from the game’s real problem: Hitters ar